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 children from St Richard's School holding up images of their work

Discovering A Manchester Alphabet

Thu 9 Jun 2016 1pm - 4pm

A chance to take part in Manchester Alphabet activities, first created by Roger Oldham in 1906, and recreated as a project by Manchester Schools in 2016

Headlines about Harry stokes pinned on a brick wall

Harry Stokes

Sat 11 Jun 2016 11am - 11.45am

Find out more about Harry Stokes, Manchester bricklayer & special constable, who in 1838 was outed by his wife of 22 years as being a ‘man-woman’, a ‘female husband’.

Image of window display

Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016

The centre is home to a number of studios who have designed their windows to celebrate the heritage of their business and the centre.

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

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

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

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