Events in December 2023
02/12/2023 - Marx & Engels in Manchester: Walkers of the World Unite!
19/12/2023 - The Glories of Manchester Architecture
The Builder magazine said “one can scarcely walk about Manchester without coming across frequent examples of the grand in architecture. There is nothing to equal it since the building of Venice.”Midland Hotel, ManchesterPeter StreetManchester, M60 2DSUnited Kingdom
20/12/2023 - The Knutsford Explorer FREE Expert Tour
21/12/2023 - John Rylands Library And More ... FREE expert tour
The John Rylands Library is often described as “the Taj Mahal of the North-West”, for it is a palace built out of love; a widow’s love for her late husband, a family’s love of religious literature; a city’s love of Gothic architecture. The building looks like a mini-cathedral, a religious icon, a divine presence on Deansgate,Outside St Ann's ChurchSt Ann StreetManchester, Greater Manchester M2 7LFUnited Kingdom07769298068
29/12/2023 - Jewish Manchester FREE Heimishe Tour and 1 other event
The Manchester area is home to Britain’s second biggest Jewish community. Yet it was not until 1788, just over a hundred years after Oliver Cromwell allowed the Jews to return to the country, that the first recorded Jewish presence appeared in Manchester: Hamilton Levi, a flower dealer of Long Millgate, listed in that year’s trade directory...Victoria Station wallmap inside Victoria Station, ManchesterVictoria Station ApproachManchester, Select a State: M3 1WYUnited Kingdom
You think you know Manchester? Well, no one knows it like Ed Glinert, who has spent 45 years unturning every last (Gothic) stone in the city, uncovering layer upon layer of other histories, lesser-known stories, the secret side of the city to create the ultimate “believe it or not”.Outside the Mercure HotelPortland StreetManchester, Select a State: M1 4PHUnited Kingdom
30/12/2023 - Secrets of Ancoats. FREE expert tour and 1 other event
“The lowest, most filthy, most unhealthy, and most wicked locality in Manchester…full of cellars and inhabited by prostitutes, their bullies, thieves, cadgers, vagrants and tramps.”Victoria Station wallmap inside Victoria Station, ManchesterVictoria Station ApproachManchester, Select a State: M3 1WYUnited Kingdom
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- Oppenheimer – the Manchester atomic connection
The atom bomb is hot news right now, thanks to this summer’s big blockbuster film, Oppenheimer, named after J. Robert Oppenheimer, organiser of the Manhattan Project which dropped the bombs on Japan in 1945.
Ed Glinert of New Manchester Walks, who has hosted countless local tours that include stopping at the atomic bunker on Chinatown’s George Street, and gives talks on the story of the atom bomb on cruise ships, relates the full atomic story to coincide with the release of the film and as the 78th anniversary of the dropping of the bombs in August 1945 to end the Second World War approaches.
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