Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

What's On for Free events

Show events

In one list Day by day
Exhibition on Disability Campaigning in Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 10am - 4pm Manchester Central Library 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 The Last Laugh of the Railway King Fri 3 Jun 2016 2pm - 3pm Manchester Central Library Talkin' 'bout that Representation Fri 3 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Working Class Movement Library Gentry Families of Manchester: The North talk Fri 3 Jun 2016 3.45pm - 4.45pm Manchester Central Library Queer Noise - Hidden History of LGBT Music in Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 8pm 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
Angel Meadow Community Histories Day Sat 4 Jun 2016 Angel Meadow Creating and Using Archives Workshop Sat 4 Jun 2016 9.30am - 12.30pm Manchester Central Library Archives+ Scribble Your Street Sat 4 Jun 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Archives+ Moss Side Must Fly Sat 4 Jun 2016 11.30am - 1.30pm Super Saturday Sat 4 Jun 2016 12 noon - 4pm Gallery Oldham Dear Friend Sat 4 Jun 2016 1pm - 4pm Manchester Art Gallery Reviving the Lost Art of Make Do and Mend Sat 4 Jun 2016 1pm - 4pm Stitched Up HQ Robust Research Workshop Sat 4 Jun 2016 1.30pm - 4.30pm Manchester Central Library Archives+ Syria, Sarajevo, Manchester Sat 4 Jun 2016 2pm - 3.30pm Manchester Central Library 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 Longsight communities Sat 4 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Longsight Library Dare to Be Free Sat 4 Jun 2016 2pm - 5pm Three Minute Theatre Supper With the Dead Sat 4 Jun 2016 9.30pm Angel Meadow Big Artist Sunday Sun 5 Jun 2016 11am - 4pm Whitworth Art Gallery 1926 and All That - The Origins of Modern Wythenshawe Mon 6 Jun 2016 10am - 4pm Forum Library Local History Library Introduction Mon 6 Jun 2016 12 noon - 1pm Salford Local History 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 NOMA Craft Workshop Tue 7 Jun 2016 10.30am - 4.30pm
Drop in
The Pilcrow Workshop
Community Showcase Tue 7 Jun 2016 1.30pm - 5.30pm 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 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 Manchester Ballads performance with Jennifer Reid and handling session Wed 8 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Manchester Central Library Archives+ In the Clink Wed 8 Jun 2016 4pm - 4.30pm, 6pm - 6.30pm Elizabethan Theatre Facts and Fantasy Wed 8 Jun 2016 6pm - 8.30pm Three Minue Theatre Book launch of Manchester: Making the Modern City Wed 8 Jun 2016 6pm - 7.30pm Manchester Central Library A Message HOME: Calling Blighty 70 years on Wed 8 Jun 2016 6.30pm - 8pm Manchester Central Library NOMA Craft Family Workshop Thu 9 Jun 2016 10.30am - 4.30pm
Drop in
The Pilcrow Workshop
Discovering A Manchester Alphabet Thu 9 Jun 2016 1pm - 4pm Manchester Central Library 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 What the Dickens? Perspectives on poverty in Manchester Since Victorian Times Thu 9 Jun 2016 6pm - 8pm Wood Street Mission Friday Films Fri 10 Jun 2016 10am - 4pm Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society WW1 Workshop Fri 10 Jun 2016 11am - 12.30pm Manchester Central Library Memories of solidarity Fri 10 Jun 2016 2pm - 4.30pm Working Class Movement Library 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 Getting Started with Family History Sat 11 Jun 2016 10am - 10.45am Manchester Central Library Greater Manchester Police Museum Open Day Sat 11 Jun 2016 10.30am - 3.30pm
Last entry at 3pm
Greater Manchester Police Museum
Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day Sat 11 Jun 2016 10.30am - 4pm Manchester Town Hall Harry Stokes Sat 11 Jun 2016 11am - 11.45am Manchester Central Library Exploding Women Sat 11 Jun 2016 11am - 11.50am, 2pm - 2.50pm Manchester Town Hall Views of an Antique Land Talk Sat 11 Jun 2016 11am - 12 noon Manchester Museum Manchester and the RNLI Sat 11 Jun 2016 11am - 11.45am Manchester Town Hall The Little People’s History Museum – Beeing Special Sat 11 Jun 2016 11am - 12 noon People's History Museum Angel Meadow Sat 11 Jun 2016 11am - 11.45am Manchester Town Hall Heritage Bus rides Sat 11 Jun 2016 11am
11.00am start and hourly until 4.00pm
Manchester Town Hall
