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February 2012

  • Events in February
  • New Community Gallery Exhibition
  • Vote for PHM to win a visit from Martin Parr!
  • Win a short break and discover Manchester

Events in February

There’s something for everyone at the museum this February!  During half term next week visit our Radical craft table and create your own protest art, meet Living History character Pauly, a young girl growing up during the Manchester Blitz, or create your own poster in our Poster Power workshop. Celebrate Manchester Histories Festival and enjoy our Radical Manchester tour of the Main Galleries, discover the fascinating findings of Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society, enjoy a family cycle ride with the Clarion Cycling Club and much more!

Women and Girls are Strong – opening Thursday 8 March

Celebrate International Women’s Day and be the first to see our new Community Gallery Exhibition, Women and Girls are Strong, running until Sunday 20 May.  This interactive exhibition curated by Feminist Webs will include everything you ever wanted to know about strong women, giving you the chance to add your own leaf to the ‘Histree’ and even visit the women’s igloo!  Also, don’t miss your chance to see Women Like You, the first contemporary portrait of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst we are delighted to be displaying as part of Manchester Histories Festival.

Vote for PHM to win a visit from Martin Parr!

Please vote for the museum to win a visit from photographer Martin Parr in Culture24's Connect10 Museums at Night competition.  We would be delighted to bring Martin back to his student home of Manchester to talk about his work, inspiring young photographers living and working in the city.  We will also be inviting voters to submit their work on the theme of 'Protest' – more details to follow on our website.  Please also vote for The Working Class Movement Library in Salford to win a visit from photographer Simon Roberts.  Voting is open until 5.00pm on Monday 5 March.

Win a short break and discover Manchester

Discover the hidden history of Manchester in this short break competition.  Simply follow the link below to complete the survey for your chance to win a luxury two-night stay at the 5* Lowry Hotel, including dinner at the famous Mark Addy – both just across the River Irwell from the museum.  Plus you get to enjoy a tour of the new gallery at MOSI, Revolution Manchester, along with a guided walking tour of our exciting city, unveiling all its hidden secrets.