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Commemorate Peterloo @ PHM

13 August 2013

Revolution section, Main Gallery One @ People's History Museum

Visit the Revolution section on Main Gallery One and find out what happened on 16 August 1819, just a short walk away from the museum.  Bring your family and friends and join in a series of events to commorate the Peterloo Massacre:

16 August 2013, Living History - Read All About It! @ People's History MuseumFri 16 August
Living History performance: Read All About It! – Papers, Protest & Peterloo
Commemorate the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre and meet James Bronterre O’Brien, editor of Victorian newspaper the Poor Man’s Guardian.  Accompany Bronterre on a march to Peterloo and uncover the stories of the day.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 7s to adults
No booking required
Free. Donations to the museum gratefully received
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Sun 18 August
Peterloo Commemoration Design Day18 August 2013, Peterloo Commemoration Design Day
The Peterloo Memorial Campaign want to find out what you think and collect as many ideas as possible in the form of sketches, photos, or more!  Come along and get creative!  For those with ‘sketchophobia’ there will be a panel of ‘you describe it – we’ll draw it’ artists on hand to help.  The Peterloo Memorial Campaign will pass on your ideas to Manchester City Council as they aim to campaign to ensure the memorial is an appropriate one that reflects public opinion.  If you’re on Facebook, you can also check out the gallery of images drawn over the years and submit your ideas.
On the same day, the annual procession recreating the Oldham / Middleton route will be arriving at the site of the massacre with their replica banners and musicians, then making their way to the museum.  Their arrival with banners is always a dramatic moment that will create a positive buzz sure to inspire the Design Day!
Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages
Drop in activity, no booking required
Free. Donations to the museum gratefully received
12.00pm – 3.00pm

Revolution section, Main Gallery One @ People's History MuseumSun 18 August
Peterloo – Soldiers on the Rampage
To commemorate the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester in 1819, famous local folk musicians Geoff Higginbottom, Martin Gittins and Bob Ashworth will perform their homage to Peterloo.  Come and listen to this amazing collection of songs linked together by prose and quotes which tells the story of the Peterloo Massacre.  There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and talk to the musicians about this world-changing event.
Suitable for all ages
Booking advised
£8 / £4 concessions
3.00pm – 4.15pm