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Thanks! I look forward to seeing you at an event.

The Looking Glass Burlesque

Pyramid & Parr Hall
Palmyra Sq.,
Warrington WA1 1BL

Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 19:30-22:30
Tickets £11- £14

The Looking Glass Burlesque returns to it's Warrington home for the annual spectacular showcase of some of the finest burlesque and cabaret talent in the UK. Starring a bevvy of internationally-acclaimed performers, up and coming stars and home-grown favourites.

Starring:
Rosie Lugosi - the compere with a firm grip on all who step into The Looking Glass. This fabulous Mistress of the Dark will escort you through the evening's proceedings in the best way she knows how

Suzie Sequin - the chameleon of cabaret. This pocket-sized hourglass is bound to set your hearts racing and your feet tapping. With her infectious energy, stage presence and musiciality, you can't help but be entertained by this one

FLIM NITE presents 'Pan's Labyrinth'

The Three Minute Theatre
Afflecks Arcade,
35-39, Oldham Street,
Manchester M1 1JG

What would ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ look like chewed up and spat out by comedians, theatremakers, writers and musicians?

We have created a labyrinthine underworld in order to test the moral strength of our artists and let the creative juices flow! Come and find out what their deepest fears are!

Watch as our acts distort a Spanish language dark fantasy movie into something ridiculous, beautiful or unrecognisable for your viewing pleasure. We have entrusted each one of them with a chunk of the film to re-enact, riff around, mash up or explode. There’s no way of telling what will happen.

FLIM NITE is a monthly experimental performance night based at Three Minute Theatre in Manchester's Northern Quarter. We’re in our fourth year and showing no signs of stopping.

We will not be showing a movie. We will be making a FLIM.

LINE-UP including ROSIE GARLAND, SARAH BENNETTO, JOZ NORRIS,

“The group take a hammer to well-known films and smash them into something completely different – think a smorgasbord of musical interludes, a dab of poetry and an added bit of standup comedy. Trust us, it’s unlike any other night around!” - The Skinny

"With all the ramshackle pop-anarchism of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and the warmth, variety and bonhomie of a fringe arts night, FLIM NITE is going from strength to strength and is not to be missed." - NARC

FLIM NITE is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and the National Lottery through the Grants for the arts scheme.

The Three Minute Theatre, Manchester
Doors at 7.30pm, acts start at 8pm sharp
£3 suggested donation on the door

Finally, I can announce that I am inaugural Writer-in-Residence at The John Rylands Library in Manchester. It’s fantastic news.
How? I put together a proposal, & asked. The power of asking, indeed.

Read the article in the University of Manchester magazine, here:

“When I first moved to Manchester I was stunned to discover this incredible library with such a surprising history,” remembers Rosie Garland, singer with Leeds post-punk band The March Violets and writer-in-residence at The John Rylands Library.
“It’s always been one of my favourite places in Manchester and the idea that I’m now working in it and writing about it as the Library’s first writer-in- residence is a dream come true.”

Read full article here
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/magazine/features/novel-library-research/

‘Manchester Dark, Manchester Light - the inspiration behind The Night Brother’.

Saturday 3rd November 2018
3pm – 4.30pm
Starting point: The Craft Centre,
Oak Street,
Manchester M4 5JD

Limited places - £10
Special offer - Oak St Cafe at the Craft Centre will be offering cake and coffee/tea for £5 for anyone showing their walking tour ticket on the day.

Buy tickets here:
https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/arts-and-humanities/art-humanities-field-trips/manchester-dark-manchester-light-the-inspiration-behind-the-night-brother?platform=hootsuite

A Gothic style novel inspired by the streets and stories of late nineteenth century Manchester – ‘The Night Brother’(2017) by Rosie Garland – is soon going to be coming to life, in the form of a unique walking tour on Saturday 3rd November at 3pm - 4.30pm.devised by Rosie herself and local guide Anne Beswick.

This walk will be titled ‘Manchester Dark, Manchester Light - the inspiration behind The Night Brother’ and certainly is special.

‘The Night Brother’ is after all a novel of urban exploration, familial intensity and a dark delve into Manchester at the turn of the twentieth century. Guests will be able to ponder this as they will take in the sites of the city – including Northern Quarter backstreets, Victorian markets and subterranean spaces.

The tour will be led by Rosie and Anne together, for a truly engaging experience. Rosie is a novelist and poet, as well as a singer with post-punk band The March Violets. Anne Beswick is a recognised guide at Manchester Guided Tours, and her walks to date have included the likes of Manchester Architecture, Gaskell in Town & at Plymouth Grove and a Gothic Manchester tour.

https://www.visitmanchester.com/ideas-and-inspiration/haunt-manchester/places-product-list/night-brother-novel

The Freakeasy Halloween Showcase

Banshee Labyrinth
29-35 Niddry Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1LG

Free event

Time: 8pm – 10.30pm

Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. The Freakeasy crawls in search of blood, to terrorize your neighborhood. That's right folks, the Freakeasy is back! And for the Halloween special. After our much needed holiday, Its time to get back to business.

Expect some fantastic, weird and wonderful acts that will kick off our show in style.
Featuring ROSIE GARLAND
with Orla Kelly, Richard Duffy, Cameron Young, Barrie Heap & Rayna Destruction

So Join us on the 25th of October, Live only at The Banshee Labyrinth Doors open 8 o'clock Free show.

That’s What She Said

Tribeca,
50 Sackville St,
Manchester M1 3WF
£5

"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) returns to Manchester!
Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards, 2017), That's What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more.

LINE-UP FOR THURSDAY 4th OCTOBER 2018

ROSIE GARLAND
Award winning ‘literary hero’ (The Skinny) Rosie is a novelist, poet and singer. Author of novels The Night Brother, Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities, and six solo poetry collections, most recently As in Judy (Flapjack Press). "One of the country’s finest performance poets" (Apples & Snakes). Winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year, the Diva Award for Solo Performer, and a Poetry Award from the People’s Café, New York.

SUZANNAH EVANS

DEBZ BUTLER

MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED
WHAT THEY SAY...
"To put it bluntly, I'd never come across a spoken word night with such a fantastic lineup. 'How have I never come across this before?', I kept asking myself, 'this is everything I've ever wanted from a night out...'

Verbalise

The Brewery Arts Centre
122A Highgate,
Kendal LA9 4HE

7.30pm

This month our guest is the novelist Rosie Garland who is also famous for being Rosie Lugosi Vampire Poet!

Spoken word open mic for poets, novelists, actors, comedians and storytellers, anyone with original material and something to say. Open mic is up to 4 minutes, sign up on the door with the host Ann the Poet. Open mic followed by interval and then guest performance.
Live events tickets now include a £0.50p commission, whether booking on online, on the phone or at the counter.
Doors open half hour before start
Tickets £6.50
Conc. £3.50

Workshop: a 10 Step Program for Dealing with the Internal Critic

22 September at 10:00–13:00

GIFT Cafe Chester
Grosvenor Park Road,
CH1 1QQ Chester, Cheshire

Ever write a short story, only to doubt it? Find yourself apologising for your poems when sharing them with others? Do you lie awake at night thinking that your novel might be complete crap?

Welcome to the world of the internal critic.

Come along to this informal and supportive workshop for an introduction to Imposter Syndrome, plus a chance to explore strategies for dealing with your own internal critic.

Tickets are £20/ £10 for concessions/low income
Email tesifypoetrycic@gmail to secure your place!

Rosie Garland is a novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets. She also performs cabaret as The Time-Travelling Suffragette & infamous alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen.
An experienced workshop facilitator, she has worked with organisations as diverse as For Books' Sake, Northern Writers’ Conference, Louder Than Words, Survivors’ Poetry, Apples and Snakes & Pride on Tyne.

Her latest novel, The Night Brother, is out now with Borough Press. She is the author of Vixen, a Green Carnation Prize nominee. Her debut novel, The Palace of Curiosities won the Mslexia Novel Competition and was nominated for both The Desmond Elliott and Polari First Book Prize.
She also has a vicious internal critic called Mavis.

http://www.rosiegarland.com/
https://twitter.com/rosieauthor
Instagram - rosiegarlandwriter
https://www.facebook.com/rosielugosi

That’s What She Said

The Scottish Poetry Library (Venue 203)
5 Crichton's Close,
Edinburgh EH8 8DT
16th August 2018

19:30-21.30
Free event

'The biggest spoken word night in London for women' (Evening Standard) returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for three incendiary shows. After being shortlisted for Best Regular Spoken Word Night (Saboteur Awards 2017), a sell-out run at last year's Fringe and shows at the Royal Albert Hall, That’s What She Said returns with an incredible revolving line-up of slam, storytelling, poetry and performance from the most exciting women writers around.

Coming for the first time to the Scottish Poetry Library, That’s What She Said returns to Edinburgh Fringe on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th August, with a daily changing programme featuring both emerging and iconic women writers.
Book your tickets now to see amazing authors, including...
THURSDAY 16th AUGUST 2018

⚡ ROSIE GARLAND: Award winning ‘literary hero’ (The Skinny) Rosie is a novelist, poet and singer. Author of novels The Night Brother, Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities, and six solo poetry collections. "One of the country’s finest performance poets" (Apples & Snakes).

⚡ JENNY LINDSAY: One of Scotland's best known spoken word performers. BBC Slam Champion, author of one full collection and two pamphlets of poetry. Solo show This Script, appears for five nights at this year's Fringe and has been described as "one of this year's most necessary spoken word performances" by The Wee Review. "Defiant, eloquent, inspiring." (The Scotsman)

⚡ CLAIRE ASKEW: Poet, performer and novelist. Debut novel All the Hidden Truths forthcoming from Hodder in August 2018, winner of the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Fiction. Poetry collection This Changes Things published by Bloodaxe Books. Writer-in-residence at University of Edinburgh.

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/that-s-what-she-said

Other Voices spoken word cabaret

The Banshee Labyrinth (venue 156)
Banqueting Hall,
29, Niddry Street,
Edinburgh EH1 1LG

FREE EVENT
16th August, 15:10-16:10

Other Voices brings you open-hearted open mic, where you can enjoy features from fantastic spoken word artists and different special guests daily, with a sumptuous cabaret vibe.

Special guest for Thursday 16th August is Rosie Garland.
This show is dedicated to the words and voices less heard, hosted by PBH's spoken word artistic director Fay Roberts. 'A showcase of spoken word at its best... Don’t miss this, it’s wonderful' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Other Voices is brilliant and, more than that, it’s important' **** (SabotageReviews.com).

https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/1024127-other-voices-spoken-word-cabaret/

Listen Softly Edinburgh

The Scottish Poetry Library (Venue 203)
5 Crichton's Close,
Edinburgh EH8 8DT
15th August 2018

6.45pm to 8pm
Free event

Women writers showcase!
Rosie Garland, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Christina Neuwirth and Claire Askew will be our feature performers for the women writers showcase.

Listen Softly - which came to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 2017 - provides an accessible and friendly space for softly-spoken performers, for shy performers, for performers who need to read off paper or use props; for performers who may stammer, stutter or just need time to think. We hope we're a spoken word night for everyone. And we're very happy to be coming to the beautiful, fully accessible Scottish Poetry Library.

Listen Softly events are free and open to all. The SPL is a fully accessible venue, but please get in touch with Beth Cochrane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Claire Askew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any accessibility concerns.

http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/connect/events/listen-softly

FEMFringe

Greenside,
1 Royal Terrace,
Edinburgh EH7 5AB

Rosie Garland performs at FEMFringe, Tuesday 14th August!

Greenside Venues are proud to present FEMFRINGE - two nights celebrating feminist performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018. With over 40 acts from the biggest venues in Edinburgh, this is not an event to miss!

Over two evenings, four showcases will be taking place at Greenside Royal Terrace with performances from a variety of feminist-focused performance, ranging from stand-up to cabaret and theatre to music. Each night, we'll begin with drinks at 7.30pm. The talent will kick off at 20.00 and run until 21.30, followed by a short break and then another 90 mins of performances. There will be performances and a drinks reception running throughout the evening, outside of the main showcase.

From 19.30 we will be hosting a networking session between press, performers and producers to swap information and chat about all things FEMFRINGE.

This event is free and non-ticketed - there will be a standby queue and events happening around the showcase in the bar. If you are a member of the press, a producer or programmer, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure a seat at the showcase.

She Grrrowls
11th August: 23.20-00.20am

Banshee Labyrinth (venue 156)
Banqueting Hall,
29-35 Niddry Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1LG

She Grrrowls is a feminist arts night that features poetry, comedy, music and everything in between.
She Grrrowls is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe festival again in 2018! At the Banqueting Hall, Banshee Labyrinth, with a late-night slot of 23.20-00.20am

London's favourite feminist arts night bringing you a night of the best women in spoken word mixed in with some music and comedy. There are new features every night and you can give us your best grrrowl with the all-inclusive open mic! Hosted by Carmina Masoliver @shegrrrowls

https://shegrrrowls.com/

Sanctuary of Sin

11th August: 9.15pm – 10.15pm

Bar Bados (Venue 281) ROOM 1
68 Cowgate,
Edinburgh
EH1 1JW

The Convent of Corruption once again opens its doors! We invite you to come worship at our late night services of debauched, depraved and downright naughty Cabaret performance. Only the most subversive sinners are granted entry. So come to the confessional and leave your innocence at the door... 18+

https://tickets.edfringe.com/venues/bar-bados

Poetry Bordello

Woodland Creatures (Venue 282)
260-262 Leith Walk,
Edinburgh EH6 5EL

9th August 2018
20.00-22.00
Free event

Poetry Bordello is a deliciously naughty blend of risqué spoken word and astounding burlesque performance brought to you by List Hot 100 performance poetry company – Poetry Circus. 2018's line-up includes bestselling novelist and chanteuse Rosie Garland; slam-busting performance poets Max Scratchmann, AR Crow, Jo Gilbert, Suky Goodfellow and Angie Strachan and a whole host of stunning poets and performers, old and new. A unique experience awaits at the Fringe's most daring spoken word evening, so come along and sample our sumptuous bordello atmosphere and delicious spoken word and performance.

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/poetry-bordello

Speakin’ Weird

Spin,
10 Littlejohn Street
Aberdeen AB10 1FG

7.30pm-10.30pm

Open mic spoken word event in Aberdeen featuring poetry sensation Rosie Garland!

2nd Wednesday of the month. Poetry, comedy, prose, stories, angry rants and introspective musings all welcome. Hosted by Sparklechops.

https://www.facebook.com/sparklechops3/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Gothic Manchester Festival Events presents
Twisted Tales of Hybridity

Saturday 4 August, 6.00pm – 8.30pm
International Anthony Burgess Foundation
3 Cambridge St
Manchester
M1 5BY

Celebrating the sixth year of the Gothic Manchester Festival, Twisted Tales of Hybridity will bring together three authors who have all appeared in previous years; Rosie Garland (Vixen and The Night Brother); Helen Marshall (Hair Side, Flesh Side and Gifts for the One Who Comes After) and Laura Mauro (Naming the Bones) to explore how hybridity informs their work.

The event will feature a reading from each author, a panel discussion, and Q&A. It will be followed by a signing session.

Tickets are available https://buyonline.mmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/arts-and-humanities/events/twisted-tales-of-hybridity

https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/english/gothic-studies/gothic-manchester-festival/detail/index.php?id=8549

Brontë 200 - What Emily Means to Us
A celebration of Emily Brontë at 200

Venue – Haworth venue tbc
Time – 7.30pm

We’re rounding off Emily’s birthday weekend with a celebration of her work and legacy. Join a stellar line-up of Lily Cole, Patience Agbabi, Rosie Garland and an array of other special guests as they perform readings of Emily’s work and share their responses to the words ‘what Emily means to me’. We will also be joined by The Unthanks, who will announce details of their forthcoming Emily-inspired work and give a short performance from their repertoire.

This tribute to the astonishing creative mind behind Wuthering Heights and some of the most evocative and moving poetry in literature, set against the stunning landscape that so inspired her, promises to be an evening to remember. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Tickets £15/£12 concessions and Brontë Society members (£5 for 16--25 year olds). Please book in advance at www.bronte.org.uk/whats-on
or on 01535 640192.

 

 

Brontë 200 - Women, the Gothic and Emily

Haworth,
Venue tbc
Tickets £8/£6 concessions and Brontë Society members

The imposing houses, eerie doubling of names and wandering of unquiet spirits combine within Wuthering Heights to create one of the great Gothic texts of the nineteenth century. Emily Brontë’s only published novel continues to cast a looming shadow over Gothic writing up to the present day.

On the occasion of her two hundredth birthday, novelists Katherine Clements, Beth Underdown and Rosie Garland discuss the impact of Wuthering Heights on their own writing, and how their work contributes to a continuing Gothic tradition.

Katherine Clements is a critically acclaimed novelist and the current Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Manchester. Her latest novel, The Coffin Path (2018), is a ghost story set on the West Yorkshire moors, described by The Times as ‘a wonderfully sinister novel’.

Beth Underdown’s first novel, The Witchfinder’s Sister (2017), won the Historical Writer’s Association Debut Crown Award, and has been selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. She was born in Rochdale and lectures in creative writing at the University of Manchester.

Rosie Garland is a novelist, poet and performer based in the north of England, and one of the contributors to Making Thunder Roar, our 2018 exhibition on Emily Brontë. Her most recent book, The Night Brother, was released in 2017.

Tickets £8/£6 concessions and Brontë Society members (£2 for 16-25 year olds). Please book in advance at www.bronte.org.uk/whats-on
or on 01535 640192.

https://www.bronte.org.uk/bronte-200/events/625/women-the-gothic-and-emily/627

Prose Pride: An Evening of Fabulous Words

Waterstones Nottingham
1/5 Bridlesmith Gate,
Nottingham, NG1 2GR

23 July at 19:00–22:00

Write Pride proudly presents an evening of LGBTQ performance...
Admission: £5

Featuring ROSIE GARLAND
Also featuring work from participants of Rosie Garland's masterclass workshop.

Taking place in Nottingham from July 23rd to 27th for the week leading up to Nottingham Pride, Write Pride is a series of workshops and events exploring and celebrating the work of LGBTQIA writers from 5 writing disciplines: prose, film, song writing, poetry and theatre. Each day will also include an evening celebration event and will come to an end with a final celebratory project on July 28th - the day of Nottingham Pride!

For more information, contact WritePride at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prose-pride-an-evening-of-creative-readings-tickets-46696093272

PROSE PRIDE writing workshop

Write Pride proudly presents a masterclass with Rosie Garland!

Waterstones Nottingham
1/5 Bridlesmith Gate,
Nottingham, NG1 2GR

23 July at 14:00–17:00
16+ only

Masterclass Price: £5

Our series of masterclasses will include a combination of writing prompts, focussed writing time and professional advice from an experienced writer to support you in exploring LGBT themes in your writing.

We are delighted to welcome Rosie Garland!
Tagged ‘literary hero’ by The Skinny, Rosie Garland is a novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets. She performs twisted music-hall songs as The Time-Travelling Suffragette.

Taking place in Nottingham from July 23rd to 27th for the week leading up to Nottingham Pride, Write Pride is a series of workshops and events exploring and celebrating the work of LGBTQIA writers from 5 writing disciplines: prose, film, song writing, poetry and theatre. Each day will also include an evening celebration event and will come to an end with a final celebratory project on July 28th - the day of Nottingham Pride!

