Spoken word night The Real Story is a newcomer to the scene, but the organisers have already bagged a very special guest. The affable Wiganer Stuart Maconie will be headlining the event, which takes place in April in the ballroom at Gullivers. You may know Maconie best as the co-host of BBC 6 Music’s afternoon show, but he also has a respected career as a writer of non-fiction. His books include the travelogues Pies and Prejudice and Adventures on the High Teas, which are literal and figurative explorations of the North and Middle England respectively. His recent book The People’s Songs looked at the 50 records that he believes define modern Britain. Maconie will be supported by fellow non-fiction writers Mark Powell, Sarah Handyside and Danielle Peet, who will be reading short essays or extracts from their work. The event isn’t ticketed, but turn up early as it’s likely to be a popular one.

Wed 22 Apr, Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, M4 1LW, 7.30pm, FREE, www.facebook.com

Wed 22 Apr
A. James Simpkin
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Sun 19 Apr 2015