Join us for an evening of music and literature as we launch Anthony Burgess’s Mozart and the Wolf Gang, the seventh volume in the ground-breaking Irwell Edition of the Works of Anthony Burgess. Mozart and the Wolf Gang is one of Burgess’s great works, often overlooked due to its experimental form, which nevertheless remains accessible, […]

A performance of new experimental music with pianist Kate Halsall, from her 2021 album release, Breathe in Me. Alongside music for piano and harmoniums by Ailís Ní Ríain, Fumiko Miyachi, Diana Salazar and Rose Dodd, the show features very special guests, the soprano Sarah Dacey and composer/performer of electronic and electroacoustic music, Jenn Kirby. Kate’s […]

Please join Poets & Players on Saturday 24 September, 2.30-4.00 at their new home at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation for a wonderful line-up of poets and musicians. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Read all about the poets and musicians below. Fiona Benson Fiona Benson was educated at Trinity College, Oxford and […]

See Manchester’s first Multilingual City Poets perform work inspired by protest, resistance, identity and home in English, Spanish, Urdu and Arabic. Jova Bagioli Reyes is a queer, neurodiverse immigrant hailing from Colombia and Chile. Their poetry and music are heavily inspired by the long struggle of Abya Yala (so-called Latin America). Anjum Malik is an […]

Lean – into the unexpected storm that’s descended on Antarctica; Fall – as it becomes apparent you’ve suffered a stroke; Stand – when group rehabilitation helps with your movement and speech. In his superb new novel Lean Fall Stand, Jon McGregor explores the isolation of the world’s southernmost continent; the impact of a stroke on […]

Two rising stars of LGBTQ+ literature discuss their phenomenal second novels. In Okechukwu Nzelu’s Here Again Now actor Achike opens his flat and his heart to Ekene, his best friend since childhood, and Chibuike, his alcoholic father. But tragedy strikes leaving two of the three to find their way to vulnerability and love. Yara Rodrigues […]

The history of walls – as a way to keep people in or out – is also the history of people managing to get around, over and under them. In All Walls Collapse, a special anthology to commemorate English PEN’s centenary and the tenth anniversary of PEN Translates, authors write about walls around the world. […]

For the 2022 Anthony Burgess Lecture, and in the centenary year of TS Eliot’s poem ‘The Waste Land’, we are delighted to welcome the acclaimed poet and critic Robert Crawford to deliver a specially commissioned talk on TS Eliot and literary biography. TS Eliot was a formative influence on Anthony Burgess, who returned to Eliot’s […]

Women Talk Place presents two days of conversation about place and creativity. Friday 9 September 9.30am — 5pm See the full programme here. A day of discussions and presentations about creativity and place from a wide variety of perspectives; from mapping and walking to community spaces, haunted and spiritual places, and the way we express […]

Women Talk Place presents two days of conversation about place and creativity. Friday 9 September 9.30am — 5pm See the full programme here. A day of discussions and presentations about creativity and place from a wide variety of perspectives; from mapping and walking to community spaces, haunted and spiritual places, and the way we express […]