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September 2015

  • New WEA course @ PHM
  • Remember your teenage years?
  • Learning Programme @ PHM
  • New exhibition at Castlefield Gallery
Credit Crunch Lexicon © Simon Roberts

WEA course: Show Me the Money – Political Economy from 1700 to present

From Hogarth's 1721 painting of the South Sea Bubble which depicts the 'market' as an evil wheel of fortune, to the Credit Crunch Lexicon by Simon Roberts which lists the vocabulary of the post 2008 economic crash, art has shaped the way we 'imagine' finance.  This five week Workers’ Educational Association course at PHM explores the history, economics and politics that underpin the museum’s changing exhibition Show Me the Money.  Course starts Friday 25 September, booking required.
  18 September - 15 October 2015, 19 September 2015 & 3 October 2015, Where are you from?  Our Teenage Years @ People's History Museum

Where are you from?  Our Teenage Years

Remember your teenage years?  Visit this new exhibition from participatory arts organisation Peshkar and share your stories, thoughts and reminiscences of teenage culture.  Peshkar have been working with schools, libraries and community groups from Oldham and Burnley to gather stories and create artworks based on the theme of teenage life.  As well as the exhibition which runs from Friday 18 September to Thursday 15 October, visitors can also enjoy two Family Activity Days on Saturday 19 September and Saturday 3 October where families are invited to come and share their teenage stories.

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Check out our exciting Show Me the Money events programme

Christ The King RC Primary School @ People's History Museum

Learning Programme @ PHM

Are you a teacher or group leader?  The museum offers an inspiring Learning Programme for early years, primary schools, secondary schools, further and higher education institutions, and adult and community groups.  We can adapt all our sessions to suit the needs of any group – just ask!  Why not bring your group to visit our latest changing exhibition and combine it with one of our Show Me the Money themed Learning sessions.  For further information or to make a booking, please use the Learning enquiry form to contact the Learning Team or call 0161 838 9190.
  Melanie Manchot, Twelve [The Bronson Monologue], multi channel video, 2015

Melanie Manchot: Twelve

Running from Friday 18 September to Sunday 1 November, Castlefield Gallery presents Twelve by Melanie Manchot, a multi channel video installation exploring the intimate stories, rituals, repetitions and ruptures of lives spent in addiction and recovery.  Inspired by the visual insights of renowned contemporary film makers, the work connects and collapses individual recollections in which everyday situations, events and activities are rendered dramatic or abstract and infused with tragedy, pathos and humour.  Twelve is touring England throughout 2015 and 2016.