Select 1310

Things to do next week

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Manchester

Louder Than Words festival covers writing about music, with public events including “in conversation with…” sessions, panel discussions, interviews, workshops, performances and networking opportunities. 

8-10 Nov, Principal Hotel (louderthanwordsfest.com) 

Scarborough

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s spine-tingling story and brought up to date with live performances of songs by David Bowie and The Clash, The Body Snatcher is a dystopian thriller shot through with humour.

9 Nov, Stephen Joseph Theatre (sjt.uk.com) 

Manchester

The House Gospel Choir (pictured) and Roisin Murphy* join a huge line-up for Homobloc, a one-day queer block party for all.  

9 Nov, Mayfield Depot (homobloc.co.uk)

Photo: Ato Yankey 

Chester

Imtiaz Dharker* is guest director and artist in residence at Chester Literature Festival. Carol Ann Duffy, Andrew McMillan, Nadiya Hussain, Benjamin Zephaniah, Lemn Sissay and Michael Morpurgo are among other visiting writers.

9-30 Nov, Storyhouse (storyhouse.com)

Photo: Ayesha Dharker

Leeds

Feet, the Britpop-inspired five-piece band who met at Coventry University, perform tracks from their debut album What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham. 

5 Nov, Hyde Park Book Club (feetband.co.uk) 

Lancaster

The story of a strange virus causing the world to weep, Daniel Bye’s Going Viral is a vivid blend of experimental storytelling, science and audience interaction. 

9 Nov, The Gregson (danielbye.co.uk) 

Harrogate

Culminating with two days in its new North Yorkshire home, Thought Bubble is a Yorkshire-wide weeklong celebration of comic art, featuring film screenings, panels, exhibitions, quizzes and classes. 

4-10 Nov, Harrogate Convention Centre and other venues (thoughtbubblefestival.com)

Blackpool

Continuing the support of their current record Warpaint, Buckcherry return to the UK for an eight-show run supported by UK band The Treatment. 

6 Nov, Waterloo Music Bar (buckcherry.com)

Photo: Jeremy Saffer

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