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 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.

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.

Dentists of Didsbury shopfront before and after restoration

Dentists of Didsbury

Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016

The Dentists of Didsbury have created a display from old photographs and maps of the area for Heritage Windows.

Black and white photograph of cyclist Reg Harris on his bike

Who do you think you are? Reg Harris?

Sat 11 Jun 2016 3pm - 3.45pm

Join riders who trained with, and raced against Reg at the Fallowfield track (also known as the Reg Harris Stadium) as they share their memories.

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.

Fred Aldous

Fred Aldous

Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016

Located in the Northern Quarter, Fred Aldous has created a window display for Heritage Windows focusing on the history of the business.

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