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Adventurers should definitely hot-foot it to the Imperial War Museum North this October half term. Family-friendly ‘Story Seekers’ sessions take place every day throughout the half term holidays. You can get hands-on with real artefacts and also discover brave real-life stories. Story Seekers is a wonderful opportunity for families of all ages to learn about […]

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Come to My Mum’s: An Evening of Conversation is a space for South Asian Muslim women to talk about what’s important to them today. Manchester-based artist Afreena Islam-Wright will host the evening of conversation. Guests so far include Sadia Habib and Maya Chowdhury from Manchester Museum; journalist Mishti Ali and prize-winning writer Qaisra Shahraz. The […]

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Victorian Women in Bed is a set of six short plays that you can watch at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Each play focuses on a famous woman from history. Find out more about the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale and the writer, Charlotte Bronte. Fascinating stuff.

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She Seeks Out Wool is a theatre show by writer-performer Sophie Ablett. The show uses the art of ‘knitting’ to explore one woman’s experiences and the story of her family. The event is happening as part of Manchester Jewish Museum‘s Synagogue Nights, a season of intimate events in the Synagogue.

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Experience a work-in-progress performance of Suzette Coon’s emotive new play. A Jewish Love Story tells of a Jewish woman’s escape from the Polish pogroms of 1900.  It also explores the impact of her experiences on the lives of her daughter and grand daughter. After the show, there will be a ‘Question and Answer’ session with […]

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Join Manchester Jewish Museum to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The museum will welcome visitors for a special Open Day as part of Cheetham Cultural Festival 2021. Sukkot is a Jewish festival to celebrate the harvest and also to commemorate the sheltering of the Jewish people in the wilderness. To celebrate Sukkot, the museum […]

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has a new exhibition about one of the author’s best known collection of stories – Cranford. Visit this exhibition to see rare editions of the book. You’ll also find some of the actual costumes worn in the BBC series by Dame Judi Dench on display too.

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Medieval Manchester Festival is a family-friendly daytime event at Chetham’s in Manchester City Centre. With live music, food, drink and medieval entertainment, the event marks the 600th anniversary of Manchester’s oldest buildings. Chetham’s stunning medieval buildings date right back to 1421. This special 2-day festival celebrates Manchester’s history, and the incredible story of Chetham’s. Step inside […]

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On your next visit to Heaton Park why not pop inside the museum or take a trip on one of the Park’s trams? Tram rides take place most Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting). Learn more about the fascinating history of the Tramway, experience a ride on a tram and hear more about upcoming projects at […]

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This tour of Heaton Hall and Park includes a rare visit inside the house as well as a tour around the park. Visit the Stables, the tramway, the boating lake and even Manchester’s original town hall. You’ll also be able to take in superb views of Manchester from the highest point in the city, the […]