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RADICAL LATE | 14 OCTOBER 2021We have a very limited run of tickets left for the upcoming online Radical Late event 'The...
05/10/2021

RADICAL LATE | 14 OCTOBER 2021

We have a very limited run of tickets left for the upcoming online Radical Late event 'The origins of Jewish immigration social history in Manchester and London'.

Join a host of experts exploring objects and stories of everyday life in these Jewish immigrant communities.

The event will take place on Zoom from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on 14 October 2021.

This is a pay as you can event: £6 | £2 | Free

Book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3BpEHyc

Picture: Blooms Kosher restaurant in Whitechapel, London (Rachel Lichtenstein, 1991)

RADICAL LATE | 14 OCTOBER 2021

We have a very limited run of tickets left for the upcoming online Radical Late event 'The origins of Jewish immigration social history in Manchester and London'.

Join a host of experts exploring objects and stories of everyday life in these Jewish immigrant communities.

The event will take place on Zoom from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on 14 October 2021.

This is a pay as you can event: £6 | £2 | Free

Book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3BpEHyc

Picture: Blooms Kosher restaurant in Whitechapel, London (Rachel Lichtenstein, 1991)

Check out our brand new banner! 🙌‘The Journey We Made Across Land and Sea, to Build a Country Not Made for Me’ is a new ...
05/10/2021

Check out our brand new banner! 🙌

‘The Journey We Made Across Land and Sea, to Build a Country Not Made for Me’ is a new banner on display in People’s History Museum.

Created by artist Seleena Laverne Daye, it is designed to give a voice to migrants whose hard work often go unrecognised. The medallion in each corner visually represents those working in care, hospitality, agriculture and textiles.

This banner was commissioned by our Community Programme Team, made up of people whose lives have been shaped by #migration. It is part of our new installation - Migration: a human story.

Read more about the Migration project in this #blog by Jo Yee Cheung: https://bit.ly/3moGJso

Check out our brand new banner! 🙌

‘The Journey We Made Across Land and Sea, to Build a Country Not Made for Me’ is a new banner on display in People’s History Museum.

Created by artist Seleena Laverne Daye, it is designed to give a voice to migrants whose hard work often go unrecognised. The medallion in each corner visually represents those working in care, hospitality, agriculture and textiles.

This banner was commissioned by our Community Programme Team, made up of people whose lives have been shaped by #migration. It is part of our new installation - Migration: a human story.

Read more about the Migration project in this #blog by Jo Yee Cheung: https://bit.ly/3moGJso

Migration: a human story is now open at PHM until April 2022 📢Since 2019, we have been working with a Community Programm...
28/09/2021

Migration: a human story is now open at PHM until April 2022 📢

Since 2019, we have been working with a Community Programme Team (CPT), made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration.

In this blog by Jo Yee Cheung, a member of the CPT, learn more about the process of introducing more #migration narratives to the main galleries. Click here to give it a read ➡️ https://bit.ly/3EYxXd2

Migration: a human story challenges migration narratives through animations, a newly commissioned banner, Family Friendly passport trails & personal stories.

Pictured: The starting point of the Migration: a human story passport trail at the entrance to Main Gallery One

Migration: a human story is now open at PHM until April 2022 📢

Since 2019, we have been working with a Community Programme Team (CPT), made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration.

In this blog by Jo Yee Cheung, a member of the CPT, learn more about the process of introducing more #migration narratives to the main galleries. Click here to give it a read ➡️ https://bit.ly/3EYxXd2

Migration: a human story challenges migration narratives through animations, a newly commissioned banner, Family Friendly passport trails & personal stories.

Pictured: The starting point of the Migration: a human story passport trail at the entrance to Main Gallery One

Gather your materials together and join us tomorrow (Sat 25 Sept) for The Fabric of Protest online textile workshop wher...
24/09/2021

Gather your materials together and join us tomorrow (Sat 25 Sept) for The Fabric of Protest online textile workshop where we will be cross stitching orange hearts, a symbol of solidarity with refugees, in response to PHM’s #Welcome? exhibition 🧡

The Fabric of Protest is taking place over Zoom on Sat 25 Sept 2021, 2pm –3.30pm.

