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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
11-Aug-19 - 11:11 AM
Thread Name: Peterloo 200th anniversary
Subject: RE: Peterloo 200th anniversary
Sunday 11 August 2019 4.30pm BBC Radio 4 A Poet Laureate's Peterloo

Poetry and song specially commissioned to commemorate The Peterloo Massacre - curated by the outgoing Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and presented by Ian McMillan.

Ian McMillan welcomes poets Carol Ann Duffy, Clare Shaw, Mark Pajak and singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams to perform their new commissions in front of an audience at Friends' Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester (the wall on the southern side of the building is only piece of infrastructure that would have been at the site of the massacre, and is mentioned in witness accounts).

He is also joined by Professor Robert ?Poole - author of a new study of Peterloo: 'Peterloo: The English Uprising'. Presented by Ian McMillan, Produced by Faith Lawrence.