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Common Thread - a poem about Manchester
Common Thread Manchester is made with a common thread From the cotton-age, to years ahead The place of Industrial Revolution We know what it is to forge a future Dating back to empires of Rome Here Mamucium set up as home Taking various shapes along the yea...
Common Thread - a poem about Manchester
Common Thread - a poem about Manchester
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Bobble
You are the only hug I have had this week Well, the kind of committed clasp Which people use to hold back each other’s grief or fear You kiss my hair with toothless open mouth. 5am, stirring hands, you’re here Round with routine to begin the work Revealing ...
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The Whitaker (also known as Rossendale Museum and Art Gallery), based in Rawtenstall, is fast-establishing itself is a cultural hotspot and creative space. It opens the capacity to not only explore the stories of the past (with a brimming social history sec...
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ThEATre at The Whitaker
The most memorable
meal in theatre? Where eating is all part of the act… ThEATre Wednesday 25th May 2016 7.00 pm Meal and Theatre £25 (early booking is highly recommended) Whitaker Park, Haslingden Rd, Rawtenstall, Rossendale BB4 6RE http://www.thewhitaker....
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Ordsall Hall
An old mind surrounded by new method Hidden from the Irwell, my eyes a stinging pink In alien May sun, Ordsall still slept Stonework bordered by council brick. Twenty-something miles from home My hands a white against window panes What is it about places of...
Ordsall Hall
Ordsall Hall
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The Whitaker and why you should go - a poem
Have you heard the word about the Whitaker? A museum and gallery in Rawtenstall From natural history, to intrigue and mystery This place really does have it all. There’s artistic inspiration if you need it With a number of exhibitions It is a great gallery,...
The Whitaker and why you should go - a poem
The Whitaker and why you should go - a poem
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The Manchester Writing Competition 2016 opens – in a city of literary opportunity
Manchester is home to
one of the biggest Fiction and Poetry prizes; with £10,000 up for grabs. Ready
to investigate why writing matters so much here is Emily Oldfield… Oh Manchester, so much
to answer for... Manchester is a city known for its wordsmiths. Th...
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6am, Manchester Victoria
I arrive at 6 am, Manchester Victoria The station floor a drumskin I tick time over In high-heeled shoes. The smell of sleep in my collar, the evening news Turning itself in a corner Catching the light Like a dead bird fallen through open ceiling A skull-pi...
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‘A British Islander’ sculpture and art from B.E. Cole at The Whitaker
Can sculpture show a new side to nature?  Babara Cole's impressive physical art suggests so:  connecting with the landscape and uncovering the incredible wild processes at work within. Her drawings and sculptures in particular capture the
various structures...
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Wordy Rappinghood in Lancashire? Spoken Word Wednesday at The Whitake
The Whitaker in
Rawtenstall Lancashire is not only a museum and gallery, but is bursting
forward as a creative space and creator of contemporary culture. This is
crucial – it doesn’t just preserve the past, but is working to fuel the arts of
the future. Tak...
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