Manchester’s connection to influential linguist and the master of synonyms, Peter Mark Roget, is one not often heralded. The Portico Library, where Roget served as their first Secretary from 1806, aim to correct this with their new exhibition of works inspired by research into his work and legacy. Artists Jez Dolan, Rowland Hill, and Jonathan Hitchen have created work based on research into Roget and will touch upon 21st century vocabulary, and the changing power of words. As one of the most important figures in the history and understanding of language, Roget’s influence is one still felt in the English language and the exhibition will seek to create a new interest and look at one of Manchester’s forgotten citizens.
The exhibition launches with a free public preview on Thu 29 Mar, and will continue after the Easter weekend until Sat 12 May.

Launch Thu 29 Mar (7-9pm), then Thu 3 Apr – Sat 12 May, Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HY. Tel: 0161 236 678557

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Thu 29 Mar - Sat 12 May
Joe Daly
Published on:
Thu 3 May 2018