Manchester Histories Festival

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Manchester Histories presents events, exhibitions, workshops and more throughout the year.  

HIDDEN HISTORIES HIDDEN HISTORIANS

Join us for the opening of the Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians exhibition at Archives+ in Manchester Central Library from 3pm-5pm on Saturday 11 November 2017.

Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians is a multi-media exhibition by five community groups from across Greater Manchester who have explored their own hidden histories; taking them on a journey to becoming historians.

Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Manchester Histories has worked with the Oldham Youth Council, Manchester People First, M13 Youth Project, The Inspire Centre, and FC United with Sporting Memories over a number of months as part of the Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians project. The groups have been delving in to their own histories and archives; selecting photographs, recording oral history interviews and filming documentary videos to form the exhibition.

Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians continues from 11th November 2017 until 31st January 2018.

Do you have a hidden history to share? Join in by sharing your memories and photos with Manchester Histories via Twitter on @mcrhistfest

Any questions email info@manchesterhistories.co.uk or phone 0161 306 1982.

Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester City Council, Archives+, NORFOX

Please RSVP at Eventbrite HERE

Manchester Histories Festival 2018 Announcement

6-8pm, Thursday 16th November 2017

Join Manchester Histories on Thursday 16th November from 6-8pm for the official announcement of the 2018 Manchester Histories Festival and welcome our special guest for the evening Lemn Sissay.

Unique amongst histories festivals in the UK for working in collaborative partnerships with organisations, communities, individuals; the Greater-Manchester wide bi-annual festival returns for its 5th installment from 7-11 June 2018 with the theme protest, democracy and freedom of speech, and a new Festival format.

Hear announcements of some of the 2018 headline events and find out how you can get involved.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite HERE

Speeches 6:30pm Venue: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL #MHF2018

Peterloo 2019: Cultural Organisations Network Meeting

1-4pm, Tuesday 28 November 2017

Manchester Histories invites representatives of cultural organisations from across Greater Manchester to the next Peterloo 2019: Cultural Organisations Network Meeting.

After a successful 1st stage funding bid with Heritage Lottery Fund, Manchester Histories and our partner organisations have lots of updates to share and would like you to join us for an afternoon of participatory and creative organising for Peterloo 2019 at the International Anthon Burgess Foundation on Tuesday 28th November.

This session is an important one as we will be activating our hive of creative minds to collectively, co-produce ideas for the Peterloo 2019 brand identity alongside our friends from Fido PR. Furthermore we will also be sourcing, debating and nominating representatives from this network to form a central steering group in our very own Peterloo 2019 mini-hustings!

Please save the date for the final Peterloo 2019: Cultural Organisations Network Meeting of 2017 as we continue to discuss ideas, partnerships and more leading up to the commemorations in Greater Manchester. We would love active participation at this meeting so if you plan on attending please let us know and book HERE.

If you have any questions about the meeting and would like any extra information, please contact Barney Francis, Peterloo 2019 project manager on barney@manchesterhistories.co.uk or call 0161 306 1982.

VENUE: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY

Peterloo 2019: Public Network Meeting

6-8pm, Thursday 7th December 2017

Everyone is welcome to join us for the final Peterloo 2019: Public Network Meeting for 2017.

Whether you are an interested individual, a member of a history organisation, a committed Peterloo campaigner, an artist interested in responding to the commemorations, or a teacher planning something for your school. We want to share and hear as many opinions as possible.

Please also share this event with any friends or colleagues who you think it will be of interest to.

After a successful 1st stage funding bid with Heritage Lottery Fund, Manchester Histories and our partner organisations have lots of updates to share, and we would like you to join us for an evening of participatory and creative organising for Peterloo 2019 at Manchester Art Gallery on Thursday 7th December. This session is an important one as we will be activating our hive of creative minds to collectively, co-produce ideas for the Peterloo 2019 brand identity alongside our friends from Fido PR.

Furthermore we will also be sourcing, debating and nominating representatives from this network to form a central steering group in our very own Peterloo 2019 mini-hustings!

If you have a creative contribution - be it a poem, short story or song, and you would like to share it with the group, please email Barney on barney@manchesterhistories.co.uk and we will try and accommodate it into the session - but please be aware this is on a first come first served basis due to the constraints of time!

So please save the date for the final Peterloo 2019: Public Network Meeting of 2017 as we continue to discuss ideas, partnerships and more leading up to the commemorations in Greater Manchester. We would love active participation at this meeting so if you plan on attending please let us know and book HERE.

If you have any questions about the meeting and would like any extra information, please contact Barney Francis, Peterloo 2019; Project Manager on barney@manchesterhistories.co.uk or call 0161 306 1982.

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