Long Running Events

Walking Netball – Get back on the court – every Monday – 11am to 12 noon at Wythenshawe Forum   Forum Walking Netball Flyer

Mon 14 January – Mon 11 February, 1.00pm – 3.00pm – WEA Course: The meaning of the Peterloo Massacre   A five week learning experience from the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in association with the People’s History Museum (PHM).

In the bicentenary year of the Peterloo Massacre this course will study the history of the events leading up to the massacre, competing historic interpretations, as well as its meaning and relevance in the struggle for democracy today.

Led by Mark Krantz, WEA tutor and author of Rise Like Lions: The History and Lessons of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, each session will involve a presentation of material followed by an interactive discussion.  This course will look at:

  • austerity and resistance in 1819
  • Henry Hunt and the radical reformers
  • the march to St Peter’s Field
  • the Peterloo Massacre
  • the relevance of Peterloo to politics today

This course includes a visit to PHM’s main galleries and Labour History Archive & Study Centre to examine the relevant materials.

Suitable for 19+  /  Booking required by contacting WEA on 0300 303 3464 or via WEA’s website, please quote course ref C3842424

Please note attendees are required to book onto all five weeks of the course  /  Course runs on Mondays from Mon 14 January to Mon 11 February  /  £31 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

Part of PHM’s year long programme exploring the past, present and future of protest, marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre; a major event in Manchester’s history, and a defining moment for Britain’s democracy.

Sat 19 January – Sun 31 March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Not Home    Over 75,000 households in the UK live in unsupported temporary accommodation; insecure and often dangerous, this housing has a drastic impact on residents’ health and wellbeing.

Not Home is a collaboration between writer Sarah Butler, the charity Justlife, and the photographer, Stephen King.  The exhibition includes a collection of portraits made with people living in unsupported temporary accommodation in Manchester, along with first hand accounts of their experiences.

You can also explore a new novella Not Home, The Truth Told By Tenants, written by Sarah Butler in conversation with residents, following the lives of six people living in a rundown Manchester bed & breakfast.  The book is available to download from Justlife’s website.  For a physical copy, please email: nothome@justlife.org.uk.

Suitable for 11+   /   The museum is free to enter with a suggested donation of £5

Part of PHM’s year long programme exploring the past, present and future of protest, marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester; a major event in Manchester’s history, and a defining moment for Britain’s democracy.  Following an open call for submissions, the 2019 community exhibition programme was selected by a panel of museum staff and members of a cross section of community groups.

Mon 25 February – Mon 25 March, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

WEA Course: Rise Like Lions! A study of Shelley’s poem   A five week learning experience from the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in association with the People’s History Museum (PHM).

In response to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote The Masque of Anarchy.  This course will study the poem with the famous lines; ‘Rise Like Lions!’ and ‘We Are Many! They Are Few!’

Led by Mark Krantz, WEA tutor and author of Rise Like Lions: The History and Lessons of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, each session will involve a presentation of material followed by an interactive discussion.  This course will look at:

  • the Peterloo Massacre of 1819
  • the life of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • the meaning of the poem The Masque of Anarchy
  • a study of the poem in history
  • its use and relevance today

This course includes a visit to PHM’s main galleries and Labour History Archive & Study Centre to examine the relevant materials.

Suitable for 19+   /   Booking required by contacting WEA on 0300 303 3464 or via WEA’s website, please quote course ref C3842425

Please note attendees are required to book onto all five weeks of the course   /   Course runs on Mondays from Mon 25 February to Mon 25 March

£31 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

Part of PHM’s year long programme exploring the past, present and future of protest, marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre; a major event in Manchester’s history, and a defining moment for Britain’s democracy.