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Manchester Histories Festival

Behind the scenesBehind the scenes: Manchester Histories Festival

Check out some of the events that were part of the ten day Manchester Histories Festival.



The Manchester Histories Festival is ten days of events and activities celebrating Greater Manchester’s unique history and heritage. It provides the opportunity for everyone to learn, explore, discover, and interpret history through music, film, debate, talks by renowned historians, performance, walking tours and more.

The University of Manchester hosts an exciting programme of activities during the Festival. This year’s highlights involving staff and students from the university include Histonauts 2: A digital treasure hunt, Weather Wise: Using past weather to plan for the future, and Bright Club Manchester: 1:1 Histories. Find out more…