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
Together they will present
work specially written with a selected group of Manchester’s emerging musical
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
- Award-winning poet Michael
- 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