Anthony Burgess Foundation May-June 2016

We have the full listings for The International Anthony Burgess Foundation May-June 2016.

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Manchester Writing: David Gledhill and Nicholas Royle – “In Camera”
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016, 7:00 pm | FREE
http://manchesterincamera.eventbrite.com/
The Manchester Writing School at MMU, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and Negative Press London are delighted to present the northern launch of David Gledhill and Nicholas Royle’s new book, In Camera. Set in East Germany during the Cold War, a doctor’s daughter experiments with her father’s camera and eavesdrops on his consultations. In their paintings and fiction, David Gledhill and Nicholas Royle explore the nature of surveillance.

Hollie McNish & Jo Bell
Friday, May 6th, 2016, 7:00 pm | SOLD OUT
Bad Language, Blackwell’s Bookshop and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation are delighted to bring together two of the most celebrated performers on the live literature scene, Hollie McNish and Jo Bell. Hollie is one of world’s leading spoken word artists. She is a UK Slam Poetry champion and came third in the World Poetry Slam finals. As well as being featured on BBC radio and television, Hollie has toured internationally. Benjamin Zephaniah said of Hollie McNish: “I can’t keep my ears off her.”

Tour: Unlocking the Anthony Burgess Archive
Saturday, May 7th, 2016, 12:00 pm | FREE
Email events@anthonyburgess.org to book.
A behind-the-scenes look at the life and work of Anthony Burgess, the multi-talented novelist and composer, and author of A Clockwork Orange. During the archive tour you will learn about Anthony Burgess’s beginnings in Manchester and his international career as a novelist, composer, journalist, screenwriter, poet and playwright. There will be a chance to browse Burgess’s private library and view items from his rich archive of manuscripts, compositions, photographs and correspondence, including letters from Stanley Kubrick, Graham Greene and Angela Carter.

Pop-up Opera: Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Saturday, May 7th, 2016, 7:30 pm | £17.50 / £15 concs
http://popupopera.co.uk/whats-on/current/bellinis-capulet-montecchi/anthony-burgess-foundation-manchester/
Bellini’s classic bel-canto opera is brought to life in an intense chamber production by the critically acclaimed Pop-Up Opera, sung in Italian with English captions. Experience the most tragic love story of all time. Two star-crossed lovers – Romeo and Juliet – find their worlds ripped apart amongst criminal warfare and bitter resentment, against the backdrop of Italy’s bloody gang rivalry. Witness how their all-consuming passion tries to survive amidst violence, hatred and vicious grievances.


Reading the Writer and Writing the Reader: a discussion

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016, 6:30 pm | FREE
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-the-writer-and-writing-the-reader-a-discussion-tickets-24930524871
Join us for a free discussion event to mark the end of a year’s collaboration between the Anthony Burgess Foundation and PN Review, whose inside back cover has been featuring key material from the Burgess archive. Michael Schmidt, the editor of PN Review, will be joined by the poet/critic Vahni Capildeo, Andrew Biswell from the Burgess Foundation, and other special guests, to debate the place and purpose of literary magazines. The speakers will consider the reader and the writer in their relation through magazines that have a mission. PN Review has a record of finding new work and also of finding readers, and the Burgess Foundation itself occupies similar ground in its relation to readership and its engagement with a wide, literate public. But what is the possible future of literary magazines in the digital age, and how far will their missions and readerships have to change?

Playing God Film Series: Pi
Thursday, May 12th, 2016, 6:30 pm | FREE
http://thescienceandentertainmentlab.com/pgp-film-2016/
(Darren Aronofsky, 1998). Darren Aronofsky’s directorial debut is a surrealist psychological thriller that explores faith, spirituality, and the relationship between the universe and mathematics. Introduced by historian of science Dr William R. Macauley (University of Manchester) and presented as part of the Wellcome Trust funded Playing God Project by the Science Entertainment Lab at the University of Manchester.

~exchange Music Forum
Sunday, May 15th, 2016, 2:30 pm | £10/£7
http://exchangemcr.weebly.com
Gavin Osborn performs new works for solo flute by emerging Manchester composers Rachel Graff, Rob Corrin, Joshua Brown & James Keirle, followed by Trio Atem performing for the first time the full Per Serafino Calbarsi cycle composed for them by Fabrice Fitch, including the première of the final section. Forum begins at 2.30pm, followed by the concert at 5pm.

