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.

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Booklaunch: Beacons - stories for our not-so-distant futureThursday, March 7th, 2013, 6:30 pm | Free, no need to book.

The Manchester Writing School at MMU, Manchester Literature Festival and Steady State Manchester invite you to explore how literature can connect us with the predicaments of our age. Join Clare Dudman (scientist by training and author of three novels including A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees) Rodge Glass (author of three novels including Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs and a Somerset Maugham Award-winning biography of Alasdair Gray) and Gregory Norminton (author of four novels including the highly acclaimed Serious Things and creative writing teacher at MMU) to discuss BEACONS, a collection of twenty-one original stories by major UK authors. The stories are inspired by, and will be sold for the benefit of, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition. More information from Manchester Literature Festival.  

Concert: Trio AtemSaturday, March 9th, 2013, 6:00 pm | £5 suggested donation, on the door.

Trio Atem is one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic contemporary music ensembles, with a commitment to commissioning new work from the younger generation of UK composers. This concert feature world premieres of Trio Atem commissions by composers Eleri Pound, Martin Iddon, and Mic Spencer as part of their Arts Council England-funded series 'Northern Arcs'. More here.

Theatre: One Hand ClappingThursday, March 14th, 2013, 7:30 pm | £8/£6.

House of Orphans and the Burgess Foundation present scenes from Anthony Burgess's black comedy, One Hand Clapping, to celebrate a new reissue of the novel by Serpent's Tail. Average couple Janet and Howard's lives begin to unravel when Howard's photographic memory helps win him a gameshow fortune. Burgess's 1961 darkly comic satire of drab English consumerism is still relevant today. Tickets available here.  

Theatre: One Hand ClappingFriday, March 15th, 2013, 7:30 pm | £8/£6.

House of Orphans and the Burgess Foundation present scenes from Anthony Burgess's black comedy, One Hand Clapping, to celebrate a new reissue of the novel by Serpent's Tail. Average couple Janet and Howard's lives begin to unravel when Howard's photographic memory helps win him a gameshow fortune. Burgess's 1961 darkly comic satire of drab English consumerism is still relevant today. Tickets available here.

Lecture: J.B. Priestley and Anthony Burgess Saturday, March 16th, 2013, 2:00 pm | Free, no need to book.

We are delighted to welcome the J.B. Priestley Society to the International Anthony Burgess Foundation for their annual lecture. Dr Andrew Biswell will speak on 'English Anxieties: J.B.Priestley and Anthony Burgess', looking at the affinities between Priestley and Burgess as writers from the north of England, with particular reference to Burgess's critical writings about Priestley, including reviews, profiles, obituaries and his assessment of Vincent Brome's biography. All are welcome.

Theatre: One Hand ClappingSaturday, March 16th, 2013, 7:30 pm | £8/£6.

House of Orphans and the Burgess Foundation present scenes from Anthony Burgess's black comedy, One Hand Clapping, to celebrate a new reissue of the novel by Serpent's Tail. Average couple Janet and Howard's lives begin to unravel when Howard's photographic memory helps win him a gameshow fortune. Burgess's 1961 darkly comic satire of drab English consumerism is still relevant today. Tickets available here.