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Take a stroll down through this page of creative writing, photography and observations of young people as they respond to their city of Manchester.

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Immerse yourself in the city by listening to this soundscape while you explore.


17:07:40 From Workshop Facilitator to Everyone : SECOND VERSE
I see (something you imagine seeing there)
I touch (something you imagine touching there)
I hear (something you imagine hearing there)
I know (the reason you like this place)
It is (the first line of the poem repeated)



Through Zoom participants created short pieces of creative writing about Manchester, focusing on their senses they shared experiences of particular places that were special to them.

17:12:52 From Workshop Facilitator to Everyone : Nghỉ 10 phút
17:12:57 From Workshop Facilitator to Everyone : back at 5.22

17:28:04 From Participant to Everyone : pigeons

It's a fresh place with lots of trees and flowers..

I remember the first time I walked in to see this natural scenery..

I saw the invitations of birds and swans...

I understand. enjoy the freshness that trees bring ..

I feel love nature and love trees...

If we can estimate the earth , we will always stay in and clean it beautifully..

It's a fresh place with many trees and flowers.

17:35:42 From Participant to Workshop Facilitator (Direct Message) : Đó là một nơi trong lành nhiều cây và hoa .. tôi nhớ lần đầu tiên bước tới đước ngắm nhìn khung cảnh thiên nhiên này .. tôi nge thấy những tiếng gọi mời của những chú chim và những cập thiên nga ... tôi hiểu được sự trong lành mà cây xanh mang lại .. tôi cảm thấy yêu thiên nhiên và yêu cây xanh .. nếu được ước tôi ước trái đất chúng ta luôn trong và sạch đẹp .. đó là một nơi trong lành nhiều cây và hoa

17:37:06 From Workshop Facilitator to Everyone : (TRANSLATION)

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The group took a walk and photographed things they were drawn to. They later tried to describe why they chose that location or subject to photograph.


The group made flags for Manchester, thinking about which colours and shapes would represent different aspects of the city.


Later, they walk around town together. One wants to buy something but the other one is just having a good time. They talk and ask each other questions. The woman in the red skirt is buying bread, eggs, other things. Maybe they know each other from fifty years ago but forgot.

She says "long time no see!"


They catch onto a topic and talk about it for a long time. They both buy chocolate from the shop. (They love chocolate)

I like to speak to older people when I am in town to Improve my English. They want to make other people happy

The group looked at photography of Manchester by the artist Chan-yang Kim and imagined the lives of people in the images.

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