Manchester Histories Festival - 21 March - 30 March 2014

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Show events

In one list Day by day
Tag the Library! Fri 21 Mar 2014 11am - 4pm The John Rylands Library Belle Vue: A collector's insight Fri 21 Mar 2014 1pm - 2pm Belle Vue Exhibition Castlefield Explorer Fri 21 Mar 2014 1.30pm - 3.15pm Museum of Science and Industry Music in Manchester Fri 21 Mar 2014 2pm - 4pm Manchester Visitor Information Centre Manchester in Fiction Sat 22 Mar 2014 11am Friends Meeting House I <3 MCR Big Sat Sat 22 Mar 2014 11am - 4pm
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Manchester Museum
John Dalton The Man & His Manchester Sat 22 Mar 2014 11am Manchester Art Gallery The Little People's History Museum - Beeing Special Sat 22 Mar 2014 11am - 12 noon People's History Museum Roman & Dark Age Manchester Sat 22 Mar 2014 11am - 2pm
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Manchester Museum
Saturday Spectacular Family Fun Day Sat 22 Mar 2014 12 noon - 4pm Manchester Central Library Roman Object Handling Sat 22 Mar 2014 12 noon - 1pm
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Manchester Museum
The Architecture of Manchester Sat 22 Mar 2014 1pm Portico Library The Great Gentry House Bus Tour Sat 22 Mar 2014 1pm - 4pm Slug & Lettuce Bar Salford Quays and the Old Docks Sat 22 Mar 2014 1.30pm - 3.15pm MediaCity Metrolink Stop Exploring African Medicinal and Religious Objects in Manchester Museum Sat 22 Mar 2014 2pm - 3pm Manchester Museum Ray Liddy: Belle Vue through a lens Sat 22 Mar 2014 2pm - 5pm Belle Vue Exhibition Angel Meadow: Slums & Squalor Sat 22 Mar 2014 2pm Manchester Art Gallery A Victorian Pharmacy Sat 22 Mar 2014 2.30pm
Pre booking through the museum
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Creative Threads - Chetham's Library Sun 23 Mar 2014 10am - 4pm Chetham's Library Creative Threads - Museum of Transport Sun 23 Mar 2014 10am - 4pm Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester Creative Threads - Pankhurst Centre Sun 23 Mar 2014 10am - 4pm The Pankhurst Centre Creative Threads Sun 23 Mar 2014 10am - 4pm Creative Threads - Manchester Jewish Museum Sun 23 Mar 2014 10am - 4pm Manchester Jewish Museum Women and the Great War Sun 23 Mar 2014 10.30am Salford Museum and Art Gallery Belle Vue Roadshow Sun 23 Mar 2014 11am - 7pm Gorton Monastery Radical Salford Sun 23 Mar 2014 11am Black Lion Pub Manchester Town Hall Tour Sun 23 Mar 2014 11am - 12.45pm Manchester Town Hall Creative Threads - Working Class Movement Library Sun 23 Mar 2014 11am - 5pm Working Class Movement Library Altrincham at War Sun 23 Mar 2014 11am Market Steps Creative Threads - Victoria Baths Sun 23 Mar 2014 12 noon - 4pm Victoria Baths The Secret History of Manchester Sun 23 Mar 2014 1.30pm - 3.15pm Manchester Visitor Information Centre The Hidden Histories of Angel Meadow Sun 23 Mar 2014 2pm - 4pm Victoria Station (Near the Tiled Map in the entrance) Family life in pre-Victorian Manchester Sun 23 Mar 2014 2pm Chetham's Library Soapbox Sunday Sun 23 Mar 2014 2pm - 3pm People's History Museum Rochdale Canal Towpath Guided Pub Walk Sun 23 Mar 2014 2pm - 4pm The Place Aparthotel Working Class Movement Library Sun 23 Mar 2014 2pm - 6pm Working Class Movement Library The Key Decade: Manchester in the 1840s Sun 23 Mar 2014 2pm Manchester Art Gallery Stockport Rocks! Sun 23 Mar 2014 2.30pm - 4pm Strawberry Studios Cottonopolis Sun 23 Mar 2014 6.30pm Working Class Movement Library Special Collections Handling Session Mon 24 Mar 2014 12.30pm - 1.30pm
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Manchester Central Library
