Manchester holds a very deep, very large place in my heart. Not only is it the city in which I transitioned from a teenager to a (sort of) adult, I’ve formed such complex relationships with its history, I feel like it’s on old admirable friend I enjoy visiting for cups of tea. So it’s apt that this year I will be throwing myself into Manchester History Festival.
With a new found interest in capturing aural community history, I’ve realised the importance of the celebration of regional history, and the urgency to capture changing areas of the community that is constantly shifting under the fluidity of culture, the changing impact of political ideals and the economic shifts.
Manchester Histories Festival is overwhelmingly full of stories and narratives that lift Manchester’s place in the canon of British history. Emphasis on HISTORIES, not history. Our relationship with history has changed – it is a complex weave of…
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