Manchester Histories Festival

Ordinary Individuals Doing Extraordinary Things: a talk with Maxine Peake

Have you ever wanted to produce a drama about the life of a real person from your local area…that unsung heroine or hero whose story has become a hidden history?

Actress, writer and Manchester Histories’ Patron Maxine Peake will talk about how she has written and produced dramas about ordinary individuals who do extraordinary things, in her radio plays Beryl: A Love Story on Two Wheels about cyclist Beryl Burton and Queens of the Coal Age that dramatized the story of true story of four miner’s wives who attempted to say pits from closure by occupying a mine.  

This will also include a question and answer session where you can ask Maxine about tips or advice in writing your own productions based on the lives of local people.


Sat 11 Jun 2016 2pm - 2.50pm


Manchester Town Hall

Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5DB


Free but booking essential


Book online here

More information

0161 306 1982

Event category

Radical Manchester, Women

Event type

Celebration Day 2016, Free events, Learning, Talks

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