On Saturday 3rd November, Manchester will remember the life and works of poet Wilfred Owen (1918–2018), who served with the Manchester Regiment during the First World War and died in action 100 years ago, just one week before the Armistice.
We hope you will join us, for this free public event, Please register for your free ticket on Eventbrite.
Hear about Owen's life and work; Learn about the context of his time with the Manchester Regiment and the Regiment's battle at Manchester Hill;
See an exhibition of work by local artist Stephen Raw, inspired by Owen's writing;
Handle library archive artefacts from the First World War;
See the launch of the Manchester Hill anthology, written by local school children in response to the centenary of the Battle of Manchester Hill.
Speakers will include:
Professor John McAuliffe, Co-Director of the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester
Professor Antony Rowland, Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University
Stephen Raw, Artist in Residence at Manchester Cathedral
Colonel Chris Owen, Regimental Secretary for The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
Steph Meskell-Brocken, Manchester Hill Remembered Project Manager from Manchester Histories
Nick Paul, Strategic Lead for Children and Commissioning at Manchester City Council
The event is being organised by Manchester City Council, Manchester Libraries and the Duke of
Lancaster’s Regiment, in partnership with Manchester Cathedral and Manchester Histories.