Manchester Histories Festival

Never Going Underground: The fight for LGTB+ rights

Never Going Underground Community Curator, Jenny White has written a guest blog for Manchester Histories. Read it HERE

Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians

In our first blog about our Heritage Lottery Funded Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians project, professional archivist, Heather Emily Roberts tells us why the project is so important to her. Read it HERE

Con and Eva: Gendering Revolution

Fiona Barber, co-curator of the new exhibition Con and Eva at the Irish World Heritage Centre has written a guest blog for the Manchester Histories website.

Read it HERE now.

Manchester Histories Festival 2018

Manchester Histories is delighted to announce that Manchester Histories Festival will return with a long weekender from 7 - 11 June 2018 with the themes of protest, democracy and freedom of speech.

Events submissions open in November 2017.

Watch this space for further info. #MHF2018

Picture Stockport

An exhibition bringing to life the known and hidden artworks of Stockport. 

Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery.                             23 June – 14 July 2017.                                                                 PREVIEW: Thursday 22 June, 6-8pm

Earlier this year the people of Stockport and beyond were asked to vote for their favourite work of art of the town. The top-eight works have now been reimagined and will be exhibited alongside the originals.

Delia Derbyshire: A look into her archive

The Delia Derbyshire archive is held at The John Rylands Library which is part of University of Manchester and with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund the Delia Derbyshire Day organisation have commissioned ‘For Interest Only’, a new film that gives people a glimpse of the wonderful archive. Watch it here

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    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. 

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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.

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    Delia Derbyshire Day 2017

    A special event honouring the 80th birthday of the electronic music pioneer will take place on 10 June 2017 thanks to funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund.

  • 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.

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    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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    Deliaphonica Soundbank Announced 

    Electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day are to launch an interactive web platform called the Deliaphonica Soundbank that the public are invited to contribute to.

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