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Global Health Poetry Celebration 2017
Fri, April 28, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM BST
Manchester Global Health Society would like to present...
The Global Health Poetry Celebration, 2017
An evening of poetry recital, exhibition, celebration and awards.
Sponsored by Manchester Medical School.
All through March, the Global Health Poetry Competition invited entries from student poets with an interest in global health. These entries were given to our special competition judges for adjudication, and the TOP TEN poets have been invited to recite their chosen entry at our Recital & Celebration Evening, a night to celebrate their art, creativity and achievement.
Time: 6:30pm - 9pm
Date: Friday 28th April
Location: Home MCR, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN
We are very pleased to announce that Dr Sarah Collins, Lead for Clinical Communication at Manchester Medical School and member of collaborative arts troupe 'Box of Tricks !*&@!', will present the awards and open the evening on 28th April.
Furthermore, the TOP THREE poets will all receive cash prizes sponsored by Manchester Medical School in recognition of their contribution.
- 1st prize - £150
- 2nd prize - £100
- 3rd prize – £ 50
We have chosen the theme “Global Health”, which will be given a very wide interpretation by the judges.
This year’s judging panel includes John McAuliffe, an established Irish poet and co-director of the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester; Mukesh Kapila CBE, Professor of Global Health & Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester who has worked extensively with the UN, ICRC, WHO and various NGOs; Eleanor Ward, a current PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester who specialises in contemporary poetry around disability; Dr Enam Haque, GP, Widening Participation and Diversity in Medicine & Health UK board member; and Dr Sarah Collins, current lead for early clinical experience and clinical communication at Manchester Medical School.
The Global Health Poetry Competition aims to encourage students across different faculties, specialities, interests and universities in Greater Manchester to view global health issues from a holistic perspective. It hopes to inspire meaningful reflection as well as enable students to communicate about global health issues in a way that is compelling and creative to the general public.
The Manchester Global Health Society appreciates that the arts and humanities are essential in advancing human health by creating healthier and more compassionate communities.