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04 Oct 2012

Cultural events from the Martin Harris Centre and Centre for New Writing

Wednesday 10th October 2012, 1pm

Literature Live: Carcanet Poets – William Letford, Judith Jedamus and Evan Jones (Manchester Literature Festival)

Venue: Waterstones Deansgate
Admission Price: FREE but booking is advised. Contact Manchester Literature Festival on 0843 208 0500 or via www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

William Letford, a Stirling roofer by trade, combines popular speech with a lyric instinct in Bevel. Judith Jedamus, an avid rower orginally from Colorado, explores her relationship with the Thames in The Swerve. Toronto-born teacher Evan Jones gives us a contemporary spin on classic mythology in Paralogues. This event is part of the Manchester Literature Festival.

More info: http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre/mhceventspage.php?eventid=1233

Or to book: Manchester Literature Festival booking page.

 

 

Thursday 11th October 2012

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert - MANTIS

Venue: The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
Time: 1.10pm
Admission Price: FREE

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents a lunchtime concert ahead of its forthcoming weekend-long autumn festival of electro-acoustic concerts. Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October.

More info and to book: http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre/mhceventspage.php?eventid=1253

 

 

Friday 12th October 2012

Literature Live: Richard Ford at the Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester Literature Festival) / (Manchester Weekender)

Venue: The Whitworth Art Gallery
Time: 19:30
Admission Price: £10 or £8. Please book via Manchester Literature Festival on 0843 208 0500 or www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford discusses his eagerly awaited new novel Canada. A visionary novel of vast landscapes, complex identities and fragile humanity, Canada tells the story of Dell Parsons on the run after his parents rob a bank in  Montana. This event is part of the Manchester Literature Festival and the Manchester Weekender. Please note that the venue for this event is The Whitworth Art Gallery.

More info: http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre/mhceventspage.php?eventid=1234

Or to book: Manchester Literature Festival booking page

More info on the Manchester Weekender: www.creativetourist.com

 

 

Saturday 13th October 2012

The Orchestra that Fell to Earth

Venue: The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
Time: 8pm, doors 7.30pm
Admission Price: £8 or £6 or £4

The Penguin Café Orchestra first appeared in 1976 and went on to tour and record extensively throughout the eighties and nineties; pieces such as ‘Music for a Found Harmonium’ and ‘Telephone and Rubber Band’ became well known throughout their frequent use in film soundtracks and advertisements. Simon Jeffes, the PCO’s founder, sadly died in 1997. Since then the original line-up has appeared on only three occasions in 2007. This concert by The Orchestra that Fell To Earth represents a rare opportunity to hear the music of the PCO performed by original members of the ensemble.

More info and to book: http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre/mhceventspage.php?eventid=1218