The Halle and Belle Vue Mon 24 Mar 2014 1pm - 1.45pm Belle Vue Exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Harry Thorneycroft's clock Mon 24 Mar 2014 1.15pm - 2pm People's History Museum John Rylands Library and the Royal Exchange Mon 24 Mar 2014 1.30pm - 3.15pm John Rylands Library Foyer Ardwick Green Walking Tour Mon 24 Mar 2014 1.45pm - 4pm
24 places available
St Thomas Centre
From Henry V to the Fun Lovin' Criminals - The Backstage Tour Mon 24 Mar 2014 6pm - 7.30pm Manchester Cathedral For the duration of the war Mon 24 Mar 2014 6pm Manchester Central Library Engels & Marx in Manchester Mon 24 Mar 2014 6pm Portico Library Manchester Heroes: Should the City Remember Its Heroes? Mon 24 Mar 2014 6.30pm - 8pm National Football Museum Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre Handling Session Tue 25 Mar 2014 12.30pm - 1.30pm Manchester Central Library Greetings from Manchester Tue 25 Mar 2014 1.30pm - 2.30pm Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections 10 Manchester Inventions That Shook The World Tue 25 Mar 2014 1.30pm - 3.15pm A History of Belle Vue Tue 25 Mar 2014 2pm - 3pm Belle Vue Exhibition 101 Ways to Die on Lark Hill Place Tue 25 Mar 2014 2.30pm - 3.15pm
Pre booking required
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
A City Speaks Tue 25 Mar 2014 6pm Manchester Central Library The Manchester Ship Canal Tue 25 Mar 2014 6pm Portico Library Manchester: A personal history Tue 25 Mar 2014 6.30pm - 8pm People's History Museum Masterplanning Mobility - Mancunian Methods Tue 25 Mar 2014 6.30pm Museum of Science and Industry Lancashire to LA: the Legacy of John Parkinson, Bolton Architect Tue 25 Mar 2014 7pm
Booking not required
The YHA Potato Wharf
Manchester in World War II Tue 25 Mar 2014 7.30pm East Manchester History & Gaming Centre Manchester Pop Culture Wed 26 Mar 2014 9am - 11am Southern Cemetery Innovation- Made in Manchester Wed 26 Mar 2014 11am - 12.30pm Corner of Oldham Street and Great Ancoats Street North West Film Archive Handling Session Wed 26 Mar 2014 12.30pm - 1.30pm
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Manchester Central Library
Belle Vue Drama Wed 26 Mar 2014 1pm Belle Vue Exhibition Jewish Manchester Wed 26 Mar 2014 1.30pm - 3.15pm Midland Hotel Romans in Ancient Worlds Tour Wed 26 Mar 2014 2pm - 3pm
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Manchester Museum
Enriqueta Rylands: cultural crossroads Wed 26 Mar 2014 4pm - 5pm The John Rylands Library Looking Back at Belle Vue Wed 26 Mar 2014 5pm - 6pm Belle Vue Exhibition From Little Ireland to Chinatown: Mapping diversity in Manchester Wed 26 Mar 2014 6pm Manchester Central Library The Pankhursts: Manchester's Golden Family Wed 26 Mar 2014 6pm Portico Library Peterloo 2019: a discussion Wed 26 Mar 2014 6.30pm - 8pm People's History Museum The Towers Estate and its Place in the Making of Manchester Wed 26 Mar 2014 6.30pm Towers Business Park Ancoats Dispensary Trust presents the Ancoats Brotherhood Wed 26 Mar 2014 7.30pm Gullivers Public House Ghosts of Cottonopolis: Manchester's Industrial Dead Thu 27 Mar 2014 9am - 11am Southern Cemetery Manchester's Chinatown Thu 27 Mar 2014 11am - 12.30pm Manchester Town Hall The Unsung Heroes of Southern Cemetery Thu 27 Mar 2014 12 noon - 2pm Southern Cemetery Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society Handling Session Thu 27 Mar 2014 12.30pm - 1.30pm
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Manchester Central Library
Behind the Scenes: Building the People's History Museum Thu 27 Mar 2014 1.15pm - 2pm People's History Museum The Salford Explorer Thu 27 Mar 2014 1.30pm - 3.15pm Hanging Ditch Wine Bar Godlee Observatory Thu 27 Mar 2014 2pm, 4pm Godlee Observatory Queen Victoria's Vist to Salford Thu 27 Mar 2014 2.30pm
