Olivia Rosenthal at Blackwells
French author – and one of her country’s foremost creative writing teachers – Olivia Rosenthal comes to student bookshop Blackwell’s this Friday evening for a free talk. She’ll be reading from her recently-translated novel To Leave with the Reindeer, a complex inscrutable work that explores the tension between domesticity and wildness.
Fri 17 May, Blackwell’s Bookshop, University Green, 146 University Green, Manchester, M13 9GP, 7pm – 8.30pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk

CLOUDS Album Launch at Kro Bar (pictured)
All-female harp quartet CLOUDS are releasing their fourth album Up She Rises, and to celebrate they’re doing a free gig at Oxford Road’s Kro Bar this Friday night. The four RNCM graduates will be performing tracks from the new album, which draws thematically from fairytales and folklore. Copies of the album will be available to purchase on the night.
Fri 17 May, Kro Bar, 325 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PG, 7.30pm – 10pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Ancoats Photography Walk at The Horsfall
If you’re aged 13-25, you can take part in this photography walk around Ancoats, led by artist Rod Kippen. Leaving from The Horsfall Gallery, Kippen leads you through the area, helping give you a slightly different perspective on familiar sights. This tour is part of the Festival of Ruskin, celebrating the life and work of 19th century art critic – and frequent critic of industrial Manchester – John Ruskin.
Sat 18 May, The Horsfall, 105 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 6JB, 10.30am – 12.30pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Community Hub at Waterside Arts Centre
Waterside Arts Centre in Sale hosts this free afternoon event as part of Trafford Pride 2019. Check out our extended preview for more details.
Sun 18 May, Waterside, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Manchester, M33 7ZF, Tel: 0161 912 5616, 11am – 3pm, www.prideintrafford.org

Fri 17 May - Sun 19 May
Jon Whiteley
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Tue 16 Apr 2019