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Weekend of Words - Sunday

9 Jun 2019 11:00 -16:00

Explore the building and enjoy a day of Talks, Tales and Tours, we'll have something for everyone at Victoria Baths' very first Weekend of Words. 

Oh and plenty of reading corners to enjoy a little sit down with a book...we may even have a deckchair or two... 

Doors open at 11am

11.30am Jonathan Swinton talks about his new book, Alan Turing's Manchester

11.30 & 2.00pm Round the Twist Kids Storytelling

11.30am & hourly - writers reading each other's work, hosted by Mike and Eli from The Other Manchester

12.00pm onwards Guided Building Tours (bookable in advance)

1.00pm Yvonne Battle-Fenton and Naomi Kruger read from their books Remembered and May and talk all things publishing

1.00pm & 2.30pm The Gallery Choir performing

2.00pm Stories at Victoria Baths, with writers reading their true-life tales (or share yours?), hosted by Yvonne and Naomi, regular hosts of Stories at the Storey in Lancaster

2.00pm Victorian Women in Bed, a series of four short plays by Janet Goddard, performed in the Females Pool - tickets are £8 including entry to the whole of Sunday's event (see Links below for ticketing link)

Indy Book Fair featuring NW-based publishers including Comma, Confingo, Dodo, Gordian, Longbarrow, Nightjar and Route

Pop-up Readings by Altrincham Girls Grammar School drama students and Maggie's Centre Creatives

Tea Room, Bar and Wood-Fired Pizza, Gift Shop

ENTRY £5        ENTRY & TOUR £10

FREE ENTRY/TOURS - Under 16s and Friends of Victoria Baths

Weekend of Words kicks off with a concert on Friday evening, workshops and poetry panel on Saturday and a performance event on Saturday evening (ticketholders for all these are entitled to free entry to Sunday's event)

Weekend of Words is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.



Discover Victoria Baths shows you the amazing architecture of the building and its history. Hear how the building was used, including memories of its bathers, plus find out about the 2003 BBC Restoration win and how the money was spent. We'll also tell you the plans for the future and how you can get involved.  

Off Limits* takes you to lesser known parts of the building Baths as well as the main iconic spaces. You will visit the boiler house and filter room and hear about pool water treatment through the ages. The tour visits the undercroft of the pools and several spaces that have been used for TV filming, including Peaky Blinders and Life on Mars.

* Please note that this tour involve stairs and uneven floors and so isn't suitable for visitors with limited mobility.



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