At Manchester worldwide pageant 2019, the Guardian shall be operating a collection of occasions. Our eclectic line-up contains artists and Guardian journalists, and contains a 30-strong choir, a Hollywood heavyweight, and the spirit of 1989.
The Home of Unrest
5-7 July, Brickworks, Barton Arcade
A weekend takeover of an underground metropolis centre venue, the Home of Unrest celebrates the spirit of activism via an thrilling programme that includes talks, workshops and documentary screenings.
Be part of skilled information Jonathan Schofield for a strolling tour of Manchester as he explores the phrases that made the town and influenced the world. This distinctive stroll will reveal how the written and spoken phrase have formed Manchester.
Rise Like Lions (in collaboration with Manchester Histories)
6 July, 5.30pm, Competition Sq.
The Commoners Choir will present an emotional finale to Rise Like Lions. Photograph: Casey Orr
To commemorate the Peterloo bloodbath’s bicentenary, actors, performers and spoken-word artists will learn phrases of protest, with the 30-strong Commoners Choir offering an emotional finale. The occasion options an introduction by Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner and a strong audiovisual expertise from Greenaway & Greenaway charting the historical past of protest within the UK.
6 July, 2pm, Whitworth Artwork Gallery
As a part of Interdependence we glance again to 1989, a yr of seismic political change in Europe and cultural change nearer to house. Guardian columnist John Harris shall be in dialog with author Agata Pyzik and DJ Dave Haslam, asking what it might take to see the optimistic spirit that outlined that yr return.
10 July, 1pm, Manchester Artwork Gallery
Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead is at The Lowry as a part of Manchester worldwide pageant. Photograph: Jan Versweyveld
On this one-off lunchtime occasion, offered by MIF in affiliation with Guardian Stay, Belgian theatre director Ivo van Hove shall be speaking about his life and work with Guardian theatre critic Michael Billington.
13 July, four.30pm, HOME
Be part of movie director David Lynch (through video hyperlink), Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess and the manager director of the David Lynch Basis UK, Deirdre Parsons, for an exploration of Transcendental Meditation.
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• The Guardian is a media accomplice of Manchester worldwide pageant.