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As Britain’s most political city (sorry, Liverpool), Manchester is the appropriate setting for a festival of protest. Run by the Manchester Histories Festival, it begins this Thursday, 7 June, with Ed Glinert’s Peterloo Massacre talk at the Portico Library and continues with a range of events including a number of popular political protest walks.

Here is the programme:

Fri 8 June

  • Seditious Salford, 2pm, People’s History Museum
  • Marx & Engels pub walk – “Drinkers of the world unite!”, 6pm, St Ann’s church

Sat 9 June

  • Ten Manchester Speeches That Shook the World, 11.30am, Central Library
  • The Pankhursts of Manchester, 2.30pm, St Ann’s Church !!SOLD OUT!!

Sun 10 June

  • The Pankhursts of Manchester, 11am, St Ann’s Church !!EXTRA SLOT!!
  • The Story of the Peterloo Massacre, Central Library, 1.30pm.