Evelyn Mok at The Whiskey Jar (pictured)
Swedish comic Evelyn Mok is widely tipped as one to watch after taking her lean debut show to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. That show, entitled ‘Idiot’, was a short burst of low energy deadpanning around the subject of being a Northern European child of Chinese immigrants. This show, presented as part of the Women In Comedy Festival, is a workshop for her next outing. It’s provisionally titled ’Bound’ and, as a workshop, it’s anyone’s guess what the content of the show will be. Given her past form though, it’ll definitely be worth checking out. It’s a free show, but there will be a donation bucket. You can prebook seats by email, see link for details.
Mon 19 Oct, The Whiskey Jar, 14 Tariff St, M1 2FF, 8pm, www.facebook.com
Student Design Events at 70 Oxford Street
70 Oxford Street, the new name for the old Cornerhouse, plays host to a pair of free student-only events as part of the Design Manchester festival. These two-hour sessions are led by professionals aiming to give would-be artists and designers an insight into their work. The first session, on Monday, comes from designer and former Lemon Jelly member Fred Deakin, who’ll be presenting his Collabology project: A multidisciplinary workshop involving a number of different colleges. Tuesday’s session is hosted by Matt Cooper-Wright, who’ll be talking about how to get a leg-up in the design industry.
Mon 19 Oct – Tue 20 Oct, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, 2pm-4pm, www.designmcr.com
The Forgotten War talk at WCML
The African theatre of the First World War is often overlooked, as is the sacrifice of the black native soldiers who fought. This talk at Salford’s Working Class Movement Library takes a look at this conflict, the people involved and the aftermath, and poses the question: What did Africa gain from the expansion of British and French colonies? Hungarian historian Marika Sherwood aims to shed some light. The talk is part of Black History Month and there’s still plenty of stimulating and eye-opening events listed on the BHM website.
Tue 20 Oct, Wokring Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX, 2pm – 3pm, www.wcml.org.uk
Manchester Moleskine at TwentyTwentyTwo
Another Design Manchester event, but this time open to everyone. 52 artists were given space in a single A5 Moleskine notebook and let off the leash, and now we get to witness the results. The beautiful Frankenstein sketchpad will be presented at TwentyTwentyTwo, along with a highlight reel of the best work from the book. There’ll also be live illustration, music and mystery guests.
Wed 21 Oct, TwentyTwentyTwo, 20 Dale St, M1 1EZ, 6pm – late, www.designmcr.com
Published on: Sun 18 Oct 2015