Coming Up: The Festival Show with Hannah Kate from 4pm today with Manchester Histories Festival and Manchester City of Literature’s Festival of Libraries

Join me on Friday at 4pm for The Festival Show on North Manchester FM. This week’s episode will be taking a last look at Manchester Histories Festival before turning to this year’s Manchester City of Literature Festival of Libraries, and here’s what’s coming up on Friday…

GHOORNI – A Disastrous Cycle… On Friday 10th June, I was at Manchester Central Library to see GHOORNI – A Disastrous Cycle by Ayna Arts (part of the Crossing Footprints collaboration on the festival programme).

Manchester Histories Celebration Day… The final day of Manchester Histories Festival was the Celebration Day at Manchester Monastery. Among the local history groups who I spoke to at the event were Clayton HallHeaton Park TramwayManchester Jewish Museum, the International Brigade Memorial Trust and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

Manchester City of Literature Festival of Libraries… This year’s Festival of Libraries began on Wednesday 15th June. I spoke to Reece Williams from Manchester City of Literature, Lemn Sissay (the festival ambassador) and theatre group Malandra Jacks to find out more about this year’s programme.

The Palmer Crime Lecture Series: The Life of Crime… On Wednesday 15th June, I was at the Portico Library to hear Martin Edwards talk about his latest book, The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and their Creators.

What’s On… I’ll be giving you a round-up of the final weekend of the Festival of Libraries and looking ahead to what’s coming up next this month.

Catch the show on Friday at 4pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).

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