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A programme of events across Greater Manchester commemorating 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre

june — august 2019 peterloo1819.co.uk

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welcome ’Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.’ Barack Obama It’s a great honour and privilege to be commemorating one of the most significant moments in the history of Greater Manchester; the Peterloo Massacre.

The events that led up to and came to be known as the Peterloo Massacre took place 200 years ago, but it is important that we don’t only remember this as history, but reflect on the loss of the people who died and were injured that day. Those who marched did so for liberty, for hope and representation for all. This programme of events is inspired by the people and spirit of Peterloo. The themes are Protest, Democracy and Freedom of Speech. It has been moulded and produced by Manchester Histories, cultural organisations, and the passionate people of Greater Manchester and beyond. Each event and exhibition is unique. They present different ways of exploring the histories of 200 years ago. They are also curious about the present and the future.

Manchester has always been a radical city, with a history of standing up, speaking out, and fighting back running through the veins of its people. It’s important to remember this. To reflect on times of struggle, inequality and injustice to make sense of our ever changing and complex society; to ensure we continue to strive for positive change for future generations. It is hoped this programme will give people the opportunity to take part, have a say, question, be more aware of and acquire new knowledge about both the Peterloo Massacre and the world we live in today.

Manchester Histories thanks everyone for making Peterloo 2019 possible. Please join us, be part of making histories and heritage matter. Thank you.

Karen Shannon CEO Manchester Histories


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the PETERLOO MASSACRE On 16 August 1819, 60,000 people gathered on what was then known as St Peter’s Field in Manchester to peacefully demand the reform of parliamentary representation. When troops, including local government forces, charged the crowds, the tragic result saw 18 people lose their lives and around 700 injured. This was to become known as the Peterloo Massacre.

PETERLOO 2019 Peterloo 2019 is a project that is led by Manchester Histories and supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Working with key cultural organisations and communities across Greater Manchester we are delivering a programme of activity that combines public events, learning opportunities and creative exploration. peterloo1819.co.uk

Peterloo symbolises public protest, the struggle for democracy and the fight against political repression, at a time when such was the need for economic, social and political reform that ordinary people in numbers never seen before took to the streets.

Manchester Histories Manchester Histories is a growing and dynamic charity that works collaboratively with people, organisations and partners to reveal, share and celebrate Greater Manchester’s diverse histories and heritage.

Each year we deliver projects, training, exhibitions, events and more with communities to recognise, explore and value histories. We also host the annual Manchester Histories Festival. manchesterhistories.co.uk


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exhibitions

Peterloo: Manchester’s Fight for Freedom

The John Rylands Library Until Sun 29 Sep 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands

Fake news. Fractured politics. A state against its people. Discover the story of the Peterloo Massacre in The John Rylands Library’s latest exhibition. Come and consider: how different is Britain 200 years later?

Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest

People's History Museum Until Sun 23 Feb 2020

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages phm.org.uk

Explore the story of Peterloo and the changing face of protest in this major exhibition. See original Peterloo artefacts, together for the first time, a specially commissioned film and develop ideas for collective action in the Protest Lab.


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Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab under Siege

Manchester Museum Until Wed 2 Oct 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required museum.manchester.ac.uk

The exhibition draws upon lived experience and testimony from the Punjab before, during and after the events which took place on 13 April 1919, when British troops opened fire on peaceful Indian protesters.

Rights of the Child

Quarry Bank, Cheshire Until Sun 29 Sep 2019

Admission charges apply / No booking required Suitable for all ages nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank

Explore the experiences of the hundreds of children who worked at Quarry Bank and discover how children’s rights have changed over time. Featuring new protest banners created by Ed Hall which uncover what the Peterloo Massacre meant to the people who were there at the time, and its significance today.

Tameside Remembers Peterloo

Local Studies Library, Tameside Until Sat 5 Oct 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages tamesidehistoryforum.org.uk

A roving exhibition, of display boards, handmade banners and pendants, made by the community, at various venues throughout Tameside. Telling the story of the people of Tameside and how they were involved in Peterloo.


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Get Together and Get Things Done

Manchester Art Gallery Fri 17 May – Sun 29 Sep 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages manchesterartgallery.org

What brings people together, from protest to partying? What is the use of a crowd? Explore the wider theme of the crowd through historic and contemporary art and group activity.

