The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

What’s on

Click on dates in the calendar to find out about events and activities at the Engine House; details of each event are listed underneath.

« July 2015 »

Exhibition: Manchester Made MeWednesday, July 1st, 2015, 9:00 am | Free, until Monday 20th July

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.

Workshop: Poetry School Saturday Session with Ann and Peter SansomSaturday, July 11th, 2015, 10:30 am | £56.00/£53.00/£45.00

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 for booking details.