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On Thursday 30 June 2016 at 5.30pm Professor Peter Bailey, Visiting Research Fellow within the John Rylands Research Institute, will give a ‘musical lecture’ on Eric Hobsbawm, popular culture and jazz music.

All are welcome to this free event which will be held in the John Casken Theatre at the Martin Harris Centre, The University of Manchester, Bridgeford Street, off Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. For further information, telephone: 0161 275 8951.

The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama is situated on the south side of Manchester city centre in the heart of the University’s campus. It is located just behind the Manchester Museum, on Oxford Road, approximately a mile south of the city centre. The Centre is easily accessible by public transport networks.

Peter Bailey, from the University of Manitoba, currently holds a joint fellowship between the John Rylands Research Institute and the Newberry Library in Chicago. His research project, entitled ‘Fun Factory’, is a study of the social history of British music hall and variety stage, 1840-1960. He is also an acclaimed jazz pianist.

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