Food and literature have long been comfortable bedfellows, with taste in either or both able to set the mouth watering. As a keen advocate of both, Anthony Burgess’s output is a rich smorgasbord of material for the forthcoming exhibition and one-off dining event at the Burgess Foundation, entitled The Devil’s Supper. At this special meal, Mary-Ellen McTague, famed for the fine dining at Aumbry, will serve up a platter fit for the author himself, including his favourite Lancashire hotpot and trifle courses, interspersed with readings and artistic interventions. Feast, an online exploration of nourishment’s various connections with cultural pursuits, has worked in association with the Burgess Foundation to curate a new exhibition exploring food’s references and usage within Burgess’s texts, also called The Devil’s Supper. The exhibition will be open to view from 23 March, but guests at this special supper will enjoy a preview on the side.

Fri 11 Mar, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY, 6pm, £30,

Fri 11 Mar
Ian Pennington
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Thu 10 Mar 2016