Protest & Peterloo

Touchstones Rochdale Sat 18 May – Sat 2 Nov 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages link4life.org/centres/touchstones-rochdale

The museum will be displaying a range of objects from its collection with incredible stories linked to Peterloo, including the only surviving banner that was marched from Middleton by a group led by Sam Bamford. The exhibition will also include a project with Rochdale Youth Parliament and the Children’s Council.

Misshaping Peterloo

Manchester Craft & Design Centre Thu 23 May – Sat 7 Sep 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages craftanddesign.com

Working with ideas around “radical ceramics”, how and why we commemorate disaster and political events, finding humour in dark times and how key facts become distorted when meeting a deadline, this exhibition will look at Peterloo from the eyes of the collectors, enthusiasts and consumers.


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From Waterloo to Peterloo

Gallery Oldham

Sat 25 May – Sat 21 Sep 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages galleryoldham.org.uk

Thousands of people walked from Oldham to attend the meeting on 16 August 1819. This exhibition explores what Oldham was like in 1819. Who were the Oldhamers who attended the meeting and what ideas were they fighting for?

PETERLOO: NEWS, FAKE NEWS AND PARANOIA

Working Class Movement Library Sat 1 Jun – Thu 19 Sep 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages wcml.org.uk

This exhibition explores the historical context, the prevailing paranoia and the reactions of the establishment, utilising the Library’s extensive Peterloo holdings.

Women of Aktion

Manchester Central Library Fri 7 Jun – Mon 19 Aug 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages peterloo1819.co.uk/event/women-of-aktion

The story of the German Revolution of 1918, reclaiming the voices of female revolutionaries who have, until now, been hidden from the official narrative. In 1918 Germany erupted with a revolution which led to the establishment of the first democracy on German soil, the end of oppressive censorship, and the end of the war.


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Whose Knowledge Matters?

Manchester Central Library Fri 7 Jun – Sat 17 Aug 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages peterloo1819.co.uk/event/whose-knowledge-matters

Whose knowledge matters when we represent the city? Who decides what land to protect or destroy, whose heritage to celebrate, whose stories to tell and who gets ‘seen’ in the visual and spatial record of the city? This exhibition will present different kinds of maps to show what matters to residents of Greater Manchester.

1819 – 1981

Manchester Central Library

Sat 15 Jun, Thu 18 Jul, Tue 13 Aug 2019 Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages peterloo1819.co.uk/event/1819-to-1981-2

Linda Brogan and Manchester Histories join forces to present 1819 -1981. This exhibition will tell the memoirs of police and communities from the 1981 Moss Side riots to give voice to the long dead 1819 Hulme Hussars and Peterloo Protesters. This will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.

Making the news: Reading and Writing History

The Portico Library

Thu 4 Jul – Mon 23 Sep 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages theportico.org.uk/exhibitions

The Portico Library is one of the only remaining buildings to have witnessed Peterloo. We will use the Library’s history and collection to provide an exhibition of related works by Ethiopian artist Robel Temesgen and the newly published graphic novel Peterloo: Witness to a Massacre.


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Libertalia

Manchester Central Library Thu 1 Aug – Mon 30 Sep 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages peterloo1819.co.uk/event/libertalia

In the year of the 200th anniversary of Peterloo, we want to transport you to the world of Libertalia a place where all are free and equal, a ‘way of being’ that the people of Peterloo wanted so much for Manchester. Led by an international collective of artists, educators and academics from three continents.

Rise!

People’s History Museum Fri 9 Aug – Mon 19 Aug 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages phm.org.uk

Come down to People’s History Museum to see a large-scale, pop-up installation created by people across Greater Manchester and beyond as part of the Peterloo 2019 celebrations. It will feature a mass of hands, rising up and giving voice to issues important to our artists.

Greenham Women Everywhere

Manchester Central Library Wed 14 Aug 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages manchester.gov.uk/centrallibrary

A partnership project between Scary Little Girls and The Heroine Collective to gather the indepth oral testimonies of almost 100 Greenham women. This exhibition offers an intimate look at the sights and sounds of the camp, gives voice to these radical women and asks you what change you want to see in the world.


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June 2019

The Hidden Tableaux’s

Peterloo Massacre 1819 ‘Hidden’ is an ongoing series of photographic tableaux by internationally acclaimed artist and a founder of Rock Against Racism — Red Saunders. The Hidden Project shines photographic light on great moments in the long struggle of working people for democracy and social justice. The aim of the project, through reimagining those events, is to reproduce important historic scenes involving the dissenters, revolutionaries, radicals and non-conformists who have so often been hidden from history.

