Manchester Histories Festival

Peterloo 2019 Digital Assets (website & app) Brief

A colour painting of the Peterloo massacre showing the speakers and crowds being attacked by mounted cavalry.

Manchester Histories is a growing and dynamic charity that works collaboratively with people, communities and partners from across Greater Manchester to reveal, share and celebrate histories and heritage. Our works transforms lives through histories and heritage.

We are seeking to appoint a creative agency to develop and deliver the digital assets for the Peterloo 2019 project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and partners.

Manchester Histories is looking for a creative agency with a strong reputation and a proven track record with a solid social ethos to work alongside our partners, stakeholders and team during the development and delivery phases of the Peterloo 2019 project.

The contract is initially for a 6 month period, with the opportunity to continue if the 2nd phase HLF delivery application is successful.

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. Peterloo is widely acknowledged as a significant event in the history of public protest, the struggle for democracy and the fight against political repression.

Peterloo 2019 is centred around activating the themes of protest, democracy and freedom of speech to audiences at regional, national and international levels.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery Players, Manchester Histories and People's History Museum will work in partnership with Manchester City Council, Historic England, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as a host of other cultural partners and individuals across Greater Manchester.

The project will commemorated one of the most important episodes in British political history, and in the history of Greater Manchester itself.

To apply:

Procurement Process

As we have secured public funding to develop the project, it is essential that we go through a tender process with the following timetable:

•      Submission of tender & case studies explaining how you would work with MH to identify the correct digital tools by Monday 20th November, 12 noon.

•      Presentations on Friday 24th November 2017

•      Decision confirmed by Monday 27th November

•      We expect to make a decision based on the initial presentations given; if we are unable to, we will ask for further clarification in the week following your presentation.

Please send completed applications to:

Email: or if any problems with main email.


Karen Shannon, Manchester Histories, Room 3.17 Mansfield Cooper Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

Download job description / spec here - PDF

Thank you for your interest in the commission and we look forward to receiving your application.

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