A tragedy from World War I is the subject of a memorial event taking place at the Cathedral in April. One hundred years ago this month, the Manchester Regiment was serving near St. Quentin in northern France when they were all but wiped out by a battalion of German soldiers. The site bears the name Manchester Hill to this day and this multi-media event called Manchester Hill Remembered– involving over 60 artists and performers – tells the hidden story of the battle, the sacrifice made by those who lost their lives there, and its significance in marking the beginning of the end of the war. Local spoken word artists and musicians have collaborated in an artist residency to compose songs and poetry especially for the event. Contributors include poet Michael Symmons Roberts and singer-songwriter Seaming To. ‘Manchester Hill Remembered’ is a ticketed event, but is free of charge.

Fri 13 Apr, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX, Tel: 0161 833 2220, 8pm, FREE – book tickets via the website: www.manchestercathedral.org

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Fri 13 Apr
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Sun 8 Apr 2018