Manchester poet sums up the city’s proud history and defiant spirit in these poignant verses

"Choose love, Manchester"

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A potted history of Manchester, a reminder of everything its people have innovated and achieved down the years, of their defiant spirit, and a final message to choose love over hate – it’s all here in these verses from Mancunian poet Tony Walsh, AKA Longfella, performed to a crowd during a vigil for victims of the Manchester Arena bomb attack…

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Powerful and important stuff.