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LAST MINUTE CHANGES TO PROGRAMME

* Sorry folks but we’ve had to postpone a number of Ed Glinert’s late September/early October tours owing to the fact that he’s been called abroad at the last minute. Steve and John are doing many but some, such as Southern Cemetery, Peterloo and the Midland Hotel, will have to wait until he’s back.
* Any tickets already bought on eventbrite can of course be used on any future date.
* Thank you for your patience!
* Do please check our website before setting off…just in case.
* Here’s the latest list:

September

Sun 23             Alderley Edge explorer, station, 10.30am.
Tue 25             The Manchester Bee and Other Spectacular City Symbols
, St Ann’s Church, 11.30am.
Tue 25             Masterpieces of Manchester Art & Architecture, Midland Hotel, 2pm.
Wed 26            The Hidden Gems of Manchester, Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Gardens, 11am.
Thu 27             John Rylands Library And…, St Ann’s Church, 11am.
Sat 29              Inside the Northern Quarter, Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Gardens, 11.30am.
Sat 29              The Ancoats Explorer, Band on the Wall, 2.30pm.

October
LITERATURE FESTIVAL MONTH

Fri 12              Marx & Engels pub walk – Drinkers of the world, unite!, St Ann’s Church, 5.30pm.
Sat 13              Charles Dickens’s Manchester, Queen Victoria Statue, Piccadilly Gardens, 11.30am.
Sat 13              Thomas de Quincey Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Art Gallery, 2.30pm.
Sun 14             Emmeline Pankhurst’s Manchester, St Ann’s Church, 11.30am.
Sun 14             Midland Hotel Tea & Tour (or Tour Only), afternoon.
Mon 15            Elizabeth Gaskell’s Manchester, St Ann’s Church, 1pm.
Tue 16             Anthony Burgess’s Manchester, St Ann’s Church, 11.30am.
Tue 16             Manchester’s Most Beautiful Buildings, Art Gallery, 2.30pm.
Wed 17            Literary 1st Editions & Rarities, John Rylands Library, 1.30pm.
Thu 18             Slavery in Manchester (on International Anti-Slavery Day), Victoria Station wallmap, 2.30pm.
Fri 19              Science Festival The Manchester Scientific Achievement Trail, Art Gallery, 11.30.
Fri 19              Fame is The Spur: The Manchester of Howard Spring, Central Library, 2.30pm.
Sat 20              Science Festival Alan Turing’s Manchester, Manchester Museum Reception, 12 noon.
Sat 20              Science Festival John Dalton’s Manchester, Art Gallery, 2.30pm.
Sun 21             John Cooper Clarke’s Manchester, Band on the Wall, 12 noon.
Sun 21             The Literary and Lyrical Genius of Mark E. Smith, Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens, 2.30pm.
Tue 23             Manchester’s Greatest Paintings From Ecco Homo to Work, St Ann’s Church, 2pm.
Wed 24            The Manchester Literary Trail, Art Gallery, 11am.
Wed 24            Science Festival 10 Manchester Inventions That Shook the World, MOSI, 2.30pm.
Wed 24            Manchester’s Formidable Women, Midland Hotel, 5.30pm.
Thu 25             Spooky Manchester Dead good, dead gruesome, Victoria Station wallmap, 5.30pm.
Fri 26              Manchester and the Golden Age of Poetry, Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens, 11.30am.
Fri 26              William Shakespeare’s Manchester, John Rylands Library, 2.30pm.
Sat 27              Ted Hughes Country, Mytholmroyd station, 11.30am.
Sun 28             On the Trail of the Brontes, Haworth steam railway station, 1pm.
Tue 30             John Rylands Library And…, St Ann’s Church, 11am.
Tue 30            Manchester Cathedral & Chetham’s, Victoria Station wallmap, 1.45pm.
Wed 31            Secrets of Old Salford Into the heart of the Crescent City, Victoria Station wallmap, 1pm.
Wed 31                        Angel Meadow on Hallowe’en, Victoria Station wallmap, 5.30pm.

November
Thu 1               The Peterloo Massacre The day before the film is released, Central Library, 5.30pm.
Sun 4               Manchester Music: The Hacienda Years, HOME, 2.30pm.
Wed 7              Victoria Park in the Atmospheric Autumn Half-light, Whitworth Art Gallery, 12 noon.
Thu 8               Exploring the Port of Manchester & the Old Docks, Salford Quays Metrolink stop, 11.30am.
Thu 8               Spooky Manchester Dead Good, Dead Gruesome, Victoria Station wallmap, 5.30pm.
Sat 10              Gangland Manchester, Police Museum, Newton Street, 12 noon.
Sat 10              Madchester: Tales of Rock ‘n’ Roll Excess, Eastern Bloc, 5 Stevenson Square, 3pm.
Sun 11             Manchester At War Armistice Day Centenary Commemoration, Victoria Station wallmap, 1pm.
Sun 11             Midland Hotel Tea & Tour (or Tour Only), afternoon.
Mon 12            Women Can Now Vote! Centenary celebrations, Central Library, 2pm.
Wed 14            Mediaeval Manchester, Shudehill Metrolink stop, 11am.
Sat 17              The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Gallery, 11am.
Sat 17              The Smiths – From the Moors Murders to Meat Is Murder, Art Gallery, 2pm.
Sun 18             Before Peterloo, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, 11.30am.
Sun 18             After Peterloo, Central Library, 2pm.
Wed 21                        Southern Cemetery, Cemetery Gates, 11.30am.
Wed 21                        Central Library In-depth tour, Central Library, 2.30pm.
Fri 23              The Fenian Hangings (anniversary tour), Craft Centre, 2pm.
Fri 23              Angel Meadow, Victoria Station wallmap, 5.30pm.
Wed 28                       John Rylands Library And…, St Ann’s Church, 11am.
Wed 28            Manchester Cathedral & Chetham’s, Victoria Station wallmap, 1.45pm.
Wed 28            Hell Is A City Savile, Brady, Hindley, Shipman, the Ripper, the hangman and some really bad folk, Central Library, 5.30pm.

December
Sat 1                Friedrich Engels’s Birthday Celebrations
Sat 1                Marx & Engels in Manchester (i) – The Frock-Coated Communists, HOME, 11.30am.
Sat 1                Marx & Engels in Manchester (ii) – The Condition of the Working Class, St Ann’s Church, 2.30pm.
Sun 2               Roman Manchester, Beetham Tower, 12 noon.
Sun 2               The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Gallery, 2.30pm.
Mon 3              Spooky Manchester Dead Good, Dead Gruesome, Victoria Station wallmap, 5.30pm.

Fri 28             Understanding the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Gallery, 11.30am.
Fri 28             Emmeline Pankhurst’s Manchester Centenary Tour 100 years since the announcement of the results of the 1st general election at which women voted, Emmeline Pankhurst statue, St Peter’s Square, 2pm.
Sat 29              Manchester’s Formidable Women, Midland Hotel, 11.30am.
Sat 29             John Rylands Library And…, St Ann’s Church, 2.30pm.
Sun 30            Friedrich Engels’s Manchester, Engels statue HOME, 11.30am.
Sun 30            Karl Marx’s Manchester, Victoria Station wallmap, 2.15pm.