What's On

Manchester Histories presents events, exhibitions, workshops and more throughout the year.

Manchester Histories Festival 2020 will mark the 50-year anniversary of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act (CSDPA) 1970.

This landmark legislation was pioneered by the late Lord Alf Morris, who subsequently became Britain’s first minister for disabled people.

Often described at the Magna Carta for disabled people, this was the first disability rights legislation anywhere in the world and laid the foundations for the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010.

Alf Morris was born and bred in Manchester and served as an MP for Wythenshawe. Throughout his lifetime, he campaigned tirelessly for the rights of disabled people.

 

It will also host the Manchester Histories Celebration Day on Sunday 7th June 2020 at the wonderful and historic Whitworth Art Gallery, Institute and Park.

Peterloo 2019

Manchester Histories is leading Peterloo 2019, a programme of activity that will mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

From June - August 2019 there will be over 150 public events taking place across Greater Manchester and beyond.

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