Landscapes of Change: Poetry Exhibition

  • DATE

    5 June - 31 August 2024

  • TIME

    9:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome

  • PRICE

    Free

  • VENUE

    Manchester Central Library
    St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

Landscapes of Change brings together poetry and science to explore the impact of the climate emergency

Landscapes of Change brings together poetry and science to explore how the impact of the climate emergency is making itself known. The exhibition, which runs from 5 June – 31 August at Manchester Poetry Library, features films, poetry across multiple languages, and special activities for children.

In September 2023, scientists Kathryn Adamson and Lestyn Barr and poet Helen Mort visited Narsaq, South Greenland to undertake scientific research and to work with the local community. In Narsaq, the warming of the oceans and resulting sea level rise are resulting in coastal erosion, melting of permafrost and decreased sea ice thickness with major human, wildlife, and economic impacts.

As well as examining these changes scientifically, the project aimed to start a dialogue with members of the community whose lives are changing rapidly.