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.


Black and white image of industrial foundry. Image courtesy of Touchstones Rochdale

Instruments of Industry

Tue 7 Jun 2016 10am to Sat 11 Jun 2016 5pm

A new exhibition from Hannah Leighton Boyce, a Manchester-based contemporary artist based on Touchstones Rochdale's tools of industry collections.

Colour photograph of the Moston & Colllyhurst Boxing group members filming as part of the Manchester Metropolitan University Passions of Youth Project.

Friday Films

Fri 10 Jun 2016 10am - 4pm

Enjoy a relaxed Friday watching a series of films produced by community organisations across Greater Manchester

Colour photograph of a blue mask being held on a face with the mask looking quizzical

Manchester Histories Pub Quiz

Thu 9 Jun 2016 7pm

Manchester Histories launches its first ever pub quiz for Manchester Histories Festival bringing the past alive through quizzical conundrums, all with a Manchester flavour.


Quarry Bank present LipService Theatre Company

Sat 4 Jun 2016 1pm, 4pm

See cult theatre company and comedy duo LipService in a brand new show about the Gregs of Quarry Bank

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 musicians from Royal Northern College of Music

Music in Manchester during WW1

Sun 5 Jun 2016 11am - 4pm

Previously unseen items from the RNCM archives will be on display ahead of expert presentations and a recreation of a concert performed during WW1 by current RNCM students of Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in 1915.

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