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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Welcome Week Show – Sound Cistem

19:00 - 20:00 20 September 2019

Two transgender performers say 'up yours!' to the gender binary and invite you to their radical dance party! Under disco lights, over pulsing music, a queer celebration takes place. Set in nightclubs, Sound Cistem is an exuberant verbatim show about the cisgender gaze on the transgender body. Featuring recorded interviews from trans and non-bi..

Ballroom and Latin for Beginners

25 September - 20 November 2019

Back due to popular demand, this autumn the Martin Harris Centre is going back to basics again! Join us for ‘Ballroom and Latin for Beginners’ in a relaxed and friendly environment. The 50 minute sessions will be delivered by Mark Rowbottom, the owner and principal of “Steppin’ Out with Mark”, who has more than thirty years dance..

GDI Lecture with Prof Stephanie Barrientos: Gender and Work

17:00 - 18:30 25 September 2019

The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Prof Stephanie Barrientos: Gender and Work The Global Development Lecture Series brings experts involved in global development to The University of Manchester. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their l..

Mazen Kerbaj (Lebanese Trumpet)

13:10 - 14:00 26 September 2019

Over the last 25 years, Mazen Kerbaj developed a highly personal and unique way to play the trumpet. In his solo performances, he uses daily objects to extend the instrument and make it play electronic-sounding music in an all-acoustic setup.

Welcome Concert

17:00 - 19:00 29 September 2019

Join us for the first Music Society concert of the academic year. In this opening concert, MUMS Symphony Orchestra are joined by a massed choir of music students to perform exquisite Norwegian compositions by Knut Nystedt and Ola Gjeilo, led by Ellie Slorach. The second half of the concert features a captivating array of 20th Century American..

Amy Vreeke: The Year My Vagina Tried to Kill Me - Part of Sick! Festival 2019

19:00 - 20:30 02 October 2019

Stand-up comedian and theatre maker, Amy Vreeke, creates multi-genre, autobiographical work that explores social taboos with candour and comedy. Amy was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2016. Now she’s here to relive twelve years of misdiagnosis, toilet-based mishaps and failed one-night stands. Endometriosis causes the uterus lining to grow..

Amy Vreeke: The Year My Vagina Tried to Kill Me

19:00 - 20:30 03 October 2019

Stand-up comedian and theatre maker, Amy Vreeke, creates multi-genre, autobiographical work that explores social taboos with candour and comedy. Amy was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2016. Now she’s here to relive twelve years of misdiagnosis, toilet-based mishaps and failed one-night stands. Endometriosis causes the uterus lining to grow..

Jonathan Aasgaard (cello)

13:10 - 14:00 03 October 2019

Mieczys?aw Weinberg 24 Preludes for solo cello Op. 100 The Norwegian cellist Jonathan Aasgaard returns to the Martin Harris Centre to perform Weinberg’s 24 preludes. This is a one-off opportunity to hear the complete hour long cycle, a series of musical gestures ranging from tender beauty to the provocatively brutal, played by Aasgaard, who..

Literature Live: Paul Muldoon and Alice Oswald

19:30 - 20:45 03 October 2019

Join us for a reading by two of the finest English-language poets at work in the world today. Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951 and, since 1987, has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G.B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. He is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including Moy Sand an..

An Interactive Schools' Poetry Performance with John Hegley

10:30 - 11:30 04 October 2019

National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical. This year’s theme will be Truth. Many a true word is spoken in jest – No Nonsense Poetry! Enjoy the rhyme and rhythm of a mandolin playing poet, acclaimed as one of the greatest and wittiest wordsmiths in the UK. Accompanied by the many keyboard voices..