This Is The Place - Tony Walsh

This is the place

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The day after the horrendous Manchester Arena attack, Tony Walsh read his now famous poem 'This Is The Place' at a vigil outside the town hall. Now, over 60 Manchester creatives have collaborated, each taking a line from the poem to inspire unique pieces of art, illustration, design and photography. Their work is now presented in this one-of-a-kind book with proceeds going to charitable causes.

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All proceeds will be split between 3 Manchester charities. They represent the vision of the book in supporting those worst affected whilst looking ahead to make 'This Place' a better place: Forever Manchester, We Love MCR Emergency Fund and The Greater Manchester Mayor's Homelessness Fund.

Charity - Forever Manchester Charity - We Love MCR Charity - Andy Burnham

Tony Walsh

Poet & Forever Manchester Ambassador

Photograph of Tony Walsh
After the vigil, I realised my words had taken on a new depth. They've become part of the fabric of the city. The idea of bringing the words to life and producing a lasting symbol of hope for the city was perfect to me. Seeing the finished book had me in tears. It's beautifully crafted. I couldn't be prouder.
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The Dreamers and Schemers that made this all possible

Manchester is rightly regarded as one of the most creative cities in the world. We would like to thank the talented local designers, illustrators, photographers, makers & creative agencies whose invaluable contributions have made this book possible.

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This Is The Place - Tony Walsh
120 pages
Forever Manchester
28.8 x 22.8 x 1.4 cm

Limited first edition!
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