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theatre Penguin
HOME | 10 – 12 October 2023

Full of humour and beauty, Hamzeh Al Hussien’s extraordinary story takes you on a personal tour of the places he knows best.

talk Four Ways of Thinking: Statistical, Interactive, Chaotic and Complex
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 10 October 2023

Join Professor David Sumpter at Anthony Burgess Foundation for Four Ways of Thinking: Statistical, Interactive, Chaotic and Complex.

music Day of the Girl with The Mysterines
Gorilla | 12 October 2023

Fresh from a barnstorming Manchester Psych Fest appearance, The Mysterines return to Manchester in support of Day of the Girl.

music New Dawn Fades: A Play about Joy Division & Manchester
Royal Northern College of Music | 13 – 14 October 2023

A new production of New Dawn Fades: A Play About Joy Division and Manchester returns to RNCM.

theatre 14%
Contact | 14 – 28 October 2023

Set against the frenzy of the Lioness’ success, this brand new multi-sensory play by Keisha Thompson invites you on a journey inside the confines of a post-match train carriage.

literature An Evening With Linton Kwesi Johnson
Contact | 14 October 2023

Experience a special event with pioneering Jamaican reggae poet, performer, activist and critic, Linton Kwesi Johnson, hosted by Jackie Kay.

exhibition Omid Asadi
Castlefield Gallery | 15 October 2023 – 21 January 2024

The first major UK solo exhibition by Omid Asad features new large-scale sculptural work exploring loss, memory and belonging.

literature MLF: Simon Armitage
Manchester Central Library | 15 October 2023

At MLF23, Simon Armitage discusses his love of language, compositions and his collaborations with musicians.

literature MLF: George Monbiot in Conversation
HOME | 16 October 2023

One of our most fearless voices on nature, climate change and the environment, George Monbiot visits Manchester Literature Festival.

literature MLF: Cities Untold
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 17 October 2023

Cities Untold provides lyrical, surprising, sensual, and sometimes surreal impressions of the three cities through fresh lenses.

literature MLF: Karl Ove Knausgaard in Conversation
Manchester Central Library | 17 October 2023

Karl Ove Knausgaard makes his Manchester Literature Festival debut to discuss his dazzling new novel The Wolves of Eternity.

music Westerman
Canvas | 18 October 2023

Westerman, the west London singer-songwriter, loved by Perfume Genius, heads to Canvas following last year’s show at Yes.