6th - 22nd October 2017

Weightmans Literary Tours

A History of Manchester in Ten Poems

  • 24
  • Oct

2015

Saturday

1.00pm

Image of the front of the Manchester town hall

  • Image of the front of the Manchester town hall

In the nearly two millennia that have passed since the Romans first settled here, we’ve had a lot to say in Mamucium/Mamcestre/Manchester, and – as is so often the case – the voices of our poets have proven the most enduring. In this special literary tour organised in honour of the Festival’s 10th birthday, walk the streets with tour guide Anne Beswick, have a look at some of our most remarkable buildings, and hear ten poetic comments on Manchester and Mancunians from Rudyard Kipling, Carol Ann Duffy, John Cooper Clarke and others. Meet on the Town Hall steps, Albert Square.

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