Manchester Central Library

The beautifully refurbished and extended Central Library will open again in Spring 2014. A whole range of new services will be on offer - we look forward to welcoming you back.

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Juliet the Moon: A Live Installation for the Reading Room

  • 18 May 2017 6-8pm

RNCM composers Philippos Rousiamanis and Deane Smith have written two new works specially for Central Library’s Reading Room, featuring extracts from letters sent between Frank Merrick, pianist and tutor at RNCM, and his wife Hope Squires throughout Merrick’s imprisonment during WWI for being an opponent to the war effort. Exploring themes of loss and intimacy, the two pieces are performed by an ensemble of singers and cellists, with singing glasses. There will also be a display of letters, programmes, articles and other materials uncovered during the RNCM’s research into Manchester’s musical life in the First World War.

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  • Family friendly



Manchester Central Library
Central Library
St Peter's Square
Greater Manchester
M2 5PD


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