Have you heard the word?

FREE Writing Workshops: ‘From the Crowd’

Have you heard the word? As part of the programme of events commemorating the 200th anniversary of Peterloo 1819 we are conducting some research and development workshops in crowd sourcing words and ideas that will contribute to events happening as part of the Peterloo 2019 programme.

To find out more join Evie Manning, Artistic Director (Common Wealth) and Robin Richards (Dutch Uncles) at Manchester Art Gallery for these compelling workshops.

Monday 25th March – 14:00 to 16:30           

Saturday 30th March - 10:00 to 12:30           

Saturday 30th March – 14:00 to 16:30

Protest. Democracy. Freedom of Speech. To the people at Peterloo, each of these words had a powerful emotive force that changed the course of history and heralded a new era in peoples’ rights. 

The Peterloo Massacre took place in Manchester in 1819. A peaceful protest where people stood together for parliamentary representation and Manchester became a radical city like no other. 

These FREE hands-on, interactive writing workshops are open to all ages (16 years +) and all experiences. Each will last 2 - 2.5 hours.

Don’t miss this empowering opportunity to explore what democracy, protest and freedom means to us today in the context of the events 200 years ago.

Book your place here.

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Supported by Manchester City Council

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