Open Call Out: Manchester Histories Festival 2022 (9–12 June 2022)

Deadline for entries Friday 11 March 2022

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In June 2022 (Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 June) a festival exploring climate change will take place across Greater Manchester. Led by Manchester Histories, The History of Climate Change will be full of exhibitions, talks, creativity and more. 

The History of Climate Change is a festival for all, which means there are lots of opportunities for everyone to get involved. The festival 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.  Communities will be connected, stories will be shared, ambitions will be discussed, creativity will be showcased and steps towards change will be collectively taken. Spanning across Greater Manchester participating venues will include The Monastery Manchester, Manchester Central Library, Gallery Oldham and Angel Meadow Park.

Individuals and groups are invited to take part by hosting an in person or online event, ranging from a guided walk to an art workshop; a campaign to an exhibition; a talk to a performance. If you are interested in participating, you can find all the details by visiting the Manchester Histories website.

Manchester Histories Celebration Day will take place on Sunday 12 June and for the first time will take place at The Monastery Manchester.

Karen Shannon, Chief Executive of Manchester Histories, says, “Manchester has always been a city of progress, innovation and action and we believe that as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution there couldn’t be a better place to try and use the power of history to inspire a brighter future for the environment.  Our role is bringing together the incredible communities across Greater Manchester to connect, share and explore the region’s rich and diverse histories and heritage, which our biannual festival is central to.  We look forward to supporting communities, cultural organistions and individuals to bring a vibrant festival experience to life in the months ahead.”

Manchester Histories is an award-winning charity that works collaboratively to reveal, share and celebrate Greater Manchester’s diverse histories and heritage. They connect people to explore the past and shape the future through histories and heritage. Past projects include: Peterloo 2019, a project to mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, and DigiFest 2020, a celebration and recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act (1970).

The University has a long standing partnership with Manchester Histories through Creative Manchester, and is proud to support the biannual Festival. 

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