The Dazzling Whiteness of an Early Tomfoolery: Sex Work and Racial Politics in Samuel Beckett and Nancy Cunard’s early 1930s work'

17:00 - 19:00 04 October 2023

Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture hosts this public lecture with Professor Daniela Caselli. The event is followed by drinks reception. Everyone is welcome!

WCLC: Xenia Pestova Bennett (piano)

13:10 - 13:55 05 October 2023

Annea Lockwood Ear-Walking Woman (1996) Xenia Pestova Bennett All Aglow (2023) Pianist and composer Xenia Pestova Bennett explores the full spectrum of sound that can be drawn out of a piano in Annea Lockwood’s “Ear-Walking Woman”. This sonic journey will be complemented with excerpts from “All Aglow”, Xenia’s new w..

Michael Lewis: Flash Boys & New Tycoons (Manchester Literature Festival 2023)

19:00 - 10 October 2023

'I asked him how much it would take for him to sell?FTX?and go do something other than make money. He thought the question over. “One hundred and fifty billion dollars,” he finally said – though he added that he had use for “infinity dollars”.' A master storyteller, Michael Lewis has uncovered some of the biggest stories of our times..

Natalie Haynes (Manchester Literature Festival 2023)

19:00 - 11 October 2023

Rock star classicist, author and broadcaster Natalie Haynes returns to MLF to celebrate the publication of her latest non-fiction book, Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth. Meet Athene, goddess of war and wisdom; Artemis, goddess of hunting and protector of young girls; Aphrodite, goddess of sex and desire; Hera, Zeus’ long-suffering wife..

WCLC: The Lucky Dog Picturehouse present: “Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr. with live score”

13:10 - 13:55 12 October 2023

King of silent comedy Buster Keaton stars as an unlucky in love projectionist who turns detective to clear his name and win back the love of his life. Accompanied by live era-authentic score from the musicians of The Lucky Dog Picturehouse. “Silent Film has no finer custodians” Nicholas Barber, BBC Culture “A Triumph!” International..

"The Book of Beijing" at the Manchester Literature Festival

16:00 - 17:30 15 October 2023

The Confucius Institute is co-hosting a discussion as part of the Manchester Literature Festival with two authors from China. Gu Shi and Wen Zhen will be reading from and discussing their contributions to The Book of Beijing, an anthology of short stories published by Manchester-based Comma Press in collaboration with the Confucius Institute...

Nuno Pinto (Manchester): Better decision support for better urban governance: How decision-support knowledge and methods help different stakeholders, examples from Brazil, Mexico and Ecuador

17:00 - 18:30 18 October 2023

Part of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies research seminar series. This event will be face to face, in Samuel Alexander A116. But it can also be followed online: Abstract: Participation is a key factor for successful engagement of the public in different governance processes in urban planning,..

WCLC: Hallé Brass

13:10 - 13:55 19 October 2023

Some 4 years since their last visit, Hallé Brass - formed primarily from principal members of the internationally renowned Hallé Orchestra – present a typically eclectic programme of brass quintet music offering a window into the group’s 80-year history. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert..

MUMS Symphony Orchestra Concert

19:00 - 21:00 21 October 2023

The UoM Symphony Orchestra will play Berlioz ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ and Lili Boulanger’s ‘D'un Matin de Printemps’. With a premier of a PhD composition by Israel Miu-Yeung Lai and concerto by student soloist Aimee Wilmot, this is not one to miss! Instagram: @uommusicsociety Facebook: MUMS Updates After the event is off sale o..

ENSFR Annual Conference. Short Fiction: Landscape and Temporality.

23 - 25 October 2023

This conference will aim to consider the relationship that the short story form has in its representations of temporality. It will also ask “does the short story form do things uniquely, that other literary forms don’t do, in its depiction of temporality?” The ENSFR Annual Conference brings together writers from the creative industry in..