Event Venue

International Anthony Burgess Foundation

International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street
Manchester
M1 5BY
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0161 235 0776

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External image of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation
© International Anthony Burgess Foundation

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation is a live venue set in a converted Victorian mill just off Oxford Road. With plenty of brickwork akin to a New York comedy club, the Burgess Foundation is a go-to destination for literature, concerts, conferences, and much more. Alongside the main venue space is the Burgess Bar, a perfect hangout for pre-event drinks.

Although its event activity is wide and varied, the Foundation has one particular focus: Anthony Burgess, the Manchester-born writer of ‘A Clockwork Orange’. The building houses an extensive Burgess archive, including books, manuscripts, music, audio recordings, daggers, bagpipes, pianos and plenty of typewriters.

A photo of Burgess' piano at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

© Gosia Czyzniewska

The Foundation is a live literature hub, making it a perfect fit on the Oxford Road Corridor, and plays host to the annual Manchester Literature Festival. It also encourages academic research into Anthony Burgess, licenses rights for books and plays throughout the world, and supports creative commissions that shine a light on Burgess’s work.

There’s lots to watch out for at the Burgess Foundation throughout 2021, including concert broadcasts, online exhibitions, archive events and the return of in-venue book launches.

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