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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Confucius Institute Taster Sessions 2018

24 - 27 September 2018

Come along to our free taster sessions, get to know our native teachers, find out which class would be the right one for you and learn about our approach to teaching Mandarin. We look forward to welcoming you at Manchester Confucius Institute. We will offer the following one hour sessions: Monday 24/09/2018: Comprehensive One Taster Tuesda..

Welcome Film & Pizza: The Great Buddha

18:00 - 21:00 25 September 2018

We are welcoming everybody back to the new academic year with 'The Great Buddha'. Pickle works as a security guard at a Buddha statue factory. Urged by his best friend, he grabs his boss’s dashcam. As they watch the recordings, they find out some dirty secrets that will trigger a chain reaction. This screening will be introduced by Andy Wil..

Ballroom and Latin for Beginners

26 September - 21 November 2018

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 Dance Centre”, who has more than thirty years dance e..

Confucius Institute Public Talk: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Food Therapy & Well-being

18:00 - 19:00 26 September 2018

Chinese herbal medicine is concerned with the correction of internal imbalances as opposed to simply responding to symptoms and patients are encouraged to actively participate in the self-healing process by addressing diet, exercise etc. Professor Shulan Tang is a well-known clinician and expert in Chinese medicine. She is highly respected in..

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

14:00 - 17:00 26 September 2018

Come and celebrate China’s second biggest annual festival with the Confucius Institute! Fun and informal drop-in activities like Chinese calligraphy, costumes, dance performances, tea ceremony and moon cake tasting that are traditionally enjoyed during the Moon festival, as it is also known.

Ehrhardt Seminar: Prof Paul Middleton (Chester), "The ‘Noble Death’ of Judas Iscariot: Reconsidering Suicide in the Bible and Early Christianity "

14:00 - 16:00 27 September 2018

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. These seminars are free with no registration required. Seminars last 90 minutes including a 30 minute Q&A session. Tea and biscuits to follow. For more on the Center for Biblical Studies, please see our website at

Religions & Theology Research Seminar: Dr. Andrew Crome (MMU), “Cosplay in the Pulpit and Ponies at Prayer: Christian Faith and Lived Religion in Fan Culture”

16:00 - 17:30 27 September 2018

The Religions & Theology research seminar takes place on alternate Thursdays. These seminars are free with no registration required. Seminars last 90 minutes including a 30 minute Q&A session.

Student Friends of the Whitworth: Launch Party

18:00 - 20:30 27 September 2018

Come and spend an evening getting to know the Whitworth Art Gallery. Bring your Student Friend card, collect a glass of wine on the Upper Promenade and meet curators and members of the visitor team as they introduce some highlights of current exhibitions. Meanwhile, upstairs in the Mezzanine Gallery, MA student Nikita Gill will be asking “Is..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts: Oriental Breeze

13:10 - 14:00 27 September 2018

Manchester-based Chinese music ensemble, Oriental Breeze, consists of members from the local Chinese community and is one of the largest of its kind in the UK. Enjoy the charm of traditional Chinese music with many of the most popular Chinese pieces, such as Jasmine, Beijing melody and many more classics. Price: FREE


19:00 - 20:30 28 September 2018

Written by Andy Smith Co-directed by Andy Smith and Claire Lamont Produced by Fuel "We need to use our imagination. We need to imagine that change might be possible. That change is possible, however hard or impossible it might seem.” In a blend of languages, including fully integrated BSL, three performers tell a story from three persp..