The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

840: New Music for Violin and Objects

New works by Michael Baldwin (Weisslich), Dominic Lash (The Dominic Lash Quartet), James Saunders (Bath Spa University), Laurie Tompkins (Slip), as well as 840′s own Alex Nikiporenko and Nicholas Peters, will be performed alongside Sunday by Vitalija Glovackyte (ACM Ensemble) and EVERYTHING YOU OWN HAS BEEN TAKEN TO A DEPOT SOMEWHERE by Jennifer Walshe (Brunel University). Violinist Ruben Zilberstein will be joined by Alex and Nick performing on a variety of objects that range from pom poms and party horns (Walshe) to Sainsbury’s bags (Tompkins) and phone vibration motors (Glovackyte).

840 is a London-based experimental music concert series, founded in 2014 by the composers Alex Nikiporenko and Nicholas Peters. Committed to championing new pieces by composers that we believe in, each concert in the series focuses on a particular chamber instrumentation. Buy now.

 

 

Play: The Community Centre (BSL Interpreted)

2:00pm

£10/£8 concs.

The Community Centre is a comedy about a day in the life of a Manchester community centre written by local writer and actress Nicola Gardner.

Explore the Centre and meet the diverse community who calls it home in this entertaining theatrical event.

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Play: The Community Centre

Performances from 20th – 24th September 2016, 7:30pm daily.

£10/£8 concs.

The Community Centre is a comedy about a day in the life of a Manchester community centre written by local writer and actress Nicola Gardner.

Explore the Centre and meet the diverse community who calls it home in this entertaining theatrical event.

Click for more information and tickets.

 

 

Photographic Exhibition: Nick Hedges and Shelter

A continuation of the photographic exhibition featuring the work of Nick Hedges.

Open 9:30am-5:30pm.

 

 

Photographic Exhibition: Nick Hedges and Shelter

A continuation of the photographic exhibition featuring the work of Nick Hedges.

Open 9:30am-5:30pm.

 

 

Photographic Exhibition: Nick Hedges and Shelter

A continuation of the photographic exhibition featuring the work of Nick Hedges.

Open 9:30am-5:30pm.

 

 

Photographic Exhibition: Nick Hedges & Shelter

Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 September (See opening times listed below)

The Swinging Sixties are the stuff of legend. But while some never had it so good, three million people were living in slums. Shelter was born out of the belief that this disparity was wrong and was driven by the determination to change things.

Now, the country is in the grip of another housing crisis. A huge range of people are affected by our current housing shortage – from a generation of young families who can’t afford a home, to those struggling to live in places too insecure or awful to call home.

Nick Hedges’s iconic photography helps us understand the harsh reality and history of homelessness. Juxtaposed with contemporary case studies, this event aims to raise awareness of current housing needs, Shelter’s services in Manchester and to rally ongoing support in the city by showcasing this striking work.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nick-hedges-exhibition-at-the-anthony-burgess-foundation-manchester-registration-26921454796

www.shelter.co.uk

 

 

In Their Own Words

Local composer Michael Betteridge follows up on the success of his opera Thousand Furs which premiered at the IABF last summer by teaming up with composer Anna Braithwaite to present a brand new piece of verbatim musical theatre tackling loss and survival on the topics of HIV and dementia respectively. Setting the stories of two people facing life-changing diagnoses with honesty and humour against a backdrop of classical, pop and folk, these are musical portraits told In Their Own Words. Buy tickets now.

“Michael Betteridge’s inventive score parodies Handel’s choruses, medieval courtly dance and even barber shop quartet.”
★★★★★ Financial Times (for Thousand Furs)
Approximate show length: 55 mins

Suitable for 14yrs+

www.intheirownwords.uk

 

 

Juneau Projects: Animal Spirit

The artist duo Juneau Projects launch a new post-apocalyptic themed book, Animal Spirits. The book tells the story of a group of survivors who, following a global technological disaster, have founded an arts and craft community within the walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. With the internet, television and other media no longer dominating people’s time, the community members work together to find creative methods and means of surviving using the skills they each have. The story chronicles the arrival of a curator from Coniston in the Lake District, whose ideas and ambitions create disturbances in the apparent harmony of the community. Animal Spirits is an ambitious project that looks at the importance of creativity and the manner in which artists and crafts people’s roles and positions shift in tandem with technological development. The project has been made possible through the financial support of Berwick Visual Arts, Arts Council England, and Grizedale Arts. Free entry. sign up now.

 

 

Greater Manchester Fringe: Climbing Uphill

When Jenny Carson, Liz Humphries and Jonathan Ainscough arrived at the Royal Northern College of Music as fresh-faced postgraduates in Vocal Studies, they could barely imagine the day when they would emerge again, ready to take the world by storm as professional singers… Now that day has come and gone, they’re mildly alarmed to find it’s all a little bit more of an uphill struggle than they bargained for! Newly-expanded from last year’s sell-out Fringe debut, and featuring solos, duets and trios from a range of Broadway musicals – including ‘A Chorus Line’, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ and ‘Company’ – this revue-style concert takes a heartfelt and hilarious look at the highs and lows of life after music college. Buy now.