This workshop is pay as you feel, tickets are available at £6/ £2/free. Book your place here ➡️ https://bit.ly/2W7zkV5

#TogetherWithRefugees #FabricOfProtest

Gather your materials together and join us tomorrow (Sat 25 Sept) for The Fabric of Protest online textile workshop where we will be cross stitching orange hearts, a symbol of solidarity with refugees, in response to PHM’s #Welcome? exhibition 🧡

The Fabric of Protest is taking place over Zoom on Sat 25 Sept 2021, 2pm –3.30pm.

This workshop is pay as you feel, tickets are available at £6/ £2/free. Book your place here ➡️ https://bit.ly/2W7zkV5

#TogetherWithRefugees #FabricOfProtest

The devastating news of Sabina Nessa's suspected murder resonates with so many.#ReclaimTheNight marches started in 1977 ...
23/09/2021

The devastating news of Sabina Nessa's suspected murder resonates with so many.

#ReclaimTheNight marches started in 1977 highlighting violence against women. Yet women still face unacceptable fear and violence today.

We stand in solidarity & remember Sabina #ReclaimTheseStreets

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Pictured is Women Reclaim the Night on International Women’s Day poster, 1986. This poster featured in People's History Museum's Represent exhibition in 2018.

The devastating news of Sabina Nessa's suspected murder resonates with so many.

#ReclaimTheNight marches started in 1977 highlighting violence against women. Yet women still face unacceptable fear and violence today.

We stand in solidarity & remember Sabina #ReclaimTheseStreets

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Pictured is Women Reclaim the Night on International Women’s Day poster, 1986. This poster featured in People's History Museum's Represent exhibition in 2018.

22/09/2021
A Major Loan from the Parliamentary Archives: The Longest Act, 1821

The Longest Act will be celebrating its 200th birthday in People’s History Museum thanks to a loan from UK Parliamentary Archives. This is the first time it has been displayed outside of parliament.

Unrolled, the Land Tax Commissioners’ Act 1821 is longer than three football fields and can take two people a whole day to unroll. Its length was necessary to capture the names of the 65,000 local Commissioners who would collect the tax on land, property and personal property up to 1963.


See The Longest Act on display in the People's History Museum main galleries until 5 December 2021.

We are open 10am-4pm on Wednesday to Sunday. Register to visit now: https://bit.ly/3lMkz2Q

#OTD in 1933, social activist Annie Besant died. She is well-known for publicising the harsh working conditions at the B...
20/09/2021

#OTD in 1933, social activist Annie Besant died. She is well-known for publicising the harsh working conditions at the Bryant & May match factory in East London. After meeting with the workers and hearing about the immoral and outright dangerous conditions they faced, she wrote an article which was published in a newspaper called The Link.

The #MatchGirls’ Strike which took place less than two weeks later was organised by the women working in the factory. Discover the fascinating story of the 1888 Match Girls’ Strike in our blog from Sam Johnson, great-granddaughter of Sarah Chapman, one of the leaders of the 1888 strike: https://phm.org.uk/blogposts/the-match-girls-strike/

In the People's History Museum main galleries from Wednesday to Sunday, experience the injustice at the Bryant & May match factory through an arcade style game, where players’ progress is hampered by unfair fines and sickness.

14/09/2021
PHM's Response to the #PolicingBill

A proud history of protest has shaped a better world today. The #policingbill is likely to silence marginalised voices fighting for change.

Watch our video about why we are joining those urging the government to reconsider their approach to this bill #IdeasWorthFightingFor


Join us in defending the right to protest by signing the Liberty petition to stop the #policingbill here: https://action.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/page/78339/petition/1

This is the final reminder for the last My First Protest Song - online of 2021!Zoom in with your babies & tots this Satu...
11/09/2021

This is the final reminder for the last My First Protest Song - online of 2021!

Zoom in with your babies & tots this Saturday morning to singalong with Matt Hill Songwriter

📅 Sat 11 Sept, 11-11.40am
Click to book your spot ➡️ bit.ly/2WSRwCt

This event is Fantastic for Families because... it's a chance to take part in live music fun, whether you're singing along or have a go at making your own instruments from around the house.

