Living History | No Bed of Roses – From the Caribbean to Manchester

Meet Gabrielle on the island of St Kitts.

Help her with her life changing decision to move to England in the 1950s.

Our Living History workshops use performance, interactive drama activities and gallery exploration to bring learning to life. Our sessions provide lots of opportunities for cross-curricular learning and link directly to the National Curriculum.

No Bed Of Roses
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Cost: £5 per learner (£4.50 per learner for groups in Greater Manchester). Minimum charge £95.


1hr 30mins for KS2 & KS3

45 mins – 1hr for KS4 to adult

Capacity: 30 children or 25 adults

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Many of our sessions are suitable, or can be adapted, for learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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Themes explored:

  • migration
  • British Values
  • Post War Britain


Find out more about this session and how it links to the National Curriculum:

PHM No Bed of Roses – Teachers’ Notes


All sessions from PHM’s Learning Programme can support your Artsmark journey.


Artsmark @ People's History Museum


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Book a Visit

For further information or to book a session you can contact the Learning Team on or 0161 838 9190.

Our sessions take place in our purpose built Mini Theatre space in Main Gallery One. This gallery is open to all our visitors during sessions.

Whilst we endeavour to keep any external noise during a performance to a minimum, please be aware at times there may be external noise from other visitors in the galleries.

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