Manchester Histories Festival

Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians: M13 Youth Project exhibition

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Not long now until we can share the amazing work done by our Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians groups. One of our fantastic groups that have so much to tell you is the wonderful M13 Youth Project. Here’s a sneak peek of their exhibition telling one of their most important stories: how they came about.

In 1995 Helen Gatenby wanted to make a solid impact supporting local people in her area. After years of hard work, funding was finally won to do some real ground work and make a difference. The meat and potatoes activity of M13 Youth Project was started: detached work. Listen to young people, being with young people, going out and meeting young people on the streets of Brunswick and surrounding areas.

To this day, this is one of the most important and valued activities M13 undertakes. All of their other projects and plans in their proud history and ambitious future are based off this simple but effective work ethic.


Learn more about what they’ve done in their quarter century and what impact they’ve made and perhaps be inspired to make an impact yourself, by visiting their exhibition at Archives+ soon.

The Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians exhibition runs from 11th November 2017 until 31st January 2018 at Archives+ with a special launch event from 3pm-5pm on Saturday 11th November, which everyone is welcome to attend.

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