Daughter signing at Piccadilly Records
Indie folk three-piece Daughter may have turned down the offer to appear on Letterman a few years back, but they’re certainly still happy to turn up for YOUR benefit. They’re doing a signing of their new album at the Oldham Street record store. Technically it’s free at point of entry, although you’ll want to be picking up a copy of their album for them to sign. Unless you want them to sign your arm or something.
Thu 21 Jan, Piccadilly Records, 53 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JR. Tel: 0161 839 8008, 1pm – 2pm, www.facebook.com

Juliet Jacques at Burgess Foundation
Noted trans writer and journalist Juliet Jacques is speaking as part of the Manchester Writing lecture series, in which authors discuss the techniques they deploy in their work and the challenges they face. Juliet is best known for her Transgender Journey column in the Guardian, the first ever serialised account of transitioning published in a major newspaper.
Thu 21 Jan, The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY. 7pm, www.eventbrite.com

Real Story with Jenn Ashworth at Gullivers
The Real Story is never far from these pages, offering as it does an excellent quarterly free spoken word experience. This instalment at Gullivers features a guest spot from Prestonian Jenn Ashworth, best known for her keenly observed and blackly humorous novels. See our full preview for further details.
Thu 21 Jan, Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW, 7.30pm, www.therealstory.org

Swing Into Action at The Printworks (pictured)
Dance teacher Katz Korner is running these lunchtime dance sessions, aimed at getting lapsed resolution-makers up their feet and dancing in January. No equipment or partner required, just a willingness to lose yourself in the swing and Charleston. If you miss this week’s, then don’t worry, there’s another session next Friday too!
Fri 22 Jan, The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BS. 12pm – 2pm, www.theprintworks.com

Mon 18 Jan - Fri 22 Jan
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 17 Jan 2016