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.


Black and white image of families in an old photograph

Getting Started with Family History

Sat 11 Jun 2016 10am - 10.45am

Join Findmypast family historian Myko Clelland, who will give you all the tips you need to begin your journey – what to look for, which records to use and how to make sure you have the best possible chance to find your ancestors.

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

Colour photograph of the Moston & Colllyhurst Boxing group members filming as part of the Manchester Metropolitan University Passions of Youth Project.

Friday Films

Fri 10 Jun 2016 10am - 4pm

Enjoy a relaxed Friday watching a series of films produced by community organisations across Greater 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 the Manchester Town Hall clock tower

Book launch of Manchester: Making the Modern City

Wed 8 Jun 2016 6pm - 7.30pm

Written by leading experts on the history of the city, and with numerous insights and unexpected stories, Manchester: Making the Modern City is a wonderfully illustrated and affordable book.

Black and white image of industrial foundry. Image courtesy of Touchstones Rochdale

Instruments of Industry

Tue 7 Jun 2016 10am to Sat 11 Jun 2016 5pm

A new exhibition from Hannah Leighton Boyce, a Manchester-based contemporary artist based on Touchstones Rochdale's tools of industry collections.

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