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Manchester Histories

Manchester Histories Manchester Histories is an award-winning charity that works collaboratively to reveal, share and celebrate Greater Manchester’s diverse histories and heritage.

Manchester Histories works throughout the year delivering projects, training, exhibitions, events, networks and more with communities to recognise, explore and value histories. It also hosts Manchester Histories Festival.

Manchester Histories works throughout the year delivering projects, training, exhibitions, events, networks and more with communities to recognise, explore and value histories. It also hosts Manchester Histories Festival.

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The Manchester Histories shop is now live! Choose from a range of beautiful gifts from t-shirts to tea towels, books to ...
12/08/2022

The Manchester Histories shop is now live! Choose from a range of beautiful gifts from t-shirts to tea towels, books to badges, and magnets to mugs.

Your purchases support our work to create opportunities to learn from the past and create a better future to benefit our local and global communities.

Please note we are a small charity and our shop is run by part-time staff and volunteers, so there may be a slight delay in shipping your order. We apologise for any inconvenience.

https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/shop/

Our friends at the The Pankhurst are running an exciting creative 3 day SUMMER SCHOOL for MCR residents aged 16-18 years...
19/07/2022

Our friends at the The Pankhurst are running an exciting creative 3 day SUMMER SCHOOL for MCR residents aged 16-18 years old this August.

Learn screen printing, stop motion animation and textile up-cycling. 📹🤳📸🎨🪡🧵👖👗👚🧢🥻👕

To sign up visit: https://bit.ly/3OhgArs

@ManCityCouncil has launched the Manchester Culture Awards 2022!Culture and art has kept us connected and entertained af...
01/07/2022

@ManCityCouncil has launched the Manchester Culture Awards 2022!

Culture and art has kept us connected and entertained after emerging from very challenging times. It's time to say thanks!

If you've been wowed, inspired, moved - get nominating.

Nominations close 10 July
https://www.manchester.gov.uk/cultureawards

Call for proposal - ROCKET 2030 🚂We are seeking a consultant to support a feasibility study to identify the key componen...
21/06/2022

Call for proposal - ROCKET 2030 🚂

We are seeking a consultant to support a feasibility study to identify the key components of the 200th Anniversary of the world’s first inter-city passenger railway between Liverpool and Manchester

Full details 👀👇
https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/rocket-2030/

It's been a few days but we've recovered from #MHF2022!What a stunning few days. Thank you to every performer, speaker, ...
16/06/2022

It's been a few days but we've recovered from #MHF2022!

What a stunning few days. Thank you to every performer, speaker, musician, stallholder, poet, actor, academic, author, vendor, and, most importantly, volunteer!

We hope you were entertained, motivated, moved, and inspired to make real change.

We only have one planet ♻️

We’re here! We’re setting up! We’re open at 11! It’s free!
12/06/2022

We’re here! We’re setting up! We’re open at 11! It’s free!

We hope everyone who came down to Angel Meadow Park yesterday enjoyed it as much as we did!Thanks to all the performers,...
12/06/2022

We hope everyone who came down to Angel Meadow Park yesterday enjoyed it as much as we did!

Thanks to all the performers, vendors, market stallholders, and organisations who joined us.

However, the biggest thanks must go to our amazing team of volunteers (looking resplendent in their red T-shirts!) - the festival simply couldn’t exist without them.

Now it’s on to the spectacular @themonasterymcr for the last day of #MHF2022 - Celebration Day 🎉🎉🎉

We hope to see you there - 11am-4pm, FREE (see our website for a full list of performances, workshops and stallholders)

Things are in full swing down at Angel Meadow Park! You still have plenty of time to get down and enjoy it. We’re here u...
11/06/2022

Things are in full swing down at Angel Meadow Park! You still have plenty of time to get down and enjoy it. We’re here until 8pm and the sun is still shining ☀️ #MHF2022

The Myth Buster is here! See you at Angel Meadow Park from 11! Unless you’re at the Central Library, of course. They’re ...
11/06/2022

The Myth Buster is here! See you at Angel Meadow Park from 11! Unless you’re at the Central Library, of course. They’re your only two choices. I don’t think there’s anything else happening in Manchester today 🤔

#MHF2022 has begun!
08/06/2022

#MHF2022 has begun!

