School of Arts, Languages and Cultures explores climate change with poetry at Manchester Histories Festival

Poetry is the prevailing theme of The University of Manchester’s School of Arts, Languages and Cultures outing to the Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day on 12 June 2022. 

Taking place at Gorton Monastery, the School will fly the flag for poetry and the art of language and words by encouraging visitors to think about how 19th century poetry prompts thoughts relating to today’s climate change challenges. Gorton Monastery in Manchester

The activity is based on Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature Dr Clara Dawson’s research, which combines poetry, natural history and conservation science.

In addition to encouraging visitors to think about how Victorian poetry identifies issues relating to climate change in 2022, visitors will also be able to read some of the climate change-themed poetry penned by Manchester schoolchildren for the Schools Poetry Competition in partnership with Creative Manchester, The Centre for New Writing and The Great Science Share for Schools.

The Manchester Histories Festival programme launches on 8 June with a series of events across the city, culminating in a Celebration Day at Gorton Monastery full of music, performance, food and family-friendly activities.

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