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Manchester is a City of Literature

Event Date: 31 May 2020

Created in partnership with Contact and spoken word collective Young Identity, Our City Speaks is part of the ongoing performances by Greater Manchester’s United We Stream.

Time zone in Manchester, UK (GMT+1)

United We Stream is an online showcase of the city’s best performers, musicians and DJs, and has already hosted performances from Mancunian cultural icons including New Order and Maxine Peake, as well as digital editions of some of Manchester’s biggest club nights.

Our City Speaks was hosted by Contact Board member, City of Literature Community Engagement Manager and regular artist Reece Williams, and featured a mix of sets specially pre-recorded for the night, as well as solo artists appearing live at United We Stream’s studio located at The Met, Bury, which has been specially constructed for socially distanced live broadcasting.

The performances were live streamed from 7pm on United We Stream’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. We were live tweeting on the night from the Manchester City of Literature Twitter if you'd like to catch up.

You can view the show in full on youtube.

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