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March 2016

  • Easter holiday fun
  • New exhibitions & displays
  • The Fabric of Protest
  • News from Waterside Arts Centre
13 April 2016, Crafters: Landscape Lines @ People's History Museum

Easter holiday fun

Pop in to PHM over the Easter holidays and get creative!  Take inspiration from our Grafters exhibition and create shadow puppets of industrial jobs of the past at our craft table.  Enjoy our Crafters workshops Cut Copy and Paste to create your own piece of graphic art with collage, or join Landscape Lines and make your own industrial landscape book using stitching, drawing and collage.  Bring your very little ones to meet Mr Ordinary in our fun interactive story session with puppets, song, dance and a craft activity.  Why not tweet photos of your creations to us @PHMLearn.
  6 February - 14 August 2016, Grafters: Industrial society in image and word @ People's History Museum. Mill girls, 1960. Courtesy of John Bulmer

New exhibitions & displays

Did you enjoy our Grafters exhibition?  Then check out All Work and No Play, an open submission exhibition for artists, photographers, poets and filmmakers to respond to the themes and images in Grafters.  We are delighted to host Heritage Schools does 'A Manchester Alphabet', a display of eight Manchester primary schools’ updated versions of ‘A Manchester Alphabet’, a book of illustrated poems originally published in 1906.  We’re also celebrating Woodcraft Folk’s 90th anniversary with a photographic exhibition exploring the development of the children and young people’s organisation.

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The Fabric of Protest @ People's History Museum

The Fabric of Protest

Come along to this new monthly workshop where you can create your own piece of protest art that reflects the issues that are important to you.  Using a range of protest materials, including ribbons, rosettes, patches, flags and badges, artist Helen Mather will ask participants to contribute their slogan for change to create a collaborative art piece that will be displayed in the museum.  You can attend an individual workshop or join us on a regular basis to shape how the installation develops.  Starts Friday 15 April.  Book now!
  A Duet Without You

A Duet Without You

Join our friends at Waterside Arts Centre on Thursday 7 April at 8.00pm and experience cutting edge contemporary theatre in their unique Chambers studio space.  A Duet Without You explores friendship, labour, and long-distance relationships on a bare theatre stage that alternatively turns into the ocean, a Flemish painting and a Parisian cafe.  In this solo performance, Chloé Déchery tries to experience what drives us apart and what brings us together.  Get your tickets for just £5 by calling 0161 912 5616 or emailing and quote ‘tickets for a fiver’.