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Manchester Histories Festival Opening Night

The Monastery

june, 2022

wed08jun6:00 pm8:00 pmManchester Histories Festival Opening NightDiscover the History of Climate Change with live entertainment plus music from Manchester International Roots Orchestra6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Manchester histories festival 2022

Event Details

Manchester Histories Festival: The History of Climate Change

Wednesday 8 June, 6-8pm

Manchester Histories Festival is back! And we would love for you to join us in celebrating the return of this awesome event right here at our spectacular, Grade II listed building on Wednesday 8 June, 2022, between 6-8pm.

Editors note: and that’s not all! We have a fabulous, full, FREE celebration day on Sunday 12th June, 11am-4pm absolutely packed to the brim with stalls,  shows, happenings and fun for all the family, get the full details here.

What can I expect?

Our Opening Night Gathering will be launched by historian & broadcaster Michael Wood and will feature fantastic performances from young people who have responded creatively to climate change, as well as music from Manchester International Roots Orchestra.

Come down to meet the festival team and the volunteers, and discover more about the festival, including why we are focusing on the history of Climate change.

Why focus on climate change?

In a nutshell, The History of Climate Change seeks to encourage an understanding of the history of environmental issues and climate change in order to inspire people to look at ways that they can take action for a better future for all. Spanning across Greater Manchester participating venues will include…

  • Gorton Monastery
  • Angel Meadow Park
  • Manchester Central Library
  • Gallery Oldham

Click below to watch our video highlighting these incredible spaces, and to find out more about what the festival has in store…

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

We can’t wait to see you there!


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Monastery Manchester

89, Gorton Lane

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