Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Northern Harmony’s 14 brilliant young singers present a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica and the Balkans, American shape-note singing and quartet gospel, as well as renaissance motets. www.villageharmony.org This free event is part of the Walter C..
Come and enjoy a lunchtime concert performed by the Manchester University Music Society. These concerts are free, no need to book just turn up. Musica Festival culminates their week of events with a lunchtime concert in celebration of International Women’s day. A programme of female-composed works pays tribute to the oft-forgotten contribut..
The symphonic repertoire of the early-twentieth century is characterized by explicit depictions of the individual within the world surrounding it, evident in both Nielsen’s Helios Overture and Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony. Karelia Suite by Sibelius captures traditional Finnish folk music in this memorable suite. Come and join us for this Scand..
One of the rising stars of British literature, Max Porter’s debut novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers won the Sunday Times / Peters, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the Europese Literatuurprijs. It has been translated into twenty-seven languages and was described as ‘dazzlingly good’..
As part of the Art History Research Seminar series, Dr Jamie Edwards (Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies, University of Birmingham) will be presenting a paper entitled: 'Pieter Bruegel's Political Paintings: The 1566 'Census at Bethlehem' as a Case Study'
'Spratt’s Flaps: Using Books and Learning Midwifery in the Early Nineteenth Century' - Rebecca Whiteley
As part of the Art History Research Seminar series, Dr Rebecca Whiteley (The John Rylands Research Institute), will be presenting a paper entitled: 'Spratt’s Flaps: Using Books and Learning Midwifery in the Early Nineteenth Century'
The child is a familiar figure in Romantic and Victorian studies but is much less visible in early twentieth-century literature criticism. This lecture will argue that there is much to gain in revisiting the modernist fascination with the sensorial immediacy of the child, childish play as aesthetic theory, and generation, parturition, and birt..
CTIS Seminar: Evangelising 19th-Century Italy? Translation and the Transnational Migration of Cheap Religious Tracts
Pia Palme HER VERY NOISE, HER GUISE (2017) Matthew Sergeant The Velvet Rage (2017) Nina Whiteman Everything near becomes distant (2019; premiere) Trio Atem embarks on an adventure with a talkbox, a modified cello bow, vocalising instrumentalists, and film of a disused mine. Join them for a performance featuring works commissioned for their te..
Come and enjoy a lunchtime concert performed by the Manchester University Music Society. These concerts are free, no need to book just turn up. This world music showcase features a diverse selection of music from around the globe; the Gamelan Adumanis perform music native to Indonesia, whilst Atefah Einali combines improvisation folkloic Pers..