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Events at The Manchester Museum

15 Oct 2010

Puppet show, Cafe Politique talk, Chinese history and poetry reading

Sunday 17 October / 2-3pm
Strange Stones puppet show
The story of Mary Anning, from her finding of the first complete Ichthyosaur fossil at the age of 12, to her later years as a pioneering natural scientist, against the odds of class and gender.
£5 / 6+ /
Book on 0843 208 0500 or Manchester Literature Festival

Monday 18 October / 7-9pm
Café Politique Manchester
Spending cuts: necessary, fair and just?
Join Nick Pearce, new Director of ippr and Mike Emmerich, Chief Executive of Manchester's Commission for the New Economy, to discuss how government spending cuts to be announced in the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review will impact on economic growth, fairness and equality. We will debate whether the planned austerity measures will create the conditions for new wealth creation, how they can protect the most vulnerable in our society and how far they will shape a 'society fair for all'.
Book on 0191 233 9051 or email north@ippr.org , free, adults

Tuesday 19 October / 12.45-1.30pm
Chinese history
Part of our series of talks by The Confucius Institute. At each talk you can learn two Chinese characters and one useful phrase or sentence. Part of our China: Journey to the East exhibition.
Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults and older children

Tuesday 19 October / 7.30-9pm
Dragon Talk
Fleur Adcock reads from her poetry collection, Dragon Talk, which explores her relationships with her native New Zealand, adopted home in England and her family.
£7/£5 / Book on 0843 208 0500 or www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

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