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Black Francis: What rhymes with monkey?

November 24, 2013 Comments Off on Black Francis: What rhymes with monkey?

While introducing this on-stage interview event, host Dave Haslam makes a surprise announcement. Tonight’s guest Black Francis – Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV to his mum – will finish the evening by performing a few songs.

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Scandi Crime Fiction Comes To Manchester

September 16, 2013 Comments Off on Scandi Crime Fiction Comes To Manchester

Jo Nesbø strides into a packed Manchester Town Hall Banqueting room looking as cool as the Johnny Cash of crime writing.

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Wolfblood author Debbie Moon talks to Northern Soul

September 7, 2013 Comments Off on Wolfblood author Debbie Moon talks to Northern Soul

Panting, out of breath, a wolf powers through the snow on a desolate moor. He is pursued: two wolves speed after him, bigger, shaggier and angrier…

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The Beautiful Game

September 5, 2013 Comments Off on The Beautiful Game

Author David Peace now resides in Japan but the Huddersfield-born, former Manchester resident and graduate from Manchester Polytechnic (now MMU) is thrilled to be back to promote his novel about the late, great Bill Shankly, Red or Dead.

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It Would Be A Crime to Miss It

August 9, 2013 Comments Off on It Would Be A Crime to Miss It

Bill Clinton, it is alleged, once described the Hay-on-Wye book festival as the “Woodstock of the mind,” a proposition that would presumably make the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate the “Woodstock of the criminal mind”.

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Intervention Talk at Islington Mill Studios, Salford

May 29, 2013 Comments Off on Intervention Talk at Islington Mill Studios, Salford

Ten minutes walk from Manchester city centre is Islington Mill Studios, a former cotton-spinning mill which has been rehabilitated as the ultimate bohemian art space, thanks to the not inconsiderable efforts of ex-Central St. Martin’s fashion student and Salfordian Bill Campbell.

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Worlds within worlds: punk ladies, riot grrls and fanzine culture – Preview

May 22, 2013 Comments Off on Worlds within worlds: punk ladies, riot grrls and fanzine culture – Preview

As well as movements such as Chartism and the Suffragettes, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford also collects and promotes the histories of more recent radical movements including the punk scene in Britain.

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