When Worlds Collide Screening at Burgess Foundation (pictured)
On Monday evening you can see this free screening at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. When Worlds Collide is a 1951 slice of Hollywood disaster sci-fi, adapted from the 1932 novel of the same name, and looks at what happens when an alien planet collides with the Earth. It’s a hammy, fun film that relishes in the kind of apocalyptic imagery that filmmakers would remix and plagiarise for decades to come. The screening is part of the venues Future Fictions season of screenings, which uses cinema to explore Burgess’ – and our own – fascination with dystopia and bleak futures.
Mon 19 Nov, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY, www.facebook.com

Poets in the Cities at Irish World Heritage Centre
Also on Monday night, you can catch this free poetry event at the Irish World Heritage Centre. Manchester University’s Centre for New Writing invites Irish poets Rita Ann Higgins and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh to talk about their work and perform readings. Despite a thirty-year age gap, the writers share many similarities, as both write in Irish Gaelic, tackling contemporary issues and offering fresh perspectives on modern Irish life. Booking ahead for this event is essential.
Mon 19 Nov, Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Manchester, M8 0AE, 7pm – 9pm, www.eventbrite.com

This Is The Female Gaze at Goodstock
Oxford Road charity shop Goodstock hosts a one-night-only exhibition featuring the work of local, female photographers. 11 women have contributed to the exhibition, covering everything from portraiture to travel photography. It’s run in partnership with Bumble BIZZ – the new LinkedIn-a-like product from dating app Bumble – and refreshments in the form of wine and prosecco are available throughout the evening.
Tue 20 Nov, Goodstock, 6a Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5QA, 5pm – 9pm, www.facebook.com

Metalsmiths at Manchester Craft & Design Centre
The Manchester Craft & Design Centre launches its latest exhibition on Thursday. Metalsmiths features the work of seven talented new metalworkers, with both artistic and functional pieces on display. Check out our full preview for more details.
Thu 22 Nov 2018 – Sat 2 Feb 2019, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD, Tel: 0161 832 4274, 10am – 5.30pm, www.craftanddesigns.com

Mon 19 Nov - Fri 23 Nov
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 18 Nov 2018