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A Splendid Day Out 1st June – 2nd June 2019The Arts of Steam Marquee, Station Buildings, Marine RoadMorecambe LA4 4DB The Northwest premier Steampunk Festival returns.Steamageddon!Imagine a world changed, from miraculous beginning to ruinous end...SteamAgeddon promises that and more: dance like a dinosaur at the Jurassic Ball, celebrate the end…
Museums at Night The John Rylands Library150 Deansgate,Manchester M3 3EH DETAILS TBC As part of Museums at Night 2019, The John Rylands Library is delighted to welcome Manchester author and Writer-In-Residence Rosie Garland for a special late event.She’ll be reading from her latest novel, The Night Brother, set in Manchester.…
Disturbing The Beast: Women Of Weird Fiction launch Blackwell's BookshopUniversity Green,146 Oxford Road,Manchester M13 9GP Wednesday, 8 May 2019 from 19:00-20:30 Join Bad Language for an evening of readings to celebrate Feminist Book Fortnight and the release of Disturbing The Beast, a brilliant brand new collection of weird fiction stories…
Gothic Reading Group, MMU: The Night Brother Contemporary Gothic Reading GroupNew Business School,Ground floor cafe area,Manchester Metropolitan University,All Saints, All Saints Campus,ManchesterM15 6BHFree event – all welcome17.30 – 18.30 Please join us for the first of the Modern and Contemporary Gothic Reading Group sessions for 2018/2019. We will kick-start the…
Sonic Waves: Music and Sound Beyond Borders Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019Time: 10am – 5:30pmLocation: Geoffrey Manton BuildingManchester Metropolitan UniversityRosamond St W, Manchester M15 6EB Tickets: £10 (£5 unwaged) - Available on the OnlineShop Rosie Garland of The March Violets is delighted to present her paper “Radiant Girls: ‘You can’t…
Fallowfield Library Book Group The Place,Fallowfield Library,Platt Lane,Manchester M14 7FB 11am – 1pmFree event – with free refreshments Fallowfield Library Book Group are thrilled to welcome Rosie Garland to our April meeting. Our current read is her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities. Rosie will be answering questions about the…
Desire, love, identity LGBT poetry evening Bolton Central Library and MuseumLe Mans CrescentBoltonBL1 1SE18:30 – 20:30Thu, 11 April 2019 Free event Bolton Museum is hosting a celebration of LGBT poetry to coincide with our exhibition Desire, Love Identity - In Bolton. Special guests Rosie Garland & Dominic Berry will read…
Burnage Library,Burnage Lane,Manchester M19 1EWMonday 8th April, 20197pm start – 9.30pmFree event Back by popular demand! Following the success of our event in 2018, we are delighted to welcome Manchester writer Rosie Garland back to our special open-mic reading event at Burnage Library! Come and hear Rosie read from her…
The Next Step Write Like A Grrl writing course,Manchester I’m delighted to be guest writer at the closing session of The Next Step, Write Like A Grrl.Looking forward to celebrating with everyone who has taken part of the course. We’ll have a Q&A, discussing persistence, developing our writing, and the…
Not Quite Light Festival Five Four Studios54 Oldfield Road,Salford,Manchester M5 4LZ 2-4pmTickets £6 The Dark City How does the darker side of the city inspire writers? The festival hub will be at Five Four Studios, and here there will be a day of talks, workshops, music and art.In the afternoon…
Death & the Sacred Symposium MMU Brooks Building53 Bonsall StreetHulme,Manchester, M15 6GX This interdisciplinary symposium aims to explore, analyse and debate the relationship between death and the sacred in art and narrative.09:00-18:00 1pm – 2.30pmWe are thrilled to be inviting Andrew Michael Hurley (author of The Loney and Devil’s Day…
Celebrate International Women's Day with Flapjack Press! Manchester Central LibrarySt Peter's Square,Manchester, M2 5PD 5.30pm – 8pmfree event Join us for an evening of poetry hosted by Rosie Garland ("literary hero" - The Skinny).With performance from award-winning poets, playwrights and spoken word artists Cathy Crabb, Sarah Miller, Anna Percy, Melanie…
