Art: Last Chance to See Isaac Julien’s installation at The Whitworth
This Tuesday is your last opportunity to catch this installation from artist Isaac Julien at The Whitworth before it closes its doors. Inspired by the 2004 Morecambe Bay cockling disaster, the installation mixes news footage with specially-shot material. See our full preview for more information.
Until Tue 28 Aug, The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER. Tel: 0161 275 7450, 10am – 5pm, www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk
Live literature: Kerry Hadley-Pryce at Gullivers
Live literature night Bad Language returns to Gullivers on Oldham Street this Wednesday, and their star guest for the evening is novelist Kerry Hadley-Pryce. Kerry’s latest book ‘Gamble’ is the dark tale of a man’s life come unspun, and she’ll be reading excerpts from the new book at the night, as well as maybe talking a little about her Michael Schmidt Prize-winning debut The Black Country. The night will also feature open mic slots, showcasing the best up-and-coming young writers in the North West.
Wed 29 Aug, Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW. 7.30pm – 10pm, www.facebook.com
Free performance: Former young people’s poet laureate, Sophie McKeand’s Crøwoman at Hatch
Oxford Road’s food and drink pop up space, Hatch, plays host to former Young People’s Poet Laureate Sophie McKeand and her new show ‘Crøwoman’ on Wednesday from 7pm. The poet, originally from North Wales, draws on her experiences living a nomadic lifestyle around Europe and the performance will be followed by a DJ set from Rob Bright. Of course, Hatch’s collection of fine street-food vendors will be available throughout.
Wed 29 Aug, Hatch, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7ED, 7pm, www.sophiemckeand.com
Find out what it’s worth: Antiques Roadshow at MediaCityUK
Antiques Roadshow – the popular daytime TV antique valuation show – is coming to MediaCity this Thursday to record an episode. If you’ve got an item you want to try and get valued, or if you just want to see Fiona Bruce in person, there’s no need for a ticket – just head down to Salford Quays.
Thu 30 Aug, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2EQ. 9.30am – 5pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Immersive performance: Protons The Play at The Christie (pictured)
Protons: The Play is a new interactive performance that takes you through the history of proton therapy, from its discovery through to its application as an effective treatment against a range of cancers. It’s presented by The Big Egg Theatre Company, fresh from a run at the Edinburgh Fringe, and appropriately the performance is hosted at the Christie Hospital’s Proton Therapy Centre Research Room. Booking ahead is essential, with several performances taking place over the two days.
Thu 30 Aug – Fri 31 Aug, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 4BX. 1pm – 4.30pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Published on: Sun 26 Aug 2018