The Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester welcomes its 2023 Burgess Fellows, Dr Adelle Stripe and Joe Carrick-Varty. They will be reading from their work and in conversation with host Ian McGuire. The Fellowships introduce two new, published writers to each year’s new Creative Writing MA cohort at the Centre, and the […]

Join us for the launch of Anthony Burgess, Stanley Kubrick and A Clockwork Orange, a brand new book that draws on research undertaken at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation archives and the Stanley Kubrick Archive. The book, edited by Matthew Melia and Georgina Orgill, foregrounds the Burgess-Kubrick relationship in the light of the controversial novel-turned-film, […]

For four days, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation will host a special viewing of the exhibition Anthony Burgess’s Typewriters. The Manchester author Anthony Burgess wrote 33 novels and many more non-fiction books throughout his lifetime. He went through many typewriters, a number of which are held in the archive at the Burgess Foundation. Burgess was […]

Suffragist, scientist and trailblazer! Manchester born Lydia Becker was effectively the leader of the nationwide women’s suffrage movement during the later 19th century but has been airbrushed from popular history. She dedicated her life to campaigning for the vote, for women’s equality, and for every girl to have an education. Her triumphs were remarkable, including […]

Please join Poets & Players on Saturday 22 October, 2.30-4.00, at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation for a wonderful line-up of poets and musicians. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Clare Shaw Clare Shaw (they/them) has four poetry collections with Bloodaxe. Their latest collection Towards a General Theory of Love was awarded a […]

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, […]

This performance has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be notified. A performance of new music with pianist Kate Halsall, from her 2021 album release Breathe in Me. Alongside music for piano and harmoniums by Ailís Ní Ríain, Diana Salazar and Rose Dodd, the show features very special guests, the soprano Sarah Dacey and composer/performer of […]

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 […]