Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

Picture Stockport

Stockport Council, in partnership with Manchester Histories presents Picture Stockport.

Picture Stockport is calling on the public to vote for their favourite image of the borough from a selection of 22 images displayed across Stockport town centre.

Find out more and vote from 12th Jan – 12th Feb 2017 at picturestockport.com #picturestockport

Manchester Histories welcomes Karen Shannon, their new CEO...

I have joined Manchester Histories at a very exciting time. The 2016 Festival was a huge success, with nearly 70,000 visits in just 10 days that involved 415 individual events and activities. We hope to build on this at the next festival in 2018. I am very excited about what can be achieved and I want to take this opportunity to build our yearlong programme. I look forward to hearing all your ideas about how we can use histories and heritage to transform lives.

MHF 2018!

MHF 2016 is over for another year and we hope that you had the most incredible time. We're currently working on the evaluation report that will help us to start the planning of the next festival in 2018.

If you've got ideas for 2018, we're always available for a chat and to talk things through so get in touch once you're ready.

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    Help us to keep Mcr Histories Festival free

    You can help us to keep the festival free and running in 2018 by texting a donation to Manchester Histories. For example, to donate £5 text MCRH16 £5 to 70070.

  • Colour photograph of female performers unfurling a banner as part of Gaskell the Musical at Elizabeth Gaskell House during MHF 2016

    Discover 'Gaskell the Musical'

    Find out more in this short film about the making of Gaskell the Musical performed by local Manchester women working with enJOY arts and musician Claire Mooney for Elizabeth Gaskell House during MHF 2016

  • Eric Stewart

    Remembering Strawberry Studios 

    Peter Wadsworth, historian and expert on Strawberry has written a guest blog for us ahead of a major new exhibition opening that will celebrate the legacy of the historic studios in Stockport. 

  • Where is the Heart of Stockport

    Where is the Heart of Stockport ? 

    To get inspired about the Picture Stockport exhibition also visit Arc’s exhibition at Central Library. People from across the borough have been inspired by place, memory, experience and heritage.

  • Colour photograph of the mosaic rainbow flag tiles installed in Manchester City Centre pavements by Manchester Pride to celebrate LGBT heritage

    LGBT heritage website launches

    OUT! Manchester Pride's website that takes you on an interactive journey through LGBT histories in Greater Manchester was launched during the festival and is now fully active. Follow the trail at home or on your smartphone.

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