Manchester Histories Festival

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.


The Sewing Academy Heritage Windows display

The Sewing Academy

Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016

The Sewing Academy in Great Moor near Stockport, have created a display celebrating the textile industry for Heritage Windows.

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.

Drawing of a African man dancing as if to music with his arms in the air

Lively Up Yourself

Fri 10 Jun 2016 11pm

Baron Turbo Charge Crew, Manchester's original sound system, celebrates the early pioneers of Reggae and the roots and foundation of this rich history.

Black and white photograph of actress Maxine Peake on a bike

Ordinary Individuals Doing Extraordinary Things: a talk with Maxine Peake

Sat 11 Jun 2016 2pm - 2.50pm

Learn from actress, writer and Manchester Histories’ Patron Maxine Peake about writing and producing dramas about ordinary individuals who do extraordinary things

A black and white sketch drawing of the Manchester Beethoven Society including a music score

Manchester Beethoven Orchestra

Sat 11 Jun 2016 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Manchester Beethoven Orchestra bring music from John Foulds and William Walton, two Greater Manchester composers, to the Celebration Day.

Colour photograph of people at the exhibition opening of Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People's Disability Campaigning exhibition in Central Library

Exhibition on Disability Campaigning in Manchester

Fri 3 Jun 2016 10am - 4pm

A chance to see elements of Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People's exhibition highlighting 30 years of disability campaigning in Manchester.

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