How to find us The MartinHarrisCentre for Music and Drama The University of Manchester Bridgeford Street, off Oxford Road Manchester, M13 9PL Box office: Tel: 0161 275 8951 Email for enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org Box office opening times: 12.30pm-2.30pm Monday to Friday Website For the latest information on concerts, events and productions at the MartinHarrisCentre please visit: www.manchester.ac.uk/mhc You can also download our latest brochure. Mailing list: To keep informed about all of our events and special offers please join our mailing list by emailing email@example.com or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/mhc Facebook: Join us on facebook: www.facebook.com/MHCentre Follow us on Facebook and be our friend! Twitter: Follow us on Twitter: @MHCentre www.twitter.com/MHCentre The multi-storey on Booth Street West, has been awarded the ‘Park Mark’ award. Safer parking status, Park Mark®, is awarded to parking facilities that have met the requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the Police. Getting here The MartinHarrisCentre for Music and Drama is situated behind the Manchester Museum, which is located on Oxford Road. It is approximately 1 mile south of the city centre. There are 2 entrances to the building, one on Bridgeford Street, the other on Coupland Street. Please note that there is pedestrian access only to both of these streets. The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and the John Thaw Studio Theatre can both be found within the MartinHarrisCentre. Sat Nav: Please do not rely on your satellite navigation system to find the MartinHarrisCentre, as our postcode covers the entire University of Manchester campus. As an alternative, we would advise patrons to use Google maps. Find us on Google: www.google.com/maps and search for MartinHarrisCentre. By Bus: Direct routes to Oxford Road run regularly from Piccadilly Gardens in Central Manchester. Routes and timetable enquiries 0161 242 6040. Metrolink: For up-to-date information and timetables please visit the website: www.metrolink.co.uk By Train: Oxford Road station is a ten minute walk away. Train enquiries 08457 48 49 50. Car Parking: Car parking is available in the multistorey car park D (Booth Street West). During current construction work on campus, the car park is accessible from Higher Cambridge Street. Parking costs £2.00 from 4pm to midnight weekdays, £2.00 all day on Saturday and Sunday and is payable upon exiting the car park. Please note that there is no vehicle access to the MartinHarrisCentre from either Bridgeford Street or Coupland Street. Please refer to the terms and conditions for the Booth Street West car park. *Please note that if you stay after midnight then the £10 overnight charge will apply (except on Saturdays) 32
IN PERFORMANCE EVENTS SPRING-SUMMER 2018 Date Time Event Venue page Literature 12 February 7.30pm Literature Live: Sophie Collins and Carol Mavor Cosmo 6 21 February 7.30pm Literature Live: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Cosmo 7 26 February 7.30pm Literature Live: Mariko Nagai and Richard Lloyd Parry JTST 7 5 March 7.30pm Literature Live: Joe Dunthorne and Luke Kennard JTST 8 16 April 7.30pm Literature Live: Jeanette Winterson in conversation with Susie Orbach Cosmo 9 Music 1 February 1.10pm WCLC: Ignacio Lara Romero (violin) and Richard Whalley (piano) Cosmo 18 8 February 7pm Vonnegut Collective and Animikii Theatre WAG 10 15 February 1.10pm WCLC: Piano Recital by Adam Swayne Cosmo 18 16 February 1.10pm MUMS: Contemporary Student Works Cosmo 16 17 February 7.30pm MUMS: Chamber Concert Cosmo 12 22 February 1.10pm WCLC: Simon Turner (cello) and Paul Janes (piano) Cosmo 19 24 February 7.30pm MUMS: Opera Evening ‘War and Conflict’ Cosmo 12 1 March 1.10pm WCLC: Distractfold Ensemble Cosmo 19 3-4 March various MANTIS Sonification Festival JTST 24 8 March 1.10pm WCLC: Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert Cosmo 19 8 March 2.30pm Quatuor Danel Seminar Cosmo 19 9 March 1.10pm MUMS: Musica Festival Concert Cosmo 16 9 March 7.30pm Quatuor Danel evening concert MGS 22 10 March 7.30pm MUMS: Manchester University Symphony Orchestra Cosmo 13 15 March 1.10pm WCLC: Piano Recital by Tom Hicks Cosmo 19 16 March 1.10pm MUMS: New Sounds from Manchester Cosmo 17 17 March 7.30pm MUMS: Manchester University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra Cosmo 13 22 March 1.10pm WCLC: The Michael Kahan Kapelye: Klezmer Showcase Cosmo 