The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

New Music Forum: ~exchange

New music forum ~exchange returns with a second edition focusing on instrumental works extending into other realms – live video, live drawing, electronics & dance all feature, including works by Mark Dyer, Ditmanson/Osborn, Mauricio Pauly, & the Vonnegut Collective joined by Animikii Theatre. Forum discussions/workshops run from 3pm, with performances from 6.30pm. No signup needed. More info.

 

 

Book Launch, Screening & Performance: Jennet Thomas “THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE”

THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE is an experimental narrative film and multimedia sculptural installation. Through allegorical narrative, the work explores how affiliation alters meaning, focussing on the image of Margaret Thatcher as an ‘afterburn’ on our collective memory and politics. Notably, the film and installation was due to be shown prior to the last general election, but was postponed by Blackpool Council on the grounds that it could influence future election results, invoking ‘purdah’; the period of time prior to an election when the Council cannot be seen to favour any of the candidates over others. Join us for the launch of the UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE book, which continues the logic of the film as a document that could have been transported from its primitive-futuristic universe.

THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE film (40 mins) will be screened for the first time tonight and there will be a live performance from Simon Bookish (a.k.a Leo Chadburn) who composed the score. Buy Now.

 

 

Manchester Writing: Juliet Jacques

The Manchester Writing School at MMU and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation are delighted to present special guest Juliet Jacques.

Juliet Jacques is a freelance writer, best known for the Guardian’s Transgender Journey — the first time the gender reassignment process had been serialised for a major British publication. Her column was longlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2011. She was included in the Independent’s Pink List for 2012, 2013 and 2014, and is a regular contributor to the New Statesman. She has also written for Granta, TimeOut, Filmwaves, 3am, the London Review of Books, the New Humanist, the New Inquiry, and many other publications. Sign up now.

 

 

Anotherway Now: Rupert Sheldrake

Anotherway Now present a talk by controversial author, speaker and researcher in the field of “parapsychology”, Rupert Sheldrake. Buy Now.

 

 

Film Screening and Discussion: The Gold Rush

As part of the Burgess and Chaplin exhibition, we present a screening of Arguably Chaplin’s greatest work of the silent cinema era, The Gold Rush (1926). This screening will be held at HOME, Manchester. This screening will be followed by an informal discussion led by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation team. Buy tickets.

 

 

Exhibition: Burgess and Chaplin

‘Burgess and Chaplin’ is a celebration of Charlie Chaplin’s appearances in the theatres of Manchester during his early years as a music hall entertainer. Using archive photographs, memorabilia and film, this exhibition tells the story of long-lost theatres and music halls of Manchester, through the lens of Burgess’s writing. To accompany this exhibition, we will also be hosting three screenings of arguably Chaplin’s greatest work of the silent cinema era, The Gold Rush (1926) at HOME, Manchester, on Sunday 10th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th January. Buy tickets.

 

 

Film Screening: The Gold Rush

As part of the Burgess and Chaplin exhibition, we present a screening of Arguably Chaplin’s greatest work of the silent cinema era, The Gold Rush (1926). This screening will be held at HOME, Manchester. Buy tickets.

 

 

Film Screening: The Gold Rush

As part of the Burgess and Chaplin exhibition, we present a screening of Arguably Chaplin’s greatest work of the silent cinema era, The Gold Rush (1926). This screening will be held at HOME, Manchester. Buy tickets.

 

 

Film Screening and Discussion: Podemos Manchester presents “B, la película”

A week after the general elections in Spain, Podemos Manchester present the UK premiere of one of the most controversial Spanish films of the year, B, la película.

The production of B, la película was subject to censorship, and carried out with great difficulty. It portrays in detail the statement by former treasurer Luis Barcenas (P.P) before the judge investigating illegal funding within the judicial scandal known as the ‘Barcenas Case’.

Following the screening, the writer and director of B, la película, David Ilundain, will tell the story behind the various the obstacles and oddities surrounding this project, and take questions from the audience who are invited to discuss how we can shape a fairer society in the future, and what mechanisms can be put into place for reporting cases of power abuse and political corruption. There will be two screenings: 12.30pm / 7pm.  Sign up now.

 

 

Tour: Unlocking the Anthony Burgess Archive

Take a tour of the Burgess Foundation and discover more about Burgess’s life and work. Learn about Burgess’s beginnings in Manchester and his international career as a novelist, and get up-close to our fascinating collection of Burgess’s books, manuscripts, personal items and correspondence with writers and artists including Stanley Kubrick, Graham Greene and Olivia Manning. Places are very limited, so email [email protected] to reserve your place. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.