Spoken word night FLIM returns in its new home at Gullivers on Oldham Street. The hook is that a roster of comedians, poets and performers of all stripes come together to reenact a particular film through their own medium and creative lens. This month’s film is Studio Ghibli’s dazzling 2004 fantasy film Howl’s Moving Castle. Amongst the acts confirmed for this month’s show is musical comic Edy Hurst and fantasy poet Maz Hedgehog. Whilst this event is technically free to attend, you are encouraged to donate what you can on the door.
Mental health writer Claire Eastham comes to Chapter One Books on Lever Street this Wednesday evening, for their Let’s Talk Books book club. Let’s Talk Books is organised charity WeAreASSIF, and aims to foster greater mental wellbeing through the discussion and appreciation of books. Eastham will be discussing her book We’re All Mad Here, in which she talks through living with social anxiety.
Jazz club Matt & Phred’s come down to the canalside at Middlewood Locks this Thursday evening for the first in a series of weekly free performances running all through September. This week’s performance includes turns from New Orleans Treme specialists The Nightcreatures, as well as the crowd-pleasing Cuba Vida Salsa Band. You can even wet you whistle courtesy of the Seven Brothers Brewery, who’ll be providing refreshments on the day.
Castlefield Gallery launch their latest exhibition this Thursday: A group sculpture exhibition with over a dozen contributing artists. No Particular Place to Go? marks 35 years of Castlefield Gallery, and art historian Dr Clare O’Dowd and curator John Plowman have gathered sculpture work from spanning the gallery’s full history, including some work previously included in its very first exhibition. Following this preview, the exhibition runs until Sunday 27 October.
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