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Jonathan Davidson at Manky Poets with copland smith

Location: Chorlton Library
Dates: Friday 20 May, 2016 ...

£2 / £1 on the door Floor poets and a guest poet. Jonathan Davidson was born in 1964 in Didcot, South Oxfordshire, and now lives in Coventry. He won an Eric Gregory award in 1990, and is the author of various pamphlets and collections of…

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Gino Brandolani: The Darkness In The Light

Location: Mono
Dates: Friday 20 May, 2016 ...

Free Do you suffer with Caring Cognitive Dissonance? Are you imprisoned by the confines of the liberal mind? Well come and see your musical heroes stripped down to their moral undies on a trip into the Darkness in the Light. A hilarious journey into the…

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Lip Service and Friends

Location: St Clements Church, Chorlton
Dates: Saturday 21 May, 2016 ...

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT The legendary LipService Theatre, aka comedy duo Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding are celebrating 30 years of making original comedy. To mark this auspicious occasion they are presenting a nostalgic evening of comedy sketches from their illustrious back catalogue. There will…

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As The Crow Flies

Location: Mono
Dates: Saturday 21 May, 2016 ...

Tickets £3 / £1.50 available here and on the door Our story begins in a town on top of a hill, surrounded by a deep, dark forest. We emerge through thickly knotted branches on a journey to unknown destinations unwinding like a thickly bound spool…

Laughter Yoga workshop

Laughter Yoga

Location: Chorlton Central Church
Dates: Saturday 21 May, 2016 ...

Tickets £4 available here Need a Laugh? Why don’t you join Maria Buonincontro and the Manchester Laughter Yoga Club for a Laughter Yoga workshop! During this session we will laugh for no reason! If you are new to Laughter Yoga we can summarise it in…

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Festival Saturday + Art and Craft Fair

Location: St Clement's Church
Dates: Saturday 21 May, 2016 ...

Free Join us for the official opening of the festival with our Art and Craft Fair plus a day packed with entertainment for all the family. There will be a range of bespoke jewellery, personalised gifts, photography, framed art work and more on sale –…

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The Switchover

Location: Chorlton Metrolink Stop
Dates: Sunday 22 May, 2016 - Saturday 21 May, 2016 ...

Free – Registration required Sat 21st May registration here Sun 22nd May registration here Our cutting-edge Arts Council England funded theatre project, Theatre Exterior, returns to the festival with renowned Manchester theatre company, The Larks, who will be producing an exciting new commission – part game, part…

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Empty Kitchen

Location: The Lloyd's
Dates: Sunday 22 May, 2016 ...

Tickets £3 available here iOrganic presents Empty Kitchen, a ‘meal’ like none you’ve had before. Fill up on an interactive show dripping with spoken word – well-seasoned with our secret blend of audio and visuals – and feel your way through a full three course…

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Taize Service

Location: St Clement's Church
Dates: Sunday 22 May, 2016 ...

Free Taize is a style of worship which combines the tradition of Eastern mantras with Western melodic music. Short chants are sung repeatedly between periods of silence, reflection, and prayers. For the festival, any local musicians are warmly invited to join the small music group. Rehearsal…

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Body and Soul

Location: Chorlton Library
Dates: Monday 23 May, 2016 ...

£4 on the door A duo of poets debating the nature of existence and whether we’re all just atoms drifting in space or actually governed by moral codes. Award winning poet and bible translator Atar J Hadari will read from “Rembrandt’s Bible” – his collection…