Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

Peterloo 2019: Public Network Meeting

Thursday 11 May, 5pm-7pm

VENUE: People's History Museum, Leftbank, M3 3ER

ALL WELCOME / Find out more and reserve your place HERE 

The Homeless Library

Histories of homelessness from 1930s to now.

Homeless people in Greater Manchester and Stockport have handmade the first history of British homelessness. The The Homeless Library is  coming to Manchester Central Library in the Archives+ exhibition space from 31 Jan — 31 Mar 2017. Read more about the project on the Manchester Histories Blog 

Belle Vue Pleasure Gardens Oral Histories

As Gorton Monastery hosts a 2 day event on Belle Vue on Sun 19th and Mon 20th March, Jane Donaldson writes about the oral history recordings that formed part of the Manchester Histories exhibition in 2014 for the Manchester Histories Blog.  Read Jane's blog 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.

Picture Stockport Creative Workshops: artist Helen Conway

Saturday 22nd April and Saturday 13th May, 10:30am-12:30pm

Join Manchester Histories for a Picture Stockport creative workshop with mixed media artist Helen Conway.

Find out more and book a free place HERE

  • 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. 

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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 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.

  • 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.

  • DD Day

    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.

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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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