Manchester Histories Festival

Manchester Histories Festival 2018

Manchester Histories is delighted to announce that Manchester Histories Festival will return with a long weekender from 7 - 11 June 2018 with the themes of protest, democracy and freedom of speech.

Events submissions open in November 2017.

Watch this space for further info. #MHF2018

Picture Stockport

An exhibition bringing to life the known and hidden artworks of Stockport. 

Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

23 June – 14 July 2017                                                               

Featuring the favourite eight works of art of the town, alongside new works created by contemporary artists and poets with the help of the public.

Workshop: Doing Oral History

In this workshop, Dr Fiona Cosson (University of Bournemouth) will introduce you to the ways in which doing oral history can contribute to our knowledge of the past, as well as being a fun and rewarding activity in its own right.

Part of Manchester Histories' Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Reserve a free place at Eventbrite.

Gtr Manchester Histories & Heritage Social Network aboard The Danny

Saturday 19th August, 4pm-8pm

For our summer Network we’re hopping aboard The Danny, a lovingly restored 100 year old stream boat and exploring The Quays and Media City, as well as discussing what makes a good network, and what a 'Festival' means to you. BOOK NOW 


Workshop: Doing Historical Research

In this workshop, Dr Ben Wilcock (University of Manchester) will introduce you to the basics of historical research, from planning and design to research skills, and how to organise and share your research.

Part of Manchester Histories' Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Reserve a free place at Eventbrite.

Delia Derbyshire: A look into her archive

The Delia Derbyshire archive is held at The John Rylands Library which is part of University of Manchester and with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund the Delia Derbyshire Day organisation have commissioned ‘For Interest Only’, a new film that gives people a glimpse of the wonderful archive. Watch it here

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    Toolkit 1: Doing Your Historical Research Project

    As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded, Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians project we're really pleased to launch our Doing Your Historical Research Project toolkit, the first in our new series. Download it HERE now

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    Toolkit 2: Doing Your Oral History Project
    As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded, Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians project we're really pleased to launch our Doing Your Oral History Project toolkit, the second in our new series. Download it HERE now

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