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March 2017

  • Family Friendly Easter Fun!
  • FREE sessions for schools
  • New Dawn? 20 years since the 1997 general election
  • After the Bees, at Manchester Museum
1 - 17 April 2017, Rainbow craft table @ People's History Museum

Family Friendly Easter Fun!

Pop in during the Easter holidays and be inspired by our Never Going Underground exhibition to get creative!  Celebrate a symbol of LGBT+ pride and make a rainbow sun catcher at our fortnight long Rainbow craft table.  Celebrate your individuality at our Make Your Mark sessions and create a Molly spoon to tell your story, and design an identity box to tell us what makes you, you!  Bring your very little ones to help Mr Ordinary get his Thinking and Doing back in our Little PHM story session, including puppets, song, dance and a craft activity.  Tweet photos of your creations to us @PHMLearn.
  Never Going Underground exhibition @ People's History Museum

FREE sessions for schools

Calling all teachers!  Bring your class to visit our Never Going Underground exhibition and combine it with one of our LGBT+ focused learning sessions, including The Art of Protest, Build a Banner, guided gallery tours and Archive tours.  We are offering 15 FREE visits for schools that haven’t been to the museum before, for groups of up to 30 learners.  This offer includes travel, LGBT+ learning session of your choice and learning resources created by the Proud Trust.  Places are offered on a first come, first served basis.

LAST CHANCE to see Parallel Republic, a fascinating exhibition by acclaimed Syrian artists


We’re looking for a Conservator to join our team!  Closing date 4 April 2017

25 March - 4 June 2017, New Dawn? @ People's History Museum

New Dawn? 20 years since the 1997 general election

The 1997 general election saw a rebranded ‘New’ Labour Party end 18 years of Conservative government and lay the foundations for an unprecedented 13 years in office.  On display until Sunday 4 June 2017, New Dawn? The 1997 general election exhibition explores this vital but controversial moment in Britain’s democratic history.  A series of accompanying events will further explore the dynamics of the election, including conversations with Polly Toynbee and David Walker, Peter Mandelson, and Jacqui Smith, a discussion session where you can Have Your Say! and a conference considering the causes and consequences.
  Multiple Bee Leg © Manchester Museum

After the Bees at Manchester Museum

The bee, the symbol of Manchester, and so much more.  ‘If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.’  Responding to these unsettling words attributed to Albert Einstein, Manchester Museum’s current exhibition After the Bees explores the consequences of a world without bees through a series of artworks.  Running until July 2017, After the Bees coincides with another of Manchester Museum’s exhibitions, Extinction or Survival? and explores related themes around the impact of humans on the natural environment.