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Every year, over two million people in the UK experience domestic abuse. None of them should have to wait until they’re in crisis before we pay attention. We need to see the whole person, the whole family and the whole society if we are to truly see the whole picture. SICK! Festival has been working […]

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Crime Central is a new monthly event at Manchester Central Library for lovers of crime writing. The event promises to bring a crime fiction buzz back to Manchester. There will be giveaways, conversation and book signings. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions too. So if you like classic Agatha Christie murder mysteries or […]

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Meet the Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds (RSPB) this Easter at Alexandra Park. They’ll be situated next to the Coffee Cranks Café from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with a pop-up stall full of information.

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A Celebration of the best crime writers in Manchester and the North. Including two nights of panel discussions hosted by the brilliant Rob Parker author of the Ben Bracken thrillers and the standalone post-Brexit country-noir Crook’s Hollow. Wednesday 16 March Crime Writer Panel Featuring authors Cath Staincliffe, Joseph Knox and Karen Woods in conversation. Thursday […]

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A thrilling new take on the tragedy, as those tasked to keep the secret safe go on the run. When author Alan Veale began research for his latest novel ‘The Titanic Document’, he built a story around the 1912 disaster. They do say truth is stranger than fiction, and as the plot and characters developed, […]

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Find out more about the women who stayed and lived at Greenham Common in Berkshire from 1981 to 2000. The women stayed at the site for almost 20 years as they protested against the storage of nuclear weapons. You can join this event either in person at the People’s History Museum or online. Find out […]

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Come to My Mum’s: An Evening of Conversation is a space for South Asian Muslim women to talk about what’s important to them today. Manchester-based artist Afreena Islam-Wright will host the evening of conversation. Guests so far include Sadia Habib and Maya Chowdhury from Manchester Museum; journalist Mishti Ali and prize-winning writer Qaisra Shahraz. The […]

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There’s a range of events – both online an in-person – happening for book-lovers, writers and culture at HOME this October. Manchester Literature Festival is a week-long celebration of imagination, ideas, stories, and voices from around the world. Bringing together the most exciting storytellers, poets, and thinkers for everyone to enjoy.

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How do we create a better world? That’s the question at the heart of the Ripples of Hope Festival – a new Festival based at HOME, celebrating the power of people to make human rights a reality. With conversations, workshops and performances, the festival runs for five days this September. Speakers at the festival include: […]

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Join the award-winning poet Jackie Kay for three special evenings of poetry, music, cheese and wine. The events will take place under the canvas of the Ask Tent at Homeground (HOME’s outdoor events space). Guests are set to include: Lemn Sissay on 19 July 2021; Simon Armitage on 2 August 2021 and Carol Ann Duffy […]