Rising Stars

Young Identity

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

  • 22
  • Oct




Drawn image of giant muscular man with his back to us, and several young people standing on his shouldersIan Bobb

Talented collective Young Identity have been forging a reputation as some of the most magical young poets and performers in the city for the past decade. But their work draws on a long established initiative in Manchester to support and develop the work of young performance poets – quite right for a city where spoken word is woven into the bricks and cobbles.

In this special anniversary show, the poets of Young Identity collaborate with their predecessors Speakeasy, and their older sibling, Inna Voice, to present a unique production of epic proportions. Join us for this one-off celebration of young people’s voices in the city, past and present. This event is supported by Contact and Cultureword.