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May 2016

  • Family Friendly half term fun
  • PHM celebrates #MHF2016
  • Have Your Say!
  • Fashion on the Ration @ IWM North
6 February - 18 September 2016, Grafters: Industrial society in image and word @ People's History Museum. The Miner by Harold White © National Coal Mining Museum for England

Family Friendly half term fun

Haven’t visited our Grafters exhibition yet?  Pop in over half term and be inspired by the photographs of industrial days gone by... Create your own industrial landscape with collage at our week long craft table, or why not Strike a Pose with artist Pui Lee and illustrate your dream job, then see it projected on to the walls of the exhibition!  Share photos of your creations with us on Twitter @PHMLearn.  Explore the rest of the museum and discover interactives and activities for all ages to enjoy.
  Manchester Histories Festival

Manchester Histories Festival 2016

Enjoy ten days of music, film, debate, talks, performances, walking tours, visual arts and much more.  Taking place from Friday 3 to Sunday 12 June, Manchester Histories Festival aims to both celebrate the familiar and reveal the new and hidden histories and heritage from across Greater Manchester.  Exploring suffragists and soldiers, archiving and activism, the Peterloo Massacre and Manchester music, join our exciting line up of events celebrating our city’s history.

Go through The EURO Tunnel and join EU discussions, debates and rallies


Success for PHM Radicals campaign at Museums + Heritage Awards 2016

Have Your Say! @ People's History Museum

Have Your Say!  new monthly event

Come along to our new monthly current affairs event.  Mark Krantz will facilitate a discussion on the political talking point of the month, presenting the different views and arguments, whilst PHM staff will draw links to material in the museum’s collection.  At tomorrow's event (Friday 27 May) we’ll be discussing ‘Panama papers, Hillsborough inquest, Devo Manc… Do we 'really' live in a democracy?’ and on Friday 24 June we’ll consider 'what next after the UK’s EU referendum results have been announced?'.  Join the discussion and Have Your Say!
  Fashion on the Ration @ IWM North

Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style

From 'onesies' to wear in the air raid shelter to jewellery created from aeroplane parts, IWM North’s major exhibition opening tomorrow, Friday 27 May, looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing, often in new and unexpected ways.  As uniforms and utility became commonplace on the streets of 1940s Britain and clothes were rationed for the first time, see how make do and mend, customising and general creativity still allowed men and women across the country to assert their individuality and personal style.  On display until Monday 1 May 2017.