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Made in Manchester Exhibition

Visit our art installation which was commissioned to celebrate the multilingual poem ‘Made in Manchester’.  Local artist, Emma Martin worked with nine schools to create this artwork, with around 200 pupils creating colourful portraits of classmates onto the multiple-language verses of the Made in Manchester poem.  These portraits were cut and reformed into a finished art piece.

Local poet, Zahid Hussain created his original Made in Manchester poem in English.  This was used as inspiration for a community project run by Read Manchester, inviting local residents and school children to write some lines in response in both English and a second language/mother tongue.  From the hundreds of entries received, sixty-three languages were selected. These entries were interwoven to create a multilingual Made in Manchester poem which will be revealed to the public on 11 June.

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