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Enjoy a range of musical events inspired by PHM’s collections to celebrate Manchester After Hours, Museums at Night, Manchester Histories Festival and more.

6 May 2016

Female Guitarist by Cliff Rowe © the artist's estate

Sun 10 July
Harp and a Monkey perform: The Great War – New Songs and Stories
To mark the ongoing centenary of World War I, the Mancunian folk-storytelling trio Harp and a Monkey perform an acclaimed show about the conflict.  Expect far more than ‘mud, blood and trenches’ as stereotypical narratives are challenged.  The show is touring nationally with the support of Arts Council England and the Western Front Association.
Part of the First World War Centenary Programme.  Supported by UCLan and Everyday Lives in War – the University of Hertfordshire First World War Engagement Centre funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5
2.00pm – 3.30pm

First World War Centenary, Led By IWMUCLanUniversity of HertfordshireArts & Humanities Research Council

Sat 18 June, Sat 23 July, Sat 20 August
Open studio with Songwriter in Residence
If you had to write a song inspired by our collection, what would you write about?  Our Songwriter in Residence, Matt Hill (Quiet Loner) is finding inspiration from the stories in the museum.  Come along to find out what’s inspired him, how he works and hear some work in progress.
Suitable for all ages
No booking required, drop in event
In order to keep our events programme affordable for everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Sat 4 June
The Battle for the Ballot – the people’s fight for the right to vote
Singer-songwriter Quiet Loner tells the story of how working people came to have a vote.  Using original songs alongside images and objects from the museum’s collections, this event crosses the centuries to show how the right to vote was won.  Part of Manchester Histories Festival 2016.
Suitable for all ages
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5
2.00pm – 3.00pm

Manchester Histories Festival

Sat 4 June
Manchester District Music Archive presents: Activist / Archivist.  A Show & Tell event
Passionate about Manchester music?  Interested in hidden histories?  Come to this event with Manchester District Music Archive and hear fascinating stories from Manchester music’s movers and shakers, told through a series of rarely seen artefacts and materials.  Bring along prized items from your own collection and learn how to archive your music heritage online.  Part of Manchester Histories Festival 2016.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking advised via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
12.00pm – 5.00pm (12.00pm – 2.00pm: Scanning Room / 3.00pm – 5.00pm: Show and Tell)

Manchester District Music Archive

Mon 16 May
Perspectives: First Draft Cabaret at People’s History Museum
Join First Draft Cabaret as they explore our Grafters exhibition through brand new, entertaining performances inspired directly by the photographs on show.  Bringing the exhibition to life will be some of our favourite storytellers, poets, comedians and musicians.  Come along and enjoy something new.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Thurs 12 May
Manchester After Hours: Sound from the Stores
Instigate Arts presents Sound from the Stores; a beautiful one-night-only event that will see the Engine Hall of the People’s History Museum transformed into a sensory den of sound and light.  Audiences are welcomed to this special performance by some of Manchester’s most unique sound artists who’ve created newly commissioned pieces in response to the wealth of archive material and objects in the museum’s collection.  Part of Manchester After Hours and Museums at Night.
Suitable for all ages
No booking required
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
6.00pm – 8.00pm (galleries open all evening, 5.00pm – 8.00pm) 

Instigate Arts

Manchester After Hours 2016

Museums at Night