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Should we stay or should we go now?

As the EU referendum on Thursday 23 June 2016 approaches, go through The EURO Tunnel at PHM and join discussions, debates and rallies, exploring all things EU.

18 May 2016

18 May - 28 June 2016, The EURO Tunnel @ People's History Museum. Image © Alex J Gardner

The People’s History Museum has built an illustrated EURO Tunnel exploring all things EU, with support from Arts Council England.  The installation intends to offer a balanced view on arguments for leaving and remaining in the EU, and stimulate discussion and debate around the referendum.  Visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to post their opinions on the referendum and also leave campaign material, which will be added to the museum’s collection.

Dr Chris Burgess, Curator at PHM says: ‘The physical installation offers a balanced guide to the EU referendum, and will provide a backdrop for discussion, live events and debate.  This is the space to learn about what the EU means to us as a nation and because no one really knows the consequences of leaving or staying, where people can really think about what it means to them in order to make an informed choice when they come to vote.’

The museum is delighted to be working with YouGov, who will be running a poll on EU referendum voting, linking with The EURO Tunnel at PHM.  We will share the results of the poll when they are available.

Alongside The EURO Tunnel, the museum is running an events programme including discussions, debates and rallies – further details below.

Wed 18 May – Tues 28 June
The EURO Tunnel
Struggling deciding how to vote in the European Union referendum?  Confused between your Council and your Commission?  PHM has commissioned the creation of a graphic installation that explores all things EU.  The EURO Tunnel is a 4 meter long, 3 meter wide, 2.5 meter high trip into the European Union, its institution, and the arguments for and against remaining and leaving.
Suitable for adults and young people
In order to keep our exhibition programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
10.00am – 5.00pm

Sat 4 June
Vote In – Another Europe is Possible
Find out more about the movement that says ‘stay in Europe to change Europe’ for the Manchester event on their nationwide tour.  With Owen Jones, Clive Lewis and Jean Lambert.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
Free
4.00pm – 7.00pm

Sat 11 June
Left Leave the European Union: Manchester’s Lexit Rally
Find out more about the Left Leave Campaign, ‘a principled, anti-racist and internationalist campaign, committed to democracy, social justice and environmental sustainability’.  With Graham Stringer MP, Tariq Ali, Alex Gordon, Lindsey German and Sally Campbell.
Suitable for adults and young people
No booking required
Free
4.00pm – 5.30pm

Wed 15 June
Public debate: The EU Referendum, Brexit and the North of England
Join a panel of high profile politicians and experts to debate whether the north of England will be better or worse off if Britain votes to leave the EU.  With Lisa Nandy MP, David Davis MP, Will Hutton and Mike Emmerich.
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
7.30pm – 9.00pm

Fri 24 June
Have Your Say!
Come along to this monthly discussion and join the conversation.  Mark Krantz will facilitate a discussion on the political talking point of that month, whilst PHM staff will draw links from topics discussed to the museum’s collection.  This month’s discussion will look at the question: ‘What next after the EU referendum results have been announced?’
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 £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

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