Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

What's on

We're delighted to present the programme for Manchester Histories Festival 2016. We'll be adding more events over the next week so make sure you come back to see the new additions. 

To download a pdf of the hard copy programme (not all events are included), please click here.


Sketch drawing of Elizabeth Gaskell.

Gaskell: The Musical!!

Fri 10 Jun 2016 7pm, Sat 11 Jun 2016 2pm & Sat 11 Jun 2016 5pm

A brand new musical devised and performed by local women at Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Black and white photograph of a lesbian being led away by police from a protest in Piccadilly Gardens Manchester

OUT! LGBT Digital Histories Launch Event

Thu 9 Jun 2016 6pm - 7pm

Join Manchester Pride for the launch of 'OUT!' A brand new digital platform celebrating LGBT histories in Manchester

Colour photograph of children drawing.

Around the World with the Fusiliers

Fri 3 Jun 2016 10.30am - 1pm

Take a trip to Egypt and get crafty making Egyptian jewellery

Colour photograph of Angel Meadows by photographer Simon Buckley of Not Quite Light

Angel Meadow photography and walking tour

Sun 5 Jun 2016 4pm - 6pm

As part of Friends of Angel Meadow Histories Day, Emma Fox of Manchester Guided Tours and artist Simon Buckley of Not Quite Light will explore the Angel Meadow of today through photographs and stories.

Black and white photograph of a bearded Jerome Caminada, Manchester's real life Sherlock Holmes.
Image courtesy of Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives

Detective Jerome Caminada

Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 1.45pm

Born to immigrant parents in the slums of 19th century Manchester, Detective Caminada was one of the most formidable detectives of the Victorian era and a real-life Sherlock Holmes.

MHF2016 Planning Meeting

Greater Manchester Histories and Heritage Social Network

Mon 6 Jun 2016 6pm - 7.30pm

A chance to network and share skills and experience with individuals and organisations interested in Greater Manchester histories and heritage.

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