Manchester author Anthony Burgess will be toasted with a three-day celebration of talks, tours and music. The ‘Anthony Burgess: Life, Work Reputation’ conference marks the centenary of the birth of Burgess, most famous for his controversial novel ‘A Clockwork Orange’. The event is hosted by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, who are inviting the public to explore the many facets of the writer’s creativity, including his invented languages, his music scores and his literary influence throughout the world. Along with a series of talks on a wide range of Burgessian topics, attendees will also be treated to guided tours of the Whitworth Gallery’s ‘No End to Enderby’ exhibition and Burgess’s old school Xaverian College. Burgess, who grew up in Harpurhey and Moss Side, wrote 33 novels and over 250 musical works. The conference will culminate with one of those works: a world premiere of Burgess’s ‘Concerto for Flute, Strings and Piano in D Minor’. Conference tickets are £20 and can be bought in advance or on the door.

Mon 3 – Wed 5 Jul, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St, Manchester M1 5BY. Tel: 0161 235 0776, £20,

Mon 3 Jul - Wed 5 Jul
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Sun 2 Jul 2017