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12th March 2012

University Place turns poetic

A inspirational poem has been permanently placed on the wall in University Place

Poet Lemn Sissay revealed his latest mural in his series of Landmark Poems in University Place on Tuesday February 28.

The poem “Let There Be Peace” is in the atrium of the building and is 15 metres high. The space is close to student services but also has space for private and group study.

The poem is the third mural by Sissay whose work also features on the side of the Hardy’s Well pub in Rusholme. Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell has said that she hoped the poem would “stimulate and inspire staff and students”.

Mr Sissay also commented that “Let There Be Peace stands with my Landmark Poems as testament to the creativity and pride of a world class city with a world class university.”

The work has been part of the award winning Poetry as Landmarks project in Manchester, which also includes ‘Flags’ in the Northern Quarter and ‘Rain’ along the Oxford Road.

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