Manchester Histories Festival - 21 March - 30 March 2014

Whitworth Reopens

We're really excited about the reopening of the Whitworth Art Gallery on Saturday 14 February. Cornelia Parker's solo exhibition features a wide range of her work including two important new commissions.

She has been working with scientists at the University of Manchester utilising graphene from historical objects to create a new work of art to celebrate the opening.

Belle Vue Exhibition Wins

We're delighted that our Belle Vue: Showground of the World project has won the Best Exhibition Award in the Manchester Evening News City Life Awards.

Thank you to everyone who supported the project, all of the team and partners who produced the work and to the Heritage Lottery Fund for providing the funding.

Heritage Schools Programme

During 2014, we worked with English Heritage on their Heritage Schools programme to connect children with their local heritage in Manchester.

They have produced a video all about the programme and the projects and histories that the young children explored.

Belle Vue Report

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

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

  • Black and white image of LGBT people campaigning in Manchester at the Section 28 demo. Image courtesy of Archives+

    The 1st National LGBT History Festival

    An academic conference and fringe events form part of the festival first in Manchester this February 2015. Visit their website here

  • 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

  • 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

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