Manchester Football Writing Festival

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Image courtesy of National Football Museum

Manchester Football Writing Festival at National Football Museum, Cathedral Quarter, 1–8 September 2016, from £5.00 - Book now

From national newspapers to novels, fanzines to podcasts, if football journalism gives you a kick, then this week-long exploration of the beautiful game is for you. Back for a third season, expect discussions and debates, puns and punditry, and ‘an essential group therapy session for England supporters’.

Hosted by Caroline Barker, Fifty Years Of Hurt will see the authors Henry Winter (Fifty Years Of Hurt: The Story of England Football & Why We Never Stop Believing), Rory Smith (Mister: The Men Who Taught The World How To Beat England At Their Own Game) and Carrie Dunn (The Roar of The Lionesses: Women’s Football In England) pondering where the Three Lions go now, post Euros.

If you’d rather think local, former City midfielder Paul Lake helps make up the popular Manchester panel alongside The Times’ Oliver Kay, whose new book Forever Young: The Story of Football’s Lost Genius looks into United ‘class of ’92’ dropout Adrian Doherty.

Manchester Football Writing Festival at National Football Museum, Cathedral Quarter

1–8 September 2016
From £5.00

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
English National Ballet: Swan Lake at the Palace Theatre
Dance Until 8 October 2022, from £13.00

English National Ballet: Swan Lake at the Palace Theatre

Roma Havers: LOB
Literature Until 8 October 2022, from £8.00

Roma Havers: LOB at Contact

The Glass Menagerie at the Royal Exchange
Theatre Until 8 October 2022, from £10.00

The Glass Menagerie at the Royal Exchange

Women in Comedy Festival 2022
Comedy Until 10 October 2022, from £3.00

Women in Comedy Festival 2022

Electric Gamebox at the arndale
Childrens Until 22 October 2022, from £5.00

Electric Gamebox at The Arndale

Victoria Baths Guided Tour
Activity Until 26 October 2022, from £6

Victoria Baths Guided Tour

Illustration entitled ‘Because you cannot tame something so happily wild’ by Emily Hughes showing painted animals in a woodland setting
Exhibitions Until 30 October 2022, FREE

Picture This at The Lowry

vegan super club
Activity Until 25 November 2022, from £50

Supper Club at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School

Elizabeth Gaskell's House garden. Photo by Chris Tucker
Literature Until 11 December 2022, from £4.50

Book sale at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

autumn season at z-arts
Families Until 30 December 2022, FREE

Autumn season at Z-arts

skyliner
Activity Until 31 December 2022, from £9

Skyliner: Alternative Tours of Manchester