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Black Country, New Road have just dropped an incredible debut album, which they’re performing live to an online audience on 6th March.
Described as a rising star on the British poetry scene, Caleb Femi reads from his brand-new commission for Manchester Literature Festival and chats about his work with Bristol-based writer and performer Vanessa Kisuule.
TS Eliot Prize-winner Roger Robinson performs poems from his brand-new Manchester Literature Festival commission around Black Lives Matter and chats to Malika Booker.
The prestigious John Moores Painting Prize moves online for the first time, featuring the best in contemporary British painting.
Bringing an online celebration of art and creativity in the LGBTQ+ community, we’re thrilled that Queer Contact Festival will return for 2021.
Thrilling and challenging, HOME’s annual festival is a glimmering reminder that new performance continues to be developed, despite ‘you-know-what’.
Litfest 2021 will look a little different, heading online 12 to 21 March, but rest assured the 42nd festival will feature the usual packed programme of writers, artists and speakers, new initiatives and content specially commissioned, and plenty of opportunities for audiences to get involved through competitions, book clubs and writing workshops.
An exciting, new audio-digital venture, Sound Stage has been designed by theatre-makers and leading technologists, to give audiences a unique online theatre experience.
In this first event for Queer Contact 2021, screenwriting legend Russell T Davies will join award-winning theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall to discuss depictions of HIV and AIDS on stage and screen.
In 2021, Sefton Borough of Culture invites you to spend an evening in with some great literature in a new series of online events, continuing with poet Kei Miller on 11 March.
Carcanet’s New Poetries VIII anthology showcases the work of some of the most exciting new poets writing in English. Five launch events, with readings and discussion, will run each Thursday evening between 18 February and 18 March.
Round the family up and head outside for this wonderful story walk adventure from Stand and Be Counted Theatre. Perfect for livening up a lockdown walk.
Performed via a live stream, this humorous and hopeful show offers an entertaining and revealing account of life with a chronic illness.
Salut, the independent wine specialists in Manchester are putting on a special celebration of women in wine event for International Women’s Day.