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Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day

The Monastery

june, 2022

sun12jun11:00 pm4:00 pmManchester Histories Festival Celebration DayOver 50 stalls from museums, archives & projects plus creative workshops, music performances & a real vintage bus!11:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

Manchester Histories Festival: Celebration Day

Sunday 12th June, 11am-4pm

FREE Entry!

We are SO proud to be hosting this year’s FREE Manchester Histories Festival Celebration day on June 12th, 11am-4pm at our spectacular, Grade II listed building. Join us in celebrating the city region’s rich history and heritage with over 50 stalls from museums, archives & projects from across Greater Manchester.

As well as the stall holders – a who’s who of local cultural organisations – there will be plenty more to do, with something for everyone.

Fun for all with creative workshops, musical performances, a real vintage bus, ice-cream van, and a pop up museum courtesy of Manchester Museum!

Ride your bike to the celebration day and get it serviced for free by the Nationwide Cycling Academy. Bring your own pre-loved clothing and donate it in our clothes swap and pick yourself up a new outfit. Enjoy performances from the Gorton Voice Choir and Youth Zone Voices Group with Manchester Camerata.

Behold the magnificent line up!

🎶 Youth Zone Voices Group – Young people will work alongside a composer and instrumentalists from @manchestercamerata to co-produce a brand-new song through a series of workshops

👗 Swap till you Drop – Come and join the clothes swap party, courtesy of @_vtcreation

🪵 Belle Vue Woodcut and Screen-Printing Workshop – @gortonvisualartsgroup present a free woodcut and screen-printing workshop related to Gorton‘s Social History

🧶 In Stitches – Join the craft group, In Stitches, for some crafty science activism!

🚲 Nationwide Cycling Academy – Bring your bikes along and a mechanic will carry out a free safety check on the day

🚌 Museum of Transport Greater Manchester will be bringing a vintage bus for visitors to explore

🎤 Gorton Voice Choir – Gorton Voice Community Choir was set up in 2003 and is open to all adults. There are no auditions and they pride themselves on being an easy-going, friendly and welcoming choir

Free entry and parking, bring the family and enjoy the fun!

Free entry & and no need to book, just turn up on the day.

We can’t wait to see you there!


(Sunday) 11:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Monastery Manchester

89, Gorton Lane

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