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Summer 2012

  • Family Friendly Summer Fun
  • New changing exhibition – Demon Drink?
  • New community gallery exhibition – Ghosts
  • Happy 10th Birthday IWM North!

Family Friendly Summer Fun

Visit the museum over the summer holidays with your family and friends and enjoy a whole host of events and activities.  Take inspiration from our Demon Drink? changing exhibition and create your own temperance masterpiece to take home, from tea cups to cordial bottles, arty awards to sneaky snake puppets!  With our busy bees craft table on throughout the summer, crafty events on every Wednesday and wonderful Little PHM story sessions and Living History performances, there’s something for everyone!

New changing exhibition

Visit our fascinating new changing exhibition Demon Drink? Temperance and the Working Class, running until Sunday 24 February 2013.  Learn all about the Temperance Movement and the everyday experiences of working people around drink and abstinence.  This often forgotten story is brought to life with unique artefacts, archive film footage, oral histories and a fantastic events programme.  This exhibition is part of a research project lead by the UCLan, supported by the HLF.
Visit our new community gallery exhibition Ghosts: Disappearing Histories curated by local organisation Commonword.  Opening on Saturday 11 August, this vibrant exhibition celebrates the Moss Side and Hulme nightclubs of the 1950s to the 1980s and the role they played in building and sustaining the community.  Explore the memories and stories of the people – the DJs, club-owners and club-goers – who made the time and the clubs what they were and Manchester one of the most vibrant and innovative cities in the UK.  

Happy 10th Birthday IWM North!

Just a tram ride away from PHM, visit Imperial War Museum North this summer as they celebrate all things 10!  IWM North have picked out ten things not to miss during your visit, including the award-winning Big Picture Show, a 360-degree audio-visual experience and the Air Shard viewing platform at almost 100 feet high with views of The Quays and beyond. They also have a new display, 10@10: a decade of surprising stories which looks at ten remarkable stories of people caught up in war and conflict.