Circle Square joins forces with Manchester Literature Festival

Circle Square joins forces with Manchester Literature Festival

Circle Square is proud to announce its partnership with the 11th edition of the Manchester Literature Festival.

A joint venture by Select Property Group (SPG) and Bruntwood, the city’s newest neighbourhood on Oxford Road will mark the event by creating a pop up library where more than 400 books, signed by some of the authors, will be given away to literature lovers.

Circle Square lies at the heart of Corridor Manchester and is located on the site of the former BBC building on Oxford Road.

The development, a connected and collaborative neighbourhood like no other, is surrounded by leading centres of knowledge, art, music and innovation.

The vision is to bring forward-thinking people and progressive businesses closer together in its office space, apartments, green spaces, shops, bars and restaurants — and through collaboration the neighbourhood will start creating its own stories. It will provide a hub for all kinds of people – laying the seeds for creativity – from artists and students to scientists and musicians.



Circle Square’s intention is to support and collaborate with key knowledge, arts, music and innovation initiatives and institutions within Manchester, so it seemed a natural choice to work in partnership with the Manchester Literature Festival.

In addition to the book giveaway, new bespoke designs promoting this year’s festival will be featured on site hoardings.

Cathy Bolton, Co-director of Manchester Literature Festival, said: “How exciting to be collaborating with Manchester’s newest neighbourhood as we celebrate our eleventh year.

The festival welcomes imaginative opportunities for people to enjoy and discover the best in contemporary writing, and the team at Circle Square have shared our vision to spread creativity and share works from talented new writers across the city.”

Ana Vieitez, Circle Square Marketing Manager, said: “Creativity and collaboration are central to our vision, and we’re delighted to be working with the Festival to promote and celebrate this cultural partnership in the city.

Circle Square’s location provides a unique opportunity for engaging with residents, workers and students at Oxford Road and Corridor Manchester, and this will be the first of many creative projects to come.”

Pop up library

On 19th of October from 11.30am, the Circle Square team will be handing out over 400 books signed by writers at Oxford Road.

Titles include: Margaret Atwood – Hag Seed, Deborah Levy – Hot Milk, The Good Immigrant anthology of essays, Ian McMillan – To Fold the Evening Star, The Whole Kahani – Love Across a Broken Map, Lemn Sissay – Gold from the Stone, Jenni Murray – A History of Britain in 21 Women, Ann Cleeves – Cold Earth, Jackie Kay – Trumpet, Cerrie Burnell – Harper and the Circus of Dreams


The vision is becoming a reality; Circle Square is getting ready make extraordinary things happen.   

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