Click on dates in the calendar to find out about events and activities at the Engine House; details of each event are listed underneath.
The quartet Southbound play their unique brand of classical and jazz at an intimate gig at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. Jack Davies (trumpet), Rob Cope (sax), Tom Taylor (piano) and Jon Ormston (drums) are fresh from capacity shows in Manchester, London and Kongsberg as well as a broadcast for BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line Up from the Southport Jazz Festival. Watch them here.
Redeye Photography Network presents photographer Alina Kisina at its next Network Meeting in Manchester. Alina Kisina is an Ukrainian photographer who regularly returns to her native land to take pictures that bring out the spirituality of its mundane objects and scenes. Her evocative pictures use a mixture of abstraction and representation to create an enigmatic depth and height suggesting a reality beyond that of the things actually shown. Kisina’s recent City of Home solo show was exhibited at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow in 2011 and work from this series was part of the Format 2011 international photography festival in Derby. This year Kisina is continuing her work on the City of Home series under a new commission for Light House Media Centre in the UK, alongside exhibitions at festivals hosted in Singapore, Syria and Ukraine. For more information please contact email@example.com, or visit the Redeye website.
Literature Northwest presents a seminar event on marketing and publicity in publishing. Join Ruth Killick of Profile Books and Benedicte Page of the The Bookseller for an insight into this part of a fast-changing industry. Free, please RSVP to Jim Hinks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pentameter Now, with Glyn Maxwell. This one-day course is suitable for intermediate and advanced writers. 'While the Modernists were breaking the pentameter, Edward Thomas was quietly healing it. Discuss.’ Or rather, don’t discuss, but explore, work, play with the ideas of metre as footstep, vowels as feelings, line as breath, and the pentameter as utterance both mortal and timeless. Glyn will work with examples from poets such as Yeats, Dickinson, Hardy, Frost and MacNeice, and offers you original games, peculiar exercises and random thoughts. Booking essential via www.poetryschool.com or 020 7582 1679.
Lunchtime concert: Bach, Beethoven, Schumann Wednesday, July 25th, 2012, 1:00 pm | Free, no booking required.
Join the violin and piano duo of Hitoshi Suzuki and TJ Tham for a lunchtime concert featuring: Bach, Partita No.1 in B minor for solo violin; Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major Op. 110 and Schumann, Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor Op.105. Free, all welcome.