Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

I am delighted to be part of Manchester Histories

I have joined Manchester Histories at a very exciting time. The 2016 Festival was a huge success, with nearly 70,000 visits in just 10 days that involved 415 individual events and activities. We hope to build on this at the next festival in 2018. I am very excited about what can be achieved and I want to take this opportunity to build our yearlong programme. I look forward to hearing all your ideas about how we can use histories and heritage to transform lives.

The Legacy of Ahmed

Jackie and Sam from the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Education Trust recently visited the Ahmed Iqbal Memorial High School in Sylhet, Bangladesh and came back inspired for their exhibition The Legacy of Ahmed. The exhibition shares the histories of the school and the Race Relations Resource Centre at the University of Manchester and will be on display on the Lower Ground Floor of Manchester Central Library from October 10 until the end of December 2016.

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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    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.

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    Discover Gaskell the Musical

    Find out more in this short film about the making of Gaskell the Musical performed by local Manchester women working with enJOY arts and musician Claire Mooney for Elizabeth Gaskell House during MHF 2016

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    National Sporting Heritage Day

    It's National Sporting Heritage Day on 30 September. Get involved, add your events find out about sporting resources in Greater Manchester and follow news of the day on Twitter using the hashtag #NSHD2016.

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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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    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?

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    Happy birthday Arts Council England

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

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