Manchester Histories, Karen Shannon Presentation, 21st May


Date: 21st May

Time: 12-1pm

Location: GM343 LT

Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage to invite you to a presentation by Karen Shannon, CEO of Manchester Histories, who is coming to MMU to talk about their recent and current projects, and about opportunities for future collaboration across the Arts and Humanities Faculty.

Previously, various parts of the Arts and Humanities Faculty have worked with Manchester Histories. For example, last year colleagues from HPP were involved in the widely acclaimed Peterloo 2019 programme. In 2018, Manchester Histories worked with 27 students from Art and Design and Architecture, Unit X and RAH to provide enrichment opportunities to produce ‘Soapbox’; a creative structure that piloted in All Saints park as part of Manchester Histories Festival 2018, and at various venues across GM as part of Peterloo 2019, giving communities and artists a platform to express their voices.

MMU students have held and continue to hold placements with Manchester Histories, giving them the opportunity to get involved in the rich histories, heritage and cultural landscape of Greater Manchester, by researching and supporting events as part of Manchester Histories Festival and year-long programme of activities.

This is an opportunity to get to know Karen Shannon and the hear more about Manchester Histories and the important work they do in relation to heritage, community and local and regional histories. The event will take the form of a lunchtime lecture – tea and coffee will be available – with a presentation by Karen and a Q and A session.

The talk will take place on the 21st May, 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm in GM343 LT.


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