Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

What's On

Show events

In one list Day by day
Time Travelling at Manchester Cathedral Fri 3 Jun 2016 10.30am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 3.30pm Manchester Cathedral Belle Vue Showground of the World Fri 3 Jun 2016 10.30am - 12.30pm Manchester Central Library Archives+ Around the World with the Fusiliers Fri 3 Jun 2016 10.30am - 1pm The Fuslier Museum Family Art and Heritage Trail Fri 3 Jun 2016 1pm - 2pm British Heart Foundation Radical Manchester: People's History Museum Gallery Tour Fri 3 Jun 2016 1.15pm - 2pm People's History Museum Talkin' 'bout that Representation Fri 3 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Working Class Movement Library The 7 Wonders of Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.45pm Outside St Ann's Church Gentry Families of Manchester: The North talk Fri 3 Jun 2016 3.45pm - 4.45pm Manchester Central Library Canary Girls Fri 3 Jun 2016 7.30pm Flixton Girls' School Queer Noise - Hidden History of LGBT Music in Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 8pm Band on the Wall Mr Scruff Keep it Unreal 17th Birthday Party Fri 3 Jun 2016 9pm - 3am Old Granada Studios A Queer Revue! Fri 3 Jun 2016 10pm Band on the Wall Quizzing Snakes and Ladders Sat 4 Jun 2016
1.30-3.00 and 3.15-4.45pm
Stockport Art Gallery and War Memorial
Manchester District Music Archive presents: Activist / Archivist. A Show & Tell event Sat 4 Jun 2016
12-2pm and 3-5pm
People's History Museum
Angel Meadow Community Histories Day Sat 4 Jun 2016 Angel Meadow Scribble Your Street Sat 4 Jun 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Archives+ Castlefield: From haulage to heritage Sat 4 Jun 2016 11am Museum of Science and Industry Super Saturday Sat 4 Jun 2016 12 noon - 4pm Gallery Oldham Progress Launch Event Sat 4 Jun 2016 1pm - 3pm Rogue Artists' Studios & Project Space Quarry Bank present LipService Theatre Company Sat 4 Jun 2016 1pm, 4pm Cross Street Chapel Reviving the Lost Art of Make Do and Mend Sat 4 Jun 2016 1pm - 4pm Stitched Up HQ Dear Friend Sat 4 Jun 2016 1pm - 4pm Manchester Art Gallery Creating and Using Archives Workshop Sat 4 Jun 2016 1.30pm - 4.30pm Manchester Central Library Archives+ Robust Research Workshop Sat 4 Jun 2016 1.30pm - 4.30pm Manchester Central Library Archives+ Dare to Be Free Sat 4 Jun 2016 2pm - 5pm Three Minute Theatre Syria, Sarajevo, Manchester Sat 4 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.30pm Manchester Central Library The Battle for the Ballot Sat 4 Jun 2016 2pm - 3pm People's History Museum John Dalton Sat 4 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.30pm Manchester Central Library Manchester's LGBT Centre Sat 4 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.15pm Outside Manchester Town Hall Manchester Music Sat 4 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.45pm Outside the Midland Hotel Longsight communities Sat 4 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Longsight Library Angel Meadow Tour Sat 4 Jun 2016 2.30pm Victoria Station near Java Bar Espresso Truly Madly Brutal Sat 4 Jun 2016 3.30pm - 5pm Albert Memorial Manchester Peace Trail Sun 5 Jun 2016 10.30am - 1pm Victoria Station - under the tiled map Big Artist Sunday Sun 5 Jun 2016 11am - 4pm Whitworth Art Gallery Victoria Baths Open Day Sun 5 Jun 2016 11am - 4pm Victoria Baths Music in Manchester during WW1 Sun 5 Jun 2016 11am - 4pm RNCM Manchester: City of Innovation Sun 5 Jun 2016 12 noon - 2pm Manchester Visitor Information Centre Photographing Cheetham Hill- Then and Now Sun 5 Jun 2016 1pm - 4pm Manchester Jewish Museum Cottonopolis Sun 5 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Cathedral Gardens, near the entrance to the National Football Museum Fishing the Dustbowl Sun 5 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Peel