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Manchester Histories Festival 2018 dates announced

(17 November 2017)

In a ceremony earlier this week featuring Chancellor Lemn Sissay, Manchester Histories announced that the Manchester Histories Festival returns for its fifth installment from 7-11 June 2018 with the theme ‘protest, democracy and freedom of speech’, and an all-new Festival format.

This week’s event formed part of UK Parliament Week and, alongside Lemn, Manchester-based electronic music promoters Annex Agency and Project 13 gave a taster of work they will be producing for Manchester Histories Festival 2018 when they presented DJs Acre and Afrodeutsche. There was also a performance from poet and playwright Louise Wallwein, and DJ, author and creative consultant to Manchester Histories, Dave Haslam, announced details of events to mark the 150th Anniversary of the formation of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

The Festival is held every two years and in 2016 a total of over 64,000 people attended over 200 events. Academics, students and alumni from the History department within the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures are actively involved with the Festival.