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exhibition With My Ear to the Wall
Contact Theatre | 9 October 2022

With My Ear to the Wall is a tactile audio installation of tumblers, placed to the wall. Inciting empathy, curiosity and a sense of closeness, With My Ear to the Wall is an opportunity to eavesdrop on the tender insights of the lives of strangers. Created with local people.

literature Damon Galgut in conversation
Manchester Central Library | 10 October 2022

Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize, Damon Galgut discusses his masterpiece ‘The Promise’, a gripping, beautifully written family saga.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

theatre Beautiful
Palace Theatre | 11 – 15 October 2022

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

literature Inua Ellams & Yomi Sode
Contact | 11 October 2022

Two electrifying performers, Inua Ellams and Yomi Sode return to MLF to share work from their acclaimed poetry collections.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature Monica Ali
Manchester Central Library | 11 October 2022

The bestselling and much-loved author of ‘Brick Lane’, Monica Ali visits MLF to celebrate her brilliant new novel ‘Love Marriage’, her first book in a decade.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

exhibition Rooms of Our Own
Manchester Central Library | 11 October 2022 – 3 January 2023

Rooms of Our Own is an exhibition at Central Library, part of a project to reveal the hidden ‘herstory’ of the Pankhurst Centre.

literature 2022 Anthony Burgess Lecture: Robert Crawford
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 12 October 2022

For the 2022 Anthony Burgess Lecture, and in the centenary year of TS Eliot’s poem ‘The Waste Land’, we are delighted to welcome the acclaimed poet and critic Robert Crawford to deliver a specially commissioned talk on TS Eliot and literary biography. TS Eliot was a formative influence on Anthony Burgess, who returned to Eliot’s […]

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

literature An Evening with Ian Rankin
Royal Northern College of Music | 12 October 2022

Jackie Kay hosts and evening with Scottish crime writer with Ian Rankin at Royal Northern College of Music.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival

music Sampa the Great
Gorilla | 12 October 2022

Coming to Gorilla, Sampa the Great is a poet and singer-songwriter expressing herself through music, poetry and visual art.

music Sinead O’Brien
The Deaf Institute | 12 October 2022

Having garnered international critical acclaim for debut album Time Bend and Break The Bower, Sinead O’Brien’s latest show at Deaf Institute is one you won’t want to miss.

exhibition Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Manchester
Victoria Baths | 13 – 16 October 2022

Victoria Baths welcome back the excellent Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Manchester, a must-attend event for craft lovers.

literature Nihal Arthanayake: Let’s Talk
Manchester Central Library | 13 October 2022

Award-winning BBC broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake brings a defibrillator to our ailing ability to connect through conversation.

Part of Manchester Literature Festival