A short video showcasing Manchester Cathedral Bees by Adam York Gregory Manchester Cathedral Bees from Adam York Gregory on Vimeo. Bee Hive Cameras We currently have two bee hive cameras upon the flat roof of Manchester Cathedral, click on the play button below to view the bees and their hives. Heavenly Honey produced by our […]Read More
Sir David Richards has become a patron of Volition Community following a visit last year to see the work of this charity. Welcoming Sir David, the Dean of Manchester thanked Sir David for his commitment to this programme which runs from Manchester and Liverpool Cathedrals. Sir David, encouraged at the outcomes of this programme of […]Read More
What a difference a year makes! As I wander through the silence of the Cathedral, making my way to the spiral staircase that will take me to the roof, I am reminded that only a year ago we were celebrating Manchester City’s Premier League title win. The Cathedral was bustling with people and equipment the […]Read More
Manchester Cathedral’s new Writer-in-Residence Tom Branfoot has created a brand new project at Volition.
Tom says:- During the six-week poetry workshop series with Volition, we looked at themes surrounding voice and poetry. Namely: rage, masking and persona, poetry in the city, imagery and point-of-view. The workshop sessions worked in such a way to address the foundational elements of reading and writing poetry, while looking at specific themes. I was really glad to have introduced them to work by W. G. Sebald, Eve Esfandiari-Denney, Sean Bonney and many other diverse poets. As a small cohort, we worked well over the six-weeks and developed skills such as public speaking, inventive use of metaphor and simile, and different approaches to writing autobiographically.
The workshop series was brought to a conclusion by a reading event in the beautiful Cathedral Library, where students brought friends and family to hear them perform poetry written during the sessions. Each student was presented with a certificate to congratulate their effort and completion of the course.
The poetry workshops were an exciting new offer for Volition and were really enjoyed by all those that attended.