Articles relating to: Manchester Literature Festival
Review – A Celebration of Muriel Spark: Jackie Kay, Alan Taylor & Louise Welsh, Manchester Literature Festival
It’s cosily disorientating.Read the full story..
Working to forge a sense of belonging, Afua Hirsch lays out her conflicting ideologies as a half-Ghanaian, half-English woman.Read the full story..
This year feels like the perfect time to welcome the launch of Jenni Murray’s new book – A History of the World in 21 Women – as we celebrate the centenary of women (those aged over 30 who had a household) gaining the vote and the rise of global feminist movements such as #TimesUp and #MeToo.Read the full story..
“I forgot you wrote it.” This was the feedback Graham Norton received from his mum which let him know he was onto a winner with this novel writing lark.Read the full story..
Will Dean’s Dark Pines is one of this year’s hottest crime debuts, and with a back story that’s nearly as intriguing as the book itself.Read the full story..
Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse
Viv Albertine tells an illuminating tale about her wilderness years spent trapped in a dreary, constrictive marriage.Read the full story..
Full and frank disclosure from the off: I am and have always been a Suede fan.Read the full story..
The last time I saw Claire Tomalin in Manchester she was battling some sort of rave act in order to be heard.Read the full story..
What a night! Never before have I sat in a library swigging wine out of the bottle all the while laughing until my ribs actually ached.Read the full story..
Simon Schama is the kind of historian I want to be when I grow up.Read the full story..
- Exhibition: Betty’s Back!: The work of James and Betty Durden, Keswick Museum
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Supported by funding from @HeritageFundUK, Betty’s Back! will explore James’s life and works in the context of the 1920s, when the portrait was painted, and will also reveal artwork by Betty Durden Green for the first time.