Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

MHF 2016 Events

You might have started spotting our MHF 2016 brochure as it is being distributed.

Events for the festival will soon be live too on the website so register for our updates or follow us on Twitter @mcrhisfest #mhf2016 to keep informed.

Heritage Windows

From clothes shops to hotels, car showrooms to solicitors, locksmiths to mechanics, bakers to book shops, cafes, restaurants, bars & pubs to hairdressers, high street brands and independents; every business is part of telling the story of our great City region.

We're inviting businesses across Greater Manchester to tell their stories.  Find out how to get involved here 

MANCHESTER HISTORIES FESTIVAL 2016 TRAILBLAZER EVENT:

Landscapes Of Identity Symposium 2016

As the 20th anniversary of the 1996 Manchester bombing approaches, this event will feature inspiring talks, discussions and debate that centre on the roles that heritage, design, art and culture play in shaping Manchester’s identity and place making.  More

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  • Gallery Oldham

    Learn how to Scribble Your Street

    Join in our FREE workshop at Gallery Oldham on Saturday 7 May with artist Liz Ackerley and learn how to draw the people, places and moments that you see in your daily life.

  • Creative Threads

    Save the date for MHF 2016

    Manchester Histories Festival  returns from the 3 - 12 June 2016. Ten-days of events celebrating the familiar and revealing the new and hidden histories and heritage from across Greater Manchester.


  • Pickstone Prize Winner, Frank Rhodes

    Pickstone Prize awarded to Frank Rhodes.

    Named in honour of the MHF founder John Pickstone, our inaugural Picktone Prize was awarded to researcher and Belle Vue collector, Frank Rhodes at the 2016 Manchester Community Histories Awards.

  • a heritage bus from the Greater Manchester Museum of Transport parked outside the Town Hall in Albert Square

    It's COMPETITION TIME with MHF 2016!

    Manchester Histories have teamed up with Visit Manchester, The Midland and TransPennine Express to giveaway a historic city break in Manchester for Manchester Celebration Day and MHF2016. Enter Here.

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    The Hidden Treasures of Manchester Cathedral

    Grace Timperley has written a post for the MH Blog on how new photographs have revealed wonderful medieval carvings decorating Manchester Cathedral’s ceiling. Read it here

  • Colour photograph of a white t-shirt with the logo Lesbians and Gay Men Out and Proud Never Going Underground. Image courtesy of People's History Museum

    Get involved with a LGBT histories exhibition

    People's History Museum is looking for ten individuals to help create a new exhibition marking the 50th year of the partial decriminalisation of homosexual acts.

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