Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

Manchester Histories Festival 2016 is on its way!

We had a really positive meeting with lots of individuals and partners who want to get involved next year. Applications for events will be available on the website from 27th November and look at what took place in MHF 2014 for inspiration

Mcr Community Histories Awards are now open!

With three categories for individuals, schools and community groups, the Manchester Community Histories Awards recognise and celebrate the incredible histories and heritage projects that are happening across Greater Manchester. Full guidelines and application forms are available.

  • Head shot colour photograph of actress and Manchester Histories Patron Maxine Peake staring away from the camera

    Patron Maxine Peake supports our Awards

    Our new Patron Maxine Peake has stated her support for the Manchester Community Histories Awards 2016, celebrating Greater Manchester's histories and heritage project.

  • Black and white image displaying a LOST poster for a young Italian boy who was lost in Preston. A one pound reward is offered for his return and people are to contact his brother who was living in Back Turner Street Manchester. Image courtesy of Lancashir

    One Pound Reward for a Lost Boy

    Vicci McCann from Lancashire Archives explores the darker side of the Italian music business in the early 1860s when an 11 year old Italian boy goes missing and his older brother tries to find him.

  • Old map showing Lancashire and Greater Manchester, inlcuding Hulton Park where Hulton Hall was built. Image courtesy of Lancashire Archives

    Gems of the Hulton Archive

    In 2014, Lancashire Archives saved the fascinating archives of the Hulton family and estate near Bolton with an appeal to many societies in Greater Manchester raising £95,000.

  • A colour photograph of the lintel over the door above Ancoats Dispensary

    A History of Ancoats in 100 Objects

    Developed as part of the Creating Our Future Histories project, ran by MMU and involving Manchester Histories, these 100 objects tell the histories of Ancoats Dispensary

  • A colour collage of drawings about Wythenshawe produced by young people in the Wonders of Wythenshawe project

    Wonders of Wythenshawe

    The Wonders of Wythenshawe is an incredible project delivered by young people in Wythenshawe exploring the histories and heritage of the local area through different art forms.

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

    What happened in previous festivals?

    Applications for events and exhibition stands at MHF 2016 open in November so it's time to start thinking about what you'd like to do. Let highlights from previous years inspire you.

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