Hall, University of Salford A walk about the histories of walking in Manchester Sun 5 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Stories of Women in Science Sun 5 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm we will let participants know when they book tickets Alexandra Park Sun 5 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.30pm Chorlton Lodge Meet the Researcher Sun 5 Jun 2016 2pm Imperial War Museum North The Peterloo Massacre Sun 5 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.45pm Outside St Ann's Church Amani Live Sun 5 Jun 2016 4.30pm Band on the Wall Destination Ireland Sun 5 Jun 2016 6.30pm Irish World Heritage Centre 1926 and up Mon 6 Jun 2016 10am - 4pm Forum Library Local History Library Introduction Mon 6 Jun 2016 12 noon - 1pm Salford Local History Library Manchester Architecture Mon 6 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.45pm outside Central Library Finding Henshaws History Mon 6 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Manchester Central Library From Coal Mining to Data Mining Mon 6 Jun 2016 4.30pm - 5.30pm Manchester Central Library Angel Meadow Quiz Night Mon 6 Jun 2016 6pm Marble Arch Public House Greater Manchester Histories and Heritage Social Network Mon 6 Jun 2016 6pm - 7.30pm Manchester Central Library NOMA Craft Workshop Tue 7 Jun 2016 10.30am - 4.30pm
Drop in
The Pilcrow Workshop
Together Trust Tue 7 Jun 2016 11am - 12 noon Manchester Central Library Community Showcase Tue 7 Jun 2016 1.30pm - 5.30pm Manchester Central Library Ardwick Green Histories Tour Tue 7 Jun 2016 1.30pm - 4pm St Thomas Centre Engels & Marx: The Frock-Coated Communists Tue 7 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.45pm Outside St Ann's Church Ugly, smoky Manchester, dear, busy, earnest, noble-working Manchester Tue 7 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Elizabeth Gaskell's House A Life in Sound Tue 7 Jun 2016 6pm - 7pm Manchester Central Library Exploration handling session Wed 8 Jun 2016 10am - 12 noon Manchester Central Library Archives+ Stick your oar in Wed 8 Jun 2016 10am - 4pm Duke's Drive Country Park Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society Specialist Help Desks Wed 8 Jun 2016 10.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 4.30pm Manchester Central Library Archives+ showcase day Wed 8 Jun 2016 11am - 6pm Manchester Central Library Archives+ Heritage Bus rides Wed 8 Jun 2016 11am
Start at 11.00 and hourly until 2.00pm
Museum of Transport
The Archaeology of Manchester's Origins Wed 8 Jun 2016 1pm - 4pm LG20 Peel Building Fishy Tales & Crafty Futures Wed 8 Jun 2016 1.30pm - 6.30pm The Exhibition Space, Ground Floor, Manchester Craft & Design Centre Craft Unravelled Wed 8 Jun 2016 1.30pm - 2pm Manchester Craft & Design Centre Castlefield Wed 8 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.45pm Outside the Museum of Science and Industry entrance Manchester Ballads performance with Jennifer Reid and handling session Wed 8 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Manchester Central Library Archives+ Elizabethan Theatre Facts and Fantasy Wed 8 Jun 2016 6pm - 8.30pm Three Minue Theatre An Audience with FA Cup Heroes at Manchester United Wed 8 Jun 2016 6pm - 8pm Manchester United Museum A Message HOME: Calling Blighty 70 years on Wed 8 Jun 2016 6.30pm - 8pm Manchester Central Library Domestic Duties on Lark Hill Place Wed 8 Jun 2016 7pm - 8pm Salford Museum and Art Gallery Manchester's Underground Canal its past and its future Wed 8 Jun 2016 7pm - 9pm Friends Meeting House Bright Club Manchester - Histories 3 Wed 8 Jun 2016 7.30pm The King’s Arms NOMA Craft Family Workshop Thu 9 Jun 2016 10.30am - 4.30pm
Drop in
The Pilcrow Workshop
