Event | Festival

June 9, 2024, 2:30 pm - June 9, 2024, 3:15 pm

Day 4: Sunday 9th June 2024 – Celebration Day – Talk – Brian Groom

Brian Groom - Made in Manchester - The Story of the City that Shaped the Modern World. Thought-provoking talks to take you on a journey through history and beyond.

Whitworth Hall, Council Chambers, Whitworth Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester , M13 9PL

2.30pm – 3.15pm: Brian Groom – Made in Manchester – The Story of the City that Shaped the Modern World  

FREE.

Let us know if you are coming. Book HERE.

Best-selling author Brian Groom will take us through the rich and vivid history of Manchester, which exported industry and commerce to all others and whose culture is celebrated globally. Based on his new book, this illustrated talk will tell the city’s story from Roman times.

It will cover pioneering figures such as scientist John Dalton, novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, politician Ellen Wilkinson and singer and actress Gracie Fields. It will examine Manchester’s late 20th-century decline and recent rebirth – and ask where the city and its region are heading in the 21st century.

Buy Brian’s new book HERE.