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Learning – Spring 2013

  • Living History: Baddies – Conscience and Conflict During World War I
  • City Centre Trails
  • pARTicipate: The Art of Protest
  • Refugee Week events
  • The People's Postcards competition
  • CBBC’s Newsround Inventions Competition

Living History: Baddies – Conscience and Conflict During World War I

International Conscientious Objectors' Day is marked around the world each year on 15 May.  Why not book our Baddies Living History performance for your group to find out more about conscientious objectors?  The performance looks at life during World War I through the eyes of two brothers, Dougie and Arthur – one is a soldier, the other a conscientious objector.  Baddies is available to book by school, community and adult groups from £3.50 per person.

Manchester outdoors: City Centre Trails

With summer approaching, why not bring your class or group on a half day walking tour of Manchester?  You can explore Manchester’s hidden history looking at the buildings, streets and monuments that tell the story of the world’s first industrial city.  Trails can be tailored to suit specific themes and can be booked by school, community and adult groups from £3.50 per person.  If you’re interested in drawing as you explore, ask us about our Drawing on Manchester session.

pARTicipate: The Art of Protest

Be inspired by our Community Gallery exhibition presents The Art of Protest, on display until Sunday 30 June, and book our Art of Protest workshop for your group.  The session looks at historical images of protest and objects from our collections, as well as contemporary protest art.  Why not come along to our free Protest Music Festival for Museums at Night 2013 on Saturday 18 May, 3.00pm - 8.00pm - everyone is welcome so please spread the word!

Refugee Week events

Come along to the museum to find out more about the experience of refugees in Britain over the last 100 years.  You can go behind the scenes to uncover the history of refugees in our photo collections at our Snapshot on Refugees event on Monday 17 June.  Or browse through archive material relating to refugees from World War I to the Spanish Civil War and Chilean Solidarity Campaigns at Delve & Discover on Thursday 20 June.  Both events are suitable for adults and booking is advised.

The People's Postcards: creative writing competition

Visit the museum and be inspired by the stories of ideas worth fighting for.  Choose a historical figure from our galleries and explore our exhibitions to find out more about their life.  Then use your creativity to write a postcard from their perspective!  The deadline for entries is Sunday 2 June; winners will receive PHM shop vouchers and the chance to enter the partner competition, Postcards from the Past.  Follow the link for details on how to enter.

You Too Can Be An Absolute Genius!

CBBC show Absolute Genius and Newsround are inviting primary school children aged 8-11 to get into teams and dream up inventions that solve everyday problems and make life a bit better!  By entering CBBC’s Newsround Inventions Competition, your team could win the chance to have their invention professionally made and showcased on Newsround.  Please visit the website to watch inspirational films about inventing and find out how to enter the competition.  The deadline for entries is Friday 24 May.