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Chancellor Lemn Sissay MBE becomes Patron of charity Manchester Histories

(21 November 2017)

Performance Poet, Writer and broadcaster, and Chancellor of The University of Manchester, Lemn Sissay MBE has been revealed as the newest Patron of charity Manchester Histories at an event to announce the 2018 Manchester Histories Festival. 

Manchester Histories Chief Executive, Karen Shannon said: “We are honoured to have Lemn on board, supporting and advocating the work of Manchester Histories. Lemn has the magic of being able to tell stories, he brings to life, gives a voice to sometimes hidden or invisible stories, something that Manchester Histories is passionate about. This is priceless, and we can’t wait to start our journey with Lemn, working together to ensure that we continue to transform people’s lives through histories and heritage.”

Manchester Histories is a charity with the purpose of transforming lives through histories and heritage by working in collaborative partnerships with communities, individuals and organisations across Greater Manchester. 

  • You can read the full story about Lemn’s new role, and find out more about Manchester Histories, on the charity’s website.