Places are limited so booking is required
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
From body snatching to computer simulation Thu 27 Mar 2014 4.30pm - 6pm University of Manchester The Great Apes of Belle Vue Thu 27 Mar 2014 6pm - 7pm Belle Vue Exhibition Belle Vue Thu 27 Mar 2014 6pm Manchester Central Library Toastrack - an unofficial history Thu 27 Mar 2014 6pm Manchester School of Art Manchester at War Thu 27 Mar 2014 6pm Portico Library The Incurable Collector: The Sir Harry Page Collection Thu 27 Mar 2014 6pm - 7pm Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections The Boys In Blue: Manchester City FC on Film Thu 27 Mar 2014 6.20pm Cornerhouse Manchester Manchester and Germany Thu 27 Mar 2014 6.30pm - 8pm University Place Concerts for the People: music education and public programmes in Manchester Thu 27 Mar 2014 6.30pm - 8.30pm Halle St Peters The Watts family Thu 27 Mar 2014 7pm St. James'Church, Didsbury Ruined: Short Short Stories from Long Lost Places Thu 27 Mar 2014 7.30pm Blackwell's Bookshop Peterloo: Soldiers on the Rampage Thu 27 Mar 2014 7.30pm The Mechanics Institute Bright Club Manchester: MHF Special Thu 27 Mar 2014 7.30pm Nexus Art Café Forgotten Fields: Burial and Cremation in Manchester Fri 28 Mar 2014 11am Manchester Central Library Quakers and Refugees Fri 28 Mar 2014 11am - 4pm
Lectures 12.30-13.15 and 14.00-15.00
Friends Meeting House
Do you shop at the Co-op? Fri 28 Mar 2014 11am - 1pm Victoria Station (Near the Tiled Map in the entrance) Greater Manchester County Record Office Handling Session Fri 28 Mar 2014 12.30pm - 1.30pm
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Manchester Central Library
Belle Vue Aces: Past, Present and Future Fri 28 Mar 2014 1pm - 2pm Belle Vue Exhibition The Hidden Gems of Manchester Fri 28 Mar 2014 1.30pm - 3.15pm Manchester Visitor Information Centre Manchester and its refugees: Past and Present Fri 28 Mar 2014 4pm - 7pm Friends Meeting House Forgotten Fields Food Heritage Filmshow Fri 28 Mar 2014 6pm - 9pm
Screenings at 18.00,19.00 and 20.00
Friends Meeting House
Manchester Town Hall Clock Tower Tour Sat 29 Mar 2014
Tours start at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm & 7pm
Manchester Town Hall
Worktown to Cottonopolis Sat 29 Mar 2014 10am University of Bolton Greater Manchester Police Museum Sat 29 Mar 2014 10.30am - 3.30pm
Last admission at 15.00
Greater Manchester Police Museum
Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day 2014 Sat 29 Mar 2014 11am - 4pm Manchester Town Hall The Salford Handshake: Remembering motoring in 50s Manchester Sat 29 Mar 2014 11am - 11.50am Friends Meeting House American Black Political Activists in Manchester Sat 29 Mar 2014 11am - 11.50am Friends Meeting House Costumed Tour Guides Sat 29 Mar 2014 11am - 4pm Manchester Town Hall The Mary Greg Collection of Handicrafts of Bygone Times Sat 29 Mar 2014 11am - 11.50am Friends Meeting House Super Saturday - Our History in Photographs Sat 29 Mar 2014 11am - 3pm Bolton Central Library & Museum Monkey Business Sat 29 Mar 2014 11am - 4pm Manchester Town Hall Children's Activity Sheets Sat 29 Mar 2014 11am - 4pm Manchester Town Hall Sport and Leisure in Manchester Sat 29 Mar 2014 11am - 12 noon Manchester Town Hall North West Film Archive Celebration Day 2014 Film Screenings Sat 29 Mar 2014 11.15am - 4.15pm Manchester Town Hall Belle Vue and Gorton Visual Arts Workshop Sat 29 Mar 2014 11.30am - 1pm
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Belle Vue Exhibition
