Tuesday 19 May
Music at Lunchtime: Charlotte Walls (Flute) Katie Riddle (Piano)
Charlotte and Katie are both freelance teachers and performers who regularly give concerts for Music In Hospitals. This recital features works by Prokofiev, Poulenc and Chaminade.
St Clement’s Church | 1–2pm | Free
Creative Writing Workshop
Local author Elaine Bousfield visits pupils at Chorlton High School to talk about the process of writing a novel and to read a short extract from the first book in her trilogy, The Jewel Keepers’. This is not a public event.
Chorlton High School | 1.45 - 2.45pm | Free
The best of the FLICK Film Festival
Full details in Visual Arts
Iguana | 7–8.30pm | Free
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Blue Box Theatre | 7.30pm | £5/£3
An evening with the Crozian Ensemble
Beautiful music performed by The Crozian Ensemble, an oboe quartet often joined by guest musicians to perform a wide range of repertoire. Briony Harris (oboe), Sarah Mayo (violin), Becca Spencer (viola) and Ruth Wakefield (cello) are all graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music and enjoy performing music from across the ages. Tonight’s programme will open with one of Purcell’s beautiful Fantasias, followed by trios by Frank Bridge and Johannes Brahms for mezzo-soprano (Rebecca Chelleppah), viola and piano (Lauren Hibberd). The second half features Finzi’s Interlude for Oboe and String Quartet (guest violinist Rose Martin), and Jan Carlstedt’s Oboe Quartet.
St Clement’s Church | 7.30pm | £5/£3
yemaya: indigo spring
Four multi-instrumental musicians, coming from rock, blues and jazz roots, fuse original songs with devotional sounds. From African drums to crystal singing bowls, Indian percussion and a cappella chants, this event will provide an intimate acoustic experience.
Wilbraham St Ninian’s Church | 7.30pm | £5/£3
Alice Zawadzki @ Croma
Enjoy a relaxing evening of good Italian food in the presence of one of the regions up and coming young jazz singers. Alice Zawadzki sings jazz standards accompanied on keyboard by Dan Whieldon.
Croma | 8pm | Free
Manchester Irish Writers: A Trip Round Ireland in Verse
"Room to Rhyme" from the Manchester-based writers is based on The Mummers and Wren Boys, with the theme of Women of Ireland in the past.
The Irish Association Club | 8pm | £3/£2
Tango Night with Frambuesas
Following a hugely successful night in 2007 we are delighted to welcome back the Frambuesas Quintet (vocals, bandoneón, violin, cello, piano) with an evening of tango. The evening will include a concert by the band, featuring dance demonstrations, followed by a tango taster class and concluding with a milonga (tango salon) for everyone to join in. Has Tuesday night ever been this sexy?
Chorlton Conservative Club | 8pm | £5/£3
Band night @ The Lloyds
Get down to The Lloyds for a great double-bill of ICE Band and Storyville.
The Lloyds hotel | 9pm | Free
Open mic night @ Iguana
Come and try your luck at Iguana’s regular open mic slot with MC Michaela. Followed by Hannah Atkins (see below).
Iguana | 8.30pm | Free
The Red House
The Red House showcases local rock bands that don’t wish to dwell on the Madchester four-chord sound that dominates today’s scene. The bands performing tonight are more inclined to look for their own direction, showing an independence of spirit not too far removed from those that bred the original Manchester music scene; thick guitars, fuzz pedals, melodic tunes, and high volume. Performers include Ayatana, Politburo and Whipchord.
The Royal Oak (Upstairs) | 9pm | £4
Late Night CAF: Hannah Atkins
‘Hannah Atkins is an artist that involves the listener in a two-way dialogue... Her piano-driven alternative/electronic Folk is often achingly simple and yet never easy to describe. It’s a sound somewhere between the pop musings of Sia and the delicate, ethereal vocals of Imogen Heap... Atkins is an artist with potential and longevity... Chordally, her songs never go where you expect, but always where you want and in short, difficult music has never been so easy on the ear’ - Stephen White, Manchester Evening News.
Iguana | 10pm | Free