Come and celebrate the publication of a
stunning new book on the history of Manchester.
Every town and city has its story, but
few have a history that is essential to understanding how the modern world was
made. Manchester was the first industrial city and arguably the first modern
city. During the industrial revolution it became the centre of the world's
trade in cotton goods, yet as the industrial base on which the city and region
had depended for two centuries collapsed, the city had to take a new path. This
it has done with remarkable success and twenty-first century Manchester is
recognised as the post-industrial city that has been most triumphant in
Written by leading experts on the
history of the city, and with numerous insights and unexpected stories, Manchester:
Making the Modern City is a wonderfully illustrated and affordable
book that is essential for understanding what Manchester has been and what it
Speeches will begin at 6.15pm by Sir
Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, and the editors of the book,
Professor Alan Kidd and Dr Terry Wyke.
Refreshments will be served.
The paperback will be available to
purchase at the event for just £10 (recommended retail price is £14.95).