R Histories Open Mic Extravaganza

Get involved is this extraordinary two day Open Mic Extravaganza! All about the histories & heritage you love. Friday 7 & Saturday 8 June 2024

As part of the Manchester Histories Festival 2024, we invite everyone to take part in our open mic sessions in the Performance Space, Manchester Central Library.

There are some guidelines:

  • The theme of histories or heritage must run through your slot.
  • The work should fit into a 10-minute maximum time slot when performed.  
  • The work needs to adhere to Article 10, of the Freedom of Speech Act, which means the performance should contain no hate speech or incitement of physical violence and libel against other individuals. 
  • The work can be presented in any language.
  • Must be easy to perform/showcase – no complicated set-ups

If you would like an alternative method to the online form, email info@manchesterhistories.co.uk.

Deadline:29 March 2024

Over 16 years only. 

All you need to do is fill out the form below to tell us your idea and then our team and dedicated volunteers will be in touch to let you know the next steps.

R Histories Open Mic Extravaganza! Manchester Histories Festival 2024

Register your idea for Manchester Histories Festival 2024. R Histories Open Mic Extravaganza! Friday 7th June & Saturday 8th June 2024. Performance Space. Manchester Central Library.

Section 1: Contact Information

Contact's Name(Required)
Who is the main contact person within your organisation or as an individual we are able to contact to discuss your contribution.
This could either be the job title or a short description of the organisation. Leave blank if not part of an organisation.
Email Address(Required)
The email address belonging to the lead contact. This will not be publicly shared.
A phone number we can reach the lead contact on. This will not be publicly shared.
The address of the organisation.
Your website address if you have one, please do not include 'www.' in the field.
Facebook page
Instagram handle
Twitter handle

Section 2: Manchester Histories Festival 2024.

Which day would you prefer? We can't guarantee this but we will try our best to fit you in on the day of your choice.

Manchester Central Library. Performance Space.

Section 3: Slot Idea Overview

This will be used in our on-line brochure.
What kind of activity is it? E.g. is it a performance, talk, music, poem, dance, reading, research or other? Let us know.

Section 4: Technical support

Please complete this section if your idea requires any technical support. This will have to be light touch as we have limited resources at the library. But there is a screen where you can show films and moving image and microphones so people can hear you.
Your Requiremnts

Section 5: Permissions and Image Uploading

Max. file size: 50 MB.
Please upload one image to represent your contribution if you have one. This is optional. Images should be saved in best quality JPEG format, the shortest side of the image ideally 2000 pixels but no smaller than 300 pixels.
Thank you for filling out the form. We value your contribution to the festival. The event will be FREE to all.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

I’m afraid we can’t offer any payment, we are a small charity with a limited budget, but we can provide access costs as required. Let us know in the application form if you have any access requirements. There will be an abundance of tea/coffee and biscuits and your contribution will feature in our programme, online and on our social media channels.