The Hidden Tableaux’s Peterloo Massacre 1819 is the latest work by renowned artist, Red Saunders.

Manchester Central Library Fri 7 Jun – Sat 28 Sep 2019

Free exhibition / No booking required Suitable for all ages


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Billy Bragg In Conversation Manchester Histories is delighted to welcome Billy Bragg to open the commemorations of Peterloo 2019. Join Billy Bragg and writer and broadcaster Dave Haslam, with an introduction from Young Identity, Manchester’s young spoken word collective. At a time when opinion trumps facts and truth is treated as nothing more than another perspective, free speech has become a battleground. While authoritarians and algorithms threaten democracy, we argue. over who has the right to speak.

In this short and vital polemic, Billy Bragg argues that to protect ourselves from encroaching tyranny, we must look beyond this one dimensional notion of what it means to be free and, by reconnecting liberty to equality and accountability, to restore the individual agency engendered by the three dimensions of freedom.

The event will be followed by an audience Q&A and Billy will be signing copies of his new book The Three Dimensions of Freedom. Copies of the book will also be available to purchase, with support from Blackwell's University Bookshop.

Manchester Central Library Fri 7 Jun, 7pm (Doors & bar from 6pm)

Pay what you can – £5, £10, £15 Booking recommended / Suitable for all ages


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The Peterloo Photograph Join historian and broadcaster Michael Wood and Michala Hulme, a professional genealogist and social historian at Manchester Metropolitan University. Clearing out his parent’s house after his mother’s death two years ago, Michael Wood found a box of memorabilia. There were photos, letters, postcards and books that had belonged to his father, whose family had lived in Failsworth in Manchester from the 1720s. Among them was a photograph from 1884 showing a group of eleven Peterloo veterans from Failsworth. Join Michael as he discusses the search for Peterloo descendants, drawing on Michala Hulme’s research into the photograph followed by a Q&A.

Manchester Central Library Sat 8 Jun, 2pm

Pay what you can – £3, £5, £8 Booking recommended / Suitable for all ages

Manchester Community Choir Commemoration of Peterloo 1819 Hear the Manchester Community Choir sing songs of protest from around the world.

Manchester Community Choir has been invited to sing in Gallery 17 at Manchester Art Gallery to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. The event will coincide with the Art Gallery’s Peterloo exhibition Get Together and Get Things Done.

The Choir will be singing songs of social justice, protest and freedom with a little audience participation!

Manchester Art Gallery Sun 9 Jun, 2pm

Free event / No booking required Suitable for all ages


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Peterloo Film Screenings The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Written and directed by Mike Leigh, Peterloo is an epic portrayal of the events surrounding the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. From June to August we’ll be screening Peterloo to mark 200 years since this watershed moment.

Manchester Central Library

Thu 13 Jun, Thu 11 Jul, Thu 15 Aug, 1pm

Pay what you can - £3, £5, £8 Booking recommended Suitable for ages 12+

Greenham Women Everywhere Intimate testimonies of the women who lived at Greenham Common Peace Camp 1981 – 2000.

Rebecca Mordan of Scary Little Girls Productions and co-ordinator of The National Lottery Heritage Fund project has interviewed the women of Greenham Common Peace Camp. Mordan explains the work and shares anecdotes from these extraordinary campaigners. Evening finishes with a Q&A with Rebecca and local Greenham women who have contributed to the Greenham Women Everywhere project.

Manchester Central Library Thu 20 Jun, 5.30pm

Free event / Booking recommended Suitable for all ages


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Peterloo Now Manchester Histories, in partnership with the University of Manchester and The Guardian will be hosting a series of discussions to mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

Manchester Central Library

Tue 11 Jun, Tue 18 Jun, Tue 25 Jun, Tue 2 Jul

Tickets: £5 / Booking required Suitable for ages 12+

Peterloo Now: The roots of protest in 2019

Peterloo Now: AI & the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Join our panel of speakers, as they debate whether the root causes of the Peterloo Massacre are already playing out in 2019 Britain.

200 years after the Peterloo Massacre, should we be ready for mass protest as people fight for their right to a decent wage and place of work? Our panel, which includes Professor Deborah Howcroft, will be discussing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and asking whether the rise in artificial intelligence will lead to a new wave of social unrest.

Tue 11 Jun, 5.30pm

Peterloo Now: The gaps in representation Tue 18 Jun, 5.30pm

How can we ensure that the voices in politics reflect our society? Is there a way for all to feel as though they are represented in our political system? We will be hosting a panel, including Professor Francesca Gains, to discuss representation in politics.

