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Sunday 19th March 2017, 3.00PM – 5.30PM

If you happen to be in Glasgow or nearby, do not miss the opportunity to attend this unique piano concert presented by our friend Alessandra Pompili.

Alessandra Pompili: The Life & Passion of Jesus Christ in Music

St Andrew’s RC Metropolitan Cathedral

196 Clyde Street, Glasgow
G1 4JY

Internationally acclaimed pianist, Alessandra Pompili presents an overview of the life and passion of Jesus in music with performances from Franz Liszt’s Via Crucis, Martin Torp’s Fresken and the world premiere of Tasquale Tassone’s The Seven Last Words of Christ. llustrated by projection of the paintings that inspired the compositions.

TICKETS cost £ 5.90, booking via Eventbrite:



Thursday 27 April 2017, 6:30 – 8.30PM

Members and Friends of our Society are invited to attend this lecture at The Portico Library & Gallery, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HY

Byron’s Venice: The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy

This talk celebrates the 200th anniversary of the composition of the final canto of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage and Beppo, in which Byron redefined and reinvented Venice for the rest of the nineteenth century and beyond. A host of writers, artists and tourists flooded into Venice in the wake of these publications, looking for the Byron’s ‘Sea Cybele, fresh from ocean’, but what was so new about Byron’s Venice?

This talk by Dr Alan Rawes (Lecturer in Romanticism at the University of Manchester and Joint President of the International Association of Byron Societies) seeks to offer an answer to that question. This event is sponsored by The Byron Society.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception with complimentary Italian wine.


TICKETS £6.82 – £8.93 Book online through Eventbrite


Eventbrite charges a booking fee. If you would like to avoid this, please contact the library directly to make your booking on 0161 236 6785.