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 actress Maxine Peake on a bike

Ordinary Individuals Doing Extraordinary Things: a talk with Maxine Peake

Sat 11 Jun 2016 2pm - 2.50pm

Learn from actress, writer and Manchester Histories’ Patron Maxine Peake about writing and producing dramas about ordinary individuals who do extraordinary things

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.

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.

A black and white sketch drawing of the Manchester Beethoven Society including a music score

Manchester Beethoven Orchestra

Sat 11 Jun 2016 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Manchester Beethoven Orchestra bring music from John Foulds and William Walton, two Greater Manchester composers, to the Celebration Day.

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.


Fishing the Dustbowl

Sun 5 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm

Musicians Will Kaufman and John Conolly perform will be paying tribute to Salford's Ewan MacColl in this evening of music.

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