Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Event Picks

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Event Picks

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LEVENSHULME FESTIVAL 2013 Europe's biggest community festival is back with another epic programme of live music, clubbing, arts, theatre shows and sporting events. Boasting more than 200 events spread across 40 venues, the 17-day event officially kicks off this weekend with a launch concert featuring songstress Claire Mooney (tonight 8pm, M19 Bar) and a fantastic fireworks display and funfair (Sunday 12.30pm, Cringle Fields). Starts today, until November 10. Full programme at - levenshulmefestival.co.uk ROCHDALE LITERATURE & IDEAS FESTIVAL Hot on the heels of the Manchester Literature Festival, now it's Rochdale's turn to stage its very own bookworm's paradise. Taking place at the brand new Rochdale Central Library and various other venues in the community, the three-day event features guest readings and talks from Dragon's Den winner Mark Champkins, poet Simon Armitage, MOBO award-winning rapper Akala and former Corrie star Kevin Kennedy. Rochdale, various venues. Today/Tomorrow/ Sunday. Most events will be free, and for others there will be a charge of up to Pounds 5 per person. Full timetable at - rochdaleliteraturefestival.co.uk AN EVENING WITH SIR ALEX FERGUSON Prepare for squeaky bum time: the great Sir Alex Ferguson is resurrecting his infamous hairdryer for this special In Conversation event to promote his brand new autobiography. Fergie will be discussing the highlights of his extraordinary career with Football Focus presenter Dan Walker, followed by an audience Q&A session - but will anyone have the balls to ask about Wayne Rooney's transfer request? Monday 7.30pm. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays (thelowry.com/0843 208 6000). Sold Out.

GOTHIC FICTION Just the thing to get you in the Halloween mood, here's a special gothic fiction event from Twisted Tales, the popular blog specialising in horror writing.

Local writers Ramsey Campbell, Conrad Williams and Stephen McGeagh will be reading extracts from their works and discussing why they decided to use Manchester as the backdrop for some of their most horrific stories. …

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