Kathputli Utsav - A Festival of Traditional Indian Arts

15:30 - 17:00 23 February 2022

Join us as we celebrate International Mother Language Day with Kathputli Utsav - A Festival of Traditional Indian Arts. Kathputli Utsav celebrates the skill, talent and culture of the Kathputli Colony, a colony of street performers in Delhi, India. The event will celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity of the colony, and showcase some of..

Explore your own Language – talking about time and space

16:00 - 17:30 24 February 2022

This online activity will actively involve speakers of different ages and proficiencies of languages spoken in Manchester - the intended audience are teachers and students at supplementary schools, those attending community centres, and anybody interested in exploring their own language / heritage language from a cross-linguistic perspective...

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert (Shostakovich Cycle)

13:10 - 14:00 24 February 2022

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 49 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 68 Shostakovich sets out on his string quartet path with a deceptively modest piece, composed between his first public disgrace and the rigours of wartime. As war rages he expands his horizons and produces a masterpiece of self-assertion and defiance..

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert (Shostakovich Cycle)

19:30 - 21:00 25 February 2022

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F, Op. 73 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 4 in D, Op. 83 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 5 in B flat, Op. 92 Three masterpieces, leading to the first pinnacle of Shostakovich’s string output: No. 3 moves from playful energy, through extremes of violence and lament, to a questioning conclusion; No. 4..

Quatuor Danel Afternoon Concert (Shostakovich Cycle)

13:00 - 15:00 26 February 2022

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 6 in G, Op. 101 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E flat, Op. 117 In the post-Stalin era Shostakovich makes a fresh start in deceptively straightforward but profoundly touching tones. His..

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert (Shostakovich Cycle)

19:30 - 21:00 26 February 2022

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in A flat, Op. 118 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12 in D flat, Op. 133 Shostakovich starts to ponder his legacy and the possibility of a cycle of 24 quartets in all the different keys. The classically structured, tensely dramatic Tenth is followe..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert (Shostakovich Cycle)

13:00 - 15:00 27 February 2022

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138 Shostakovich: String Quartet No.14 in F sharp, Op. 142 Shostakovich: String Quartet No.15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 The darkest of the dark. The one-movement Thirteenth Quartet is tormented by intimations of death and ends in a scream of pain; the Fourteenth is suffused with lyrici..

Carolina Cambre (Concordia University): TBC

17:00 - 18:30 02 March 2022

Part of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies research seminar series 2020/21. This event will be via Zoom. Here is the link:

WCLC- Conrad Marshall (Flute) & Lauren Scott (Harp)

13:10 - 14:00 03 March 2022

David Horne: Three Dirges Kaija Saariaho: Tocar Andy Scott: Sonata for flute & harp Kaija Saariaho’s shimmering Tocar, reworked for flute & harp by the composer is framed by two substantial works by British composers; David Horne’s melancholy Three Dirges and Andy Scott’s Sonata which is influenced by Eastern..

WCLC- Shirley Smart Trio (Musica Festival event)

13:10 - 14:00 10 March 2022

Shirley's trio draws on her eclectic background to bring together her jazz, blues and world music influences. Shirley Smart - cello John Crawford - piano Demi Garcia Sabat - drums/percussion Equally at home in jazz, Middle Eastern, and classical music, Shirley Smart is recognised as one of the UK’s most versatile and creative cellists. S..