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Friedrich Engels’s Manchester

Next event is on Zoom: Wednesday 10 February 2021, 5.30pm. Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite. STOP PRESS: Engels 200th Birthday Special moved to early 2021, date to be decided. *** Part 1: The Frock-Coated Communists Date: To be re-arranged from Saturday 28 November 2020. Meet: Engels statue, HOME, 11.30am. Booking: Part 2: …
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Madchester: Tales of Rock n Roll Excess

Next tour: For now this tour has been subsumed into the other music tours. Please see relevant pages. Come 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. Here are tales of million pound …
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Marx & Engels in Manchester

Next event is an actual walk: Sunday 20 June 2021, 11am.  Meet: Friedrich Engels statue outside HOME. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. *** 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. …
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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

No dates yet. Date: Meet: Art Gallery, time tbc. Booking: Not yet. 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 added the “De” to make himself sound more glam), raised …
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Anthony Burgess

Next tour: No dates planned. To book privately, please contact New Manchester Walks. Meet: St Ann’s Church. Booking: 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 he had enough money to move out of Moss …
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