Mike’s well-known verses include God is a Manc, an ode to north Manchester, and St Anthony, dedicated to the former Factory Records boss and TV presenter Tony Wilson.
Our new poem is inspired by Mike’s own memories of the centre growing up, as well as including the most popular nostalgic memories our shoppers share on social media. The poem celebrates the changing face of Manchester Arndale and the surrounding city centre over the years, including much-loved stores like Stolen from Ivor, Warner Bros and Rowntrees Café, which still serves generations of loyal customers here today!
Listen to Mike’s recital or simply enjoy the words below. We hope you love it as much as we do.