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International Anthony Burgess Foundation: Events May-June

Rachael Heslehurst has the lowdown on the best events for the next two months

Written by . Published on May 15th 2012.

International Anthony Burgess Foundation: Events May-June

Concert: Sibelius, Brahms

Manchester Camarata, Manchester’s chamber orchestra is
holding a concert of chamber music in the Engine House on Wednesday 16 May. Pianist Anthony Hewitt will be joining Manchester Camarata’s principal players in this concert of two of the giants of Romantic music. The concert will begin at 8pm.

Tickets cost £12.50. Click here for information.

Booking advised.

Bar open from 7pm.



Discussion: Michael Moorcock

Join curator David Brittain at the Burgess Foundation on Friday
18 May, to hear him interview legendary science fiction and fantasy writer Michael Moorcock, live by video link from the USA. The event marks the exhibition Paolozzi at New Worlds: Art & Science Fiction in the Sixties.

The event is free. Reservations advised.

Click here for information.

Michael Moorcock at the Burgess FoundationMichael Moorcock 

Book Launch: Lung Jazz – Young British Poets For Oxfam

Join Cinnamon Press for the Manchester launch of this anthology of new poetry on Wednesday 30 May. The anthology is edited by Todd Swift and Kim Lockwood and leading poets include Owen Sheers, Clare Pollard and Stefan Mohamed.

The event is free. No booking required.

Event begins at 7pm.

Bar open from 6.30pm.

Click here for more information.



Concert: Julia Holter

Faktion and friends from Comfortable On A Tightrope present an intimate live performance by Julia Holter and her band on Sunday 3 June. With support by Cotton Goods and Tape Loop Orchestra.

Please note this is a seated event and capacity is limited to 100. Booking essential.

Tickets cost £12. Click here to purchase tickets. 

Event begins at 7pm.

Click here for more on Julia Holter.

Julia HolterJulia Holter

Exhibition: A Clockwork Orange 2012

Artists from the MediaLab at the Manchester School of Art present new work in response to Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange. This free exhibition includes photography, film and sound works and will be held between Thursday 7 June and Saturday 9 June.

The event is free.

Booking not needed.

Click here for more information.

Manchester School Of ArtManchester School Of Art

Book Launch: Ian Gregson, Gail Ashton, Judy Kendall

Join Cinnamon Press as they present three new books at the Burgess Foundation on Monday 11 June. The evening will include Ian Gregson reading from his Manchester-based novel, Not Tonight Neil and poets Gail Ashton and Judy Kendall launching their collections The Other Side of Glass and Climbing Postcards.

The event is free.

Event begins at 7pm.

Please RSVP to Jan Fortune at jan@cinnamonpress.com

Click here for more information.



Book Launch: Jean Sprackland

Join award-winning writer Jean Sprackland on Thursday 14 June as he presents his new book Strands: A Year of Discoveries On The Beach,
a part natural history, part meditation, part travelogue. The event will be
launching the lyrical collection of meditations, including a reading and
discussion with poet Michael Symmons Roberts. The event is sponsored by Jonathan Cape.

This event is free.

Event begins at 6.30pm.

Please RSVP to events at events@anthonyburgess.org

Click here for more on Jean Sprackland

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Conference: Fifty Years Of A Clockwork Orange

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation is organising a multi-disciplinary conference to examine its enduring impact on literature, film, music theatre and society from Thursday 28 June to Saturday 30 June. The event marks the fiftieth anniversary of Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange (1962) and will be supported by the UK premiere of Burgess’s Clockwork Orange music and a film season at the Cornerhouse Cinema. Key speakers include Peter Kramer, author of the most recent book about A Clockwork Orange and Jonathon Green,
editor of Chambers Slang Dictionary.

Tickets cost £70. Click here for tickets. 

Concessions are £40.

Day tickets are £25

A conference ticket entitles you to buffet lunches on all three days, a wine reception, a performance of the Clockwork Orange songs by Anthony Burgess and discounted admission to three film screenings at the Cornerhouse cinema.

Please contact info@anthonyburgess.org for queries.

A Clockwork OrangeA Clockwork Orange

Budding journalists are being given the chance to win £2000 for a piece on brand new work in the arts

To commemorate Burgess’s long association with the Observer, The Anthony Burgess Foundation has set up the Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize. The purpose of the prize is to find the best writing on brand new work in theatres which has not been previously published. The winning work may take the form of an interview or profile of a writer, musician, a piece on a new artistic movement, or a review of a concert or theatre play and will be judged by a panel including William Boyd, Scarlett Thomas and Kamille Shamsie.

Click here for more information or visit http://www.anthonyburgess.org/

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation is programming literature, music, film and more throughout 2012. To find out more about what they do visit www.anthonyburgess.org or contact events@anthonyburgess.org. Details about hiring the Engine House for your event are here.

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