Keynote lecture: “Innovation, Growth and the Creative Industries"

17:00 - 18:15 03 October 2022

About this event: Creative Manchester is a university-wide research platform at The University of Manchester which co-ordinates and develops research on Creative Industries and Innovation, Creative and Civic Futures and Creativity, Health and Well-being. Sir Peter Bazalgette, who was appointed University of Manchester Honorary Professor of Cr..

Confucius Institute Talk: 'Illustrations of the Grand Ceremony': Behind the Composition

18:00 - 19:00 04 October 2022

This talk will focus on the recently premiered musical composition "Illustrations of the Grand Ceremony", a piece commissioned by the Manchester Confucius Institute to celebrate their 15th anniversary. Some of the topics that will be discussed include: the process of collaboration between artist and organisation, the intercultural exchange bet..

Alfredo Villar (Independent): "De la historieta a la historia: Conflicto armado interno, memorias y contra estéticas visuales en la narrativa gráfica peruana"

17:00 - 19:00 05 October 2022

Part of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies research seminar series. This event will take place in Samuel Alexander Building A202. However, it can be followed online via Zoom: The talk will be in Spanish. Abstract: El conflicto armado interno peruano produjo un conjunto de memorias que aún co..

Black History Month: Testament

17:00 - 18:30 05 October 2022

To celebrate Black History Month, acclaimed playwright, musician and performer (Black Men Walking, The Beatboxer, WOKE) and world-record-holding beatboxer, Testament, joins us ahead of the run of his show Orpheus in the Record Shop at Leeds Playhouse for a live performance and interview.

Alexandra Whittingham guitar

13:10 - 14:00 06 October 2022

Since the release of her debut album ‘My European Journey’ last year, guitarist Alexandra Whittingham has enjoyed sharing her passion for 19th century European music with the world. Her performance will demonstrate her passion for music from this period and beyond. The Thursday lunchtime concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime..

Ehrhardt Seminar: Graham Twelftree (London School of Theology) ‘Magic and the Purpose of John’s Apocalypse’

14:00 - 15:30 06 October 2022

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. Sessions will take place in a hybrid format - attendance is possible in person or online via Zoom. To register to attend online, please email For more on the Centre for Biblical Studies, please see our website at

A.M. Homes in Conversation (part of Manchester Literature Festival 2022)

15:00 - 16:30 08 October 2022

‘If I can pull us back into one conversation, the question is how to reclaim our America, a traditional America that honours the dreams of our forefathers.’ In a hotel in Phoenix, Arizona on the night John McCain is defeated and Barack Obama becomes the first Black president of the United States, the Big Guy decides to assemble a crack tea..

An Evening with Kamila Shamsie (part of Manchester Literature Festival 2022)

19:30 - 21:00 08 October 2022

How much can a childhood friendship developed into adulthood withstand? Maryam and Zahra are lifelong friends despite differences of class, politics and lifestyles. Their relationship is tested when an adolescent mistake returns to haunt them. In her compelling new novel Best of Friends, Kamila Shamsie explores female friendship, work, family,..

Kit de Waal (part of Manchester Literature Festival 2022)

16:00 - 17:30 09 October 2022

'I live with the dread that one day when my young muscles rebel, can take no more stillness and the brutal confinement of my very self, I will stand and strip naked and burst out of my skin.' Without Warning and Only Sometimes is Kit de Waal's memoir of a childhood of opposites and extremes. Raised in Moseley, Birmingham, with her siblings, fo..

Guilt by Association: race, culture and criminalization

14:30 - 16:00 10 October 2022

In a recent controversial conspiracy case in Manchester several Black teenagers were found ‘guilty by association’ after prosecutors used social media messages and references to drill lyrics to build a group case against them, claiming they were all affiliated to a ‘gang’. This case crystallises certain broader trends in group prosecut..