Manchester Histories Festival starts tomorrow!Tickets are flying out for our events at Manchester Central Library* – the...
07/06/2022

Manchester Histories Festival starts tomorrow!

Tickets are flying out for our events at Manchester Central Library* – they're all free, but make sure you register to avoid disappointment!

Opening Night – SOLD OUT 🎟
David Olusoga – SOLD OUT 🎟
Brian Groom – SOLD OUT 🎟

*Please note this only applies to events at the Central Library. Celebration Day at The Manchester Monastery and our events at Angel Meadow Park and Gallery Oldham do not need to be booked in advance.

https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/our-festival/manchester-histories-festival-2022/

For this year’s #MHF2022, we are delighted to be teaming up with @northernrootsoldham Follow them to see what fantastic ...
02/06/2022

For this year’s #MHF2022, we are delighted to be teaming up with @northernrootsoldham

Follow them to see what fantastic events they have planned – including a host of interactive/arts activities based on botany, biodiversity and environment

Join us in Angel Meadow Park – the place once described by Friedrich Engels as 'Hell on Earth'* – for a day of beautiful...
31/05/2022

Join us in Angel Meadow Park – the place once described by Friedrich Engels as 'Hell on Earth'* – for a day of beautiful, yet thought–provoking music, cooking demonstrations, plenty of food and drink, and talks about how food has always shaped the world we live in.

*Don't worry, it's not any more

#MHF2022

31/05/2022

🚨 Manchester Histories Festival 2022 - The History of Climate Change is almost here 🚨

We are delighted to be working closely with numerous artists, academics, activists, theatre companies, musicians, and authors, including…Carolyn Steel, Ergon Theatre, David Adetayo Olusoga MBE, Michael Wood, Kooj Chuhan, Crossing Footprints, Brian Groom, Walk the Plank, Just Stop Oil, The Vegetarian Society, and many more!

Spanning across Greater Manchester venues will include The Manchester Monastery, Gallery Oldham, Manchester Central Library, & Angel Meadow Park.

Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th June

See the full programme
https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/our-festival/manchester-histories-festival-2022/?fbclid=IwAR23D7in71XbrfAb65DdynA1vHpDPSAxuS3gIl7eqwlrhmDCnkuLyN804Ww

We are now up and running at our welcome desk in Manchester Central Library!Come and chat to us about the festival, rece...
30/05/2022

We are now up and running at our welcome desk in Manchester Central Library!

Come and chat to us about the festival, receive recommendations, and book tickets 🎟

Thanks as always to our absolutely amazing volunteers - we simply couldn’t run the festival without them🤗

#MHF2022

The welcome desk will be open between 11am-3pm daily. Please note the library will be shut on Sundays and bank holidays (including the jubilee)

See you there!

For those who are to come presents the diverse faces and colours of Amazonia.The exhibition was first shown at COP26 and...
27/05/2022

For those who are to come presents the diverse faces and colours of Amazonia.

The exhibition was first shown at COP26 and is now in Manchester for the first time as part of #MHF2022. Curated by @edujcarvalho and @cabocla_robinson the exhibition presents photographs from three influential photographers that show the different Amazonias within a single Amazonia: @bonfim_marcela, from Rondônia State; @brunokelly_photo, from Amazonas State; and @nailanathiely, from Pará State.

Runs from Thursday 9th – Thursday 16th June @manchestercentrallibrary
📸 Photo: Marcela Bonfim

📝 Manifesto
For those who are to come

Just one Amazonia, but we are many and we are diverse. Our knowledge and ancestry are different, but we have a common goal of keeping the forest standing and our history alive, passed down from generation to generation.

Our time is not the same as your time; you, who are always looking at your watches, always feeling that you are running late, always trying to catch up.

Here, nature is in charge. She defines when it rains and when the wind blows; when to harvest, to fish and to sow; when the river rises and falls; when we stay where we are or have to leave. All we can do is keep silent, watch, respect, adapt, evolve with the forest. Living in the present is essential for us.

We want to remind you why you are here. To make you feel part of nature again. To encourage you to slow down. Man’s impact on the environment is change, once slow and gradual, it is now accelerated. It’s vital to work together to slow down the impacts of such changes as our survival is threatened.