16mm Film Screening and Discussion: 80 Years of Night Mail and The Way to the Sea
Monday, May 16th, 2016, 6:30 pm | £3
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/16mm-film-screening-and-discussion-80-years-of-night-mail-and-the-way-to-the-sea-tickets-24558858206
A double feature of avant-garde modernist documentary cinema. Produced by the GPO Film Unit and released in 1936, Night Mail (25 mins) is one of the finest examples of early British documentary cinema. Using experimental sound, visuals and narrative, it documents the nightly journey of the postal steam train which ran between London and Glasgow during the early twentieth century. Featuring poetry by W.H. Auden and music by Benjamin Britten, the film explores ideas of work, communication, regional identity and the role of the train as an icon of modernity. The Way to the Sea (9 mins) was released in the same year, by the Strand Film Company. Another collaboration between Auden and Britten, the film invites viewers on a journey along the London to Portsmouth railway, and tells the story of its recent electrification. Through juxtaposition and montage, it explores our relationship with the English coast, a place that is both the quintessential carefree holiday destination, and a site for war and invasion. The film celebrates modernity in British design and technological innovation. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Night Mail and The Way to the Sea, join us for a rare screening of both films in their entirety on 16mm film, accompanied by a talk and Q&A with Dr Scott Anthony, author of the definitive BFI Modern Classics book on Night Mail.

Tour: Unlocking the Anthony Burgess Archive
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, 6:00 pm | FREE
Email events@anthonyburgess.org to book.
A behind-the-scenes look at the life and work of Anthony Burgess, the multi-talented novelist and composer, and author of A Clockwork Orange. During the archive tour you will learn about Anthony Burgess’s beginnings in Manchester and his international career as a novelist, composer, journalist, screenwriter, poet and playwright. There will be a chance to browse Burgess’s private library and view items from his rich archive of manuscripts, compositions, photographs and correspondence, including letters from Stanley Kubrick, Graham Greene and Angela Carter.

Playing God Film Series: [Rec]2
Thursday, May 26th, 2016, 6:30 pm | FREE
http://thescienceandentertainmentlab.com/pgp-film-2016/
(Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza, 2009). A specialist team go to a quarantined site to get a blood sample from zombie patient zero. But why is a scientist from the Ministry of Health also a priest sent by the Vatican? Introduced by horror studies scholar Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University) and microbiologist Professor Joanna Verran (Manchester Metropolitan University). Presented as part of the Wellcome Trust funded Playing God Project by the Science Entertainment Lab at the University of Manchester.


The Death Forum: Grief

Friday, May 27th, 2016, 7:00 pm | £3.50
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-death-forum-grief-tickets-24515537633
The Death Forum’s debut event will looking at the topic of grief. Both a deeply personal and universally shared experience, grief gives life meaning and holds it to ransom in equal measure. Can we break down the walls that grief creates and better understand our grieving experiences through art? With the developments of digital culture and technology how might grief take shape in the future? This series will be seeking to explore all these questions and more. This edition will feature talks by Ellie Harrison and Natalie Kane.

Manchester Writing: Michael and Matthew Dickman – “Brother”
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016, 7:00 pm | FREE
http://manchesterwritingdickmanbrothers.eventbrite.com/
The Manchester Writing School at MMU, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and Faber & Faber are delighted to present special guests Michael and Matthew Dickman, launching their duel-authored volume of poems, Brother. The multi-award winning Dickman twins are from America’s outstanding generation of younger poets. Their poetry lives take different expression. Matthew writes with the ebullience of Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac; Michael with the control of William Carlos Williams and Emily Dickinson. But they are unified by the unflinching, remarkable verse they wrote when their older brother took his own life. It is these moving, grieving but life-affirming poems that solely comprise this dual-authored volume.

Playing God Film Series: Quatermass and the Pit
Thursday, June 16th, 2016, 6:30 pm | FREE
No ticket required.
(Roy Ward Baker, 1967). An artefact in the London Underground begins to possess people. Is it of human, alien, or divine origin? The intrepid scientist Prof. Bernard Quatermass is on the case. Introduced by cinematic science expert Dr David A. Kirby (University of Manchester) and presented as part of the Wellcome Trust funded Playing God Project by the Science Entertainment Lab at the University of Manchester.

Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, 7:30 pm | £12.50
http://www.seetickets.com/event/alexis-taylor/anthony-burgess-foundation/979058
Hey! Manchester presents an intimate live performance from the lead singer and keyboardist from indie electronic group Hot Chip, Alexis Tayor.

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