Octpowrimo – Day 22 – Broken pieces

#Octpowrimo #Brokenpieces Imperial War Museum North, Manchester UK (via the Inkwell), 22nd October 2019 How does someone express the act of war ? take you through a hundred years and tell that tale – that no one else can tell anymore. The man with a vision took a thing for brewing his cuppa and changedContinue reading “Octpowrimo – Day 22 – Broken pieces”

Poppies

Red poppies are flowing down the top of the earth shard of IWM North Each poppy was created to remember those who fell in the war to end all wars Memorial to the host of soldiers who went to the front Expecting to be home by Christmas Men not only from the home nations, ButContinue reading “Poppies”

Creating a buzz

4th September 2018 #Beeinthecity #Manchester #Buzz A poem in honour of those colourful bees currently nesting in my city The hive will be in Gtr Manchester till 23rd September – it’s well worth a visit. (for those who haven’t read my #beeinthecity posts – they’re artworks!) The hive arrived Home for some bees With artisticContinue reading “Creating a buzz”

Warehouse

Salford (Via Trafford Park), 3rd September 2018   This is the place where mighty ships cargo lay resting after its journey after a long ride on the waves   Men toiled in the heat as silent shipping crates moved to the sound of the warehouse mice avoiding the company cat   Inwards and Out theContinue reading “Warehouse”

Show n Tell

Educate Salford, 4th September I’m sat down having Just got home from the Imperial war museum, in Manchester, where i’ve been helping out in the galleries, helping people around. In this role , i’m occasionally stood by the information station, where various objects to do with the first and second world war are on displayContinue reading “Show n Tell”

Bridge

Salford, 5th July 2017 in response to the photo challenge Bridge   It can be happily said that where i live, in Salford, you’re no more than five minutes away from a bridge of some sort. The mass of water you see above is the Manchester Ship Canal , which flows towards the river mersey,Continue reading “Bridge”

Imperial War Museum (North)

    A poem on the branch of Imperial War Museum in Trafford, Greater Manchester.   Another Earth has Landed on the banks of the canal, Broken in three by the hammer called War. You climb the Stair to reach the pole. As darkness falls, on earths remains. Following a line, commemorating time that hasContinue reading “Imperial War Museum (North)”

On the exhibit floor

Salford, 4th May This afternoon I’ve been helping out at the Imperial War museum North, after discussing the next project with BASICs photography group. The plan is to produce another exhibition in the centre from our work over their year. I covered the main gallery today with two fellow volunteers.  The information station was setContinue reading “On the exhibit floor”

Another earth (Alt title: IWM North)

Another Earth has Landed on the banks of the canal, Broken in three by the hammer called War. You climb the Stair to reach the pole. As darkness falls, on earths remains. Following a line, commemorating time that has a start – but has no end Sounds and smells from the past – They GreetContinue reading “Another earth (Alt title: IWM North)”

The Little White Car

The little white car, sits in th’ museum with pride sitting on a plinth, sat up tall The car built on the other side of the wall The Red brigade closed VW down In East Germany, the owners just sat and frowned, As the little white car rolled in to town You had to beContinue reading “The Little White Car”