Writer and composer Anthony Burgess was born in north Manchester in 1917 as John Burgess Wilson. His works such as a Clockwork Orange are familiar to literature and music students around the planet and to celebrate the writer’s 100th birthday, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation is hosting a live performance at the Engine House on Cambridge Street, which seeks to explore Burgess’s life through his unpublished letters. Drawing on the Foundation’s extensive archive of correspondence, the evening showcases Burgess’ colourful cast of friends and enemies, including Angela Carter, Graham Greene, Stanley Kubrick and Hunter S. Thompson. A celebration of the man and his relationship with Britain’s vibrant post-war creative scene. Click here for more. The venue is also launching a centenary beer at the event called ‘Piano Players’ to complement a range of previous creations. Read more here: www.anthonyburgess.org

Sat 25 Feb, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY. Tel: 0161 235 0776, 7pm, £5 adv, £7 on the door, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Sat 25 Feb
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Thu 23 Feb 2017