Tue 25 Jun, 5.30pm

Peterloo Now: Is devolution the way to a healthier democracy? Tue 2 Jul, 5.30pm

Join our panel chaired by The Guardian’s Northern Editor Helen Pidd and Professor Andy Westwood, as they discuss the devolution of government and its impact. on the future of our democracy.


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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: JUNE 2019

Soapbox Soapbox will transform Parliament Square in Oldham to create a Speakers’ Corner.

The line up will feature poets, writers, musicians and groups from Oldham Youth Council, Oldham Theatre Workshop and Mahdlo who have been working with writers from Young Identity to explore the themes of Protest, Democracy and Freedom of Speech. In the current political climate these themes are resonating around the world and Manchester Histories is offering young people the opportunity to be part of this dialogue on our Soapbox platform. Come along and listen to the voices of today.

Our Sam,

Parliament Square, Oldham Sat 22 Jun, from 12pm

Free event / No booking required Suitable for all ages

the Middleton man The film Our Sam follows the story of a teenager, Samantha (a secret poet), who travels around her home town of Middleton observing and writing.

While reading Sam Bamford’s books Early Years and Passages in the Life of a Radical Bamford appears to Samantha and through a series of discussions, we learn about life in Middleton 200 years ago; the poverty, hunger and riots brought on by the ‘Corn Laws’ and industrialisation, the fight for representation of the working class in parliament and the Peterloo Massacre. Samantha brings together the town’s teenagers to find a way they can represent themselves in a positive way to the adult world. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A.

Manchester Central Library Thu 27 Jun, 5pm

Free event / Booking required Suitable for all ages

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JuLY 2019 Radical Read This celebration event is inspired by Peterloo and young people's involvement in protest over the last 200 years.

Bringing young people together from schools, colleges, youth groups and arts organisations, they will present us with poetry, music, theatre performances, stories and more. This special event has been support by Arts Council England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is hosted by Read Manchester and Manchester Histories.

Manchester Art Gallery Wed 3 Jul, 6pm

Free event / No booking required Suitable for all ages

Rise Like Lions As part of Manchester International Festival, and in partnership with Manchester Histories, The Guardian is bringing the roots of protest to the heart of the city with a powerful performance celebrating the spirit of activism.

Reading rallying cries from a history of unrest, these Manchester voices will ring out against a backdrop of visual imagery created by acclaimed artists Greenaway and Greenaway.

Keep an eye on peterloo1819.co.uk for further announcements of the line-up for this special event.

Festival Square (Albert Square)

Sat 6 Jul, 5.30pm

Free event / No booking required Suitable for all ages


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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: July 2019

Protest Music Protest Music will explore three key themes – Protest, Democracy and Freedom of Speech. Fast forward 200 years from the Peterloo Massacre and these ideas still resonate strongly. The performance will bring together a community of Manchester-based creative artists – including MC Fox (Levelz, Swing Ting), che3kz, performers from arts and homelessness charity Streetwise Opera, electronic composer/producer Mandy Wigby (aka Architects of Rosslyn) and the Ignition Orchestra, led by Katie Chatburn – to create brand new, original protest music.

Royal Northern College of Music Sat 6 Jul, 3pm & 8pm

Tickets: £5 / £12 / Booking required Suitable for all ages

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Trace Your Peterloo People Join us for a day of discovery at our Peterloo focused genealogy open day. Book a one-to-one session with a member of the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society and delve into the wealth of resources to start you off on your own family tree, or help break through a brick wall in your research.

Manchester Central Library Sat 13 Jul, 10am

Free event / Booking recommended Suitable for all ages

Michala Hulme, professional genealogist and social historian at Manchester Metropolitan University, will bring to life stories of modern day descendants of Peterloo witnesses, tracing links over 200 years of family history. Join Michala’s masterclass for expert guidance in furthering your own research or explore the amazing library building on a special tour with a member of the library team, including a visit to the vaults!

People’s Landscapes Unearthing Passion and Protest Quarry Bank & Dunham Massey

Sat 13 Jul – Sun 29 Sep, Daily 10.30am - 5pm Admission charges apply / No booking required Suitable for all ages

Meet the artist family as they lead four sessions of activity & debate around the themes of their commission.

Manchester Central Library Sat 6 Jul 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Free event / Booking advised / Suitable for families Children to be accompanied by an adult

200 years after the Peterloo Massacre, artist family Gary, Grace, Hope and Merrick will create and present two new films that will be shown simultaneously at Dunham Massey and Quarry Bank.

