Emma Geraghty writes about her experiences of taking part  in Wonderstruck…   Wonderstruck has two aspects which always fill me with wonder. How appropriate. The first is music, and the second is people. The combination of the two is remarkable. I am lucky enough to be part of the guerilla choir (not the gorilla choir, that’s […]

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It’s the complicated bit, now. There’s a freedom to writing music, generating visual ideas, throwing around notions for what people might wear or see or do in the space. Now we have to figure out how to make it work. We’re back in Manchester Museum this week, for our final week-long visit before the Wonderstruck […]

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One of the very great pleasures of my writing life occurred on Friday. Over breakfast I wrote a few stanzas, in a loose sort of metre, with half a rhyme-scheme. In late afternoon I heard them sung back to me by Boff Whalley, transformed but recognisable, raw material mined carved and polished in a few […]

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I was standing in the drizzle outside The Quad in Derby when Dan Bye rang. Dan was on University Challenge once, many years ago. Dan said he was thinking about putting in a proposal for a project that would happen, if it happened, sometime in the future in the Manchester Museum. “It’s about the idea […]

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We are delighted to announce the artists for our 2014 commissions in association with our partners Manchester Museum and Lunsford Primary School. We received over 100 proposals to explore wonder and role models, the stimuli for this year’s programme, and the standard of applications was exceptionally high – we’d like to thank everyone who applied […]

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We are delighted to launch the second year of our Artists’ Commissions programme to take place in 2014. In collaboration with Manchester Museum and Lunsford Primary School we are looking for two artists who can create vibrant and stimulating work that can help develop a kinder and more caring society. After a very successful commission […]

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The artists’ commissions for 2013 are coming to a close and we are fortunate to have two pieces of work reflecting on the themes and the experiences of the artists, participants and the People United team. Phoebe Marsh, our learning artist who is at the beginning of her career, has recorded a second podcast discussing […]

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