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Learning – September 2017

3 August 2016, Make your Mark - graffiti prints @ People's History Museum for website copy
  • New exhibition Savage Ink - opening Sat 16 Sept 2017
  • FREE Peterloo Living History workshop for schools
  • October half term fun!
  • Five week WEA Course: Black History
  • Family Friendly Savage Ink inspired items @ PHM shop
  • Free Parliament Week school workshops for KS2 & KS3
16 September 2017 - 13 May 2018, Savage Ink: The Cartoon & The Caricature @ People's History Museum. Cartoon © Steve Bell

Savage Ink: The Cartoon & The Caricature, Sat 16 Sept - Sun 13 May 2013

The museum’s upcoming exhibition charts the cartoon from its pioneers and innovators, right through to those artists currently working in graphic novels, comic books and newspapers who are keeping the tradition of pictorial satire alive.  Bring your group to PHM to find out how cartoonists have used humour and caricature to comment on current and historical issues.
  Living History performance: Peterloo

FREE Peterloo Living History workshop for schools

Calling all schools!  Take advantage of our FREE Peterloo workshop to help you teach local history and the Industrial Revolution.  Along with the Living History performance we have lesson plans and resources to support your learning in the classroom.  Places are limited and sessions must be taken before January 2018; the offer includes one performance per school.  To find out more contact  Funded by Historic England.
25 October 2017, Make Your Mark: animal graffiti mural @ People's History Museum

October half term fun!

We have plenty to keep the whole family entertained this October half term!  Grab a marker and doodle away to help decorate the museum with our animal graffiti mural.  Use our new Mini Activist Handbook to discover your ideas worth fighting for, and commemorate Black History Month with our Living History performance, No Bed of Roses - From the Caribbean to Manchester.

13 October - 10 November 2017, WEA Course, Black History @ People's History Museum

Five week WEA Course: Black History

This Workers' Educational Association (WEA) course for Black History Month charts how black people have played a decisive role in the struggles for emancipation from slavery, the development of the workers' movement, and resistance to racism and to fascism.  Course attendees will explore the influences of PHM Radicals such as the Chartist leader William Cuffay and the Grunwick strike leader Jayaben Desai,  study historical documents, and enjoy a guided tour of the museum.
Family Friendly Savage Ink inspired items at the PHM shop

Family Friendly Savage Ink inspired items at the PHM shop

Taking inspiration from our upcoming exhibition Savage Ink: The Cartoon & The Caricature, PHM shop has an exciting new range of gifts and books to inspire young budding artists.  As well as new stationery and craft sets you will also find these great ‘create your own cartoon’ books to help get those creative juices flowing.  Don’t forget, every penny spent in the shop goes directly to helping fund and support the museum.
  Parliament Week 2017

Free Parliament Week school workshops: Tues 14 Nov (KS2) & Wed 15 Nov (KS3)

Parliament’s Education Service are delivering free, full day school workshops with the People’s History Museum during Parliament Week 2017.  Listen to an introduction to Parliament, take part in a debate, design your own political party, discover what happened at Peterloo, and explore the history of democracy in the museum galleries.  Email to book your visit.