The films are inspired by questions about protest, rights and responsibilities, freedoms and the power to create change. An exhibition of the artistic process will be shown at Manchester Central Library. Part of Trust New Art, the National Trust’s programme of contemporary arts.


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Queer Manchester Histories is proud to present Queer, a platform showcasing some of the ways that LGBT+ communities and their allies have stood strong for Protest, Democracy and Freedom of Speech.

We invite you to hear the story of Manchester’s Clause 28 protest march, find out about the history of one of the most important queer publications in Manchester, discover how archivists and activists have been using historical material to share LGBT+ heritage and much more.

Manchester Central Library Tue 16 Jul, 4pm

Free event / Booking recommended Suitable for all ages

A black kingdom may take the place of the white one ‘A black kingdom may take the place of the white one’ Henry Christophe I and The Kingdom of Hayti (1811-1820). A talk by Marlene L. Daut, Associate Professor, University of Virginia. On 1 January 1804, an army led by formerly enslaved Africans in the French colony of SaintDomingue declared themselves independent and free of slavery forever.

This talk will explore how the leader of a modern black kingdom, 4,000 miles away from England, fought for and helped establish freedom for the Haitian people, in the same era of revolutionary upheaval and state violence that led to the Peterloo Massacre.

Manchester Central Library Tue 30 Jul, 6pm

Free event / Booking required Suitable for all ages


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AUGUST 2019

Women Power Politics: Connect, Inspire, Learn This is an interactive space for young people in Greater Manchester to get together with grassroots activists, campaigners and women in politics, to connect, listen to each other and to get things done. An afternoon of dialogue and critical thinking. This British Council event in partnership with Manchester Histories, is an opportunity for change-makers young and old to work alongside each other, inspiring shared learning to challenge gender stereotypes, engage in political participation and activism and help formulate ideas about what a ‘gender-sensitive’ political and citizenship education could look like. The Get Together and Get Things Done exhibition provides a backdrop to sharing

inspiring UK and international examples that are rooted in women-led activism, the struggle for women’s equal political representation and campaigns for gender equality.

Manchester Art Gallery Wed 7 Aug, 1pm

Free event / Booking recommended Suitable for ages 10+


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The International

ArtActivistBarbie Flashmob Day Come and see Manchester Central Library transformed into the International ArtActivistBarbie flashmob day headquarters.

Featuring ArtActivistBarbie, an activist who draws attention to inequality and injustice by posing in museums and galleries around the globe. See her work on Twitter @BarbieReports.

Manchester Central Library Sat 3 Aug, 11am

Free event / No booking required Suitable for all ages

The Song of Peterloo:

a Performance Carolyn O’Brien’s novel, The Song of Peterloo, tells the powerful story of Manchester mill-worker, Nancy Kay.

Desperate to provide for her ailing mother and sensitive son, Nancy is drawn into the agitation for reform. She risks everything to attend a great assembly on St Peter’s Field.

The result of a collaboration between Carolyn O’Brien – composer, Shane Cullinan, and soprano, Claire O’Brien – The Song of Peterloo: a Performance will combine readings from the novel with music from the time, together with newly-created work inspired by Nancy’s story and the brave reformers of 1819.

Manchester Central Library Thu 8 Aug, 5pm

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Peterloo Weekend

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Come and be part of the crowd on the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. Join in a moving interactive outdoor event inspired by the spirit of Peterloo and the voices of people today. Experience spoken word, music, choirs, chants, and songs, remembering all those whose lives were lost or changed forever two hundred years ago. See the newly unveiled Peterloo memorial by award-winning artist Jeremy Deller. At 1.30pm listen to the traditional reading of the names of those who died at Peterloo. Commemoration event created by Evie Manning (Common Wealth Theatre), Robin Richards (Dutch Uncles), Jason Singh (beatbox and sound artist), Young Identity, choirs, performers and the people of Greater Manchester. Performance times and details to be announced in July.

Manchester Central Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX Fri 16 Aug, All day

Free event / No booking required Suitable for all ages

A Brighter Sound, Manchester Histories and Walk the Plank co-production in partnership with Manchester City Council. Keep an eye on peterloo1819.co.uk for further information.


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Peterloo Weekend Fri 16 – Sun 18 August

Peterloo Picnic Join us for a special Peterloo Picnic at HOME. The afternoon will feature food, music and a line up of performances on the Manchester Histories Soapbox.

