On Tuesday evening, Blackwells bookshop hosts this writers’ event, inviting three Slovak writers to come and talk about their work, and how literature has changed in their country since the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Ivana Dobrakovová, Uršuľa Kovalyk and Balla are three of Slovakia’s brightest young creatives, and will be talking about their experiences to Ironopolis author Glen James Brown, through a translator.
Handmade pub The Pilcrow hosts a night of entertainment celebrating the life and work of pop music legend Cher. There’s a Cher-themed quiz to test your knowledge of her mammoth 54 year career, dress up competitions and Manchester’s SHE Choir will be performing songs from her back catalogue. This isn’t technically a free event, as there’s a £1 entry fee, but all the proceeds go to charity Every Month, who provide free sanitary products for women in need.
70 Oxford Street hosts this big exhibition from Manchester Writing School on Thursday evening, looking at the history of arts and literature quarterly AMBIT Magazine. Celebrating six decades in print this year, AMBIT is launching its 238th issue with readings from a panel of literary luminaries including current editor Briony Bax. As well as this new issue, you’ll also be able to see all 237 previous issues, which will be on display – containing art work from the likes of David Hockney and Hunter S. Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman.
Also on Thursday evening, Manchester School of Art’s Holden Gallery presents this free gig under their Art School Live banner. They’ll be inviting along Liverpool-based power-math trio Real Terms will be performing a rare show in the city, alongside local group Playacting. At the time of writing, this gig is sold out, but it’s always worth checking in on the day. If you can’t make it though, you still don’t have to miss out, as the entire show will be live-streamed on YouTube.
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