Dominic Berry at Central Library
This comedy and poetry show from award-winning performance poet Dominic Berry focuses in on the subject of videogaming. Performed as part of Central Library’s History of LGBT celebrations, his show is called Up Your Game: The Downfall of a Noob and takes a hard but humourous look at how gaming can seriously damage your life.
Mon 15 Feb, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD, 6.30pm – 7.30pm,

Delightful Sausage at Castle Hotel
Not technically a freebie, as a standard ticket will set you back a cool £3, but this brilliantly-monikered little comedy night at The Castle does offer free concessionary tickets: So if you’re a student, retired or on the dole you can laugh for less. The reins of the night are held by primo alternative act Christopher Cantrill, and it promises turns from some of the best local comics, including Jack Evans, Jayne Edwards, Amy Gledhill and Nicola Redman. Delightful indeed.
Tue 16 Feb, Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE, 7.45pm,

Winnie Byanyima at Manchester University
Executive director of Oxfam and former Ugandan politician Winnie Byanyima is holding this talk at Manchester University. Speaking on the topic of inequality and global development, she’ll bring her decades of experience to bear on these important issues. This lecture marks the opening of the University’s new Global Development Institute, the largest in Europe, which aims to identify and address global inequalities and social justice issues.
Wed 17 Feb, Lecture Theatre B, University Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, 5pm – 6.30pm,

Stanley Moss and Evan Jones Poetry at Portico Library
One of the Portico’s regular poetry events, guest speaker Stanley Moss (pictured, when young) will take listeners through some of his best work and some of this new stuff too. 90-year-old Moss, also a jobbing art dealer, hails from New York and is currently touring his new collection internationally. Canadian-born Evan Jones completes the bill.
Wed 17 Feb, The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HY, 6.30pm,

Mon 15 Feb - Fri 19 Feb
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 14 Feb 2016