Pantomime Time!

What is a Pantomime?

Christmas Pantomimes (or “pantos” as they are called) are shows put on in theatres over Christmas. The stories are often from old fairy tales but pantos are popular with children and adults because there are jokes in the panto for all ages.

The traditions of pantomimes:

Principle boy– the hero- is often a female in disguise

The Dames– “ugly sisters”- older male actors dress up as ugly women and make jokes

Double entendre– because pantos are for children and adults, there are often jokes about sex that only the adults are supposed to understand

Audience participation– audiences are encouraged to join in with songs and shouts- especially “He’s behind you” and “Oh yes it is”

Good fairy– to make sure there is a “happy ending”, there are often fairy characters who use magic to help out

INTO Manchester staff  are putting on Cinderella on Wednesday 12th December 12.30pm in the first floor break out area. There will be a collection for charity to help some of the most vulnerable in society this Christmas

Prepare to see you teachers as you have never seen them before!

Cinderella is a very old fairy tale about a beautiful young woman who is treated badly by her stepmother and  ugly sisters.  But throw in a good fairy and the love of a prince, plus a glass shoe…..

Opening Hours over Christmas Period

Learning Centre Opening Hours Christmas (December) 2017/ 2018

Monday 18th December: Closed for staff training

Tuesday 19th December:  Open: 9am – 4.30pm

Wednesday 20th December: Open: 9am – 4.30pm

Thursday 21st  December: Open: 9am – 4.30pm

Friday 22nd December – Monday 1st  January 2018: Closed for Christmas Holidays

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 – Friday 5th January 2018: Open: 9am – 4.30pm

Don’t forget:  use our Learning Centre website to access Ebsco Discovery and other information when we are closed:
Make sure you have your OpenAthens password!

Please note: the University of Manchester library is CLOSED from Sunday, 24 December 2017 until Tuesday, 2 January 2018 Opens again Tuesday 2nd January

Manchester Central Library is CLOSED on Monday 25th,  Tuesday 26th December 2017 and Monday 1st January 2018normal library opening hours apply for all other days over the festive period- check the Central Library website

Christmas in the Library

A once in a lifetime opportunity to eat food in the library!

Monday 11th December, 11am -2pm

Traditional Christmas food will be on sale. Your chance to try a mince pie, chocolate roll- how about stollen?

All money goes to charity………

Also, a Christmas library game with prizes- introduced to you by Father Christmas.