Using Findmypast to trace your Irish Family History Sat 11 Jun 2016 12 noon - 12.45pm Manchester Central Library The Manchester Volunteers in the Dublin Easter Rising Sat 11 Jun 2016 12 noon - 12.45pm Manchester Town Hall Manchester's Italian Ice Cream Families Sat 11 Jun 2016 12 noon - 1.30pm Manchester Town Hall The Manchester Story of 1001 Inventions Sat 11 Jun 2016 12 noon - 12.45pm WW1 Networking event Sat 11 Jun 2016 12.30pm - 3pm Salford Museum and Art Gallery Manchester Community Choir Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 1.30pm Manchester Town Hall Appley Bridge Meteorite Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 3pm Manchester Museum Friendless or Forsaken? Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 1.45pm Manchester Town Hall Detective Jerome Caminada Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 1.45pm Manchester Town Hall The Art and Politics of Walking the Mancunian Way Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 1.45pm Manchester Central Library Narbi Price Codeword Talk Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 2pm PAPER Ukranian Arts and Crafts Sat 11 Jun 2016 2pm - 4pm Abraham Moss Library Ordinary Individuals Doing Extraordinary Things: a talk with Maxine Peake Sat 11 Jun 2016 2pm - 2.50pm Manchester Town Hall Fruits of Success: Strawberry Studios Sat 11 Jun 2016 2pm - 2.45pm Manchester Town Hall Who do you think you are? Reg Harris? Sat 11 Jun 2016 3pm - 3.45pm Manchester Town Hall Manchester and the Peppered Moth Sat 11 Jun 2016 3pm - 4pm Manchester Museum The Seven Ages of Manchester Sat 11 Jun 2016 3pm - 4pm Manchester Town Hall Manchester Beethoven Orchestra Sat 11 Jun 2016 3.30pm - 4.30pm Manchester Central Library Histories of Homelessness Sat 11 Jun 2016 3.30pm - 4.45pm Manchester Town Hall They Gonna Talk: a history of the Soundsytem Sat 11 Jun 2016 5pm - 9pm Band on the Wall 90 years in Didsbury, 1926-2016 Sun 12 Jun 2016 9am - 6pm St James' Church 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 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 L.S. Lowry Family History Challenge Sun 12 Jun 2016 1.30pm - 3.30pm Manchester Central Library Yer Mam, yer Gran and yer Uncle Dan Sun 12 Jun 2016 2pm - 3pm Families, money and death: inheritance disputes amongst trading families in Industrial Revolution Manchester Sun 12 Jun 2016 3pm - 4pm Chetham's Library 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 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
Idle Chatter? Tue 7 Jun 2016, Wed 8 Jun 2016 & Thu 9 Jun 2016 at 5.30pm - 7.30pm Brooks Building The Glory of Glass in Ancoats – a hidden history Wed 8 Jun 2016 12 noon to Fri 10 Jun 2016 5pm & Sat 11 Jun 2016 10am - 5pm MERCI MILL 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 Views of an Antique Land Roadshow Sat 11 Jun 2016 & Sun 12 Jun 2016 at 10am - 4pm Manchester Museum Take me back to Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016
Daily 10am -5pm
Manchester Museum
Conscience and War Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Friends Meeting House Voices of Kosovo in Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Online exhibtion Northern Women: tales from North Manchester Black Health Forum Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Hidden History Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Fri 10 Jun 2016
Except at weekends
The John Rylands Library
Mapping Manchester Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Fri 10 Jun 2016
Except weekends
The John Rylands Library
Sense Our Streets Audio Tour Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Koffee Pot Cafe The Sewing Academy Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Dentists of Didsbury Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Dentists of Didsbury Fred Aldous Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Manchester Craft & Design Centre Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Manchester Craft & Design Centre 51 Turner Street Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Cowherds Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Cowherds Hanging Ditch Wine Merchants Fri 3 Jun 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016 Hangingditch Wine Merchants 126 Withington Road Fri 3 Jun 2016 7am to Sun 12 Jun 2016 5pm Mediterranean Cafe Going Underground Fri 3 Jun 2016 9am to Sat 11 Jun 2016 5pm
Excludes Sunday
Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre - Lower Ground Floor
The Story of the Bradford Pit Project Sat 4 Jun 2016 to Sat 11 Jun 2016
excluding Fri 10 June
Beswick Library

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