Science and Beauty of Peatlands: Manchester Science Festival

Science and Beauty of Peatlands: Manchester Science Festival

science-and-peatlands-hoyte-postcard-msf-finalScientists from Manchester Metropolitan’s School of Science and Environment have been working with writers and archaeologists to produce an exciting, multi-faceted event at next week’s Manchester Science Festival.

The Science and Beauty of Peatlands is a one-day hands-on scientific activity at Hulme Community Garden Centre on Saturday 22nd October from 10.30-3.30. A new poem titled ‘Dark Materials’ by spatial poet Ralph Hoyte was commissioned for the event to throw new artistic light on the bog body Lindow Man; in addition the Archaeologist Rick Turner who found Lindow Man 30 years ago has specially recorded a reflective prose item ‘Long ago Lindow Dawn’. These new creative works can be heard at the Science and Beauty of Peatlands event in Hulme. Other activities will highlight the biodiversity of peatlands, the science of bog mosses and carbon storage and new methods in peatland restoration.

The event is suitable for all ages and free car parking is available at the Birley Fields Multi-storey car park. For further details of this Manchester S
cience Festival event please see:

http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/event/the-science-and-beauty-of-peatlands/

The Audio clips are found on MMUtube:

https://mmutube.mmu.ac.uk/media/%E2%80%98Long+ago+Lindow+dawn%E2%80%99++%28prose%29+Rick+TurnerA/1_iuj5t7aq

https://mmutube.mmu.ac.uk/media/Dark+Materials+-+Ralph+Hoyte+Part+1/1_rity55cc