Manchester Histories Festival

We'll be back in 2016!

HiDDEN network reveals its gems

If you enjoyed Creative Threads at MHF 2014, you can find out more about the 8 venues involved through their new Hidden network.

Enjoy a great day out at incredible buildings that have wonderful histories to tell with HiDDEN.

Belle Vue Report

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

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

Elephant Walk

Artist Oliver East is walking from Edinburgh to Manchester on the route that elephant Maharajah made with his keeper Lorenzo Lawrence in 1872.

He arrives at Manchester Museum this Friday 17 April and he will be producing a comic book about his travels.


Passions of Youth

Young men from Collyhurst & Moston Boxing Club and FC Utd attended a heritage day at Manchester Metropolitan University for the Passions of Youth project that we are a partner on.

Find out more about the project and see some of the young men's work.

  • Black and white photographs of Sir Arthur Rostron & Stanley Lord. Boltonian sea captains who became the hero and the villain of the Titanic disaster. Image courtesy of BBC with link to the article

    The Hero & the Villain: Bolton & the Titanic

    This month in 1912, the Titanic sank and sea captains Lord Arthur Rostron & Stanley Lord became the hero and the villain of the disaster. Find out why. Do you agree?

  • 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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