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February 2015

  • Election! Britain Votes – opens Sat 14 Feb
  • Family Friendly February Half Term
  • Wonder Women 2015
  • The Whitworth – re-opens Sat 14 Feb
Preparing for the election, 1974. Election! exhibition at People's History Museum

Election! Britain Votes – opens this Saturday 14 February

How will you vote on Thursday 7 May?  As Britain builds up to the general election 2015, PHM's new exhibition goes all things voting.  From posters to plates to pipes, Election! will be a whirlwind history of voting in modern Britain.  Running until Sunday 28 June, the show will evolve and grow throughout the 2015 campaign.  Content will be dictated by events, with displays updated daily.  Election! will also provide a space where visitors, researchers, activists and museum staff can get involved and discuss the election issues as they occur.  Keep up to date on Twitter @PHMMcr #PHMelection!
  14-22 February 2015 Election! craft table @ People's History Museum

Family Friendly February Half Term

Around town with the family for Half Term next week?  Be inspired by our new exhibition Election! Britain Votes to create your very own campaign at our week long Election! craft table; design a badge or poster and tell people why they should vote for you!  Take your very little ones Under the Rainbow in our Little PHM story session, which is part of the LGBT History Festival.  You can also get hands-on and find out what life was like during World War I at our object handling table.  As well as all this, there's the usual hands-on stuff in every gallery for all ages to enjoy.

Join Polly Toynbee and David Walker as they discuss their book Cameron's Coup on Sat 14 Feb


Love music?  Love PHM?  Enjoy an extravaganza of musical mayhem on Sat 28 March with top acts

Wonder Women Radical Manchester

Wonder Women 2015

It’s back!  Wonder Women, Manchester’s celebration of women’s art, culture, film, sport, history, music and much more, returns to the city that gave rise to the suffragette movement.  During March 2015, almost all of the city’s museums and galleries, as well as other public institutions, will be staging events that celebrate female creativity and ingenuity.  They will commemorate the suffragette movement and ask just how far feminism has come since women first began campaigning for the right to vote 100 years ago.
  The Whitworth

The Whitworth – re-opens this Saturday 14 February

As well as our Election! exhibition, there’s another exciting opening this weekend.. On Saturday 14 February, the Whitworth re-opens.  A £15 million development has transformed the gallery, integrating it into the park it calls home.  An art garden by Sarah Price, sculpture terrace and orchard garden, alongside new spaces that embrace the park, such as a landscape gallery and a cafe in the trees, all reflect its beautiful setting.  This spring sees the welcome return of one of the most remarkable galleries in the north.