This summer we are delighted to invite Chamber of Commerce members to a private drinks reception at Chetham’s Library, a relaxed evening to explore our medieval Library, our architecture, history, and learn what we are doing as a charity.
There will be an exciting performance by artist and writer Richard Shields, using operatic personae to represent and explore contemporary culture and
values. Other highlights will include a chance to sit in the alcove at the same desk where Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels met to discuss Manchester's sufferings in the summer of 1845; to marvel at the table where John Dee, mathematician, antiquary, astrologer and tutor to Elizabeth I, summoned the devil; and to see some of the Library’s rarest books.
There will also be a rare opportunity to discover our 1878 faux-medieval building, designed as a schoolroom by architect Alfred Waterhouse (of
Manchester Town Hall fame).
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