Saturday, 3 November 2018 at 2:00 pm – Saturday, 3 November 2018 at 4:30 pm
Wilfred Owen and The Manchester Regiment
Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 2pm - 4.30pm
Location: Performance Space, Manchester Central Library
Tickets: Free - available on Eventbrite here
On Saturday 3rd November, Manchester will remember the life and works of poet Wilfred Owen, who served with the Manchester Regiment during the First World War featuring our Professor of Poetry Antony Rowland and Stephen Raw, who is a Visiting Fellow of the Writing School.
This free public event will take place 100 years after Owen's death in action, just one week before the Armistice.
We hope you will join us to:
- Hear about Owen's life and work
- Learn about the context of his time with the Manchester Regiment and the Regiment's battle at Manchester Hill
- See an exhibition of work by local artist Stephen Raw, inspired by Owen's writing
- Handle library archive artefacts from the First World War
- See the launch of the Manchester Hill anthology, written by local school children in response to the centenary of the Battle of Manchester Hill.
The event will be hosted by Cllr June Hitchen, Lord Mayor of Manchester, and speakers will include:
- Professor John McAuliffe, Co-Director of the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester
- Professor Antony Rowland, Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University
- Stephen Raw, Artist in Residence at Manchester Cathedral
- Colonel Chris Owen, Regimental Secretary for The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
- Steph Meskell-Brocken, Manchester Hill Remembered Project Manager, Manchester Histories
- Nick Paul, Strategic Lead for Children and Commissioning at Manchester City Council
The event is being organised by Manchester City Council, Manchester Libraries and the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, in partnership with Manchester Cathedral and Manchester Histories.
This will be a signed event.