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Placement Fellowship DCMS – Climate Change

December 16th, 2010 - 14:22pm

Placement Fellowship DCMS – Health and Wellbeing

December 16th, 2010 - 14:13pm

Placement Fellowship DCMS – Heath and Wellbeing

December 16th, 2010 - 14:13pm

WORD: Frank Cottrell Boyce and Dave Haslam – in conversation

The fourth in a series of WORD events presented by the Manchester Writing School at MMU in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre. Writers Frank Cottrell Boyce and Dave Haslam will be talking to each other about their work, followed by a book signing in the Great Hall. Drinks will be available at the bar and music will be provided by the Gavin Barras Duo.

Cottrell Boyce, Frank
Haslam, Dave

Frank Cottrell Boyce (top), Dave Haslam (bottom)

Frank Cottrell Boyce is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist from Liverpool. He wrote the screenplays for the films Forget About Me (1990), Butterfly Kiss (1995), Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), Twenty Four Hour Party People (2002) and Hilary and Jackie (2007). He also writes for children: in 2004, he wrote a book based on his own screenplay – Millions – which won the 2004 Carnegie Medal; his second children’s novel, Framed, was shortlisted for both the 2005 Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award; and his third, Cosmic, was published in 2008 and shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Frank is an Honorary Fellow of the Manchester Writing School at MMU.

Dave Haslam is a writer and broadcaster who DJ’d at the Hacienda club in Manchester through the late 1980s. He has since DJ’d worldwide. His journalism has appeared in NME, The Times, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, and The New Statesman. He has written three books of cultural history, including the groundbreaking Manchester England (1999) which was declared one of the ten books that best represent England on World Book Day 2003. He’s cooked cauliflower cheese for Morrissey and appeared in two films; Sonic Youth have slept on his floor; he took John Peel to see Public Enemy; Tony Wilson threatened to shoot him; and he’s created an installation for an art exhibition in Berlin. He was a major contributor to Channel 4′s Pump Up the Volume and BBC2/VH1’s Seven Ages of Rock documentaries and he lectures at the University of Salford (School of Journalism) and MMU (in the School of Art).

Date: Tuesday 8th February 2011

Start time: 7.00pm (music), 7.30pm (Frank and Dave)

Venue: The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Tickets: £5/£3.50 concession

(price includes £1 book token for use at the special Blackwell’s bookstall on the night)

Special offer for school and college groups or 10 or more: £2 per pupil/student with a free tickets for a teacher with every ten booked.

Book online at www.royalexchangetheatre.co.uk or contact the box office: 0161 833 9833

For further details about the Manchester Writing School, go to: www.mmu.ac.uk/writingschool

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December 13th, 2010 - 14:53pm

Carol Ann Duffy and Friends

Duffy, Carol Ann

In association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, the Manchester Writing School at MMU presents a third series of special evenings of poetry and music hosted by Manchester’s well-loved Poet Laureate. Carol Ann will be reading from her own work and presenting some of the country’s best new emerging talent – among them students and graduates of the Manchester Writing School. Each evening will also feature a guest appearance from an established poet.

Monday 7th March 2011: Elaine Feinstein
with James Quinn, David Tait and Charlotte Walker

Monday 28th March 2011: Ian McMillan
with Michael Conley, David Tait and Liz Venn

Monday 9th May 2011: Liz Lochhead
with Rosie Miles, Kim Moore and David Tait

Start time: 7.00pm (music), 7.30pm (readings)

Venue: The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Tickets: £10.00/£7.00

(price includes £1 book token for use at the special Blackwell’s bookstall on the night)

Book online at www.royalexchange.co.uk or contact the box office: 0161 833 9833

December 6th, 2010 - 16:11pm