Our Living History sessions use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life.
Sessions have been created with professional actors, writers and directors, and provide lots of opportunities for cross-curricular learning and link directly to the National Curriculum.
Based on the story of suffragette and local councillor Hannah Mitchell. Hannah spoke out for women and for the poor and became a peace campaigner after World War I.see more
Look at life during World War One through the eyes of two brothers, Dougie and Arthur – one is a soldier, the other a conscientious objector.see more
Meet some eye witnesses of the events at St Peter’s Field as we try to find out how and why this day went down in history.see more
Explore the horrors of the slave trade and how it fuelled the Industrial Revolution. Meet William Cuffay, son of a freed slave, who became a Chartist leader and campaigned for the right to vote.see more
Meet Maggie McCallow, a Victorian match girl involved in the match factory strike of 1888 and find out how she campaigned for better rights for workers.see more
Meet Gabrielle and help with her life-changing decision to move from the Caribbean to Manchester in the 1950s.see more
Meet Anita Sharma at school in Manchester as she describes her summer holiday trip to Bombay with her parents who were born there. Follow her journey to adulthood as she explores her identity.see more