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Things to do next week

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Harrogate

The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival includes a line-up of household names from the worlds of politics, journalism, stage and screen including Joan Bakewell, Jenni Murray, Miranda Sawyer, Martin Sixsmith (pictured) and Amanda Owen.*

19-22 Oct, Crown Hotel (harrogateinternationalfestivals.com)

Chester

Pianist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Oli Rockberger performs tracks from his new album Sovereign, inspired by his return to the UK after 16 years in the US working on the New York jazz scene.*

22 Oct, Alexander’s Live (olirockberger.com) 

Bolton

Bertolt Brecht’s provocative dark comedy musical The Threepenny Opera follows notorious criminal Macheath, who has secretly married Polly Peachum, much to the horror of her racketeer father – played by Eric Potts, who also plays percussion and drums.*

Octagon (octagonbolton.co.uk)

Barnsley

Olivier Award-nominated writer Emma Reeves’s new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale The Ugly Duckling begins a national tour.*

22 Oct, The Civic (barnsleycivic.co.uk)

Huddersfield

Daniel Moult’s lunchtime organ concert features Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Pedals by Thalben-Ball, Whitlock’s Fantasie Choral and works by Handel, Mozart, Liszt, Widor and more.

16 Oct, Town Hall (operanorth.co.uk)

Lancaster

Raising important questions about truth, free will and how we understand what’s real in this post-truth era, Nocturnes is a multimedia twist on a 1950s spy thriller set during the height of the Cold War.

17-18 Oct, Nuffield Theatre (lancasterarts.org)

Liverpool

Flawes are one of the first artists to embark on a series of intimate pop-up gigs in 20 university and city centre venues across the country as part of this year’s Coffee House Sessions tour.

17 Oct, Liverpool Uni Courtyard (coffeehousesessions.com)

Manchester

The new Manchester Folk Festival includes 16 citywide concerts featuring over 30 artists, including the Young ‘Uns (pictured) and Tom Robinson, as well as film, theatre, talks, workshops and a proper pub singaround.*

19-22 Oct, various venues (manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk) 

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