English Literature & Creative Writing at Lancaster UniversityVisiting Writers Series - Rosie Garland Ruskin LibraryBailriggLancaster University,Lancaster, LA1 4YZ Tuesday, 26 February 2019 from 18:00-19:00 Join us for an evening of conversation with Rosie Garland. Everybody is welcome, this event is free and no registration is needed. Tagged ‘literary hero’ by…
MMU Manchester and the City module – student seminar The John Rylands LibraryDeansgateManchester “The Night Brother - MMU Manchester and the City module” This student tour & seminar is part of my writing residency at The John Rylands Library, Manchester, in association with Manchester Metropolitan University. 21st February 10am-12 noon
“Everything That Can Happen” anthology launch The Betsey Trotwood56 Farringdon RoadLondonEC1R 3BL Free event19:00 – 22:00https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/everything-that-can-happen-london-book-launch-party-tickets-55109082750 Everything That Can Happen is an anthology of poems about the future.The poems – or perhaps prophecies – explore time, language, changing landscapes, future selves, uncertainty, catastrophe and civilisation. An android fills out a…
Festival Preview – Celebrating Doctor Who Huddersfield LibraryPrincess Alexandra WalkHD1 2SU Tuesday 12 February 2019Doors 6pm, ends approx 7.30pm Find out more about this year’s events, pick up a brochure and take part in our Celebration of Doctor Who.Come dressed as your favourite character - Take a selfie with our…
Verbose Fred’s Ale House843 Stockport RoadLevenshulme,Manchester M19 3PW Free eventdoors are at 7.30pm The live literature night Verbose – first event for 2019!Come to Fred’s Ale House in Levenshulme on 28th Jan for an evening of poetry and stories about magic realism & the surreal. Our headliners are Rosie Garland,…
Royal Albert Hall and For Books' Sake present ‘That's What She Said’ Elgar RoomRoyal Albert HallKensington GoreLondon, SW7 2AP Monday 17 December 2018Starts: 9:30pm As part of the Royal Albert Hall's Christmas Season, For Books’ Sake are presenting a late night End of Year Special of That’s What She Said.…
HAUNT Manchester presents Black Christmas The Peer Hat,14-16 Faraday Street,M1 1BE Manchester Saturday, 15 December 2018 from 12:00-19:00Free event Readings start at 3pm – featuring Rosie Garland at 4pm Have you been naughty this year? Have you been very, very naughty?Then you might be the perfect guests to receive the…
Emmeline Pankhurst statue unveiling St Peter’s Square,Manchester M2 3AE MiddayFree event As well as brass bands, speeches and a full choir – Rosie Garland is honoured to be singing at the unveiling event.The statue of Emmeline Pankhurst will be unveiled in St Peter’s Square, Manchester on Friday, 14th December 2018…
What an adventure!On Saturday December 1st I sang the Pankhurst Anthem – specially written by Helen Pankhurst & Lucy Pankhurst - in Etihad Stadium in front of the Manchester City crowd at half time! I can honestly say I've never sung in front of a crowd of 50,000 people. All…
The Looking Glass Burlesque Pyramid & Parr HallPalmyra Sq.,Warrington WA1 1BL Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 19:30-22:30Tickets £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…
FLIM NITE presents 'Pan's Labyrinth' The Three Minute TheatreAfflecks 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…
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…
‘Manchester Dark, Manchester Light - the inspiration behind The Night Brother’. Saturday 3rd November 20183pm – 4.30pmStarting point: The Craft Centre,Oak Street,Manchester M4 5JD Limited places - £10Special offer - Oak St Cafe at the Craft Centre will be offering cake and coffee/tea for £5 for anyone showing their walking…
The Freakeasy Halloween Showcase Banshee Labyrinth29-35 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.…
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…
Verbalise The Brewery Arts Centre122A 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…
Workshop: a 10 Step Program for Dealing with the Internal Critic 22 September at 10:00–13:00 GIFT Cafe ChesterGrosvenor 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’s What She Said The Scottish Poetry Library (Venue 203)5 Crichton's Close,Edinburgh EH8 8DT16th August 2018 19:30-21.30Free 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),…