Manchester Hill Remembered

We're delighted to announce details in a unique cultural event to mark the centenary of the Battle of Manchester Hill - a battle that in one day took the lives of 79 men from the Manchester Regiment.

The event will take place at Manchester Cathedral on the evening of Friday 13 April and will be a contemporary performance telling the hidden story of the battle, the sacrifice made by those who fought and lost their lives there, and its significance in marking the beginning of the end of the First World War.

Presented by Brighter Sound, Manchester Histories and Manchester City Council, the event will feature exceptional new music by Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra, The Breath), John Ellis (Cinematic Orchestra, Lily Allen), Luke Flowers (Cinematic Orchestra, Corinne Bailey Rae), singer-songwriters Seaming To and Liam Frost, and composer Katie Chatburn.

Together they will present work specially written with a selected group of Manchester’s emerging musical talent.

The multi media event will be an immersive, atmospheric and poignant performance of new music, poetry, spoken word, and digital projection. The event will also feature:

 - Award-winning poet Michael Symmons Roberts

 - Music from the King’s Division Brass Band, Northern Voices Choir and the Ignition Orchestra

 - Spoken word artists Young Identity, featuring Isaiah Hull

Digital multimedia artist Rebecca Smith of Urban Projections will provide a stunning visual backdrop to the event with digitally mapped projections exploring musical themes and archive materials.

Tickets are free - we advise booking as soon as possible as numbers are limited. BOOK HERE

The performance will be approx. 1 hour long. This is a standing performance. There will be limited priority seating for people who may have difficulty standing for this duration of time.

Manchester Hill Remembered is presented by Brighter Sound, Manchester Histories and Manchester City Council. It has been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery and has received support from The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment through the Armed Forces Community Covenant, and by Manchester Cathedral.

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