Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

Michael Wood and The Seven Ages of Manchester

We're delighted to welcome back to the Manchester Histories Festival's Celebration Day historian, broadcaster and Manchester Histories' Patron, Michael Wood for this illuminating talk on the seven ages of Manchester. Booking is essential.

Maxine Peake hosts an audience with Betty Tebbs

International activist and women’s rights campaigner Betty Tebbs will be sharing the incredible story of her life fighting for equality and freedom with Maxine Peake, Manchester Histories' Patron, in People's History Museum's Radical Hero event. 

MHF2016: BBC Music Day

Manchester Histories is delighted to be supporting BBC Music Day, a UK-wide celebration of music with the aim of bringing people from different generations and communities together on Friday 3 June 2016.

Check out A Queer Review and Queer Noise, both part of BBC Music Day.

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  • A black and white sketch drawing of the Manchester Beethoven Society including a music score

    New events are being added every day!

    We're adding more events to the MHF 2016 calendar each day so register for updates or keep following us on Twitter @mcrhistfest or Facebook and Instagram at manchesterhistories to ensure you get the latest details.

  • Fred Aldous

    Look out for the Heritage Windows

    During MHF 2016, a number of shops and businesses will be displaying information in their windows about their building or business histories. We'll tell you more soon where they are for you to spot!

  • HOME ANU

    More MHF prizes up for grabs...

    Win a pair of tickets for the brand new On Corporation Street at HOME plus a slap up three-course meal for two with a bottle of house wine. ENTER HERE

  • Colour photograph of people at the exhibition opening of Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People's Disability Campaigning exhibition in Central Library

    30 Years' of Disability Activism

    Winner of this year's community category at our Community Histories Awards, Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, is bringing back their exhibition to Mcr Central Library during MHF2016. 

  • Colour LS Lowry painting of Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens. Image courtesy of Manchester Libraries

    ...and lots of them are FREE

    There's something for everyone in MHF 2016 and if you're looking for something free to do with the family or want to have a go at looking a new skill, there are plenty of events to try.

  • Red and white scarf image of the Peterloo massacre.

    Peterloo Massacre 3D visualisation

    Ocean CAD Ltd in Scotland has produced a really fascinating 3D visualisation of the Peterloo Massacre that took place in Manchester on 16 August 1819.

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