May 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023

May is Local and Community History Month!

The aim of the month is to increase awareness of local history, promote history in general to the local community and encourage all members of the community to participate.

Manchester Central Library will be hosting a number of events across the month of May for people to find out more about their rich local heritage.

The month is part of the Historical Association. The voice for history, with events, activities and talks happening across the UK. Click HERE to find out more.

Manchester Histories has a number of activities happening in Manchester Histories Hub, Manchester Central Library for people to take part in.


Heritage Walks

Manchester Histories has teamed up with Invisible (Manchester) to offer two FREE extraordinary heritage walks across the city.
Join Nic on 23rd May 2023 at 1 pm on his Wonderwalk through Manchester. This tour of Manchester maps the city’s illustrious history of music and art, focusing on the venues and musicians which have helped to shape Manchester’s music scene.

On 30th May 2023, join Andy at 2 pm on his Ales & Alleyways tour as he leads you on a guided tour of Manchester, taking the very same route of his nights out in the 1980s, but this time reflecting on how the venues have played a significant role in shaping Manchester’s history. He touches on music, the suffragettes, football, Peterloo, Little Ireland and art in Manchester.

Both walks will start and finish on the front steps of Manchester Central Library. At the end of the walks, people will be invited to have a chat and a hot drink at Manchester Histories Hub.

Book your place by emailing manchester@invisible-cities.org with the tour you are interested in (Nic's or Andy's) how many people will attend and if you are coming from a specific organisation (optional).

Numbers are limited. Both tours last about two hours. Please note Andy’s tour discusses themes of drinking and alcohol but there is no drinking whilst on the tour.

These tours are made possible thanks to funding from The Big Life Group’s ‘Social Prescription Fund’

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