20 23 March 1.10pm MUMS: ‘Ich bin ein Hamburger’: Music from Baroque Hamburg Cosmo 17 19 April 1.10pm WCLC: House of Light Cosmo 20 20 April 1.10pm MUMS: World Music Cosmo 17 20 April 7.30pm MUMS: Cosmo Singers and Ad Solem Cosmo 14 21 April 7.30pm MUMS: Brass Band Cosmo 14 26 April 1.10pm WCLC: Lovenotes Cosmo 21 27 April 7.30pm MUMS: Manchester University Big Band Cosmo 15 29 April 7.30pm MUMS: The University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra TWH 15 3 May 1.10pm WCLC: Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert Cosmo 21 3 May 2.30pm Quatuor Danel Seminar Cosmo 21 4 May 7.30pm Quatuor Danel evening concert Cosmo 23 10 May 1.10pm WCLC: Gamelan Cosmo 21 4-8 June 2018 various ESTIVAL 2018 Cosmo 17 25-30 June various The European Art-Science-Technology Network Week various 25 14-16 February 7pm Drama UMDS Manchester In-Fringe Theatre Awards, opening production, Yellow Icing We Welcome JTST 26 23 February 7pm Public Burning Theatre present Borderland JTST 27 7 March 1.05pm Ballroom for Beginners: Free Taster Session JTST 28 18 March 3pm Stockport Youth Orchestra Cosmo 28 26-27 March various 1623 Theatre present: an adaptation of Macbeth JTST 29 16 June 11am-4pm The University of Manchester Community Festival 2018 various 29 Cosmo = Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall JTST = John Thaw Studio Theatre WAG = Whitworth Art Gallery MUMS = Manchester University Music Society WCLC = Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts UMDS = University of Manchester Drama Society TWH MGS = The Whitworth Hall = Manchester Grammar School www.manchester.ac.uk/mhc 33
The Purcell School holds a UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of its unique contribution to music, education and international culture, and in 2016, was made a Fazioli Pianoforti Centre of Excellence.
The School is well-known for nurturing the very best young talent, including three recent BBC Young Musician of the Year winners, Lara Melda (2010), Martin James Bartlett (2014), and Alexandra Ridout (Jazz Award 2016). Pupils regularly win scholarships to the best music colleges in the UK and abroad, and enjoy frequent success in competitions locally, nationally and internationally. Just a few of The Purcell School’s distinguished alumni include Oliver Knussen CBE, Catrin Finch, Nicholas Daniel, Julius Drake, Yevgeny Sudbin, Karim Said, Mica Levi, and Jacob Collier.
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Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all
our customers a Happy New Year and thank you for your
continued support which has been overwhelming during
This season is crammed full of our popular tributes and
favourites, kicking-off the Spring is the UK’s No.1 swing
band Jive Aces. Their high energy performance will
certainly have you on your feet wanting to jive the
In February we see the return of LDN Wrestling and in
April come along and see Pasha’s brand new show, “The
Magic of Hollywood” or pop rock group Showaddywaddy.
Following from their successful tours in 2017 we are
pleased to welcome back Bob Drury as Neil Diamond, Katie
Markham with her show-stopping resemblance to music
icon Adele, Rod Stewart tribute - Some Guys have all the
Luck, Dire Straits tribute - Money for Nothing and Irish
favourite Seven Drunken Nights.
We are also excited to bring you a variety of brand new
productions for our theatre. Firstly you can spend an
evening with one of the most famous and charismatic
Jockeys of all-time Frankie Dettori or enjoy an
evening of laughter with legendary comedian
Jimmy Jones. For the music fans, relive the
memory of Cilla Black with an unforgettable
show that journey’s its way through Cilla’s life
and the 60s or sing along to songs like Big Girls
Don’t Cry, Sherry and many more with our new Frankie
Vallie and the Four Seasons tribute Walk
Like a Man.
We certainly have a fantastic treat
for our young audiences with two Easter
productions starting with Easter Bunny Eggs
Factor for the 2-7 year olds. This is followed by our
Easter pantomime Alice in Wonderland which stars Britain’s
Got Talent winner Ashleigh with her dog Sully along with
children’s favourite TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips.
There is also one further star casting still to be announced.
Don’t miss out and book your tickets early to avoid
disappointment and to get the best seats.
We do hope you enjoy our Spring programme and as
always, look forward to welcoming you to our theatre soon.