Manchester Histories Festival 2018
Returning for its 5th edition from the 7-11 June, the 2018 Manchester Histories Festival offered a packed long-weekender of events.
2018 was a historically monumental year for Greater Manchester, as the place that gave birth to the suffragette movement and the Trades Union Congress, and these were placed at the forefront of the festival which it explored the themes of protest, democracy and freedom of speech in the lead up to the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.
'Festival 18 gave people the opportunity to explore the rich and diverse histories of the people and places of Greater Manchester, it connected people together to learn new things and discuss and debate important moments in our radical history. It was also about having fun and using creative activity to showcase our heritage in new and exciting ways by bringing our histories to life'.
59 History & heritage organisations participated in Manchester Histories Celebration Day
6,590 People attended the events as audience members
46 Cultural organisations contributed to the festival by an open call
259 Active Participants took part in the festival including our volunteers