The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Exhibition: Burgess on Screen

Open from August – November 2015 in the Burgess Foundation exhibition space.

Anthony Burgess was one of the first novelists to enthusiastically embrace television. This exhibition presents a number of rare and popular short clips of Burgess’s many TV appearances, taken from the wealth of footage available in the Burgess Foundation archive.

The exhibition will be accompanied by screenings of the Anthony Burgess documentaries on James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway and D.H. Lawrence. Full details to be announced. Check our What’s On pages for more details. 

 

 

Exhibition Coming Soon: Burgess on Screen

Opens August 2015 in the Burgess Foundation exhibition space. 

Anthony Burgess was one of the first novelists to enthusiastically embrace television. This exhibition presents a number of rare and popular short clips of Burgess’s many TV appearances, taken from the wealth of footage available in the Burgess Foundation archive.

The exhibition will be accompanied by screenings of the Anthony Burgess documentaries on James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway and D.H. Lawrence. Full details to be announced. Check our What’s On pages for more details. 

 

 

Concert: Hey! Manchester presents Peter Broderick

Hey! Manchester is delighted to present this solo show from Peter Broderick, performing tracks from his new release – the first full length album for Bella Union in three years - Colours of the Night. The album was conceived following an invitation to a ‘recording residency’ in the small town of Lucerne, Switzerland. From the Afro-tinged title track and playful One Way, to the doo-wop swing of The Reconnection and rather unclassifiable analogue/digital blend of tracks like Red Earth and On Time, Peter Broderick’s latest outing sees the well-versed musician truly embracing his surroundings, however foreign they may be, and allowing himself the freedom to be transformed by those surroundings and elevated to new heights in creative expression.  Tour support comes from Portland’s PWRHAUS. More information and tickets available at http://www.heymanchester.com/peter-broderick-2

 

 

Anthony Burgess’s Shakespeare at the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Join Andrew Biswell to explore Anthony Burgess’s biography of Shakespeare. Expect an open discussion from the start. Tickets available from the Edinburgh Book Festival website.

 

 

Ernest Hemingway and his Biographers at the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Celebrating the republication of Burgess’s Ernest Hemingway by I.B. TaurisPatrick Marnham (author of the publication’s new introduction), Edward Mendelson and Andrew Biswell discuss the  enigmatic and contradictory writer. Tickets available from the Edinburgh Book Festival website.

 

 

Concert: Distractfold #50

Featuring Michelle Lou’s Crocodile 1b for e guitar, e bass, violin, viola and cello, and Esaias Jarnegard’s Kuarup A for frame drum. Tickets available on the door. Doors open at 7.00 pm, concert starts at 7.30 pm. Visit distractfold.co.uk for full programme details.

 

 

Opera: Thousand Furs

Before pumpkins and fairy godmothers, there was Thousand Furs. Cinderella’s murkier, earthier ancestor takes us back to a world ruled by dark desires and fate. A young girl flees a horrifying marriage and must rely on her wits to survive. Told by six singer-instrumentalists, Thousand Furs reveals the heart of this much-loved tale. The Midnight Stories is a cycle of three new experimental operas based on early European folk tales written for an ensemble classically trained actor-musicians and developed in collaboration with Aldeburgh Music’s Open Spaces residency scheme. ‘Thousand Furs’ is the first opera in the cycle, to be followed by ‘Fearnot’ and ‘Mr Fox’ in 2016. Visit www.resoundmusictheatre.co.uk for more info and www.ticketsource.co.uk/resound to book tickets.

 

 

Workshop: Poetry School Saturday Session with Ann and Peter Sansom

Three individual sessions, each of which combines brilliant writing exercises with insightful, supportive feedback. These writing Saturdays will make a genuine difference to your poetry. A suggested reading-list and shared reading and writing tasks at home (between sessions) will further the group experience. Ann and Peter will alternate tutoring the days and the session will finish at 4.30pm. Visit poetryschool.com for booking details.

 

 

Exhibition: Manchester Made Me

This new exhibition at Manchester Central Library charts Burgess’s early years in the city: from the Catholic schools he attended in Moss Side and Victoria Park; his undergraduate studies at the University of Manchester and regular visits to the Church of the Holy Name, Manchester Central Library and the Free Trade Hall. Featuring photographs from the Manchester Local Image Collection and the archive at the Burgess Foundation, this exhibition reveals the landscape of Burgess’s Manchester from the 1920s to the 1940s presented alongside images of the city as it appears today. The exhibition is available to view in the Reading Room and Henry Watson Music Library during library opening hours until Monday 20th July.

 

 

Concert: After Party with Re:Sound

In October 1820, Franz Schubert and his closest friends gathered together in a Viennese drinking-house to celebrate art, freedom and love. Before the evening had ended they were arrested by the secret police – their fractured circle never to be complete again. Innovative music theatre company Re:Sound recreates this eventful evening in the familiar environment of the modern-day drinking house. Featuring a cast of four actor-musicians as Schubert and his close circle of friends, and with a new script by Katharine Armitage, the company welcomes the audience into Schubert’s world, away from the formality of the concert hall, to be thrown instead into a personal encounter of friendship, humour, revolution and loss. Tickets available here.