This special, one-off double bill screening is part of the Humanities in Public Festival 2016/17 on the theme of ‘Greater Manchester and Northern Identity’. The event will present films of two screenplays by Salford-born Shelagh Delaney: The White Bus (Dir. Lindsay Anderson, 1967) and Charlie Bubbles (Dir. Albert Finney, 1967). The films will be preceded with an introductory talk by Manchester Modernist Stephen Marland, and will be followed by a specially convened panel of Delaney enthusiasts. The panel will discuss sense of place, mythology and fantasy, Delaney’s links to Manchester music and aesthetics and to queer culture.