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Manchester Histories Festival 2014

Manchester Histories Festival 2014

13 February 2014

Manchester Histories Festival 2014

The museum is delighted to be involved with Manchester Histories Festival, a ten day celebration of Greater Manchester’s unique histories and heritage, taking place 21 – 30 March 2014.  Join us for an exciting programme of events celebrating the city’s history.

Mon 24 February – Sun 27 April
Vanishing for the Vote
This exhibition tells the story of one extraordinary night, Sunday 2 April 1911.  Following demands from the Liberal government for every household to comply with its census requirements, suffragette organisations urged women, all still voteless, to boycott.  Many did.  Some wrote ‘Votes for Women’ boldly across their census forms.  Others hid in darkened houses or, in the case of Emily Wilding Davison, in a cupboard within the Houses of Parliament.  Also part of Wonder Women Radical Manchester.
Suitable for all ages
In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
10.00am – 5.00pm

Fri 21 March
Radical Manchester gallery tour
Come along on a tour of our main galleries and discover how Manchester’s radical past sent shockwaves through history.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Sat 22 March
The Little People’s History Museum – Beeing Special
Meet Little Bee, the bee who wants to be different.  Join in the busy bee dance, search for flowers in the museum and follow Little Bee’s adventure to find out how he becomes the hero of Victorian Manchester.  Fun interactive story session with puppets, song, dance and a craft activity.  Why not tweet photo of your finished creation to us at @PHMMcr.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for under 5s and their grown ups
Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk
£1 per child, adults free
11.00am – 12.00pm

Mon 24 March
Recent acquisitions: Harry Thorneycroft’s Clock
A series of events inspired by recent acquisitions to the People’s History Museum collection.  Come and find out what we know (and what we don’t!) about Alderman Harry Thorneycroft’s clock.  Part of our Play Your Part programme of events and exhibitions.
Suitable for adults and young people
No booking required
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Tues 25 March
Manchester: a personal history
Michael Wood reflects on the history of Manchester and its people, using his own family history as a starting point: ‘We were Welsh slate quarriers, Cumbrian Scots and Pennine hill farmers who became Industrial Revolution toolmakers: throw in a Viking surname and an Irish marriage and we were the classic Manchester mix …. and that’s just the 19th century!’  Come and hear Manchester’s favourite historian tell the story of the city and its inhabitants in a wide-ranging – as well as highly personalised talk – illustrated with stills and film clips.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
£7 / £5 concessions, includes a welcome drink
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Wed 26 March
Radical Manchester gallery tour
Come along on a tour of our main galleries and discover how Manchester’s radical past sent shockwaves through history.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Thurs 27 March
Behind the scenes: Building the People’s History Museum
Ever wondered why the building is so rusty?  Join Operations Manager Steve Talbot on a behind the scenes tour of the People’s History Museum and discover more about the building’s architecture and how it was redeveloped.  Part of our Play Your Part programme of events and exhibitions.
Suitable for adults and young people
Limited places, booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Fri 28 March
Co-op city walking tour
Do you shop at the Co-op?  From humble beginnings, the co-operative movement now features largely in our lives.  Hear the story and follow the threads which bound together a group of like minded thinkers headed by Robert Owen, the father of co-operation and including an atheist who was the last man in England to be imprisoned for blasphemy.  Join this walk and hear the continuing story.  This tour is run by Manchester Guided Tours.
Suitable for adults and young people
No booking required
Meet at the wall map in Victoria Train Station, walk ends at the People’s History Museum
£7 / £6 concessions – pay guide at start of tour
11.00am – 12.15pm

Sat 29 March
Woman’s Outlook: a surprisingly modern magazine?
Join Natalie Bradbury, writer, researcher and Information Co-ordinator at the Co-operative College, for this fascinating talk.  Between 1919 and 1967 the women of the co-operative movement had their own magazine, Woman’s Outlook.  Providing an enticing mix of the personal and the political, Woman’s Outlook was surprisingly similar to women’s magazines today, and its concerns such as women’s representation in parliament, equal pay and healthy eating remain ever-relevant.  Also part of Wonder Women Radical Manchester.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking advised via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
1.00pm – 2.00pm

Sat 29 March
Vanishing for the Vote – author talk and book signing
The Liberal government demanded every household comply with its census requirements.  So suffragette organisations urged women, all still voteless, to boycott.  Many did.  Join author and research fellow Dr Jill Liddington for the fascinating insight into the events of Census Night 1911.  Jill is co-author of One Hand Tied behind Us which quickly became a suffrage classic.  Her most recent book, Rebel Girls:Their Fight For The Vote was shortlisted for the Portico Book Prize.  Also part of Wonder Women Radical Manchester.
Suitable for adults and young people.
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
3.00pm – 4.30pm