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What Dogs Want, with Mat Ward

Thu 24 Mar 2022

What Dogs Want, with Mat Ward

Which breed is right for you? How can you stop your dog pulling? Do dogs like hugs? What’s the meaning of ‘woof’? In this online event, internationally recognised expert on dog behaviour Mat Ward offers sound advice o.....Read more

Pitch your book to publishers!

Thu 24 Mar 2022

Pitch your book to publishers!

Whether you’ve just started writing or have already completed a novel or work of non-fiction, this is your chance to pitch your book directly to three independent northern publishers. Kevin Duffy from Bluemoose Books,.....Read more

Crime Fact v Crime Fiction with RC Bridgestock

Sat 26 Mar 2022

Crime Fact v Crime Fiction with RC Bridgestock

Meet husband and wife writing team, Carol and Bob Bridgestock, creators of the DI Jack Dylan novels and lead police storyline consultants for major TV series, including Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley and Scott & Bailey......Read more

How to Solve a Crime

Sat 26 Mar 2022

How to Solve a Crime

Professor Angela Gallop is one of the world’s most eminent forensic scientists. A specialist in cold-case investigations, she has led forensic teams to find vital evidence in many of the UK’s most challenging cases, incl.....Read more

Crime Fact v Crime Fiction & How to Solve a Crime – Double bill

Sat 26 Mar 2022

Crime Fact v Crime Fiction & How to Solve a Crime – Double bill

A double-bill of true and fictional crime featuring husband-and-wife crime fiction writing team Bob & Carol Bridgestock (2pm-3pm), followed by a talk by one of the world’s most eminent forensic scientists Professor Angel.....Read more

Sarah Jay Hawley – Zen, Drugs ‘n’ Rock ‘n’ Roll

Sat 26 Mar 2022

Sarah Jay Hawley – Zen, Drugs ‘n’ Rock ‘n’ Roll

Sarah Jay Hawley is a platinum-winning, internationally renowned singer/songwriter with a career spanning 30 years. Best known for writing and singing “Dissolved Girl” on Massive Attacks’ album Mezzanine. For the last.....Read more

Women in World War Two

Sun 27 Mar 2022

Women in World War Two

During World War Two, many women had roles outside the home, from Land Girls and codebreakers to mechanics and Lumberjills. In this lively and interactive illustrated talk, authors Catherine Curzon and Helen Barrell .....Read more

Erin Kelly – Watch Her Fall

Tue 29 Mar 2022

Erin Kelly – Watch Her Fall

The Sunday Times million-bestselling author talks about her latest dark and captivating thriller Watch Her Fall, set during a production of Swan Lake and described as Black Swan meets Killing Eve. Ava Kirilova has rea.....Read more

Writing Real Lives in Historical Fiction

Wed 30 Mar 2022

Writing Real Lives in Historical Fiction

Stephen May, author of Sell Us the Rope featuring a young Joseph Stalin, discusses the pleasures and challenges of writing historical fiction about real people with Devika Ponnambalam, author of I Am Not Your Eve, which .....Read more

This is the Canon

Thu 31 Mar 2022

This is the Canon

Joan Anim-Addo, Deirdre Osborne & Kadija Sesay discuss their timely and important book, tapping into the ongoing discussions around race and identity. This event is for anyone who wants to redress the imbalance of the.....Read more

Dr John Cooper Clarke In Conversation with Johnny Green

Sun 03 Apr 2022

Dr John Cooper Clarke In Conversation with Johnny Green

John Cooper Clarke is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, Bard of Salford, fashion icon, TV and radio presenter, social and cultural commentator. His new memoir I Wanna Be Yours explores his extraordinary life, fille.....Read more