It is necessary for us all to act so that the black, indigenous and riverside communities of Amazonia can keep their ancient knowledge – to live from, and for, the forest. To fulfil our mission to build a future for those who are to come. To keep the forest alive.

26/05/2022
MHF2022

🚨 Manchester Histories Festival 2022 - The History of Climate Change is under two weeks away 🚨

We are delighted to be working closely with numerous artists, academics, activists, theatre companies, musicians, and authors, including…Carolyn Steel, Ergon Theatre, David Adetayo Olusoga MBE, Michael Wood, Kooj Chuhan, Crossing Footprints, Brian Groom, Walk the Plank, Just Stop Oil, The Vegetarian Society, and many more!

Spanning across Greater Manchester venues will include The Manchester Monastery, Gallery Oldham, Manchester Central Library, & Angel Meadow Park.

See the full programme
https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/our-festival/manchester-histories-festival-2022/

We can't wait to welcome you all to @themonasterymcr in just over two weeks!!Join us at the spectacular, Grade II listed...
24/05/2022

We can't wait to welcome you all to @themonasterymcr in just over two weeks!!

Join us at the spectacular, Grade II listed building in Gorton as we celebrate the city region’s rich history and heritage.

As well as the stall holders – a who's who of local cultural organisations – there will be plenty more to do, with something for everyone...

🎶 Youth Zone Voices Group – Young people will work alongside a composer and instrumentalists from @manchestercamerata to co-produce a brand-new song through a series of workshops

👗 Swap till you Drop – Come and join the clothes swap party, courtesy of @_vtcreation

🪵 Belle Vue Woodcut and Screen-Printing Workshop – @gortonvisualartsgroup present a free woodcut and screen-printing workshop related to Gorton‘s Social History

🧶 In Stitches – Join the craft group, In Stitches, for some crafty science activism!

🚲 Nationwide Cycling Academy – Bring your bikes along and a mechanic will carry out a free safety check on the day

🚌 Museum of Transport Greater Manchester will be bringing a vintage bus for visitors to explore

🎤 Gorton Voice Choir – Gorton Voice Community Choir was set up in 2003 and is open to all adults. There are no auditions and they pride themselves on being an easy-going, friendly and welcoming choir

#MHF2022

How did 50 arts organisations (including Manchester Histories!) across Greater Manchester come together to explore how b...
20/05/2022

How did 50 arts organisations (including Manchester Histories!) across Greater Manchester come together to explore how best the creative community can contribute to local climate action, and what does the future hold?

GMAST's award-winning model has been shared with 5 other European cities. They want to celebrate collective action, look forward to the future and explore how best the creative community can contribute to local climate action. This panel session hears from local practitioners, exploring future opportunities for collaboration.

Book now 🎟
https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/events/manchester-histories-festival-2022-manchester-central-library/

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Manchester Histories is a growing and dynamic charity that works collaboratively with people, organisations, and partners throughout Greater Manchester to reveal, share and celebrate their diverse and often hidden histories and heritage. We connect people together to explore the past and shape the future through histories and heritage. We run a year long programme of activity and host the magnificent Manchester Histories Festival.

