Lemn Sissay Flags
Lemn Sissay is one of Manchester’s favourite sons when it comes to poetry.
This poem he called Flags was commissioned by The northern Quarter along Tib Street in manchester. The street is a mile long and the poem is laid into the street, the typeface is made by an artist who lives in the area and the actual stone is fired by majollica works. The poem stretches the full mile of the street.
Its a landmark that i always love seeing while walking through my city, the stones and letters have started to erode over the many years of passing feet, but you can still make out the stirring verses that pay tribute to Manchester’s industrial heritage.