June 8, 2022, 6:00 pm - June 8, 2022, 8:00 pm

Manchester Histories Festival 2022 – Opening Night

Join us for the launch of Manchester Histories Festival! Featuring a magnificent line up of speeches, performances and music.

The Manchester Monastery, Gorton, M12 5WF


Come and join us at the iconic Manchester Monastery, considered to be E. W. Pugin’s great architectural masterpiece and known as ‘Manchester’s Taj Mahal’. Meet the festival team, our volunteers and other festival goers to discover more about what’s on over the festival weekend and how you can get involved.

Our Opening Night will be launched by historian & broadcaster Michael Wood and will feature fantastic performances from young people who have responded creatively to climate change. Poet, Louise Wallwein will make a special appearance, as well as music from Manchester International Roots Orchestra.

Come down to meet the festival team and the volunteers, and discover more about the festival, including why we are focusing on the history of climate change.

Michael Wood

Light refreshments and drinks will be served on the night.

We can’t wait to see you there!


We endeavour to ensure that Festival events are accessible to all and welcome you to contact us regarding any specific requirements you may have before the event: info@manchesterhistories.co.uk or 0161 306 1982.

The venue is fully accessible and there will be a BSL (British Sign Language) signer present on the evening.

Data Gathering

When registering for this event we will ask you a some questions about your age, gender, ethnicity, disability and postcode. Gathering this information helps us to report back to our funders and enables us to better understand our audiences so we can ensure we reach as many people as possible now and in the future. The information is given anonymously.

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