Calling all singers, strummers and shakers for the last time this yearJoin Matt Hill Songwriter for My First Protest Son...
08/09/2021

Calling all singers, strummers and shakers for the last time this year

Join Matt Hill Songwriter for My First Protest Song - online

📅 Sat 11 Sept, 11am

Unique #FamilyFriendly activity suitable for babies, tots & grown-ups too!

Click to book your spot ➡️ https://bit.ly/2WSRwCt

Calling all singers, strummers and shakers for the last time this year

Join Matt Hill Songwriter for My First Protest Song - online

📅 Sat 11 Sept, 11am

Unique #FamilyFriendly activity suitable for babies, tots & grown-ups too!

Click to book your spot ➡️ https://bit.ly/2WSRwCt

Marzia Babakarkhail was a judge in Afghanistan, and set up an organisation to help women and girls in the country. She w...
19/08/2021

Marzia Babakarkhail was a judge in Afghanistan, and set up an organisation to help women and girls in the country. She was targeted by the Taliban and fled to Pakistan, where her life was again threatened. Marzia came to the UK, claimed asylum and became a British citizen in 2016.

Marzia urges all PHM’s friends, visitors and supporters to stand in solidarity with the Afghan people and particularly to support her brave feminist activist friends, who are still in Afghanistan, and fearing for their safety.

Marzia’s story is one of six personal experiences of migration told in PHM's #Welcome exhibition https://bit.ly/3sxnqQo

Here are some ways you can support Afghan refugees today:

1) E-mail your MP https://bit.ly/3AVi0S1

2) Join a campaign, talk to friends and family or sponsor a refugee family https://bit.ly/3mcSALC

3) Share this post and comment with ideas of how we can all support and show solidarity with Afghan refugees #AfghanRefugeesWelcome

FAMILIES: Workshops today at 1pm & 2pmBook your tickets here: bit.ly/3iX92MPKids go FREE#summer #family #craftsART WORKS...
04/08/2021

FAMILIES: Workshops today at 1pm & 2pm

Book your tickets here: bit.ly/3iX92MP

Kids go FREE

#summer #family #crafts

ART WORKSHOPS: Celebrate the launch of our new Counter Flow exhibition by attending a workshop inviting families to paint their own stories and identity on a pair of ceramic feet.

FAMILIES: Workshops today at 1pm & 2pm

Book your tickets here: bit.ly/3iX92MP

Kids go FREE

#summer #family #crafts

ART WORKSHOPS: Celebrate the launch of our new Counter Flow exhibition by attending a workshop inviting families to paint their own stories and identity on a pair of ceramic feet.

Summer holidays are HERE 😎We've got loads of family fun to keep the kids entertained, including two Identity feet worksh...
28/07/2021

Summer holidays are HERE 😎

We've got loads of family fun to keep the kids entertained, including two Identity feet workshops every Wednesday & three NEW exhibitions to explore. FREE tickets for children & all materials provided.

Enjoy a #manchester #staycation and hunt for PHM’s treasures around the museum with the museum’s fab I Spy self-guided quiz!

Click the link to BOOK YOUR VISIT and explore the past, present & future of ideas worth fighting for through PHM's galleries, exhibitions, archive, shop, & new cafe & bar ➡ bit.ly/2RmqGj4

See you soon! 😁

Summer holidays are HERE 😎

We've got loads of family fun to keep the kids entertained, including two Identity feet workshops every Wednesday & three NEW exhibitions to explore. FREE tickets for children & all materials provided.

Enjoy a #manchester #staycation and hunt for PHM’s treasures around the museum with the museum’s fab I Spy self-guided quiz!

Click the link to BOOK YOUR VISIT and explore the past, present & future of ideas worth fighting for through PHM's galleries, exhibitions, archive, shop, & new cafe & bar ➡ bit.ly/2RmqGj4

See you soon! 😁

Yesterday we were back at the #MarcusRashford mural in #Withington, it is amazing to see how the tributes and messages o...
16/07/2021

Yesterday we were back at the #MarcusRashford mural in #Withington, it is amazing to see how the tributes and messages of support have grown and changed from day to day.