HOME

Fri 16 Aug, 2pm

Free event / No booking required Suitable for all ages

Art Battle Mcr Calling all people! Come and get involved in Art Battle Manchester: Peterloo Special, where you can watch painters, illustrators, tattooists and street artists go head-to-head in what has been described as the city's most energetic art event. With only minutes to create a masterpiece YOU will decide who’s artwork best fits the commemorations of the Peterloo Massacre.

Manchester Art Gallery Fri 16 Aug, 7pm

Tickets: £15 / Booking required Suitable for ages 14+

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Peterloo Weekend

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Fri 16 – Sun 18 August

Ellen’s Longest Night Ellen’s Longest Night dramatises the amazing life of Red Ellen Wilkinson, one of Manchester and Britain’s best loved, most iconic personalities.

From poverty stricken Ancoats to one of the world’s most influential women, we visit great events in Ellen's history.

Ellen, stunted by poverty and illness, had a fierce intellect and fun loving empathy that endeared her to the public. A relentless commitment to social justice and female equality making her our first woman Minister for Education.

The performance will feature images and video of the events. Written and Directed by Nakib Narat.

Manchester Central Library Sat 17 Aug, 2pm

Tickets: £9, £12 / Booking required Suitable for ages 13+

k march - Gather - Hear - Spea Participate - Dance - Vote Print Marchers from the surrounding towns of Greater Manchester will arrive at St Peter's Field for a 3pm kick off. More details coming soon...

Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX Sat 17 Aug, 3pm

Free event / No booking required Suitable for all ages


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Peterloo Weekend Fri 16 – Sun 18 August

Black & British David Olusoga In Conversation David Olusoga OBE is a historian, broadcaster and film-maker who also became Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester earlier this year. He is well known for his Bafta-winning TV series, Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, co-presenting the BBC’s remake of Civilisations and for A House Through Time. David’s recent book and TV series Black and British: A Forgotten History is a wide-ranging and important project that explores Black British history from Roman times to the present day within the context of national and global history. It provides a brilliant focus for the themes of protest and freedom that will be discussed at this event.

Manchester Art Gallery Sat 17 Aug, 2pm

Free event / Booking required Add Suitable for ages 12+

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June 2019

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Peterloo: news, fake news and paranoia Sat 1 Jun - Thu 19 Sep Working Class Movement Library

The Violence of Empire Come Home Thu 13 Jun Manchester Central Library

The Hidden Tableaux’s Peterloo Massacre 1819 Fri 7 Jun – Sat 28 Sep Manchester Central Library

Peterloo film screening Thu 13 Jun Manchester Central Library 1819 – 1981 Sat 15 Jun, Thu 18 Jul, Tues 13 Aug Manchester Central Library

Whose Knowledge Matters Fri 7 Jun – Sat 17 Aug Manchester Central Library

Greenham Women Everywhere Thu 20 Jun Manchester Central Library

Billy Bragg in Conversation Fri 7 Jun Manchester Central Library

Anthology of Creative Writing: Peterloo People Fri 21 – Fri 28 Jun Age UK Critchley Hub

The Peterloo Photograph Sat 8 Jun Manchester Central Library Peterloo The Build Up, Manchester in 1819 Sat 8 Jun Meet at Manchester Central Library Manchester Community Choir Commemoration of Peterloo 1819 Sun 9 Jun Manchester Art Gallery The Peterloo Massacre 1819 Tue 11 Jun East Manchester History and Gaming Centre Peterloo Now (The Guardian Live) Tue 11 Jun, Tue 18 Jun, Tue 25 Jun, Tue 2 Jul Manchester Central Library

Peterloo in Sound Sat 22 Jun Manchester Central Library Soapbox Sat 22 Jun Parliament Square, Oldham Peterloo Massacre Guided Walking Tour Sun 23 Jun Meet at Manchester Art Gallery Our Sam, The Middleton Man Thu 27 Jun Manchester Central Library Peterloo: From Stockport to Manchester Fri 28 Jun Meet at Stockport Central Library

CYC & Young Identity: Old Tools > New Masters / New Futures Wed 12 Jun Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse

Peterloo: The Story as told in song and music Fri 28 Jun Tameside Wharf Tavern

Researching Mike Leigh’s Peterloo Thu 13 Jun Chetham’s School of Music

Peterloo: to read, to hear, to feel Sat 29 Jun Manchester Central Library

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For a full list of exhibitions and events please visit peterloo1819.co.uk Speaking Out Thu 11 Jul Manchester Central Library

