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Friedrich Engels’s Manchester

Next walk:   Meet: Friedrich Engels Statue, outside HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Gaythorn. Booking: *** Follow in the footsteps of Friedrich Engels, the German cotton merchant and secret revolutionary who spent his working life in Manchester making capitalist money so that he could live the life of a bourgeois, riding with the Cheshire Hunt at …
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Madchester: Tales of Rock n Roll Excess

Next FREE tour: Sat 29 October 2022, 2.30pm. Meet: outside Central Library, St Peter’s Square. Booking: Please press here to register with Eventbrite. Come and drink in a cocktail of excess and revelry drunk by those overdosing on their own egos and out to lunch in their own lifetimes on this irreverent, Rabelasian, rabble-rousing tour. …
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Marx & Engels in Manchester

Next walk:   Meet: Friedrich Engels Statue, outside HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Gaythorn. Booking: *** Join us to follow in the Manchester footsteps of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the men who created a political philosophy that dominated half the world during the 20th century. Hugely entertaining, informative and intriguing, this tour has been devised …
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William Shakespeare’s Manchester

Next tour: Fri 26 October 2018. Meet: Entrance, John Rylands Library, 2.30pm. Booking: Soon with eventbrite. This is an ingenious new tour dedicated to a man who probably never came to Manchester. But why should that matter? The city centre is alive with mementos to the Bard and dedications to his protagonists. We’ve found seven obvious locations (just …
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Poetry

Next tour: Fri 26 October 2018. Meet: Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens, 11.30am. Words, phrases, ideas, claims, injunctions, entreaties, accusations, threats, memories…“Tho’ much is taken, much abides…which in old days Mov’d earth and heaven”. We honour the greatest writers – Tennyson (that’s him, above), Shelley, Tennyson, Byron, Rossetti, John Cooper Clarke – and explain their links with …
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Wigan

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Heaton Park

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William Shakespeare

No dates yet. Date: Meet: Entrance, John Rylands Library, time tbc. Booking: Not yet. This is an ingenious new tour dedicated to a man who probably never came to Manchester. But why should that matter? The city centre is alive with mementos to the Bard and dedications to his protagonists. We’ve found seven obvious locations …
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Thomas de Quincey

Next tour is FREE: Tuesday 5 October 2021 Meet: Midland Hotel, Peter Street, 2pm. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Born in a hotel on Manchester’s Cross Street in 1785, Thomas De Quincey is perhaps the greatest local-born writer in Manchester history. Well, him and Anthony Burgess. Originally he was plain Thomas Quincey (he …
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Anthony Burgess

Next is a FREE Zoom for Trafford Libraries: Tuesday 11 October 2022. Event: Manchester Literature Festival. Meet: On your computer! Booking: Please go to Trafford Libraries. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/anthony-burgesss-manchester-tickets-414592636737 He was a polymath and polyglot who chain smoked for England and wrote more words than Dickens, Wells and Trollope combined. Manchester was his city, even though once …
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