Manchester Histories Festival 2022

The History of Climate Change

Welcome to Manchester Histories Festival 2022, now returning for its 8th edition, exploring the history of climate change as well as celebrating the rich histories & heritage of Greater Manchester.

Wednesday 8th June – Sunday 12th June 2022

 It will be full of exhibitions, talks, creativity and more.  It’s a festival for the community, which means there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

We are thrilled to be working closely with numerous artists, academics, theatre companies, musicians, and authors, including…David Adetayo Olusoga OBE, Michael Wood, Carolyn Steel, Kooj Chuhan, Walk the Plank, Ergon Theatre, Brian Groom, Just Stop Oil, the Manchester International Roots Orchestra, Polyp, Emmanuela Yogolelo, and many more!

 Spanning across Greater Manchester participating venues will include The Monastery Manchester, Manchester Central Library, Gallery Oldham and Angel Meadow Park.

We are delighted to have partnered with ecolibrium, a live events industry response to the climate crisis, taking action to reduce travel impacts and invest in climate solutions. We encourage everyone attending the festival to balance your travel emissions. Simply use the travel calculator to work out your travel impacts and donate to balance them.

“Our city region has always been a place of progress, innovation and action and we believe that as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution there couldn’t be a better place to try and use the power of history to inspire a brighter future for the environment."

Karen Shannon, Chief Executive of Manchester Histories

Thanks to our funders

Enormous thanks go out to all our festival supporters, partners, and funders. Without their contributions, the festival would not take place. It is a  FREE festival, with only a few paid for events. Making it as accessible to as many people as possible. It costs in the region of 100K to put on the festival and the following partners and funders have all contributed to make this festival happen. Thank you.

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