Passion Tree Sat 29 Mar 2014 12 noon Albert Square Underground Manchester Sat 29 Mar 2014 12 noon - 12.50pm Friends Meeting House An Oasis in the Manchester Musical Desert Sat 29 Mar 2014 12 noon - 12.50pm Friends Meeting House Origins of Manchester Clubs and Societies Sat 29 Mar 2014 12 noon - 12.50pm Friends Meeting House Maine Road Blues Sat 29 Mar 2014 12.30pm - 1.30pm Manchester Town Hall Henry Watson Music Library Handling Session Sat 29 Mar 2014 12.30pm - 1.30pm
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Manchester Central Library
Gentry Families of Greater Manchester Sat 29 Mar 2014 1pm - 1.50pm Friends Meeting House Being Frank: the Chris Sievey Story Sat 29 Mar 2014 1pm - 1.50pm Friends Meeting House Lives of the First World War Sat 29 Mar 2014 1pm - 1.50pm Friends Meeting House Women's Outlook: A Surprisingly Modern Magazine? Sat 29 Mar 2014 1pm - 2pm People's History Museum A Potted History of Newton Heath Sat 29 Mar 2014 1pm - 1.50pm Friends Meeting House Manchester's Revolutionary Political History Sat 29 Mar 2014 1.30pm - 3.15pm People's History Museum Jerome Caminada Sat 29 Mar 2014 1.30pm Manchester Town Hall A Showgirl's Showground Sat 29 Mar 2014 2pm - 3pm Belle Vue Exhibition History of Granada Television Sat 29 Mar 2014 2pm - 2.50pm Friends Meeting House Mrs Gaskell Meets Mrs Pankhurst Sat 29 Mar 2014 2pm - 2.40pm Manchester Town Hall Voices Manchester Sat 29 Mar 2014 2pm - 4pm John Rylands Library Foyer If Revolution Could Speak..... Sat 29 Mar 2014 2pm - 4pm Royal Exchange Theatre Shelley's Mask of Anarchy Sat 29 Mar 2014 2pm - 2.50pm Friends Meeting House Historical Walk of Ainsworth Sat 29 Mar 2014 2pm - 3pm Ainsworth Library Humphrey Spender and the Photographic Recording of Mass Observation’s Worktown Sat 29 Mar 2014 2pm - 2.50pm Friends Meeting House Black and White Magazine Sat 29 Mar 2014 3pm - 3.50pm Friends Meeting House Caminada: Manchester's Sherlock Holmes Sat 29 Mar 2014 3pm - 3.50pm Friends Meeting House The Artisan Naturalists - an introduction Sat 29 Mar 2014 3pm - 3.50pm Friends Meeting House Barry Adamson - onstage interview & audience Q&A Sat 29 Mar 2014 3pm Manchester Town Hall Vanishing for the Vote Sat 29 Mar 2014 3pm - 3.45pm People's History Museum Northern Lives & National Icons: The Heroes of Manchester From Prince Albert to Morrissey Sat 29 Mar 2014 3pm - 3.50pm Friends Meeting House 'All for love and nothing for reward' Sat 29 Mar 2014 3.30pm Manchester Central Library Mask of Anarchy Reading Sat 29 Mar 2014 4pm - 4.50pm Friends Meeting House Marble Brewery Tour Sat 29 Mar 2014 4pm - 7pm Marble Arch Public House Big Digital Project - Lighting Up Manchester -What do you want to say? Sat 29 Mar 2014 6pm Subversive Histories Sat 29 Mar 2014 7.30pm Three Minute Theatre Ordsall Hall ‘Faces and Places’ tour Sun 30 Mar 2014
Tours at 1.30 and 2.45pm
Ordsall Hall
Radical Ashton-under-Lyne Sun 30 Mar 2014 11am Ashton Under Lyne Town Hall A History of Manchester in Ten Plants Sun 30 Mar 2014 11am Manchester Art Gallery Round the Football League We Go Sun 30 Mar 2014 12 noon, 3pm National Football Museum Ordsall Hall Gardening Re-enactment Sun 30 Mar 2014 1pm - 4pm Ordsall Hall Chetham's Library & Belle Vue Sun 30 Mar 2014 1pm - 3pm Belle Vue Exhibition Manchester's Music Landmarks Sun 30 Mar 2014 1.30pm - 3.15pm Knott Bar Walking Histories of Manchester - The Meta Walk Sun 30 Mar 2014 2pm - 4pm A Stroll in Victoria Park, Rusholme. Sun 30 Mar 2014 2pm - 3pm Junction of Oxford Place and Oxney Road Costumed Walk of Historic Stockport Sun 30 Mar 2014 2pm - 3.30pm Robinsons Brewery Manchester Drunk ‘n’ Sober Sun 30 Mar 2014 2pm Manchester Art Gallery Try and find the 'FAQUES' Fri 21 Mar 2014 to Sun 30 Mar 2014
Self guided downloadable tours, Sat 22 Mar 2014 2pm - 4pm
For the guided tours & Sat 29 Mar 2014 2pm - 4pm
For the guided tours
