Have your say!

Manchester Histories is supporting a major consultation with Manchester City Council on Manchester's public spaces and how they should reflect its history.

You are invited to have your say on how Manchester's history and the people who made it should be reflected in its public spaces across the city, and in so doing help shape future policy.

The consultation - which will focus on statues, monuments, and memorials - marks the start of a wider review by the city council of existing public realm artworks in Manchester that will include an asset review, as well as looking at what, where, and how such artworks relating to the city's history should be displayed.

Feedback from the consultation will also be used to help determine a future approach for the city on the commissioning and subsequent display of public art of this kind.

There are a number of ways you can contribute your ideas.

Complete Manchester City Council's online survey by 22nd March 2021.

Click here to access the survey.

Alan Turing

Alan Turing

Richard Cobden

Richard Cobden

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

Take part in one of Manchester Histories online discussion sessions or send us your video to have your say.

Virtual workshop sessions will take place on Wednesday 10th March, 2pm and 7pm, to further explore thinking on the subject matter. Each of the sessions includes an expert panel of speakers, including award-winning author and broadcaster Professor Gary Younge, each speaker having their own particular area of interest or historical knowledge - to help lead discussions. Click here to see panel guests.

Click here to reserve your place.

You can have your say by contributing to a set of video views that are being collected during the consultation.

You can self-record your video views on your own phones and send them in at any point during the consultation.

Click here to find out how.

Or you can pre-book an online slot with us to interview and record your views.

Click here to reserve your place.

Our CEO says:

"This important review of Manchester's statues and monuments will provide the opportunity for people to have their say to improve our understanding of our collective or contested histories, and to better recognise the role of the diverse communities and individuals across the city. We hope it will enable us start to consider how we would want to represent our city’s heritage in the future.”

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