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Remembering Belle Vue

at the Monastery

What’s on at the Monastery? Alongside our regular open days, we also run an exciting programme of events, activities, talks, concerts and performances. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery.

The Monastery aims to be Open Every Day between 11am- 4pm (except Saturdays) with free entry & free parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in between 11 and 4pm and visit the Heritage Corner but we cannot guarantee that the Great Nave will always be available.

Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Café & Shop are open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open days. Please note, the Nave is closed on Monday 20th May and on Sunday 12th May due to ticketed events taking place (though there should be accompanied access to the Nave from around 1-2pm on Sunday 12th May during the event lunch break).

A regular programme of community, health, well-being and family activities is also available for everyone to enjoy. Our affordable Community Rooms can be pre-booked for use 7 days of the week between 9am and 5.30pm.

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March 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

FREE FREE

Two days of talks, memorabilia, heritage stalls, music performances and activities for all the family on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th March 2019.

Join us at the Monastery to learn or reminisce about the wonders of Belle Vue, which was once one of the most successful and popular entertainment destinations in the UK. Whether you’re a Belle Vue enthusiast, want to share your fond memories or want to learn about the ‘Showground of the World’, this is the ideal event for you!

This event is FREE but charges for some activities may apply. Keep looking out for more information and updates about the event.


Monday 18th March, 11am-4pm

  • Belle Vue talks including:
    • ‘A Nostalgic Look Back at the Music from Belle Vue’ (2.30-3.30pm)
    • ‘Belle Vue Zoo: Our Disneyworld’ (10.30-11.30am)
  • Performances from Gorton Voice Community Choir, 11.30am and 1pm
  • Heritage Stalls, memorabilia stands, historical Belle Vue items, info from The National Fairground and Circus Archive (all day)
  • Exhibition of Belle Vue posters and archival film footage (all day)
  • Meet our Sharing Your Story oral history team and listen to what they have been recording recently (all day)

FREE Family Friendly and School Activities

  • Children’s storytelling on the Belle Vue Heritage Bus with Gorton Library, 1.30pm
  • ‘Belle Vue Zoo: Our Disney World’, child-friendly session (10.30-11.30am)
  • Pop-up Photobooth, Victorian Dress Up, Traditional Games, Arts & Craft and Family Trails (all day)

Gorton Voice Community Choir Set List

• LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING
• ON TOP OF THE WORLD.
• THE ROSE.
• CATCH A FALLING STAR.
• GIVE US THIS DAY.
• THE CLIMB.

• THE LIVING YEARS.
• WILL YOU BE THERE.
• A THOUSAND YEARS.
• SAY A LITTLE PRAYER.
• THINKING OUT LOUD.
• BEATLES MEDLEY.

Details

Date:
March 18
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
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March 18 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE

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