Earlier in the week flags, Post-it notes and posters were largely on the brick wall, they have now grown to encompass the pavement too. Some tributes have blown from the walls and been stuck in new places. Local schools have left letters and messages from pupils, using this as a starting point for important conversations about racism.

Whilst at the mural we talked to community and cultural partners about how People’s History Museum can support efforts to preserve, document and make accessible these tributes. We hope they can be used for future engagement work and as a call to action for real change and a fairer society #IdeasWorthFightingFor

We've a NEW EXHIBITION opening next week!The Jarda exhibition with artist & curator Jessica El Mal opens on Wednesday 21...
15/07/2021

We've a NEW EXHIBITION opening next week!

The Jarda exhibition with artist & curator Jessica El Mal opens on Wednesday 21 July until Sunday 10 October 2021

The exhibition includes some beautiful work created by the group with our friends RHS Garden Bridgewater 🌿

Check out the What's On section on our website to find out more or visit bit.ly/3rd84j5

Part of The Arab British Centre Arab Britain programme

#photograph #collage #SelfPortraiture #nature #GreenSpaces #IdeasWorthExploring #ArabBritishCentre #RHSBridgewater

This morning we went to see the growing tributes and messages of support left at the #MarcusRashford mural, as the commu...
14/07/2021

This morning we went to see the growing tributes and messages of support left at the #MarcusRashford mural, as the community has come together to #StandUpToRacism.

In case you aren’t able to go in person, we wanted to share some photographs of the moving tributes, from food tins to highlight Rashford’s work to end food poverty to heartfelt messages of support on post-it notes. We also spotted flags and flowers, balloons, blow up hammers, football shirts and hats, rainbows, hearts and hand drawn tributes...

What a response! #ideasworthfightingfor

Calling all Coronation Street fans & friends of PHM - did you spot the fab mention on Friday?From the character Sam Blak...
12/07/2021

Calling all Coronation Street fans & friends of PHM - did you spot the fab mention on Friday?

From the character Sam Blakeman (actor Jude Riordan) "We could go to the People's History Museum. They've got a new interactive game about the Match Girls' Strike.."

The game illustrates the conditions the workers had & helps tell the story of the strike ➡️ https://bit.ly/3hYl3AZ

The museum is open Wed-Sun from 10am-4pm if you want to check it out in person 😊 Get booking your spot!

#manchester #familyfriendly #kidsactivities #HereForCultureMCR

Calling all Coronation Street fans & friends of PHM - did you spot the fab mention on Friday?

From the character Sam Blakeman (actor Jude Riordan) "We could go to the People's History Museum. They've got a new interactive game about the Match Girls' Strike.."

The game illustrates the conditions the workers had & helps tell the story of the strike ➡️ https://bit.ly/3hYl3AZ

The museum is open Wed-Sun from 10am-4pm if you want to check it out in person 😊 Get booking your spot!

#manchester #familyfriendly #kidsactivities #HereForCultureMCR

Today is #ThankyouDay Help us to make it the UK's biggest thank you EVER ❤️ Join millions of people across the UK saying...
04/07/2021

Today is #ThankyouDay

Help us to make it the UK's biggest thank you EVER ❤️

Join millions of people across the UK saying thank you to everyone who's helped us through the last 18 months

We've a 5ft card to say thank you - with Charlie Mackesy illustration of his much-loved characters on the outside and the words & contributions from schools across the UK inside.

Let's say thanks Together to our families, friends & those in our communities

Book to visit ! 👉https://bit.ly/3hhdAOA

Just one hour to go! Escape the rain this morning and enjoy 40 minutes of great music in My First Protest Song today (Sa...
03/07/2021
My First Protest Song – online

Just one hour to go! Escape the rain this morning and enjoy 40 minutes of great music in My First Protest Song today (Sat 3 July) at 11am. This Family Friendly activity is suitable for babies, tots & grown-ups too!

Book now! 👉 https://bit.ly/3h1N5w5 👈

Join Matt Hill as he performs toe-tapping tunes from times of change.

Bring along your instruments, wooden spoons or anything else you can make some noise with Matt Hill Songwriter

#kidsactivities #familyactivities

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