10 Manchester Inventions that Shook the World Thu 9 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.45pm Manchester Museum of Science and Industry Godlee Observatory Tour Thu 9 Jun 2016 2pm - 4.30pm Sackville Building, University of Manchester Manchester Central Library and Civic Pride Thu 9 Jun 2016 2pm - 3pm Manchester Central Library Something's In the Water! Thu 9 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Manchester Soldier, Manchester Historian Thu 9 Jun 2016 3pm - 5pm People's History Museum Dear Friend: Backwards and in Heels - Women and Politics Thu 9 Jun 2016 4.30pm - 6.15pm People's History Museum Radicals Assemble! After hours at the People's History Museum Thu 9 Jun 2016 5pm - 8pm People's History Museum Aspects of Ageing Thu 9 Jun 2016 5pm - 6pm People's History Museum What the Dickens? Perspectives on poverty in Manchester Since Victorian Times Thu 9 Jun 2016 6pm - 8pm Wood Street Mission OUT! LGBT Digital Histories Launch Event Thu 9 Jun 2016 6pm - 7pm Manchester Central Library Radical Hero: An Audience with Betty Tebbs Thu 9 Jun 2016 6pm - 8pm People's History Museum Famous scientists, engineers and medics of Didsbury and south Manchester Thu 9 Jun 2016 6.30pm - 8.30pm St James' Church The Boys In Blue: Manchester City FC on Film Thu 9 Jun 2016 7.30pm The Dancehouse 1599 Thu 9 Jun 2016 7.30pm
Doors open at 7pm
Three Minute Theatre
Walking Through Manchester's Origins Fri 10 Jun 2016 10am - 2pm Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society WW1 Workshop Fri 10 Jun 2016 11am - 12.30pm Manchester Central Library Victorian Slums & Squalor - Angel Meadow Guided Walk Fri 10 Jun 2016 11am - 12.30pm Victoria Station - under the tiled map Memories of solidarity Fri 10 Jun 2016 2pm - 4.30pm Working Class Movement Library Jewish Manchester Fri 10 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.45pm Outside the Midland Hotel Lively Up Yourself Fri 10 Jun 2016 11pm Band on the Wall The Portico Library Open Day Sat 11 Jun 2016
Tours of the library at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm
Portico Library
OUT! - An Introduction to Researching Archives Sat 11 Jun 2016 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm Manchester Central Library Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day Sat 11 Jun 2016 10.30am - 4pm Manchester Town Hall Greater Manchester Police Museum Open Day Sat 11 Jun 2016 10.30am - 3.30pm
Last entry at 3pm
Greater Manchester Police Museum
The Little People’s History Museum – Beeing Special Sat 11 Jun 2016 11am - 12 noon People's History Museum Views of an Antique Land Talk Sat 11 Jun 2016 11am - 12 noon Manchester Museum Heritage Bus rides Sat 11 Jun 2016 11am
11.00am start and hourly until 4.00pm
Manchester Town Hall
WW1 Networking event Sat 11 Jun 2016 12.30pm - 3pm Salford Museum and Art Gallery Gentry Families of Manchester: The North Bus Tour Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 4pm Albert Square Appley Meteorite Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 3pm Manchester Museum Narbi Price Codeword Talk Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 2pm PAPER Suffragette City/The Pankhursts Sat 11 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.45pm Outside the Midland Hotel Manchester and the Peppered Moth Sat 11 Jun 2016 3pm - 4pm Manchester Museum 90 years in Didsbury, 1926-2016 Sun 12 Jun 2016 9am - 6pm St James' Church Jennifer Reid at Quarry Bank Sun 12 Jun 2016 10.30am - 5pm Quarry Bank WoManchester Cycle Tour Sun 12 Jun 2016 11am - 2pm Manchester Town Hall Manchester Central Library Sunday Funday Sun 12 Jun 2016 12 noon - 4pm Manchester Central Library Garden Party at Wythenshawe Hall Sun 12 Jun 2016 12 noon - 4pm Main entrance of the Hall Edgar Wood: Middleton Architect Sun 12 Jun 2016 12 noon - 1.30pm Outside Middleton Post Office Manchester Ballads Sun 12 Jun 2016 1pm - 5.30pm Band on the Wall No Power on Earth Sun 12 