The Big Day Out Up North took place in Manchester on the 6 March 2020. The programme and, where they are available, the presentations from the event are below.


Welcome - Gil Young, HEE


Manchester Poetry Library – Martin Kratz, Poetry Projects Manager for the Manchester Poetry Library


10 Minute Talks


Museum of Medicine and Health - Stephanie Seville, The University of Manchester


Question and Answer with David Stewart, Head of Library and Knowledge Services, HEE LKS North and Former CILIP President


Writing Workshop – Maria Grant, Freelance Trainer
This session was based on an Espresso Knowledge café. The participants were asked 4 questions as follows

1. What (work-related) writing do you do?


2. Who is your (work-related) writing for?


3. What do you find most challenging when doing (work-related) writing?


4. What helps / would help with your (work-related) writing?


Feedback Session/Finish – Gil Young, HEE



"Have signed up to get the poetry newsletter and I am going to explore ways of working with the service. I am going to look at the information that came out of the writing workshop and put together resources and development events to support writing across the region and beyond."

"really liked the peer searching and hope to suggest introducing something similar"

"Always builds on my knowledge which influences all the work I do."

"I am going to see if I can sign up to the Digital Mental Health bulletin and ask Katie to share the searching template that is being used at HEE."