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Archive: 2015

  1. Eliza Carthy at Chetham’s

    One of the things we’ve been doing over the last few weeks is helping to make a Radio 4 programme about nineteenth-century broadside ballads with Eliza Carthy, and this will...

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  2. Medieval Manchester

    This Saturday afternoon, tour guide Anne Beswick is taking a look at medieval Manchester, starting at the Cathedral and taking in our beautiful Baronial Hall and medieval buildings. Find out...

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  3. Madame Malibran

    On this day in 1836 Madame Maria Felicita Garcia Malibran de Beriot died aged 28 in Manchester. Malibran was a mezzo-soprano who commonly sang both contralto and soprano parts and was regarded as the greatest...

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  4. Dosvidaniya, Bolton…

    Ever fancied laying waste to Bolton? And who among us can put hand on heart and say that the thought has never crossed our mind. Now, thanks to a new...

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  5. Heritage Open Day this Saturday!

    Come along and visit the Library and medieval buildings this Saturday as part of Heritage Open Day! There will be free tours as well as the opportunity to wander the...

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  6. Thanks and Farewell. Jack Harris

    As summer draws to a close, we find ourselves bidding farewell to another of our invaluable university work-placement students. Jack spent almost three months here at the Library working on our...

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  7. “What’s your favourite book?”

      The first question visitors invariably put to library staff is ‘Have you read all these books?’, to which the answer is always an automatic ‘Yes of course!’. The follow-up...

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  8. Theophila and a curious letter M

      Edward Benlowes’ Theophila (1652), a 268-page poem in Latin and English, is a remarkable book for several reasons. It is said that no two copies of the Theophila are identical. Benlowes installed a...

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