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.


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 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.

Queer review

A Queer Revue!

Fri 3 Jun 2016 10pm

A very special night of music, film, dance and drag.

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.

Black and white plan of New Bailey Prison

In the Clink

Wed 8 Jun 2016 4pm - 4.30pm, 6pm - 6.30pm

Dr Racheal Reader returns to New Bailey to give a talk on the History of the prison and the excavation of the site.

Using the snapshot frame outside Victoria Baths


Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016

Join in Manchester Histories Festival’s online treasure hunt to find the best photographs and stories of hidden histories about Greater Manchester

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