Discover Peace - Manchester Guided Walk Fri 21 Mar 2014 11am - 12 noon & Sat 22 Mar 2014 2pm - 3pm Manchester Town Hall Radical Manchester - People's History Museum Gallery Tour Fri 21 Mar 2014 & Wed 26 Mar 2014 at 1.15pm - 2pm People's History Museum University of Manchester Heritage Tours Fri 21 Mar 2014 2pm and 3 more University of Manchester/The Old Quad The Gardens that John Built Fri 21 Mar 2014 5pm - 6pm & Mon 24 Mar 2014 4pm - 6pm Belle Vue Exhibition Belle Vue: Electric Chair Sideshow Sat 22 Mar 2014
20 minute shows at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm & Sun 30 Mar 2014
20 minute shows at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Belle Vue Exhibition
Horsefalling Sat 22 Mar 2014 and 4 more The Space Remembering Bradford Pit Sat 22 Mar 2014 to Fri 28 Mar 2014 Beswick Library History of St James' and Didsbury Park Conservation Area Sat 22 Mar 2014 to Sun 30 Mar 2014
Every day from 10.00am - 5.00pm Old Parsonage & Sun 30 Mar 2014
From 2.00pm to 5pm at St. James Church
The Old Parsonage/St James' Church
Strawberry Studios Oral Histories Sat 22 Mar 2014 and 3 more See MHF Website Belle Vue: share your stories Sat 22 Mar 2014 11am - 2pm, Thu 27 Mar 2014 6pm - 8pm & Sat 29 Mar 2014 3pm - 6pm Belle Vue Exhibition The Manchester Rising of 1817 - New Evidence Sat 22 Mar 2014 & Sat 29 Mar 2014 at 11am - 1pm History Brought to Life... Sat 22 Mar 2014 & Sat 29 Mar 2014 at 11am - 2pm Manchester Central Library Manchester in World War I Sat 22 Mar 2014 & Sat 29 Mar 2014 at 2pm - 3.30pm Manchester Town Hall Rackets and The Racquets Club Sat 22 Mar 2014 & Thu 27 Mar 2014 at 3.30pm Manchester Tennis & Racquet Club Belle Vue Walking Tour Sun 23 Mar 2014
10.30am & 2.00pm & Sun 30 Mar 2014
10.30am & 2.00pm
Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium
North West Film Archive Film Screenings Mon 24 Mar 2014 to Sat 29 Mar 2014
Screenings at 12 noon, 3pm and 4.30pm each day & Fri 28 Mar 2014
Only at 12 noon - 3.00pm and 4.30pm are cancelled
Manchester Central Library
Four Four Jew: Football, Fans and Faith Mon 24 Mar 2014 to Sun 30 Mar 2014 Manchester Jewish Museum 120 years of fighting cancer in Manchester Mon 24 Mar 2014 & Fri 28 Mar 2014 at 10am - 12 noon Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute Old Didsbury Walking Tour Mon 24 Mar 2014 & Tue 25 Mar 2014 at 2pm - 4pm The Old Parsonage/St James' Church Salford Diocesan Archives Tue 25 Mar 2014
From 12.00 until 5.00pm & Thu 27 Mar 2014
From 10.00 until 5.00pm
St Augustine's Church
From Jumbo Farm to Jam Factory Tue 25 Mar 2014 to Sun 30 Mar 2014 Rochdale Pioneers Museum Manchester's Football Memories Wed 26 Mar 2014 & Sat 29 Mar 2014 at 2pm National Football Museum From Cheetham Hill to Cheadle Wed 26 Mar 2014 & Thu 27 Mar 2014 at 7.30pm - 9.30pm Manchester Jewish Museum Histonauts 3: The Manchester Music Edition Fri 21 Mar 2014 to Sun 30 Mar 2014 Sporting Stockport Fri 21 Mar 2014 to Sat 29 Mar 2014
Check with the venue for opening times
Stockport Heritage Library
Manchester Central Library Tour Fri 21 Mar 2014 to Sat 29 Mar 2014
Excludes 23rd March. Tours commence at 10am & 2pm
Manchester Central Library
Thank you Fri 21 Mar 2014 to Fri 28 Mar 2014
Every evening at 5pm
Salford Quays/Media City
Hidden Manchester / Manchester Seen Fri 21 Mar 2014 to Sun 30 Mar 2014 Piccadilly Train Station Approach Belle Vue Digital Map Fri 21 Mar 2014 to Sun 30 Mar 2014 Belle Vue Show and Tell Digital Game Fri 21 Mar 2014 to Sat 29 Mar 2014 Mapping Manchester Fri 21 Mar 2014 to Sun 30 Mar 2014 John Rylands Library Foyer Belle Vue: Showground of the World Exhibition Fri 21 Mar 2014 to Sun 30 Mar 2014
11.00am - 6.00pm, Thurs 27th only until 8.00pm
Belle Vue Exhibition

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