Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

Get ready for Peterloo 2019

After another inspiring commemoration of Peterloo this year, the next community planning meeting is taking place at 6pm on Thursday 8 September in People's History Museum.

All are welcome and please let us know that you will be coming along here.

1001 Inventions at MHF 2016

Read a report from a talk at MHF 2016 by  the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation's President and Chief Editor of “1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization” Professor Salim Al-Hassani, and Trustee Peter Fell, and their experience of the festival.

MHF 2018!

MHF 2016 is over for another year and we hope that you had the most incredible time. We're currently working on the evaluation report that will help us to start the planning of the next festival in 2018.

If you've got ideas for 2018, we're always available for a chat and to talk things through so get in touch once you're ready.

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    Thank you to our wonderful volunteers

    A huge thank you to our wonderful MHF2016 volunteers who worked so hard during the festival to make everyone feel welcome and informed, and to ensure that events ran smoothly.

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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.

  • Colour image of an artwork with text on wishing the Arts Council a happy 70th birthday

    Happy birthday Arts Council England

    Everyone at Manchester Histories wishes the Arts Council England a fabulous 70th birthday this month. ACE has supported us on a number of projects combining arts and heritage.

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    Share your favourite moments

    Share your favourites moments from #MHF2016 with us on social media. Was it a particular event, a walking tour, meeting new people, spotting one of the Heritage Windows or learning about your own local histories?

  • Using the snapshot frame inside the John Rylands library

    Snapshot winner announced soon!

    Did you play Snapshot, the digital game created for #MHF2016? We'll be discovering the winner very soon who has been discovering new histories and heritage, taking pictures, and finding out about hidden histories.

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