Radical Read Wed 3 Jul Manchester Art Gallery

Trace Your Peterloo People Sat 13 Jul Manchester Central Library

Alison Morgan Talk: Ballads and Songs of Peterloo Wed 3 Jul Working Class Movement Library

Peterloo Picnic Tue 16 Jul Christ the King RC Primary School, Worsley

Not Just Peterloo: Michael Sanders Wed 3 Jul Working Class Movement Library Making the news: reading and writing history Thu 4 Jul – Mon 23 Sept The Portico Library Generation Revolution: Film screening Thu 4 Jul Manchester Central Library Protest Music Sat 6 Jul Royal Northern College of Music

Queer Tue 16 Jul Manchester Central Library

Not Just Peterloo: Joanna Gilmore Wed 17 Jul Working Class Movement Library Peterloo Event Day Wed 17 Jul Manchester Central Library Peterloo Massacre Guided Walking Tour Fri 19 Jul Meet at Manchester Art Gallery

People’s Landscapes: Unearthing passion and protest Sat 6 Jul Manchester Central Library

The Riot Act Sat 20 Jul Manchester Central Library

A service to commemorate the Peterloo Massacre Sun 7 Jul Manchester Cathedral

Remembering Resistance Tue 23 Jul Manchester Central Library The Peaceful Weavers of Peterloo Thu 25 Jul Manchester Central Library

50 Miles, 100 Voices, 200 Years Sun 7 July People's History Museum

Peterloo Liberty Cap Workshop Sat 27 Jul Manchester Central Library

Protest in the Surveillance State Tue 9 Jul Manchester Central Library

A Black Kingdom may take the place of a white one Tue 30 Jul Manchester Central Library

Peterloo film screening Thu 11 Jul Manchester Central Library Manchester Histories Event Exhibition

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event Diary:

August 2019 Libertalia Thu 1 Aug – Mon 30 Sep Manchester Central Library

Booking info for all events: peterloo1819.co.uk For a full list of exhibitions and events please visit peterloo1819.co.uk Make Your Mark workshop: with protest coin print Wed 14 Aug People’s History Museum

The Road to Peterloo Thu 1 Aug Manchester Central Library

Peterloo and Your rights at work Thu 15 Aug Manchester Mechanics Centre

Ballads & Songs of Peterloo Fri 2 Aug Stockport Central Library

Peterloo: page and screen Thu 15 Aug Manchester Central Library

The International ArtActivistBarbie Flashmob Day Sat 3 Aug Manchester Central Library

Peterloo film screening Thu 15 Aug Manchester Central Library

1819: Mossley Remembers Peterloo Sat 3 Aug – Sat 31 Aug St George's Church, Mossley

Peterloo Poems by Manchester People Tue 6 Aug Manchester Central Library

Peterloo Massacre Guided Walking Tour Fri 16 Aug Meet at Manchester Art Gallery The Ultimate Peterloo Massacre Tour Fri 16 Aug Meet at Manchester Central Library John Knight Blue Plaque Fri 16 Aug Mossley Town Centre

Women Power Politics: Connect, Inspire, Learn Wed 7 Aug Manchester Art Gallery

Tameside Remembers Peterloo Fri 16 Aug Ashton Market

Make Your Mark workshop: with recycled print Wed 7 Aug People’s History Museum

Art Battle MCR Fri 16 Aug Manchester Art Gallery

Peterloo Anniversary Concert Sat 17 Aug Stalybridge Civic Hall

The Song of Peterloo Thu 8 Aug Manchester Central Library

In Conversation with Carolyn O’Brien Sat 10 Aug Manchester Central Library

Amateur Radio special events station Sat 10 Aug – Sun 25 Aug Trafford MV RFCC Rise! Workshop with Emma Martin Mon 12 Aug Manchester Central Library

Greenham Women Everywhere: Pop up exhibition Wed 14 Aug Manchester Central Library

Black & British: David Olusoga In Conversation Sat 17 Aug Manchester Art Gallery Ellen’s Longest Night Sat 17 Aug Manchester Central Library

Make Your Mark workshop: with screen-print Wed 21 Aug People’s History Museum

Peterloo 200: Meet the Peterloo witness Thu 22 Aug Stockport Museum

Manchester Histories Event Exhibition

Talk

Performance

Walk

Film

Workshop

Family


Booking info for all events: peterloo1819.co.uk

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ENORMOUS THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS, FUNDERS & SUPPORTERS

Peterloo 2019 Team Karen Shannon Janine Hague Charlie Booth Laura Stevens Naomi Whitman

