Rachel Mann Launch | Tue 8 Oct | 7pm | Free

Manchester Cathedral welcomes back their old poet-in-residence for a special double book launch in association with local publishers Carcanet. The Anglican priest Rachel Mann will be launching her debut poetry collection, A Kingdom of Love, alongside a collection of essays and reflections on Christina Rosetti’s poetry. Having previously appeared in Carcanet’s New Poetries VII, Mann has gained a reputation at the forefront of spiritual and religious poetry and writings. The event will feature readings from both books alongside a conversation with Michael Schmidt.

Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX
Get Out Screening and Talk | Wed 9 Oct | 6pm - 9pm | Free

If you’ve not seen Jordan Peele’s highly acclaimed debut horror Get Out yet or if you have and want to get a bit more in depth, this screening and talk in 70 Oxford Street is the perfect place to start. Taking place in the old Cornerhouse building, Dr Linne Blake, and Dr Sarah Ilott of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, will be sharing their soon to be published research on the film before a screening. Focussing on the political and artistic traditions of black resistance that the film engages with, as well as the violence and oppression felt by African Americans, the research will help shed light on a much praised modern film. This event is part of the Gothic Manchester Festival – head here to explore more of its events. After more film events? Check out our October round up.

70 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5NH
Comedy Balloon | Wed 9 Oct | 8.30pm | Free

One of Manchester’s longest running free weekly comedy shows is back for another packed bill this Wednesday. Comedy Balloon hosts a large line-up of comics whilst maintaining their long-standing ‘no Rod Stewart’ guarantee. This Wednesday’s show, upstairs at the Ape & Apple, sees slots from Hannah Silvester and Josh Matthews amongst others.

Ape & Apple, 28 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6HQ
Bingo at Common | Wed 9 Oct | 7pm | Free

Whether you know your legs eleven from your Danny La Rue, a house is just a home Abomination Bingo will make you feel at home at the Queer The Room bingo night. With the aim of bringing people together over pints and prizes, the bingo night is an expressly welcoming environment that puts the ‘bi’ into bingo. There are plenty of prizes throughout the night, but only one can eventually be the bingo champion.

Common, 39-41 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW
Roy of The Rovers Exhibition | Until 3 Nov | Free

Football fans of all ages have been in thrall to the exploits of Roy Race and Melchester Rovers, and the latest exhibition at the National Football Museum explores the many facets to the 65 year long story. With just under a month left to catch the Melchester ace’s story, that started in Tiger magazine in 1954 right through to the joining of his new female counterpart Rocky, the exhibition will appeal to those looking for a nostalgia trip and newer fans of the Roy of The Rovers story.

National Football Museum, Urbis Building Cathedral Gardens, Todd Street, Manchester, M4 3BG
Mon 7 Oct - Sun 13 Oct
Joe Cairns
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Mon 7 Oct 2019