Inspired by the memories dredged up when writing and promoting his recently published tome, Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor, Dave Haslam decided to put on a grass roots get-together of talent like in the good old days. The result is Words And Music, a four-day “festival with a difference” featuring live music, DJ sets and spoken word, running from Thursday night with Liines live to Sunday and a free afternoon chillout session featuring Children of Zeus’ Konny Kon.

Laetitia Sadier (pictured)

Founding member of avant-popsters Stereolab, Laetitia Sadier rocks up for a rare solo set on Friday, joined by fellow French musician Le Prince Miiaou, performing in Manchester for the first time, and emerging stars the Orielles.

Fri 19 Oct, 8pm, £12, Buy Tickets

Fujiya & Miyagi

Mr Haslam calls Fujiya & Miyagi “one of my favourite bands from the last 15 years”, and gives them Saturday’s headline slot, with support from newcomers Cold Water Swimmers and Grimm Twins. Stay on for Sweet Sensation (a fiver in) with DJs Jason Boardman and Kiss Me Again – oh, and Dave himself.

Sat 20 Oct, 8pm, £12, Buy Tickets

Rosie Fleeshman

Sunday night is spoken word night, and award-winners Verbose are in charge. With warm-up from a host of poets and performers, including Maz Hedgehog and Jim Friel, special guest Rosie Fleeshman is in the house, fresh from a one-woman show at Edinburgh.

Sun 21 Oct, 7.30pm, £6.50, Buy Tickets

Thu 18 – Sun 21 Oct, Night & Day, 26 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN, Tel: 0161 236 8122, times and prices vary,

Fri 19 Oct - Sun 21 Oct
Sarah-Clare Conlon
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Thu 18 Oct 2018