Recovery Poems at Manchester Central Library and HOME

Recovery Poems
Manchester Central Library
21st October 2021 – 23rd October 2021

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Recovery Poems outside Contact for Corridor of Light © Jason Lock
Recovery Poems outside Contact for Corridor of Light © Jason Lock

Illuminated in large capital letters, this truly beautiful poem and light sculpture reflects on loss as we gather again after lockdown – and what more positive changes we might want to hold onto going forwards. Created by long-established outdoor arts pioneers Emergency Exit Arts, collaborating with artists Deanna Rodger and Robert Montgomery. This inspiring installation will travel to a dozen different locations, as well as forming part of Corridor of Light’s opening and closing moments.

Robert Montgomery is a poet, artist and sculptor known for his site-specific installations made from light and text. For Recovery Poems, he collaborated with Deanna Rodger, a leading poet in the UK has been commissioned by the BBC, Young Vic and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Recovery Poems will begin its journey at Trinity High School before visiting the following public locations:

21 October
Central Library – 5–7pm
Manchester Central – 7.30–8.30pm
Barbirolli Square (with a pop up performance from the Hallé Community Choir) – 9–10pm

22 October
School of Arts in Alan Gilbert Square 3–5pm
The Quadrangle at University of Manchester – 6–7pm
The Old Abbey Taphouse (with pop up live poetry) – 7.30–8.30pm
The Whitworth Sculpture Terrace (with a performance from The Sunday Boys) – 9–10pm

23 October
Contact – 6–7pm
Manchester Royal Infirmary Boulevard (with a recording of NHS staff music and poetry) – 7.30–8.30pm
Homeground, First Street – 9–10pm

Recovery Poems is a partnership project between Without Walls, Emergency Exit Arts, 101 Outdoor Arts, Robert Montgomery, Deanna Rodger, Thatcham Town Council

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