This year marks 50 years since Anthony Burgess’ novel, A Clockwork Orange, was published. The Moston-born polymath’s most famous work has permeated popular culture, art, theatre and film with its explorations of the nature of good and evil, not to mention a distinctive literary style. The book’s fame and popularity rocketed when it was adapted for film in 1971. Initially banned in the UK, the movie, starring Malcolm McDowell and directed by Stanley Kubrick, became one of the cult films of the century. For this innovative exhibition, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation (based on Cambridge Street) in collaboration with The Stanley Kubrick archive, will present a fascinating exhibition of manuscripts, books, film props, rare photographs and other artefacts, in homage to this culture-shifting work.

Mon 20 Aug – Sun 27 Jan 2013, The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, M3 3EH, Tel: 0161 306 0555, 10am – 5pm Tue – Sat, 12pm – 5pm Sun – Mon, FREE,

Image: International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Mon 20 Aug
James Wise
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Fri 28 Dec 2012