Events this month

Published on 19 June 13

Here’s a round up of what’s going on around Manchester in the coming month

2 June – 25 July Arab film festival

Where: CornerHouse

What: “The UK’s Arab Film Festival presents a specially curated season of North African films, with a special focus on Egypt.

The festival includes new cinema that has emerged out of what could arguably be considered a revolutionary moment, the 2011/2 Arab uprisings. Whether inspired directly or indirectly, these films evoke the bubbling anguish that gives rise to dissidence and civil unrest.

Produced directly after or preceding the uprisings, these films are allegorical, poetic, tender, visceral, and at times, violent. This selection seeks to open up questions about the role that cinema can play for a society consistently struggling with how it should represent itself.”

4 July – 21 July Manchester International Festival

Where: various locations across Manchester

What: “Manchester International Festival is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, and takes place biennially in Manchester, UK. The Festival launched in 2007 as an artist-led, commissioning festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. The Festival also encompasses MIFCreative, the community and learning focused arm of the Festival, bringing MIF to the people and communities of Manchester and learning from them in its turn.”

From 5 July Live from Jodrell Bank

Where: Jodrell Bank

What: “Live from Jodrell Bank: The Transmissions, are a series of one day shows taking place on an outdoor stage in the shadow of the iconic Lovell Telescope at The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory. Previous Transmissions featuring The Flaming Lips & Elbow have been national award winning for innovation and creativity. Featuring a diverse array of internationally renowned musical artists alongside interactive science activities organised by Jodrell Bank with projections on the 76 metre high Lovell Telescope, it’s a show like no other.”

9 July Women in IT event

Where: Simon Building

What: “This event is an opportunity for you to meet and network with colleagues from varying IT career backgrounds, as well as those with IT interests and aspirations.The event is open to all staff and postgraduates at The University of Manchester as well as welcoming colleagues from Manchester Metropolitan University, to facilitate wider networking.”


Here you can find details of upcoming conferences.

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