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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The Adhesion of Love

19:00 - 21:00 20 February 2019

A new play by Stephen M Hornby Directed by Helen Parry In 1885, John W Wallace, a working-class man from Bolton, sets up the Eagle Street ‘College’, a book group that celebrates his love for Walt Whitman’s poetry. Attracting a small group of like-minded men, Wallace embarks on a journey of spiritual and sexual self-discovery through Whi..

CTIS Seminar: Technical Translation in 19th-Century Japan: Historicising and Decentring Notions of Translation

14:00 - 15:30 21 February 2019

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series: Nicholas Ashton, piano: Wasserklavier

13:10 - 14:00 21 February 2019

This programme explores the theme of water: The dark surface of a Venetian canal; grey clouds, distant thunder; snow-fall; footstep imprints on a frozen surface; rainfall; a glimpse of a rainbow; still, dark water; invocations of a water-nymph; fountain cascades. This free event is part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert Series, which i..

MUMS Opera Project

19:00 - 21:00 22 February 2019

MUMS present a night of opera! Witness the World Stage Premier of Judith Weir’s ‘Armida’, a modern tale of love and war, alongside a chance to see Ravel’s magical, entrancing and enthralling ‘L’Enfant et les Sortilèges’ come to life! To book please visit https://tinyurl.com/y7uvk8bm or telephone the Martin Harris Centre box off..

MUMS Opera Project

19:00 - 21:00 23 February 2019

MUMS present a night of opera! Witness the World Stage Premier of Judith Weir’s ‘Armida’, a modern tale of love and war, alongside a chance to see Ravel’s magical, entrancing and enthralling ‘L’Enfant et les Sortilèges’ come to life! To book please visit https://tinyurl.com/y7uvk8bm or telephone the Martin Harris Centre box off..

LITERATURE LIVE: MLF Tracey Thorn in conversation with Jeanette Winterson - SOLD OUT

19:30 - 20:30 26 February 2019

Please note, this event is now fully booked. Manchester Literature Festival is excited to welcome back author and singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn. Described as ‘the Alan Bennett of pop memoirists’ by Caitlin Moran, Tracey formed her first band, Marine Girls, whilst still at school and spent 17 years in bestselling pop duo Everything But T..

Confucius Institute Film Club

15:00 - 17:00 27 February 2019

We are holding our Film Club, one of our intercultural activities for students once again from February! The club is providing a platform for students to engage in inter-cultural discussions on a wide variety of issues. Each week you will be invited to watch a couple of film clips around a specific topic and then discuss how this is represen..

Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World

19:00 - 20:30 28 February 2019

“...if good theatre is about changing our consciousness, then [Amy Conway] certainly achieves that...” **** The Scotsman Join Amy on a video-game adventure like no other. Battle the minions of fear, loneliness and despair using your collective powers of human connection and emotional resilience. Only together can we slay the Darkness! Bec..

CTIS Seminar: A Splendid Innovation’: The Invention of Subtitling in the US and UK

14:00 - 15:30 28 February 2019

Nigerian Gospel Singing Workshop with Evanthia Patsiaoura

14:30 - 16:00 28 February 2019

Led by Evanthia Patsiaoura, this workshop explores the rich music repertoires and performance aesthetics of contemporary Nigerian gospel culture. Join us in singing in different languages of Nigeria and develop skills in call-and-response, harmonisation, and rhythmical clapping and body movement. All welcome!