Michael Powell Laura Sullivan Richard Fowler John Leatherbarrow David Caunce

Peterloo Ambassadors

Adam Kilkenny Adele Taylor Alan Godson Alexander Davidson Alice Hebdon Alix Stiles Andy Mercer Anna Mayall

Manchester Histories Board Hannah Barker (Chair) Kostas Arvanitis Rob Higginson Andrew Pattinson

Anne Cooper Bernard McGrath Charlotte Derbyshire Charlotte Peters Rock Christina Wallman Claire Robinson Gary Fildes Gina James

Melanie Tebbutt John Williams Martin Gaw Sam Edwards

Helen Drummond Helen Eden Jo Neri John Carpenter John Sanders John Shaw Laurence Connell Maria Allen

Remembering John Pickford, founder of Manchester Histories Festival. A special big thank you to all sta at Manchester Central Library.

Cultural Advisors Dave Haslam Salma Patel

Mark Simmons Mary McGuigan Mick McHugh Mike Broomhead Rachael Gilbert Sheila Gaughan Simon Hughes Tracy Drysdale


Booking info for all events: peterloo1819.co.uk

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Manchester Craft & Design Centre 17 Oak St, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JD craftanddesign.com

Manchester Central Convention Complex Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX manchestercentral.co.uk


Booking info for all events: peterloo1819.co.uk

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Greater Manchester Venues Salford

Rochdale

Age UK Critchley Hub, M27 4AF 0161 359 3410

Middleton Library, M24 6DU 0300 303 8876

Eccles Gateway, M30 0TU 0161 793 2500

Bury

Working Class Movement Library, M5 4WX 0161 736 3601

Walkden Gateway, M28 3EZ 0161 793 2500

Trafford

St Margaret’s Church, M16 8AE 0161 928 1609

Old Trafford Library at Limelight, M16 9NW 0300 011 2112 Trafford MV RFCC, M33 6LR 0161 973 7061

Altrincham Library, WA14 1AH 0161 912 5920

Tameside

Local Studies Library, OL6 7BY 0161 342 4242

East Manchester History & Gaming Centre, SK14 2PU 07887 562563 Ashton Library, OL6 6BH 0161 342 2029 Wharf Tavern, SK15 1PD 0161 338 2662

Tameside Local Studies & Archive Centre, OL6 7BY 0161 342 4242 St George’s Church, Mossley, OL5 0LP 01457 237667 Ashton Market, OL6 6BZ 0161 342 3268

Stalybridge Civic Hall, SK15 2BN 0161 303 8261

Touchstones Rochdale, OL16 1AQ 01706 924492

Middleton Arena, M24 1AG 0161 662 4000

Bury Archives, BL9 0DR 0161 253 6782

Oldham

Gallery Oldham, OL1 1AL 0161 770 4653

Oldham Library, OL1 1AL 0161 770 8000

Stockport

Stockport Central Library, SK1 3RS 0161 217 6009

Stockport Museum, SK1 1ES 0161 474 4444

Wigan

Wigan Library, WN1 1NH 01942 827621

Museum of Wigan Life, WN1 1NU 01942 828128

Bolton

Bolton Central Library and Museum, BL1 1SE 01204 332211

Cheshire Venues

Quarry Bank, National Trust, SK9 4LA 01625 445896

Dunham Massey, National Trust, WA14 4SJ 0161 941 1025


Booking Information Online

Events can be booked online at peterloo1819.co.uk

In person

If you are unable to book online, Manchester Histories will be based in Manchester Central Library on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Fri 7 Jun - Sat 17 Aug 2019, where there will be a member of the team to assist booking tickets for Peterloo events.

Age guidelines

Please see individual event pages for details of age guidance (if applicable).

Receiving or collecting tickets All E-tickets will be emailed at the time of booking via Eventbrite.

Refunds & exchanges

All events taking place at Manchester Central Library, when booked through Eventbrite, are not eligible for refunds or exchanges. Tickets booked from venues or other agents will be subject to their own terms and conditions.

Access

We endeavour to ensure that Peterloo events are accessible to all and welcome you to contact us regarding any specific requirements you may have: info@manchesterhistories.co.uk or 0161 306 1982.

@mcrhistfest

@manchesterhistories

@manchesterhistories

Every eort has been made to ensure that the information in this guide is correct. We apologise for any

errors or omissions that may have occurred. For up-to-date details and booking information for all events please visit the website: peterloo1819.co.uk

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