Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

Read our new blogs

We've launched a new blog to provide you with a range of stories about Gtr Manchester histories and heritage.

Our first two blogs are from DJ and historian Dave Halsam writing about club life and MH volunteer Becky Stevens about her experience working with us on the last Manchester Histories Festival.

Passions of Youth

Young men from Collyhurst & Moston Boxing Club and FC Utd attended a heritage day at Manchester Metropolitan University for the Passions of Youth project that we are a partner on.

Find out more about the project and see some of the young men's work.

OUT! LGBT Heritage Project

Get involved with Manchester Pride's new LGBT heritage project as a volunteer or to share your stories.

The project will update the current LGBT heritage trail and also create an online resource based on the rainbow tile tour and contributions from the public.

Find out more about OUT!

Belle Vue Report

Find out what happened during our Belle Vue: Showground of the World project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, during MHF 2014.

The University of Manchester has produced an independent report with details of what worked and what we can develop for future projects. Read the full report here.

HiDDEN network reveals its gems

If you enjoyed Creative Threads at MHF 2014, you can find out more about the 8 venues involved through their new HiDDEN network.

Enjoy a great day out at incredible buildings that have wonderful histories to tell with HiDDEN.

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    Mcr Community Histories Awards 2016

    We'll be opening the Awards for 2016 in September so make sure that you've registered on the website for updates. Find out who won in 2014.


  • Colour image of the Arts & Crafts Church in Middleton inside the grounds showing the beautiful gardens and the white buildings attached.
Image courtesy of Heritage Trust for the North West

    The Arts & Crafts Church in Middleton

    There are such wonderful buildings across Greater Manchester and we've just found out about this one, preserved by the Heritage Trust for the North West.

  • Colour photo of Belle Vue Aces speedway bike at the Manchester Histories Festival 2014 Showground of the World Exhibition

    Elbow feature Belle Vue Aces

    Watch this great film about the history of Belle Vue Aces in Elbow's latest music video, plus interview with former rider Chris Morton. Click here

  • schoolchildren and a woman discuss an old miner's lamp from the Bradford Pit. photo courtesy of Joseph Price

    Get ready to take part in MHF 2016

    We'll be opening applications for events and exhibition stands at MHF 2016 in October so it's time to start thinking about what you'd like to do.

  • Black and white image of the interior of Manchester Jewish Museum

    Development at Mcr Jewish Museum

    Manchester's unique Jewish Museum is to receive support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the venue and create new exhibition & events spaces.

  • Black and white photo of a Manchester hospital.
Image courtesy of Manchester Information, Libraries and Archives, Manchester City Council

    Creating our Future Histories

    Find out more about the Creating Our Future Histories project that we are working on with Manchester Metropolitan University and 7 community groups. Click here

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