Manchester Evening News
Bricks and brocade bring stories of the city to life
Tracey's poetry foundation course
by Carl Palmer
July 25 2001
WRITER Tracey Sanders-Wood is building a solid reputation - her poetry has been written in bricks.
Tracey from Chorlton, has already shown her work from Manchester to Moscow. But her wall of poetry written on bricks is now at the Zion Arts Centre in Hulme.
Her latest poem, We Breathe Each Others Breath, Inhale The Dust of each Other's Flesh in The City, conveys the message that people the world over have more similarities than they realise. Tracey moved to Manchester from South wales 17 years ago after sticking a pin in a map of Britain.
She said "It doesn't matter if it is Manchester or Moscow, people who live in cities are very much the same."
She added: "I used 145 bricks and there are already plans to put it on display in other parts of the country once we have finished here." The Zion Arts Centre, in the old Zion institute building, is Manchester's newest creative facility for young people, focusing on participative arts for 14 to 25-year-olds.
The "Too Much Free Spirit" exhibition at the Zion Arts Centre is open to the public until Friday, August 10. Admission free.
PHOTOGRAPH: ANOTHER brick in the wall ... Tracey with her poem written on 145 bricks which will be on display at the Zion Arts Centre in Hulme