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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series: Shakespeare Miscellany II: 'Music oft hath such a charm...'

13:10 - 14:00 21 March 2019

Three years after the first Shakespeare Miscellany, pianist and scholar Michelle Assay, together with students and alumni of the University of Manchester, presents a programme of music for voice, chorus and instruments, from diverse traditions, inspired by Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. This free event is part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtim..

Big Band

19:30 - 21:00 22 March 2019

The Manchester University Big Band returns, pushing the ensemble’s capabilities and featuring soloists from all areas of the band. Expect new sounds, rhythms and grooves from this tight-knit group, focusing on the contemporary in big band repertoire. To book please visit or telephone the Martin Harris Centre box..

MUMS Lunchtime Concerts: Baroque Orchestra: Music by Handel, Avison, Geminiani and the Earl of Kelly

13:10 - 14:00 22 March 2019

Come and enjoy a lunchtime concert performed by the Manchester University Music Society. These concerts are free, no need to book just turn up. The University of Manchester period-instrument Baroque ensemble conducts you on an 18th-Century tour of the British Isles. Find out what was being heard by audiences in London, Dublin, Newcastle and A..

Stockport Youth Orchestra

15:30 - 17:30 24 March 2019

“The arts aren’t just a nice-to-have add-on; they should be a core part of our lives. The Stockport Youth Orchestra has been a marvellous example of this.” (Nicholas Kenyon, Director, Barbican Centre) Stockport Youth Orchestra returns to the MHC with a vibrant programme of music by Haydn, Stravinsky, Bartók and Korngold, conducted by T..

'Circulating Capital: Northern Ireland and the Politics of Heritage' - Sarah Feinstein

17:00 - 18:30 27 March 2019

As part of the Art History Research Seminar series, Sarah Feinstein (Art History and Cultural Practices) will be delivering a paper entitled: 'Circulating Capital: Northern Ireland and the Politics of Heritage'


19:00 - 20:30 27 March 2019

Written by Smith & Sveen “It has an emotional charge under its cool surface, is propelled by a sense of investigation into friendship, performance, identity. I found it quietly thrilling.” **** The Times COMMONISM is a meeting of two people from different countries in search of some common ground. It’s a performed conversation – a di..

EAC Research Seminar: Peter Sabor (McGill) ‘Frances Burney d'Arblay and Hester Maria ('Queeney') Thrale Elphinstone: The Arc of a Sixty-Year Friendship’

17:00 - 18:30 27 March 2019

Peter Sabor (McGill) ‘Frances Burney d'Arblay and Hester Maria ('Queeney') Thrale Elphinstone: The Arc of a Sixty-Year Friendship’

Ehrhardt Seminar: Dr. Gergely Juhasz (Liverpool Hope University) - ‘From 1 Corinthians to Galatians: Unity and Discord as Hermeneutical Key for Protestant Self-Understanding in the Early Reformation’

14:00 - 16:00 28 March 2019

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. These seminars are free with no registration required. Seminars last 90 minutes including a 30 minute Q&A session. Tea and biscuits to follow. For more on the Center for Biblical Studies, please see our website at

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series: Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert with David Fanning (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 28 March 2019

Reeves Still above Ground – Elegy for Cello and Piano Prokofiev Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50 A new work for cello and piano by Camden Reeves, written in memory of his jazz-loving grandfather and with echoes of the style of Bill Evans, precedes Prokofiev’s pungently idiosyncratic first quartet of 1931. Followed at 2.30pm by Quatuor..

MUMS Lunchtime Concerts: Folk Concert

13:10 - 14:00 29 March 2019

MUMS are excited to present their first ever folk-themed concert, with music ranging from ‘trad’ to originals. Featuring a range of instruments and ensembles rarely heard in this concert series; expect a real blend of familiar tunes and new sounds.