I’ve just been looking at our autumn events schedule and there is definitely an emphasis on books and reading.
Having just watched the first episode of Simon Schama’s series The Story of the Jews, it’s great to know that the accompanying book will be launched in Manchester by Simon Schama at this very museum.
Another new book will be launched here as part of the Manchester Literature festival, as poet Elaine Feinstein talks about her memoir “It Goes with the Territory: Memoirs of a Poet.”
But the following week we host a different kind of book event, also as part of the Manchester Literature festival. Louis Golding’s Magnolia Street and Maisie Mosco’s Almonds and Raisin have been enjoyed by generation of readers already, especially here in Manchester amongst the Jewish community. If you grew up in Jewish Manchester the characters, anecdotes, language and customs brought to life in these stories could almost be based on your own family. This event will feature readings from both books and then the audience will be encouraged to delve into their own families’ pasts and recount their own anecdotes. So not just a literary event , but a social event as well!