Manchester Hill Commemoration

Real World Publishing’s Stuart McCallum (The Breath) is one of a number of musicians taking part in a major new commission to commemorate the hidden history of the battle of Manchester Hill which took place in Northern France on 21 March 1918.

Delivered in partnership with Manchester City Council and Manchester Histories, the project is open to talented and creative musicians, of any genre, from Greater Manchester as part of the centenary commemoration of World War 1, and will lead to an immersive, atmospheric and poignant performance of new music, poetry, spoken word and digital projection at Manchester Cathedral in April 2018.

Successful musicians chosen will:

  • Take part in an intensive four-day residency (3-6 April) directed by eminent Manchester musicians Stuart McCallum (The Breath), John Ellis (The Cinematic Orchestra, Lily Allen), Luke Flowers (The Cinematic Orchestra, Corinne Bailey Rae), singer-songwriter Liam Frost and composer Katie Chatburn.
  • Work together to devise, compose and perform new music that reflects on the events of 21 March 1918 and how they impacted on communities and families at home.
  • Showcase the new work at a major public performance in Manchester Cathedral on Friday 13 April 2018.

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