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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

“Welcome to the City of Expired Tear Gas”: Tourism and Politics in Hong Kong

16:00 - 17:30 19 September 2019

During the worst political crisis in Hong Kong’s history, anti-government protesters have staged massive sit-ins at the city’s airport. This talk examines the tactics and promotional materials used by the protesters to make their case, and compares them with those of the colonial authorities during an earlier crisis – the 1967 disturbanc..

Welcome Week Show – Sound Cistem

19:00 - 20:00 20 September 2019

Two transgender performers say 'up yours!' to the gender binary and invite you to their radical dance party! Under disco lights, over pulsing music, a queer celebration takes place. Set in nightclubs, Sound Cistem is an exuberant verbatim show about the cisgender gaze on the transgender body. Featuring recorded interviews from trans and non-bi..

Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2019

18:00 - 19:30 23 September 2019

We are delighted to announce that the fifth series of Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies will be given by Prof. Tony Kushner (University of Southampton). The event is open to the public; there is no need to book a place. Lecture 1. The Concept of Illegality: Defining the ‘Other’. Abstract: Since the ancient world, the tendency to c..

Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2019

18:00 - 19:30 24 September 2019

We are delighted to announce that the fifth series of Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies will be given by Prof. Tony Kushner (University of Southampton). The event is open to the public; there is no need to book a place. Lecture 2. Illegality and the Migrant Experience: From Mandate Palestine to Lampedusa Abstract: Following this foun..

CI Talk: Understanding the Multiple Meanings and Spaces of Manchester’s Chinatown

18:00 - 19:00 24 September 2019

Discussing the results of research undertaken in Manchester’s Chinatown, this talk will explore the multiple meanings of the site, exploring how Chinatown allows for acts of social and economic interaction, cultural celebration and identity expression. In an attempt to look beyond common understandings of Chinatown’s as static spaces defin..

Welcome Film & Pizza: Still Human

18:00 - 24 September 2019

Together with the Chinese Film Forum UK, we are welcoming everyone to the new academic year with dramedy ‘Still Human’. This heart-warming film centres on a paralysed man and his Filipino domestic worker, who not only learn about each other but also themselves as they go about life in Hong Kong. After the film we will then be inviting you..

Ballroom and Latin for Beginners

25 September - 20 November 2019

Back due to popular demand, this autumn the Martin Harris Centre is going back to basics again! Join us for ‘Ballroom and Latin for Beginners’ in a relaxed and friendly environment. The 50 minute sessions will be delivered by Mark Rowbottom, the owner and principal of “Steppin’ Out with Mark”, who has more than thirty years dance..

GDI Lecture with Prof Stephanie Barrientos: Gender and Work

17:00 - 18:30 25 September 2019

The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Prof Stephanie Barrientos: Gender and Work The Global Development Lecture Series brings experts involved in global development to The University of Manchester. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their l..

Mazen Kerbaj (Lebanese Trumpet)

13:10 - 14:00 26 September 2019

Over the last 25 years, Mazen Kerbaj developed a highly personal and unique way to play the trumpet. In his solo performances, he uses daily objects to extend the instrument and make it play electronic-sounding music in an all-acoustic setup. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which is sup..

Religions & Theology Research Seminar: Dr. Katie Edwards (Director of SIIBS, University of Sheffield) “Rape Myths and Gospel Truths: The Bible and Sexual Violence”.

16:00 - 26 September 2019

The Religions & Theology research seminar takes place on alternate Thursdays. These seminars are free with no registration required. Seminars last 90 minutes including a 30 minute Q&A session.