Salford born comedian, actor and musical performer Jason Manford needs no introduction so we are absolutely delighted that Jason is giving this year’s Anthony H Wilson Memorial Lecture on Monday June 24th at the Compass Room, Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays.
“Give me the child for the first seven years and I will show you the man.” Inspired by this Jesuit motto, the Up series began in 1964, following a group of people drawn from startlingly different backgrounds who have allowed television cameras to drop into their lives at seven-year intervals ever since.
Led by director Michael Apted throughout the decades, this acclaimed series has now reached 63 Up, providing an illuminating perspective on whether or not the course of our adult lives is set by our earliest influences and the social class in which we’re raised.
Clink is a brand new 10-part drama beginning Monday 15th April at 9pm on Channel 5's dedicated drama channel, 5Star.
Dorothy Byrne is Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4. She has been at the heart of investigative television for four decades.
Television journalism faces major challenges from dwindling budgets to claims of "fake news". Trust in politics and democracy is at a dangerous low.
Join us for a fascinating evening when Dorothy will discuss the challenges she has faced, and what the future holds for people entering the newsrooms of today.
Morven Christie (The A Word, The Replacement) plays the central character Lisa Armstrong and is joined by a fantastic cast including Jonas Armstrong, Tracie Bennett, Lindsey Coulson, Chanel Cresswell, Louis Greatorex, Adam Long, Taheen Modak and Daniel Ryan.
We will be treated to an exclusive screening of episode 1 of The Bay followed by a Q and A with key cast and crew including Morven Christie, Daragh Carville and the show's Executive Producer Catherine Oldfield.
The Q and A will be hosted by Radio 5 Live's Anna Foster.
Thursday March 14th at The Compass Room, Lowry Theatre at 6.30pm for drinks, and the Quiz starts at 7pm.
Teams are to be made up of between 4 and 6 people and there's an entry fee of £10 per team.
Please use the link below to reserve your team's place (just one ticket per team is required) and don't forget there is also a prize for the best team name too.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
The inimitable Tony Wilson always sought to champion North West talent, and this year's lecture features the Salford born star of The Fast Show, Men Behaving Badly and Cold Feet, John Thomson.
Need inspiration for your latest TV idea?
Bored with filming in the usual places?
Join us on an exclusive tour of awarding winning Manchester Museum's secret archives.
The tour will also include free access to the exhibition, object lessons and an opportunity for networking.