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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Singing for Wellbeing

17:00 - 17:30 28 May 2019

How would you like to sing songs from around the world?! Join us for an interactive talk to explore the beneficial impact singing can have on our sense of belonging, wellbeing and self-esteem. Inspired by the belief that ‘singing is our birthright’, Professsor Caroline Bithell will share research and insights into the world of ‘Open-acc..

Measuring and Scale construction (with the Rasch Model)

29 - 30 May 2019

This two-day course aims to introduce participants to measurement theory and the Rasch model for the construction and validation of measures. It covers the basic theory behind measurement, from an Item Response Theory perspective, focusing on the assumptions of the Rasch models

Professorial Inaugural Lecture: Prof. Jerome de Groot

17:00 - 19:00 29 May 2019

I will be giving my Professorial Inaugural on the 29 May, wearing a cape (kind of) and talking about hifalutin things (+ jokes). It would be lovely to see you all for it. I'm learning the Second Law of Thermodynamics just in case. There will be a party in a pub afterwards, obvs. Please register at

Georgian Singing Workshop Led by Carl Linich

10:30 - 16:30 01 June 2019

Join us for a day of exquisite and uplifting Georgian singing! Under the expert guidance of visiting teacher Carl Linich, we will learn three-part songs in a variety of styles from different regions of Georgia (Caucasus), a country renowned for its extraordinary musical heritage. The workshop is suitable for singers of all abilities and you do..


04 - 07 June 2019

Join Manchester University Music Society in their unique equivalent to the 'Proms'! MUMS celebrate the end of the academic year by packing eight concerts into four days in an unmissable extravaganza of music making! This thrilling annual music festival showcases everything from Symphony Orchestra and Big Band to Wind Orchestra and Music Outre..

Estival Music and Drama Mashup

16:00 - 17:30 04 June 2019

MUMS and the Drama Society join forces to put on the annual Music and Drama Mashup. Expect all sorts of Dramatic and Musical and Musical Dramatic performances

MUMS Band Night

20:00 - 21:00 04 June 2019

We are excited to be putting on our first Band Night. Come see the wonderful Quiet Houses, Good Habits and Ivory Forest Collective at The Grove, Manchester. There’s no need to book - this event is free and you can just turn up on the evening.

MUMS Estival Vocal Concert

13:00 - 14:00 04 June 2019

Manchester University Music Society (MUMS) welcome Ad Solem and the Cosmo Singers to present our opening concert of Estival. Vaughn-Williams, Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen are joined by a selection of fantastic MUMS composers (past and present): Áine Mallon, Hugh Beckwith, Will Frampton and Rory Wainwright Johnston. There’s no need to..

An Evening with Moby - SOLD OUT

20:00 - 21:15 05 June 2019

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT. Born in Harlem in 1965, Moby started out playing tracks in New York City’s bars and clubs and gradually became an acclaimed singer-songwriter, musician and DJ. In the summer of 1999, he released the album Play and its international success catapulted him to superstardom overnight. Suddenly he was living in a sk..

Big Band Vocal Showcase

21:00 - 22:30 05 June 2019

MUMS Big Band present a night of a range of vocal and Big Band charts. It promises to be a fantastic night. Tickets will be available to buy on the door.

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