Verbose at Fallow Café
Live literature night Verbose returns to Fallowfield’s Fallow Café this Monday, with special guest appearances from writers Martine McDonagh, Stephen May and Sarah Tierney. McDonagh is fresh from the release of her third novel Narcissism For Beginners, which she will be reading from on the night. There’s also an open mic segment if you’re looking to read something of your own.
Mon 22 May, Fallow Café, 2A Landcross Road, Manchester, M14 6NA. 7.30pm – 10pm, www.facebook.com
Election Panel at Portico Library
The General Election is looming, and the Portico Library is looking to bring you some context on the issues of the day: Everything from Brexit to the mayoral election will be discussed by the panel of savvy political commentators. The panel includes academics, as well as representatives from the private and charitable sectors. The event is organised by the Library, with a little help from the Political Studies Association – the UK’s leading organisation for the promotion of the study of politics.
Wed 24 May, The Portico Library & Gallery, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HY. 6.30pm – 8pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
The Gore-Booth Sisters at Irish World Heritage Centre
The Irish Worls Heritage Centre has been hosting an exhibition on the lives of Irish suffragettes Constance Markievicz and Eva Gore-Booth since March, where it featured in the programme of the Wonder Women Festival. This week, you can step deeper into the exhibition with this lecture from Liverpool Hope historian Sonja Tiernan. Tiernan has written numerous books and papers on the two revolutionary sisters, and there can be no better speaker to bring their stories to life.
Wed 24 May, Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Manchester, M8 0AE. 7.30pm – 9pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Twin Peaks Exhibition Launch at The Font (pictured)
David Lynch’s television masterpiece Twin Peaks made its triumphant return to our television screens this weekend after a 25 year hiatus. The Font in Chorlton are celebrating its return with Cooper’s Dreams, an exhibition of works inspired by the groundbreaking series by illustrator Dzekutis in collaboration with poet Joey Francis. The launch night party will feature a set from the Generic Greeting DJs and visuals from tech wizards Kidmilk and Will Berry. They’re also offering special themed cocktails for the evening.
Thu 25 May, The Font, 115-117 Manchester Road, Manchester, M21 9PG. 7pm – late, www.facebook.com
Published on: Mon 22 May 2017