Print Me a Poem

  • DATE

    16 June 2022

  • TIME

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome


    £5 per adult, under 16s free


    Chetham's Library
    Long Millgate, Manchester, M3 1SB

Lemn Sissay, the Festival’s Ambassador, has kindly let us offer the opportunity to print your own poster of his poem for the occasion on the ancient wooden printing press at the Library. Graham Moss of Oldham’s Incline Press will do a demonstration of printing on a traditional press. Attendees will then be able to try printing themselves!

You can also hear about Manchester’s Tuppenny Weddings and the ‘staring lies’ told to visitors by our Bluecoat Scholars in the 1830s, as we look at what’s left of what working class visitors were shown here in the early days of industrial Manchester in the comic verse ‘Johnny Green’s Wedding’.

This event is suitable for older children and adults.

Groups are invited in at 11am and 2pm on the 16th and 17th June. Please allow around 90 minutes for your visit. Pre-booking is advised via the link below.