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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.

Spring/Summer 2019 Open Days: Monastery and Victorian Pantry open on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from Monday March 11th 2019. Afternoon Tea can be booked on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday; groups of six or more can book Afternoon Tea Sunday-Friday.

The Monastery is closed on Sunday 10th March 2019. Please note, the Nave is occasionally closed due to a private or public/ticketed event. The Nave is also closed from 2pm on Sunday 31st March, and all day on Tuesday 23rd April, and Mondays 6th and 20th May.

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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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