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.


Colour photograph of The Larks theatre company talking with a child at the Belle Vue Roadshow in Gorton Monastery as part of Manchester Histories Festival 2014

Belle Vue Roadshow

Sun 5 Jun 2016 11am - 5pm & Mon 6 Jun 2016 11am - 4pm

Belle Vue Roadshow returns to Gorton Monastery to celebrate all things Belle Vue.

Cowshed mobile catering


Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016

A vegan food truck based in Salford and Manchester that serves healthy food and juices to go have created a display highlighting the history of vegetarian cooking for Heritage Windows.

Stockport Viaduct

Scribble Your Street

Sat 4 Jun 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm

Join urban sketcher Liz Ackerley to learn about drawing what’s happening on your streets: the buildings, the people, a certain moment. Find out about materials and techniques, and have a go at some drawings of your own

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 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

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.

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