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Poet's Corner: Chetham’s Library comes to life after hours

03 May 2016

Free exhibition and event on Thursday 12 May, 7pm at Chetham's Library, Manchester


The historic Chetham's Library transforms after dark with a night of live music, spoken word and performance by Manchester’s most exciting contemporary artists.

Chetham’s library and The University of Manchester collaborate with MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies and MA Arts Management, Policy and Practice students to present Poet’s Corner; an evening of entertainment and a specially curated exhibition which celebrates 19th century Manchester’s dialects, poetry and people.

A collection of artefacts, photographs and manuscripts will be displayed to the public for the first time, giving a unique insight into the everyday lives of the city’s industrial past.

The Library’s Baronial Hall will come alive with activities and performance between 7pm and 10pm on Thursday 12 May as the voices of 19th century Lancashire collide with the sound of modern Manchester.

The evening will be hosted by Kieren King of popular Salford based spoken word night 'Evidently' and culminate in a performance by legendary Manchester based poet and writer Rosie Garland.

Further Information:

Entry to the exhibition and event is FREE, all welcome. Entrance subject to capacity.

The exhibition will stay open to the public between 12 May - December 2016 in Chetham’s Library.
Please check the website for opening hours: