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Yrsa Daley-Ward & The Josh Craig

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Sunday 14 July 2024
A journey of poetry, beats and story with acclaimed writer and poet Yrsa Daley-Ward featuring NYC-based sound artist The Josh Craig.'  Yrsa Daley-Ward, a Jamaican-Nigerian writer and poet born in Chorley, Lancashire, is known for her accla...

Harry Baker

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Wednesday 17 July 2024
Described by BBC Radio 1 as "Simply put... The greatest performer on earth", World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker's heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he coul...


Yes, Manchester
Saturday 20 July 2024
Listening to the dissonant, hallucinogenic world of anonymous, mask-wearing Dublin lo-fi folk artist pigbaby feels like sinking deeper into the artist's subconscious. His introspective bedroom folk draws together the most surreal of referen...

Candice Brathwaite

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 1 September 2024
An inspiring evening with critically-acclaimed Sunday Times bestselling author, advocate, journalist and TV presenter Candice Brathwaite, who will share her revolutionary and inclusive approach to manifesting. Manifesting. Big Magic. The L...

SK Shlomo - Breathe

HOME, Manchester
Friday 20 September 2024
Described by The Times as a "one-person music festival", international non-binary beatboxing star SK Shlomo returns with award-winning gig-theatre solo show Breathe: a rollercoaster love-letter to the lifesaving power of beats, bass and br...

The Magic Of Terry Pratchettt

Waterside, Manchester
Friday 4 October 2024
Join author and comedian Marc Burrows on a journey through the life and work of Sir Terry Pratchett, based on his Locus Award-winning biography and officially endorsed by the author's estate. Explore Pratchett's life, influences, impact, wi...

Theatre Re - Moments

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 8 - Wednesday 9 October 2024
Part TED Talk, part Theatrical Performance with Theatre Re's trademark style combining striking imagery and action with original live music, Moments sits at the intersection of their training and theatre making activities. It creates a sp...

Sandi Toksvig

The Lowry, Salford
Monday 14 October 2024
Following the sell-out 2022 tour of Next Slide Please, the comedian, broadcaster, writer and campaigner returns to theatres with an evening to celebrate the publication of her new novel, Friends of Dorothy. The show will be packed with sil...

Professor David Wilson & Marcel Theroux - Killer Books

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 22 October 2024
Why do some novels inspire people to commit murder? Which fictional characters and plots arouse lethal violence in the real world? How does fiction become crime fact? Novelist and presenter Marcel Theroux and one of the country's leading cr...

Delirium Diaries Book Launch

HOME, Manchester
Saturday 26 October 2024
A celebration event to mark the release of Delirium Diaries by Pete Mackenzie Hodge. Hear book readings, music, Q&A and more to celebrate the launch of Delirium Diaries. Pete Mackenzie Hodge, twice a survivor and now embracing life as a ...

Jon Ronson's Psychopath Night

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 27 October 2024
Do Psychopaths rule the world? How do we define normal? Are you friends with a psychopath? Are you worried YOU might be one? Fifteen years has passed since he embarked on the adventure that became his ground-breaking and best-selling work, ...

Aurelio Voltaire

Rebellion, Manchester
Friday 8 November 2024
Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabare...

That Love Thing

HOME, Manchester
Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 November 2024
Writer and actor Peter Keeley uses his own archive of poems and writing spanning 20 years to create a new autobiographical theatre show. That Love Thing is a story of courage and confusion, crashing together the world of ordinary love with...
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