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Missed Friday's Festival Show - the season finale featuring my final reviews of Greater Manchester Fringe, plus my highlights of SICK Festival, GM Walks Festival, The Manchester Flower Show, Manchester Histories & MCRCityofLit #FestivalofLibraries? You can catch it again here:
🎙️ On Air now... I'm looking back at some highlights of this year's Manchester Histories Festival, MCRCityofLit #FestivalofLibraries & Greater Manchester Fringe! 🎙️ #TheFestivalShow on NMFM 106.6fm
Coming up on Friday at 4pm on NMFM 106.6fm... it's the SEASON FINALE of The Festival Show! I've got 2 final Greater Manchester Fringe reviews, plus a look back at SICK Festival, GM Walks, The Manchester Flower Show, Manchester Histories & MCRCityofLit #FestivalofLibraries!
Good morning ✨ today, we just wanted to share a few lovely photos from the recent, absolutely brilliant Manchester Histories Festival 🥰 Over 700 people came and shared this incredible day with us; we sang, we danced, we chatted and we learned a HUGE amount about climate change - past & present, challenges and solutions. What an inspiring, fun & educational celebration of Manchester passion & ingenuity! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Huge thanks going out to everyone who took part and especially those of you who shared your ace photos: HideOut Youth Zone , People's History Museum , Niall Power , Manchester Jewish Museum & Manchester Camerata what a team! 💖💖💖
Did you see us at the Manchester Histories celebration? Here’s the wonderful Charlotte, sharing the Rooms of Our Own Project with history lovers 💜🤍💚 #suffragettes #pankhurstcentre #manchesterherstory
Great weekend with Rochdale Folk Festival and at Manchester Histories Festival (see pix) Thanks to all who came. XX
What a great time we had at the Manchester Histories festival today! 🐝 It was lovely to meet with so many people, get to know other fantastic organisations and, of course, to share challah with all of you! ❤️ Thank you for having us The Monastery Manchester and hopefully see you again 👋
Today we are at the Manchester Histories Celebration Day @themonasterymcr 11am to 4pm. Pop in and see us and loads of other places from Manchester on the History of Climate Change.
Today, as part of Manchester Histories Festival we were at Angel Meadows today - In Stitches, a craft group from The University of Manchester have taken climate data and turned it into a pattern! Tomorrow we'll be at The Monastery Manchester - visit us if you want to learn more, or drop me a message!
Only 2 more sleeps until Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day from 11am-4pm right here at the Monastery this Sunday! There''s going to be so much to see & do with a fun, entertaining and educational line up. Behold what's on - all with free entry and parking - a perfect family day out! 🥰 🎶 Youth Zone Voices Group – Young people will work alongside a composer and instrumentalists from @manchestercamerata to co-produce a brand-new song through a series of workshops 👗 Swap till you Drop – Come and join the clothes swap party, courtesy of @_vtcreation 🪵 Belle Vue Woodcut and Screen-Printing Workshop – @gortonvisualartsgroup present a free woodcut and screen-printing workshop related to Gorton‘s Social History 🧶 In Stitches – Join the craft group, In Stitches, for some crafty science activism! 🚲 Nationwide Cycling Academy – Bring your bikes along and a mechanic will carry out a free safety check on the day 🚌 Museum of Transport Greater Manchester will be bringing a vintage bus for visitors to explore 🎤 Gorton Voice Choir – Gorton Voice Community Choir was set up in 2003 and is open to all adults. There are no auditions and they pride themselves on being an easy-going, friendly and welcoming choir We hope to see you on Sunday for this fantastic free event! 🤗 Manchester Histories #manchesterevents #Gorton #familyevents #manchesterhistoriesfestival #whatsonmanchester #history #manchesterheritagesite #manchesterhistory #climatechangeawareness #manchesterweekend
We're Manchester Histories festival this Saturday, Angel Meadow Park, Manchester! The Vegetarian Society Cookery School are cooking tasty dishes 12pm–12.30pm Herbed tofu and artichoke börek with whipped tahini sauce (1st dem) 5.15pm–5.45pm Rhubarb, gin, and hibiscus vegan cheesecakes pots (2nd dem) Details in link https://buff.ly/392GJeZ Come along and say hi!
We are at Manchester Histories Festival 2022 this Saturday June 11 Angel Meadow Park. Check out what's on ➡️ https://buff.ly/3Nzgv2K #Manchester #WhatsOn #cookery #talk #climate Manchester Histories
We are at Manchester Histories Festival 2022 this Saturday June 11 Angel Meadow Park. Check out what's on ➡️ https://buff.ly/3xccTgc #Manchester #WhatsOn #cookery #talk #climate Manchester Histories
Some highlights from our OB at Manchester Histories Festival Launch at Gorton Monastery.
Looking forward to our Outside Broadcast from 5pm till 7pm at The Monastery Manchester today for the launch of Manchester Histories Festival 'The History of Climate Change'. https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/our-festival/manchester-histories-festival-2022/
Guess what? We will be at the Manchester Histories Festival on Sunday 12th June at the spectacular Manchester Monastery, with a table all about the Rooms Of Our Own Project! Come say hi! 👋 😃 For more info visit https://bit.ly/3mg0MJU Manchester Histories