Gothic Literature Walking Tour
With Anne Beswick
Manchester is a vibrant, regenerated city full of hedonism, culture and sport, yes? Look a little deeper, however, and you’ll see the gothic undertow writhing below its glossy surfaces. Mostly we’re blinded by the busyness of everyday life, but this walking tour will show you a little of what is hidden in plain view. Manchester was home to John Dee, Shakespeare’s model for Prospero, and gave birth to Thomas De Quincey, author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. The industrial revolution turned the old order upside down and brought down horror and retribution on our dark satanic streets. There’s more here than you know. Come and find out what really happened on the streets of our modern city.
Sunday 15th October, 11am – 12.30pm
Tuesday 17th October, 1pm – 2.30pm
Meet at Manchester Cathedral, South Porch
Priority booking is available for MLF Get Closer Members from 10am Friday 4th August. To buy tickets, please log-in on the top right hand side of the screen
Public tickets will be available from 10am Friday 11th August. Membership including advance booking starts at £20 a year. Please visit our Get Closer page for more info or call Quay tickets on 0843 208 0500.