You are invited to explore our new exhibition, ‘Anthony Burgess in America’, through a series of open days which will cast new light on Anthony Burgess’s complex relationship with the United States. Burgess and his family made regular visits to the United States between 1966 and 1993. He lived there for extended periods in the […]

  Tickets are now on sale for MLF Get Closer Members. Tickets go on general sale on Thursday 17 August 2023. MLF Get Closer Membership starts at £20 pa. Buy an MLF Get Closer Membership and book advance tickets here ‘Ólafsdóttir’s specialty is the small journeys we take to save ourselves and the ones we […]

Comma Press is thrilled to announce a partnership with The Publishers Association to present an exclusive series of translation and subsidiary rights workshops. These workshops are specially curated for Northern Fiction Alliance members and open to publishers beyond the alliance as well. The shared goal is to promote sustainable practices at the core of our […]

Since 1997 XS Malarkey has been a Manchester institution, with compere Toby Hadoke bringing you the very best comedians at the lowest prices. From the end of May until the start of August is our Edinburgh Preview Season, where some of our favourite comedians bring us work-in-progress previews of the full length shows they’ll be […]

Since 2016, award-winning Improbotics has brought robots to stages worldwide! In this brand new science comedy show, improvisers must keep up as state-of-the-art artificial intelligence takes over! Improvisers are controlled by AI chatbots: the result is an unpredictable work of human-machine hilarity. ‘Groundbreaking work’, ‘high quality comedy theatre’, ‘raises important philosophical questions’ (, 2022). ★★★★ […]

We are pleased to invite you to a summer party to celebrate the publication of The Clockwork Testament. This is the latest volume in the Irwell Edition of the Works of Anthony Burgess, published by Manchester University Press. In this comic novel, the poet Enderby, writer in residence at the fictional University of Manhattan, takes […]

Join us for a special insight into Anthony Burgess’s youth in the silent cinemas of 1920s Manchester. Burgess’s father was a pianoplayer (not a pianist) who played along with silent films in the picture-houses of his home city, improvising accompaniment to classics such as Metropolis and the Charlie Chaplin comedies. Burgess’s experiences were fictionalised in […]

101 years after James Joyce’s novel Ulysses first appeared in print, we are pleased to invite you to celebrate the publication anniversary of Anthony Burgess’s favourite book. Joyce’s epic novel is set in Dublin on a single day: 16 June 1904. This date has come to be known as ‘Bloomsday’ after the hero of the […]

This event is organised by the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) at the University of Manchester. Veteran ACT UP activist and scholar, Dr Monica Pearl, has written extensively on HIV/AIDS literature, film, theatre, and visual art. In this public lecture, she will offer current work-in-progress, tracing instances of fury on the […]

Please join Poets & Players on Saturday 25 March 2023, 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. Read all about the poets and musicians below. Andrew McMillan Andrew McMillan’s three collections of poetry are physical, playtime, and pandemonium; all […]