Radical Read is a literature and performance project for young people in Manchester
Manchester Art Gallery
Wednesday 3 July 2019, 6pm–8pm
Radical Read is a literature and peformance project working with young people aged 14-18 in Manchester, conceived by Read Manchester, this is a collaborative project between Manchester City Council, The British Council and Manchester Histories.
The aim of Radical Read is to increase young people’s understanding of their democratic rights through the reading of books and other written materials that celebrate young people’s engagement in peaceful protest and change over the last 200 years. It forms part of the Read Manchester campaign and aims to promote the enjoyment of reading.
Young people from Loreto High School, The Manchester College, Manchester Secondary PRU and others will work with artists such as Louise Wallwein, Lowri Evans and Ra Page to explore their understanding of their democratic rights and responsibilities through arts led practice.
Radical Read will use the watershed event of the Peterloo Massacre 1819 for inspiration and young people will develop creative responses to text and archive material from a resource pack created by Radical Read, supported by the British Council and Manchester City Council and led by Manchester Histories.
This is a Manchester Histories event.
Free, no booking required. Everyone welcome.
Part of the ” Get Together and Get things done” exhibition