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February 2016

  • New changing exhibition - Grafters
  • Family Friendly Half Term fun
  • LGBT History Festival 2016
  • Wonder Women 2016
 
 
6 February - 14 August 2016, Grafters - Industrial society in image and word @ People's History Museum. Study of two miners’ heads. Courtesy of People's History Museum

Grafters: Industrial society in image and word

Photography is an industrial process born out of the Industrial Revolution.  However, representations of workers are often problematic.  Our new exhibition Grafters seeks to understand this tense and sometimes difficult relationship, displaying unseen and unpublished photographs from the archives of the north of England.  Running until Sunday 14 August 2016, don’t miss this exciting new exhibition curated by leading documentary photographer Ian Beesley, accompanied by poetry from Ian McMillan, giving new voice to the unknown people captured in the images.
  17 February 2016, Pinhole camera craft @ People's History Museum

Family Friendly Half Term fun

Come in from the rain and enjoy a visit to PHM with all the family.  Take inspiration from our new exhibition Grafters and put yourself in the picture at our week long Funky Frames craft table, or why not join our workshop to create your own pinhole camera to snap your friends and family!  You can also bring your very little ones to meet Matilda and help her go Under the Rainbow in our Little PHM story session.  The museum is Family Friendly throughout and you can even have your packed lunch in our picnic area, so why not make a day of it!
 
 

Check out our new display of banners on a curator & conservator led tour - Thurs 25 Feb

 

Feeling radical?  Join the PHM Radicals and support ideas worth fighting for

 
 
27 Feburary 2016, LGBT History Festival © People's History Musuem

LGBT History Festival 2016

We are delighted to be hosting the Second National Festival of LGBT History at PHM!  Join us in celebrating LGBT History Month at this year’s even bigger and better festival.  Our jam-packed programme of events includes talks, discussion, tours, theatre and music.  Highlights include talks from musician and broadcaster Tom Robinson, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and Prof Susan Stryker, author of Transgender History.  In partnership with Schools Out UK.
  Wonder Women 2016

Wonder Women 2016

Wonder Women is back for its fourth instalment!  The festival will once again showcase a dizzying array of performance, film, debate, talks, workshops and exhibitions, all exposing the creative superpowers of women working in and from Manchester today.  From 3 to 13 March, the city’s most vibrant museums, galleries, theatres and mills will showcase the diversity of female creative achievement, many posing questions about just how far feminism has come since women first began campaigning for the right to vote more than 150 years ago.