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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Chinese New Year celebrations with Manchester Confucius Institute

24 - 26 January 2020

Chinese New Year is undoubtedly Manchester’s most bright and colourful annual celebration. The streets of Manchester will be awash in a sea of red lanterns, with plenty of things to see and do. The Confucius Institute will be part of the City Centre celebrations by running the following activities: Manchester Chinatown 24-26 January, 12pm..

Remembering Biafra: Public History for Community Empowerment

10:00 - 16:30 25 January 2020

January 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Nigeria-Biafra war (1967-1970). The Nigerian civil war invites profound questions on issues like the legacies of British colonialism, the challenges of peaceful ethnic co-existence, mass starvation and humanitarianism, and the influence of foreign powers on African politics. This event..

Chinese New Year Film Screening & Pizza: Girls Always Happy

18:00 - 21:00 27 January 2020

Welcome in the Year of the Rat with a screening of Chinese drama ‘Girls Always Happy’ on 27 January. This engaging portrait of the often tense relationship between mother and daughter is the debut feature film of Yang Mingming, director of short film ‘Female Directors’. After the screening, you are invited to join us for FREE pizza.

Global Harmonies Choir

17:30 - 19:00 27 January 2020

The Confucius Institute Global Harmonies Choir is returning Monday 27 January. With rehearsals every Monday, our Choir showcases songs from around the world and is a wonderful way to experience a new language. We hope to promote wellbeing through song with our ‘natural voice’ approach. Anyone is welcome and no previous experience is requir..

Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2020

18:00 - 19:30 28 January 2020

We are delighted to announce that the sixth series of Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies will be given by Prof. Dina Porat (Tel Aviv University) . The event is open to the public; there is no need to book a place. Lecture 1. The Impact of the Holocaust on Israel's Foreign Policy Abstract: This lecture will present the impact of the Ho..

Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2020

18:00 - 19:30 29 January 2020

We are delighted to announce that the sixth series of Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies will be given by Prof. Dina Porat (Tel Aviv University) . The event is open to the public; there is no need to book a place. Lecture 2. The Working Definition of Antisemitism – Holocaust related Contents and Debates Abstract: The WDA, first adop..

Bogdanow Masterclass in Holocaust Studies 2020

14:00 - 16:00 29 January 2020

We are delighted to announce that the sixth series of Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies will be given by Prof. Dina Porat (Tel Aviv University). As part of the annual lecture series there is a Masterclass: Holocaust in Politics

Juan del Nido (Manchester): 'Uber and gladiatorial truths: the moral traction of popular choice in Global South late capitalism'

17:00 - 18:30 29 January 2020

Abstract: Based on my fieldwork into the logics, rhetoric and affects surrounding the Uber conflict in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I will examine how the middle class’ conviction that “Uber is what the people want” cast a political, economic and cultural conflict in a moral grammar perversely difficult to get rid of. Among late capitalist s..

Runway - No Door Theatre

20:00 - 21:45 30 January 2020

Written and Directed by Georgia Affonso If you could leave, would you? Skid and Bean sit in the park, smoking fags and playing Buzzfeed quizzes. Nyla, Muslim and Mancunian, is moving in, and couldn’t feel more out of place. Longlisted for the Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018 and Alfred Bradley Bursary Award (BBC). Age Content/Guidance..

WCLC: Tom Hewson (jazz piano) Essence

13:10 - 14:00 30 January 2020

Join jazz pianist Tom Hewson as he performs original music from Essence, his latest album made inside the Bösendorfer piano factory in Vienna, drawing both on the colours of the contemporary piano repertoire and the improvisational and rhythmic drive of the jazz tradition. Price: Free These concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime..