In association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, the Manchester Writing School at MMU presents a fifth series of special evenings of poetry and music hosted by Manchester’s much-loved Poet Laureate. Carol Ann will be reading from her own work and presenting some of the country’s best new emerging talent: students and graduates of the Manchester Writing School, led by House Poet David Tait. Each evening will also feature a guest appearance from a poet of national stature.
SOLD OUT! Monday 30th January 2012: Adam O’Riordan SOLD OUT!
with Matthew Byrne and Louise Stothard
Monday 19th March 2012: Jean Sprackland
with Joseph Hobson and Linda Sunderland
Monday 30th April 2012: Jonathan Davidson
with Martin Malone and Amy Rawsthorne
Start time: 7.00pm (music), 7.30pm (readings)
Venue: The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH
Tickets: £10 (£7/£4 concession); price includes £1 book token for use at a special Blackwell’s bookstall on the night – and there’ll be an opportunity to get copies signed by the star poets in the interval, and at the end of the evening.
Book online at www.royalexchangetheatre.org.uk or contact the box office: 0161 833 9833
Sponsored by The Midland Hotel, Manchester
Hotel Reservations: 0845 074 0060
'Memories of struggle and solidarity in the 1980s' - December 3rd, 10th and 17th - refreshments from 6pm, screening and guest speakers from 7pm. (£3)
The North West Film Archive has been working with the WFA Media & Cultural Centre in Hulme over the past 18 months to identify and digitise material in their rich and diverse video archive from the 1980s, which has been mostly inaccessible until now. Examples include footage of activist Kath Locke and others talking about ‘The Struggle of Black Workers’ settling in Manchester, and music from Abassindi. See flyer for further details - http://www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk/docs/WFAShowsDec11.pdf
Funding through the Screen Heritage UK ‘Revitalising the Regions’ initiative for preservation work, and the Heritage Lottery Fund for curating and screening, has enabled the creation of three fascinating compilations of films to showcase the gems which have been rediscovered, and WFA are proud to present them on the first three Saturdays in December.
This is the third calendar designed and published by the E and D team, with the previous years being well received.
The Diversity Calendar has been produced for staff and students as a helpful resource in terms of academic and staff planning around religious festivals and holidays. It is also hoped that it will help raise awareness of equality and diversity and general well-being issues.
The calendar lists national events but has a particular focus on events relating to equality and diversity which are running in the Manchester and North West region. It is available for download on our website as a pdf file (http://www.mmu.ac.uk/humanresources/equalities/pdf/diversity_calendar_2011.pdf), but there will be regular monthly updates on our website listing more events as they are organised and finalised by local organisations.
The following campaigns to raise awareness take place during December:
World Aids Day
Raising awareness to tackle HIV prejudice and help stop the spread of HIV
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Aiming to increase the understanding of the issues around disabilities and give attention to the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities
International Human Rights Day
Marks the anniversary of the presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Please note that there will be no university postal service for outgoing or incoming post today across all campuses.
All collections and deliveries have been suspended for today only.
A normal service will be in operation tomorrow as usual.
Head of Campus & Residential Services
We have some boxes of monochrome transparency film and a number of lever arch and box files which are in excellent condition but we no longer need. To avoid landfill we wondered whether anybody would like to have them.
If you could make use of any of these items please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know how many you'd like and where I should send them to.
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