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People’s Landscapes: Places, People & Protest (National Trust) @ the Whitworth

Join the National Trust for an afternoon of Pecha Kuchas, films, singing, poetry, music, artwork, banners & placard making.
Saturday 9 November 2019, 1-4pm
Free, everyone welcome, no need to book

1-4pm Films and workshops and refreshments will be available throughout the day
1-2pm Music and Poetry
2-3pm Pecha Kuchas
3-4pm Music and Poetry

In 2019 the National Trust have been marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre with a programme called People’s Landscapes that explores the role our own places have played in social change. The National Trust commissioned artists to respond to the stories at sites across the country. Through events, exhibitions & podcasts, they have brought these stories of passion and protest to life.

Join the National Trust team for an afternoon of creativity inspired by these events.
Expect to be immersed in music, poetry, films, artworks, drumming, short talks, placard making, and creative workshops inspired by stories of places, people and protest culminating in a lively finale of a parade around the park.

Activities will take place inside the gallery throughout the day with a finale of parade/march/walk in Whitworth Park and the gallery grounds.

Explore these National Trust projects from around the country as part of this event:
Glorious Phantoms films by Grace Surman, Gary Winters & their children Hope & Merrick at Dunham Massey, Quarry Bank & Central Library & HOME in Manchester
Placard making with Hannah Butterfield
Pecha Kucha – Karen Shannon CEO of Manchester Histories
Charlotte Peters Rock – The Peaceful Weavers of Peterloo
Exhibition of behind the scenes images
Display of banners from Rights of the Child exhibition at Quarry Bank
Installation of Peterloo inspired mannequins

Kinder Scout
Jarvis Cocker’s Be Kinder trail station announcement
Pecha Kucha – INSTAR – Trish & Nick worked with young people & community groups to create light boxes, patches & fashion items
Be Kinder accessories
Ruth Evans playlist & workshop
Exhibition of INSTAR’s project with young people

Durham Coast
Amber Collective
Pecha Kucha
Display of banners from Easington – The banners were made at The Barn at Easington at a workshop with members of the local community and the artist Lindsay Duncanson. The workshop was funded by East Durham Creates and the National Trust
Exhibition of images from Amber’s archive

Hadrian’s Wall
Poetry by Kayo
Kayo Chingonyi is a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry and the author of two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic, 2016).
His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, was published in June 2017 by Chatto & Windus and went on to win the Dylan Thomas Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. Kayo is also an emcee, producer, and DJ and regularly collaborates with musicians and composers both as a poet and a lyricist.

Mow Cop
Poetry by Emily Rose, the first female Staffordshire Poet Laureate and current Poet in Residence for Lichfield Library, has been writing for both page and performance since joining a local poetry group in 2014

Music from Levvy Metal – Brass and wind band from Levenshulme

National Trust | Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and with additional support from Art Fund

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Event Details

Location The Whitworth Gallery
Manchester, M15 6ER
Start Saturday 9 Nov 2019 1:00pm
Finish Saturday 9 Nov 2019 4:00pm

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