Manchester Metropolitan University

Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 5:00 pm – Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 8:00 pm

Manchester Voices Launch Night

Launch Event: 5pm - 8pm, 22nd June 2017

Exhibition: 22nd June 2017 - 31st August 2017

Location: Manchester Central Library

Tickets: Free and available at: https://manchester-voices.eventbrite.com 

Manchester Voices is an ongoing project investigating and celebrating the accents, dialects, and people of Greater Manchester. It looks at the ways in which our use of language makes us who we are and explores perceptions of the way we speak across the region.

Following a successful tour of the ten boroughs in our Accent Van, we are launching an interactive exhibition where you can hear voices from across the region and listen to people talking about themselves and their communities, the way they speak, and their sense of local and regional identity. There will be various spaces and installations telling the story of our findings so far, including interactive map displays and audio/video clips. Visitors will be invited to add their own voices to the project.

The exhibition will be launched with a wine reception and a performance event featuring traditional and modern dialect poetry, introductory talks by the researchers, and special guests.

Full programme to follow.

For information and updates, visit www.manchestervoices.org

This event is part of Humanities in Public 2016-17 festival exploring Greater Manchester and Northern Identity. For details of the full schedule of event, please visit: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hip/ 

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For more information, please contact:

Event contact Lucy Simpson, Humanities in Public Media Assistant · lucy.simpson@mmu.ac.uk

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