poetry

Producers Adeola and Ronke Adelakun and Monique Kufuor during the Black Creative soirée

9th November 2022 | By Chloe Graber

Black creatives soirée at central library part of Black History Month is huge success

A new organisation aiming to change the way black people are perceived is celebrating after its first event promoting black creativity was a sell-out. More...

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14th June 2022 | By Tyrese King

Salaam festival shines a spotlight on Muslim culture in Manchester

  The Salaam Festival is a Manchester-based biennial festival that explores the future of Muslim art and culture through original work. Its aim is to...

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8th March 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Levenshulme Old Library celebrates International Women’s Day with week of community events

Levenshulme Old Library is celebrating International Women’s Day with a series of events throughout the week including a night of spoken word compered by Rebecca Kenny.  Ten...

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22nd April 2021 | By Tyrese King

Roger Robinson and Caleb Femi both perform new commissions for the Manchester Literature Festival

Award winning writer Roger Robinson and Caleb Femi explore racism and pandemic solitude in their new poems for this year’s Manchester Literature Festival online. Both...

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19th March 2021 | By Alice Stevens

‘Prescribed’ poetry panaceas helping to combat lockdown loneliness

As National Social Prescribing day was celebrated virtually for the first time due to lockdown restrictions, a Manchester-based wellbeing service is continuing to ‘prescribe’ poetry...

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20th November 2020 | By Emily Mcintyre

Manchester poetry library aims to be focal point for lovers of verse throughout the region

’We’re open to everyone, and that’s the really important thing I want to get across.’’ That’s the message from Becky Swain, director of the new...

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12th October 2020 | By Constance Enzler

Writing the Pandemic: students share their experiences of lockdown in creative writing project

College students painted the pandemic in a writing initiative led by the Manchester Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. The initiative, entitled Writing...

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8th October 2020 | By Tyrese King

‘Poetry is the official language for children and we just stole it’

Manchester Children’s Book Festival and Poetry Library hosted prize-winning poet and illustrator, Mandy Coe, for launch of her latest book the to mark national poetry...

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13th December 2019 | By Chloe Illingworth

Man Met Mother Tongue, Other Tongue wins Queens Award for poetry project

Manchester Metropolitan University has been awarded a Queens Award for its Mother Tongue, Other Tongue poetry project. The project, which encourages children to write and remember...

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21st February 2017 | By nq_admin

Manchester’s Central Library to host Open Mic event for emerging musicians

Manchester Central Library is to host an open mic session for emerging Mancunian rappers, musicians, poets and MCs. As well as giving creative minds the...