Ruskin Lectures at Portico Library
Part of the ongoing John Ruskin bicentennial, The Portico Library hosts a series of restagings of some of his most famous lectures, starting with his lecture on ‘The Discovery and Application of Art’ this Monday. See our full preview for more details.
Mon 8 Jul, The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HY. 6.30pm,

Peterloo Screening at New Adelphi Theatre (pictured)
2019 also marks the bicentennial of The Peterloo Massacre, an important and tragic chapter in the history of Manchester and of English radicalism. The New Adelphi Theatre at Salford University will be hosting a free screening of Mike Leigh’s 2018 film that brings director’s trademark realism to bear on the historical event, presenting a brutal, uncompromising view of the massacre. This screening is part of the University’s Festival of Research, which runs until Friday.
Mon 8 Jul, New Adelphi, University of Salford, University Road, Salford, M5 4BR, 6pm – 9pm,

Anthony Burgess and Modernism Book Launch at Burgess Foundation
On Tuesday evening, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation hosts a launch event for a new book about their namesake. Anthony Burgess and Modernism looks at the authors relationship with modernism, a movement that dominated art, literature and architecture throughout much of the 20th Century. This launch event also features an exhibition of original documents from the man, including a proposal for a book he planned to write on the history of modernism.
Tue 9 Jul, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY, 6pm – 8.30pm,

IMMERSE at MediaCityUK
Another event from Salford’s Festival of Research, on Wednesday evening MediaCityUK will host this interactive exhibition, aimed at connecting the public to research in a way that tingles all the senses. Special research rooms have been set up to allow you to get hands on with research, bringing you closer to the challenges facing modern science and engineering and teaching you a little about how they’re being addressed. There will also be the opportunity to meet inventors and creators, as well as sample some eco-friendly food at a sustainable market.
Wed 10 Jul, MediaCityUK, 101-110 Broadway, Salford, M50 2EQ, 6pm – 8pm,

Hip Hop Showcase at People’s History Museum
On Thursday evening, The People’s History Museum hosts this free Hip-Hop showcase featuring local favourites such as Lady Ice. Our extended preview has the full lowdown.
Thu 11 Jul, People’s History Museum, New Court Street, Manchester, M3 3ER, 6pm,

Buffer Zones Exhibition Opening at Paradise Works
Also on Thursday, you can catch the opening of this new exhibition at Salford’s Paradise Works. See our full preview for more information.
Thu 11 Jul – Sat 3 Aug, Paradise Works, East Philip Street, Salford, Manchester, M3 7LE,

Mon 8 Jul - Fri 12 Jul
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 7 Jul 2019