Daydreaming in the City at HOME

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Poet Inua Ellams.
Poet Inua Ellams, courtesy Poet in the City.

Daydreaming in the City at HOME Manchester, Manchester 27 November 2016 Entrance is free

London-based Poet in the City presents the second of a new series of Manchester events, this time in the form of arts/science micro-festival Daydreaming in the City. The one-dayer explores daydreaming and poetic states of mind through spoken word performance and talks, plus a live immersive audio experience from In the Dark Radio leading into a screening of classic Jean Cocteau film Orphée.

At 2.30pm, Running and the City hears from Mancunian poet Helen Mort, whose collection Division Street (Chatto & Windus) was shortlisted for both the TS Eliot Prize and the Costa Prize. Her collection No Map Could Show Them explores the relationship between routes, paths and poetry, perfect for this psychogeography-inspired event. From 4pm, The City Unfurled: Urban Diversions welcomes Inua Ellams, widely published poet and founder of the Midnight Run, a nocturnal urban excursion, Lauren Elkin, author of Flâneuse, and Jon Day, whose memoir Cyclogeography tells of the three years he spent as a London bicycle courier.

Daydreaming in the City at HOME Manchester, Manchester 27 November 2016 Entrance is free

What's on at HOME Manchester

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Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Event venue

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

What's on: Literature

Ciarán Hodgers. Photo by Wesley Storey
Word Central at Central Library

Word Central is a long-standing live literature favourite at Central Library and features open mic performers and a special guest, brought to you by Manchester Libraries and Flapjack Press.

free entry

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