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.


Window display at 51 Turner Street

51 Turner Street

Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016

Home to a number of businesses, 51 Turner Street have created a display which highlights the areas history as a place where animals were shown and sold.

Black and white photograph of cyclist Reg Harris on his bike

Who do you think you are? Reg Harris?

Sat 11 Jun 2016 3pm - 3.45pm

Join riders who trained with, and raced against Reg at the Fallowfield track (also known as the Reg Harris Stadium) as they share their memories.

manchester Bomb

On Corporation Street

Fri 10 Jun 2016 to Sat 25 Jun 2016
6pm & 7:30pm. No performances on Sundays

2016 marks the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of Manchester by the provisional IRA. The bomb, the largest ever detonated in mainland Britain, devastated the city centre, and injured 212 people.

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.

Hanging Ditch

Hanging Ditch Wine Merchants

Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016

Hanging Ditch Wine Merchants is an independant wine specialist situated in Manchester's historic surroundings next to the Cathedral. They have created a Heritage Windows display of images and objects relating to the history of the area.

Dentists of Didsbury shopfront before and after restoration

Dentists of Didsbury

Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016

The Dentists of Didsbury have created a display from old photographs and maps of the area for Heritage Windows.

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