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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The Manchester University Wind Orchestra (MUWO) and Manchester University String Orchestra (MUSO)

19:30 - 21:00 16 March 2019

MUWO and MUSO are back! Get your wands at the ready with John Williams. Be part of the Magic of Harry Potter and brace yourselves for a starlit journey through Orion with Julie Giroux. MUSO contrast with ‘Quiet City’ and Malone’s ‘Angels and Fireflies’, alongside two poetic Grieg works. To book please visit

'Extra-Illustrating the Macklin Bible' - Naomi Billingsley

17:00 - 18:30 20 March 2019

As part of the Art History Research Seminar series, Dr Naomi Billingsley (John Rylands Research Institute and Art History and Cultural Practices) will be delivering a paper entitled: 'Extra-Illustrating the Macklin Bible'

The Washing Up

19:00 - 20:30 20 March 2019

Written by Kate McCoy “funny, irreverent, restless and inventive” BN1 Magazine. A show with original songs looking beneath the surface bubbles to tell stories and ask questions about an everyday act that brings us all together. Every kitchen sink has its own story…. The performance will be followed by a workshop at 5pm. https://smal..

CTIS Seminar: Claiming and Recognizing Expertise in Climate Science Internet Discourse: A Corpus-based Approach

14:00 - 15:30 21 March 2019

GDI Lecture Series: Agrarian crises, institutional innovation and gender: Can group farming provide an answer? with Prof Bina Agarwal

17:00 - 18:30 21 March 2019

The Global Development Institute and the Post Crash Economics Society is pleased to host Prof Bina Agarwal part of the GDI Lecture Series, talking about: Agrarian crisis and institutional innovation: Can group farming provide an answer? In efforts by developing countries to address agrarian distress arising from persisting rural poverty, unv..

HCRI Research Series: 10 Years of HCRI, Alison Howell

16:00 - 18:00 21 March 2019

HCRI celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a rich programme of events. Join us for our research seminar series featuring current and alumni colleagues, and current and alumni postgraduate research students. Full seminar details to be confirmed soon. For more information about the Institute, our anniversary, events, and more, visit: https:/..

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..