Walking Tour

The project aims to give you the opportunity to see a number of the places where Manchester writers have left their impress. The map includes five sites accessible in a day’s outing, with students walking and travelling via Metrolink.

Click on the links below the map to find more detailed descriptions of each stage of the walking tour.

Manchester tour mapSalford Quays

1   SuAndi’s poetry, Centenary Walk, Salford Quays. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays M50 3AZ. The walk extends along the waterfront just behind the Lowry Theatre.

From Salford Quays to Piccadilly Gardens and the Northern Quarter

Take the tram to Market Street or Piccadilly Gardens: from there you can walk to Tib St, and then on to the Royal Exchange Theatre:

2   Lemn Sissay’s poem ‘Flags’, Tib St, Manchester M41 – ‘Flags’ is written into the pavement, extending from Market St towards Swan St, on the right-hand side of the street.

3   Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH: ““In 1985 I coordinated Revelations of Black for the Black Arts Alliance at the Royal Exchange Theatre for the Manchester Festival” (SuAndi).

Oxford Road

From the Royal Exchange Theatre, you can wolk past the newly refurbished Manchester Central Library (St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD), and then carry on for about a mile down Oxford Rd, where you will come to Manchester Museum; from there it is only a third of a mile further along Oxford Rd to Gemini Take Away:

4   Shamshad Khan’s ‘Pot’, The Manchester Museum, The University Of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

5   Lemn Sissay’s ‘Rain’, Gemini Take Away, 310 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9NS