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  1. Chetham’s Library Tours

    Founded in 1653, and housed in buildings dating back to 1421, Chetham’s is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world and home to over 100,000 of the UK’s rarest...

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  2. Poem of the Week with Carol Rumens

    A Manchester Literature Festival event Carcanet at 50 Carol Rumens’ popular ‘Poem of the Week’ blog has been featuring in The Guardian for more than a dozen years. Join her...

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  3. Poem of the Week with Carol Rumens

    A Manchester Literature Festival event Carcanet at 50 Carol Rumens’ popular ‘Poem of the Week’ blog has been featuring in The Guardian for more than a dozen years. Join her...

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  4. Heritage Open Days

    For one day only, visit Chetham’s Library free of charge to celebrate People Power, as Heritage Open Days mark 200 years since Peterloo. Chetham’s is the oldest public library in...

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  5. Heritage Open Days

    For one day only, visit Chetham’s Library free of charge to celebrate People Power, as Heritage Open Days mark 200 years since Peterloo. Chetham’s is the oldest public library in...

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  6. Chetham’s Library: Unscripted

    On sale 10am, Friday 16 August After the Library has closed to the public and the dust of the day has settled, the buildings come alive for a unique and...

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  7. Faking Gothic Furniture

    Chetham’s Library with Manchester Gothic Festival George Shaw (1810–76), a local lad from Uppermill, Saddleworth, was fascinated by medieval architecture, sculpture, and heraldry even as a teenager. In the 1840s...

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  8. Faking Gothic Furniture

    Chetham’s Library with Manchester Gothic Festival George Shaw (1810–76), a local lad from Uppermill, Saddleworth, was fascinated by medieval architecture, sculpture, and heraldry even as a teenager. In the 1840s...

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  9. Baronial Baroque

    Chetham’s Early Music ensemble, directed by Dr Martyn Shaw, marks the 300th anniversary year of Le

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  10. Baronial Baroque

    Chetham’s Early Music ensemble, directed by Dr Martyn Shaw, marks the 300th anniversary year of Le

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