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 […]

Eroteme team up with Chilean archival collective, MUCAM & Mississippi records to present a night of film, music and talks exploring the Chilean folkloric tradition — Canto a lo divino. Canto a lo divino – collective musical memory from Chile Canto a lo divino is a unique musical expression of the Chilean peasant world. It […]

Award-winning folk-fusion collective Kabantu perform their new album freehand live for the first time in their home town of Manchester. Kabantu are an award-winning folk-fusion collective from Manchester. Kabantu means “of the people” — stemming from the South African philosophy of Ubuntu: “I am who I am because of who we all are”. Aiming to […]

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, […]

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 […]

This event has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be notified. Join Blackwell’s bookshop on Tuesday 13th September at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation when Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge will be here in Manchester talking about his latest cookbook REAL LIFE RECIPES and passing on the tips and tricks he’s learned in professional kitchens to help […]

Based on Italo Calvino’s novel, this new interdisciplinary adaptation blends contemporary dance with live drawing and original music to transport the audience into a fantastic journey. An old overhead projector opens a portal between two realms: the physical and the imaginary, setting a nostalgic and yet playful atmosphere. Invisible Cities challenges what illustration and storytelling […]

Following on from their award winning performance of Clouds at the Pankhurst Centre in 2019, Time & Again return to the Greater Manchester Fringe with a joyous take on Shakespeare’s beloved comedy – a very 1980s themed adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Crimp your hair, pull up a chair and prepare to encounter runaway […]

You are warmly invited to join us for a special Bloomsday social at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. We are celebrating the 100th publication anniversary of James Joyce’s Ulysses and Burgess’s creative responses to Joyce’s work. Burgess was strongly influenced by Joyce, and he re-read Ulysses, his favourite novel, at least once every year. His […]

Ethiopian poets celebrate Songs We Learn from Trees (Carcanet, 2020), the first anthology of Amharic poetry in English. Join us for an evening of bilingual readings and discussion of the vibrant poetry scene in Addis Ababa, with Dr Bedilu Wakjira (from Addis Ababa) Misrak Terefe (Addis) Kebedech Tekleab (New York) Hama Tuma (Paris) Mihret Kebede […]