Jun 2016 1pm - 3.30pm Friends' Meeting House The History of Manchester in 20 Objects Sun 12 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.45pm Outside the Visitor Centre Families, money and death: inheritance disputes amongst trading families in Industrial Revolution Manchester Sun 12 Jun 2016 3pm - 4pm Chetham's Library Will and Anne Sun 12 Jun 2016 7.30pm - 10pm Three Minute Theatre M-HISTORIES WEEKENDER (2) Fri 3 Jun 2016 & Sat 4 Jun 2016 at 9.30am - 6pm Coffee Nubia Progress Sat 4 Jun 2016 and 3 more Rogue Artists' Studios & Project Space Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society Help Desk Sat 4 Jun 2016 10.30am - 3.30pm, Mon 6 Jun 2016 10.30am to Fri 10 Jun 2016 3.30pm & Sat 11 Jun 2016 10.30am - 3.30pm MLFHS Help Desk Narbi Price - Codeword Sat 4 Jun 2016 & Sat 11 Jun 2016 at 11am - 5pm PAPER Get Creative Sat 4 Jun 2016 12 noon - 4pm and 3 more Discovering Little Italy Sat 4 Jun 2016 & Sat 11 Jun 2016 at 5pm Piccadilly Gardens, crossing with Oldham Street Belle Vue Roadshow Sun 5 Jun 2016 11am - 5pm & Mon 6 Jun 2016 11am - 4pm Gorton Monastery Stories of Sacrifice Exhibition Mon 6 Jun 2016 to Thu 9 Jun 2016
10.30 - 5.30pm, Fri 10 Jun 2016
10.30 - 12.30 and 2.30-5.00pm & Sat 11 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016
11.30-4.00pm
British Muslim Heritage Centre
Instruments of Industry Tue 7 Jun 2016 10am to Sat 11 Jun 2016 5pm Touchstones Rochdale The Glass Industry of Ancoats Tue 7 Jun 2016 3pm - 6pm, Wed 8 Jun 2016 11am - 3pm & Thu 9 Jun 2016 2pm - 7pm MERCI MILL Idle Chatter? Tue 7 Jun 2016, Wed 8 Jun 2016 & Thu 9 Jun 2016 at 5.30pm - 7.30pm Brooks Building Great Women of Manchester Wed 8 Jun 2016 & Fri 10 Jun 2016 at 2pm - 3pm The John Rylands Library We are Suffragists Thu 9 Jun 2016 & Fri 10 Jun 2016 at 11am - 4pm People's History Museum Gaskell: The Musical!! Fri 10 Jun 2016 7pm, Sat 11 Jun 2016 2pm & Sat 11 Jun 2016 5pm Elizabeth Gaskell's House Manchestour Sat 11 Jun 2016 8am & Sun 12 Jun 2016 9am The Albert Monument in Albert Square Views of an Antique Land Roadshow Sat 11 Jun 2016 & Sun 12 Jun 2016 at 10am - 4pm Manchester Museum Sense Our Streets Audio Tour Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Koffee Pot Cafe Northern Women: tales from North Manchester Black Health Forum Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Take me back to Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016
Daily 10am -5pm
Manchester Museum
Mapping Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Fri 10 Jun 2016
Except weekends
The John Rylands Library
Conscience and War Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Friends Meeting House Discover Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016
Tour runs daily at 11.00am
Manchester Central Library front steps
Hidden History Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Fri 10 Jun 2016
Except at weekends
The John Rylands Library
Manchester Science Places App Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Voices of Kosovo in Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Online exhibtion Snapshot Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Thomas Legh: Adventurer, Hero, Saviour Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Lyme Hall & Park 126 WITHINGTON ROAD Fri 3 Jun 2016 7am to Sun 12 Jun 2016 5pm Mediterranean Cafe Making Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 9am to Fri 10 Jun 2016 5.30pm
Not Sat and Sun
Oxford House, Manchester Technology Centre
Going Underground - discovering medieval Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 9am to Sat 11 Jun 2016 5pm
Excludes Sunday
Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre - Lower Ground Floor
Commemorating Bradford Pit Sat 4 Jun 2016 to Sat 11 Jun 2016
excluding Fri 10 June
Beswick Library

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