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

"Choose love, Manchester"


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…


Powerful and important stuff.