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Autumn 2011

Family Friendly Half Term

Xmas Parties at PHM

New Exhibitions

The Manchester Weekender

 
 
 

Family Friendly Half Term

With the half term holidays just around the corner, why not visit the museum and get involved in our exciting programme of events and activities.  Celebrate Black History Month and meet our Living History character William Cuffay, son of a freed slave who went on to become a Chartist leader, discover the science behind the museum’s historic Pump House building and build your own pumping station, or get creative with clay and make your own figure to join our march.  Or why not drop in and help us create a giant picture with this year’s week long Big Draw event – to be revealed on our website very soon.  There’s also hands-on stuff in every gallery and very little ones can pick up a Busy Bee explorer pack, full of fun items to help them discover the museum.
 

Xmas Parties at PHM

Planning your Christmas do?  We know it’s only the beginning of October, but why not have your celebration at the People’s History Museum!  The Left Bank cafe bar is offering a festive package including a tasty three course meal with wine, live music and exclusive use of the cafe bar.  If you are interested in booking your Christmas party with us, please contact the museum’s Venue Hire Team at venuehire@phm.org.uk for further information.
 
 

New Exhibitions

Don’t miss our exciting new Community Gallery exhibition Memories, by J Chuhan, on show until 13 November.  This exhibition explores generations and journeys in relation to migrant communities settled in Cheetham Hill, north Manchester and is part of the city wide festival Asia Triennial Manchester 2011 (ATM11). In addition, we are delighted to be hosting an exhibition organised by Unite the Union, National Union of Journalists, Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom and the Marx Memorial Library.  Running from 18 October to 17 November, News International, Wapping – 25 Years On includes dramatic images and accounts of the dispute and the challenges faced by print and media workers. Following Memories, an exciting photographic Community Gallery exhibition will be on display.  Running from 19 November to 8 January 2012, Manufactory is a multi-layered project that investigates the notions of art, work and struggle, created by artist Chris Coekin. Also, don’t miss your last chance to visit our colourful Changing Exhibition On the March – An Exhibition of Banners Made by Ed Hall, which closes on Sunday 30 October.
 

The Manchester Weekender, Friday 14 – Sunday 16 October

Enjoy forty-eight hours of art, culture, music, film, food, literature, walks, politics, poetry, photography, theatre, spectacle and games all wrapped up into a single weekend.  Come along and enjoy the museum’s exciting Weekender events; do some creative shopping at our Art Fair, full of fabulous work by local artists, with accompanying workshops for all the family.  Or if you want to make a statement why not join our ‘mass subversive stitch in’ sessions in The Left Bank cafe bar and get started on your very own mini protest banner!  Explore the museum and discover more mini protest banners hidden around the building by Craftivism Manchester, inspired by our current Changing Exhibition On the March.  Then why not sit back and enjoy Ordinary Rebels, songs and poems for everyday people, performed by two of the city’s most radical and entertaining performers.