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.