Shakespeare’s First Folio at John Rylands Library
The John Rylands Library on Deansgate is home to an impressive collection of old, rare and first-edition books. This Wednesday you can take a look at some of their most prized possessions: This antique copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio and the first edition of his sonnets. You’ll be taken through them by the library’s curator, who’ll be talking about the books and their importance to literature and publishing. No booking required, but make sure you turn up on time!
Wed 24 Aug, John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH. Tel: 0161 306 0555, 11.30am,

Carcanet Press Summer Sale
Local publishers Carcanet Press are opening up their in-house store for one evening to offer a summer sale. Established in 1962, they publish a wide selection of genres range from poetry to film criticism, and also boast a heavy back-catalogue of translations. This is a rare opportunity to have a real nosey through their wares, and maybe pick up a bargain on the way.
Thu 25 Aug, Carcanet Press, 4th floor, Alliance House, 30 Cross Street, Manchester, M2 7AQ. 5.30pm – 7pm,

Book Bash at Kosmonaut
Another literary event that’s happening this Thursday is this book bash at Kosmonaut on Tariff Street. It’s an informal socialising evening for writers, bloggers, small publishers and book lovers to get together and talk about books over drinks. It’s free to attend, although registering online through Eventbrite is highly recommended.
Thu 25 Aug, Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF. 6.30pm,

Jungle Ting at The Live Room
If you’re looking for something with a bit more pace, The Live Room on Grosvenor Street are hosting another Jungle Ting. It’s a night of free jungle presented by Bloc2Bloc and Strictly Bass records, with 2014’s Mr. Jungle vocalist MC B.I.C bringing the noise, along with Big Al, Leggo Dan and Jah Corky. This looks like it might be becoming a regular gig, so keep and eye out for it over the coming months.
Thu 25 Aug, The Live Room, 94-96 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL. 9pm -3am,

Last Chance To See Full Scale at Holden Gallery (pictured)
This exhibition of billboard-sized artworks has been on running at MMU’s Holden Gallery since July, but it comes to end this Friday. Check out our full preview for more information.
Until Fri 26 Aug, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BR, Mon – Fri 10am – 4.30pm, Thu 10am – 7pm,

Mon 22 Aug - Fri 26 Aug
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 21 Aug 2016