For more information, contact WritePride at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hooray Cabaret at Buxton International Festival

Venue:
Spiegeltent,
Pavilion Gardens
St John's Rd,
Buxton SK17 6BE

Time - 7.00pm - 12.00am
Price - £20

The only way to celebrate the last night of the Festival – in the Spiegeltent with Hooray Cabaret!
Join us for a night filled with music, laughter, burlesque and acrobatics
Hosted by the Mistress of the dark herself, Rosie Lugosi!

Keep an eye on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for more details about our amazing performers.
As they say, life is a cabaret.

http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk/events/hooray-cabaret

That's What She Said MCR

Tribeca,
50 Sackville St,
Manchester M1 3WF

£5

"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) returns to Manchester!

Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards, 2017), That's What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more.

LINE-UP FOR THURSDAY 5th JULY 2018

HOLLY RINGLAND
Holly Ringland grew up barefoot and wild in her mother's tropical garden on the east coast of Australia. Her interest in cultures and stories was sparked by a two-year journey her family took in North America when she was nine years old, living in a camper van and travelling from one national park to another. In her twenties, Holly worked for four years in a remote Indigenous community in the central Australian desert. Moving to England in 2009, Holly obtained her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester. Her essays and short fiction have been published in various anthologies and literary journals. She now lives between the UK and Australia. Her debut novel, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, has already sold in 20 territories, and is forthcoming from PanMacmillan on 28th June.
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ROSIE GARLAND
Award winning ‘literary hero’ (The Skinny) Rosie is a novelist, poet and singer. Author of novels The Night Brother, Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities, and six solo poetry collections, most recently As in Judy (Flapjack Press). "One of the country’s finest performance poets" (Apples & Snakes). Winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year, the Diva Award for Solo Performer, and a Poetry Award from the People’s Café, New York.

MORE PERFORMERS STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED

WHAT THEY SAY...

"To put it bluntly, I'd never come across a spoken word night with such a fantastic lineup. 'How have I never come across this before?', I kept asking myself, 'this is everything I've ever wanted from a night out...'

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thats-what-she-said-mcr-the-best-writing-by-women-ft-holly-ringland-tickets-46970674552

Club Big @The Boo

The Boo
679 Bacup Rd,
Rawtenstall
BB4 7HB
7pm till late
Tickets £6 Advance £7 Door

Club Big
John Hyatt brings Club Big to the Boo.
For two months in 2017 as part of his Rock Art exhibition at HOMEmcr, the polymath professor, musician and artist, created an entire club, complete with neon sign, house band, bar and a truly diverse bill of acts. For one night only Club Big re-opens its doors. Confirmed already are wondrous wordsmith Rosie Garland and Spirit Level - Mark Hoyle (Dub sex); from the grime of Little Ireland, through a gleaming steel and polished glass presents and onwards.
Adults only

https://www.horseandbamboo.org/june/

Soapbox, Manchester Histories Festival

Friday 8th June
5.30pm – free event
All Saint’s Park,
Grosvenor Square,
Oxford Road
Manchester, M15 6BH

Manchester Histories Festival returns across Greater Manchester for a long-weekender from 7-11 June 2018 with the theme protest, democracy, and freedom of speech. For Manchester Histories Festival 2018 and in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, we're presenting ‘Soapbox’ from 8th-10th June where we will create a Speakers Corner at All Saint’s Park off Oxford Road. The park will be transformed artists from the region, with a hustings, new visual identity, and food and drink stalls.
On Friday 8th June at c.5.30pm, Rosie Garland will be performing her spoken word piece about the Suffragette direct action in Manchester Art Gallery, which took place in April 1913.

https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/

Manchester Histories Festival launch

Manchester City Art Gallery,
Mosley Street,
Manchester M2 3JL
Free event – 6-9pm

Celebrate the launch of the 2018 Manchester Histories Festival with us. Meet the festival team and volunteers and discover what’s on over the weekend in more detail. Throughout the galleries hear protest poetry and trailblazers of our Soapbox project, drop into our Debate Café, catch Thinking Out Loud: Speech Acts talk.

Includes Rosie Garland reading her piece ‘Syrinx’ right next to the painting that inspired it.

See the full festival programme at

https://manchesterhistories.co.uk