Click on dates in the calendar to find out about events and activities at the Engine House; details of each event are listed underneath.
Exhibition: new work in response to A Clockwork OrangeThursday, June 7th, 2012, 6:00 pm | Free; continues to 10 June.
An exhibition of works by the Media LAB, Manchester School of Art and invited artists, presenting new work in response to Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the book. Including photography, painting, sculpture, film and sound, with works by Grace Allardyce, Andrew Bracey, James Cook, Miklos Csepely-Knorr, Joe Duffy, Michael Fowdrey, Andrew Glynn, Dave Griffiths, Lisa Joel, Mohammed Koosha and Andrea Zapp. Opening event with drinks on 7 June, 6pm - 8pm, free. Exhibition continues to 10 June.
Booklaunch: Ian Gregson, Gail Ashton, Judy KendallMonday, June 11th, 2012, 7:00 pm | Free, please RSVP.
Cinnamon Press presents three new books at the Burgess Foundation. Join Ian Gregson reading from his Manchester-based novel, Not Tonight Neil, and poets Gail Ashton and Judy Kendall launching their collections The Other Side of Glass and Climbing Postcards. Free event with drinks. All welcome, no need to book but please rsvp to Jan Fortune.
Award-winning writer Jean Sprackland's new book Strands: A Year Of Discoveries On The Beach is part natural history, part meditation, part travelogue. Join us to mark the launch of this lyrical collection of meditations, including a reading and discussion with poet Michael Symmons Roberts. Free, refreshments; please rsvp here. This event is kindly sponsored by Jonathan Cape.
Conference: Fifty Years of A Clockwork OrangeThursday, June 28th, 2012, 9:00 am | A three-day event celebrating A Clockwork Orange in all its forms. £70 / £40. Day tickets £25.
WITTY : FUNNY : SATIRIC : MUSICAL : EXCITING : BIZARRE : POLITICAL : THRILLING : FRIGHTENING : METAPHORICAL : COMIC : SARDONIC : BEETHOVEN To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange(1962), the International Anthony Burgess Foundation is organising a multi-disciplinary conference to examine its profound and enduring impact on literature, film, music, theatre and society. The conference will be supported by the UK premiere of Burgess’s Clockwork Orange music, a new Burgess/Kubrick exhibition at the John Rylands Library (in collaboration with the Stanley Kubrick Archive), and a film season at the Cornerhouse cinema. Our keynote speakers will include Peter Kramer, author of the most recent book about A Clockwork Orange, published in 2011. The conference will take place between 28 June and 30 June 2012. Booking is now open here and is £70. Concessions are £40; and day tickets are £25. A conference ticket entitles you to buffet lunches on all three days of the conference, a wine reception, a performance of the Clockwork Orange songs by Anthony Burgess, and discounted admission to three film screenings at the Cornerhouse cinema. Please let us know in advance if you would like to attend the films, so that we can reserve tickets for you. On purchasing your ticket you will receive a registration form and provisional conference schedule for your reference. Please contact email@example.com if you have any queries in the meantime.