Manchester Hill Remembered

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Manchester Hill Remembered

Check out our favourite photos from the Manchester Hill Remembered residency and performance, which commemorated the forgotten story of the fall of Manchester Hill in 1918 (there’s plenty more to see on Instagram too).

In April we were honoured to host this unique cultural event which saw some of our city’s best and most exciting musicians, artists and new talent rediscover and remember this piece of forgotten Manchester history, in which 79 local lives were lost. 13 emerging artists worked alongside Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra, The Breath), John Ellis (Cinematic Orchestra, Lily Allen), Luke Flowers (Cinematic Orchestra, Corinne Bailey Rae), singer-songwriters Seaming To and Liam Frost, and composer Katie Chatburn to create new music which formed part of a promenade performance at Manchester Cathedral.

Also on the lineup of artists set to perform was award-winning poet Michael Symmons Roberts, music from the King’s Division Brass Band, Northern Voices Choir and the Ignition Orchestra, spoken word from Young Identity, featuring Isaiah Hull and a stunning visual backdrop with mapped projections from digital multimedia artist Rebecca Smith of Urban Projections.

Click on the photos for a closer look…

Photos by Rachel Bywater Photography