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September 2016

  • New exhibition: The Art of Paul Peter Piech
  • Ideas Worth Fighting For – an exhibition
  • New WEA course: Black Radical History
  • Fashion & Freedom @ Manchester Art Gallery
1 October 2016 - 12 February 2017, Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms. The Art of Paul Peter Piech @ People's History Museum

Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms. The Art of Paul Peter Piech

Paul Peter Piech was an artist, humanitarian and campaigner.  Born in New York in 1920, Piech’s influences were many, not least politics and equality, through to jazz and poetry.  His print making was infused with both a desire to reflect the world’s wrong back on itself, and to demonstrate the power of compassion and art.  Running from Saturday 1 October 2016 to Sunday 12 February 2017, the museum is delighted to host this major retrospective of Piech’s career, co-curated with the Regional Print Centre, Wrexham.
  You Can All Join In © Marcus Walters

Ideas Worth Fighting For – an exhibition

October will see the museum playing host to range of contemporary, international artists for a week long exhibition, co-curated by PHM Patron Laura Harper.  The artists, ranging from printmakers and painters to designers and sculptors, have created responses to the museum’s ethos ‘ideas worth fighting for’, reflecting the stories told throughout the galleries.  This exhibition is the first of its kind at the People’s History Museum – and is not to be missed!  Artists include Mackenzie Thorpe, Marcus Walters, Rob Ryan, Humberto Velez, and current Artist-in-Residence at the Houses of Parliament, Mary Branson.

Radicals Assemble!  After hours at PHM every second Thursday of the month


Back to school?  Our Learning Programme has something for everyone

October 2016, Black Radical History WEA course @ People's History Museum. Migrants Make The NHS, Anti Racist Day march, photograph © Mark Krantz

Black Radical History WEA course

As part of Black History Month, we are hosting a five week Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) course to explore how black radicals have made history.  Running from Friday 7 October to Friday 4 November 2016, the course will look at opposition to slavery and the battle for the vote, the fight against racism and Islamophobia, and the question of supporting refugees today.  The course will include a presentation from the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and link to PHM’s archives and galleries.  Booking is required via WEA.
  Fashion & Freedom @ Manchester Art Gallery

Fashion & Freedom @ Manchester Art Gallery

The onset of war in 1914 changed British society.  As men left to fight in Europe, over a million women went to work for the first time.  New responsibility gave women new freedom and led to new ways of dressing, as silhouettes and social codes changed.  Just a short walk from PHM, visit Manchester Art Gallery and enjoy Fashion & Freedom, an exhibition of new fashion and film inspired by women during World War I.  Running until Sunday 27 November 2016, free admission.