Spring/summer 2019 season at the Martin Harris Centre

Graphic from Martin Harris Centre brochure.Welcome to the spring 2019 season at the Martin Harris Centre.

The new season brings an exciting and varied programme for you with a wide range of events from dramaliteraturemusic and more.

We start with a range of concerts as part of the Weinberg Cycle as all 17 of his Quartets are performed by our inspirational resident string quartet, Quatuor Danel, as they continue their exhilarating fourteenth season at the University.

Our Manchester University Music Society (MUMS)is back with concerts from Baroque to Big Band and everything in between, including a lunchtime performance as part of Musica – a special week-long festival celebrating all aspects of female music making, including composition, performance and conducting to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The ever-popular Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concert series features on a Thursday with a number of free concerts and a superb line-up of performers. These events are always popular, so place these in your diary. If you love literature, our Literature Live events are not to be missed. Find an outstanding mix of readings and conversations with renowned authors at venues across the City, including Cathleen MillerHoratio ClareValeria Luiselli and Max Porter to name just a few.

We have a great Drama offering this season. See stars of the future as our very own University of Manchester Drama Society perform Enron over three nights, as part of UMDS’ MIFTA season. Be transported to a digital world in Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World, hear tales around the kitchen sink in The Washing up, or join the debate in COMMONISM, a meeting of two different people from two different countries. We are delighted to be hosting the production of Retro(per)spective, co-presented by the Drama Department and the Sexuality Summer School, bringing the legendary lesbian feminist company Split Britches as they revisit over three decades of work.

You can explore our website for the full programme and up-to-date event information.

The spring season is now on sale and you can purchase tickets either online (via Quaytickets), or in person at Martin Harris Centre Box Office, or call 0161 275 8951 (opening times 12.30-2.30pm Monday-Friday in term time).

These are just a few highlights that barely touch the surface of the superb talent and diverse events on offer. To see the full programme, download our brochure now:

We hope you enjoy the new season.

Mark Woolstencroft
Martin Harris Centre Manager

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