The People’s History Museum is currently working on an exciting community-led project to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Never Going Underground: The fight for LGBT+ rights will focus on the fight for equality for those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and other gender and sexuality minorities (LGBT+). The project will include a major programme of events including a landmark exhibition to open in February 2017 developed by a team of Community Curators.
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Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation have launched Digital Arts and Creative Ageing. This collaborative grant funding programme aims to engage older people in the creative arts to benefit their health and wellbeing.
Voting is now open to vote for the Best Community Space Spirit of Manchester Award 2016.
A community space can be a piece of land or a building available for use by the community. Organisations needed to show:
• Best use of a community space
• How the space is seen as central within the community
• The impact it has within the local community
What do you do with a broken lamp, toaster or chair? Toss it? No way! Stitched Up are bringing repair BACK, by launching Manchester’s First Repair Cafe.
A Repair Cafe is a free community event where people get together to mend broken things. Run by volunteers, it aims to reduce waste but also to pass on important skills and provide a space for people to get to know their neighbours.
Ride 220 miles with Rapha through the heart of England in one of the most demanding and rewarding events of the year, raising money for Ambitious About Autism along the way. Now in its third year, the Manchester to London challenge will be taking place on Sunday 4 September.
Riders will set off from the Manchester Velodrome at dawn, riding down the spine of the country through the Peak District, Midlands and the Chilterns before finishing at London’s Olympic Velodrome.
Come and see over 2,000 performers and artists bring Manchester city centre to life in a fusion of colour, sound and movement on Sunday 19 June, 12pm - 6pm in Mnahcestre City Centre. This year’s theme, EUREKA! will take you on an adventure of wonder, invention and curiosity as Manchester celebrates its status as European City of Science 2016.
The Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) Heritage Project aims to record and archive the history of the MRSN in its 20th anniversary year.
Thursday Lates at the Whitworth is an eclectic late-night opening of the gallery until 9pm every Thursday, with music, performances, talks and screenings. If you have an idea that brings art, people and ideas together and think it would make a great Thursday Late, Whitworth would like to hear from you.
To complete a proposal form visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WeHmFs6A23nNDfoaO9q2IbABjeQ7QjjAMnUsThvN-Ok/viewform
Due to demand Manchester Histories (MH) is extending the deadline to submit events to be part of the next Manchester Histories Festival (MHF) to 5pm on Friday 26 February 2016.
With over 190 events and 25,000 visitors in 2014, the 4th MHF will return across Greater Manchester from the 3 to 12 June 2016 with the Manchester Celebration Day at Manchester Town Hall on Saturday 11 June 2016.
A project for Portland Basin Museum in Ashton to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016 requires BME female artists and creators to submit work exploring ‘taboo’ subjects; this can include anything from race, religion, identity, immigration, mental health, addiction, domestic abuse etc.
The project hopes this will allow a space for BME women to showcase their work exploring these important issues that are often not discussed and will raise awareness amongst the public. The chosen pieces will be displayed at the museum throughout the month of March.