Manchester Museum to return 43 secret sacred and ceremonial objects to Australian indigenous population

The museum has announced the unconditional repatriation of 43 secret sacred and ceremonial objects to the Aranda people of Central Australia, Gangalidda Garawa peoples’...

Central Library archivists Save our Sound Heritage with digital technology

A new project being run by Manchester archivists will save more than 5,000 vulnerable sound recordings over the next five years, by digitising them...

Pankhurst Centre marks anniversary of the suffragette movement

10 October 2019 marks the anniversary of the founding of the suffragette movement, one of the most captivating and powerful campaigns in history, which was led by pioneering...

Hulme Hippodrome is named by Victorian Society on this year’s Top Ten Endangered Building

Hulme Hippodrome has been as one of the Victorian Society's buildings at risk for 2019. The Hippodrome opened its doors on 10th October 1901 as...

Unseen footage from the North West Film Archive forms part of BBC series

Previously unseen films from the Second World War stored in the North West Film Archive (NWFA) form part of a fascinating new series on...

80 years on, a third of people in the North West ‘don’t know’ when...

Today marks 80 years since the outbreak of World War II, when Neville Chamberlain delivered news of the declaration of war against Nazi Germany...

The Women of Weatherfield celebrated in new documentary

The matriarchs of Coronation Street are being celebrated in a new documentary on BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Sounds.  The Women of Weatherfield, airing at...

Women in Print joins First in the Fight

Women in Print has been announced as the creative partner to First in the Fight, which will be published in autumn 2019. Featuring...

Shelley’s Peterloo poem took inspiration from the radical press, new research reveals

Percy Shelley’s The Mask of Anarchy, the most celebrated literary response to the Peterloo massacre, drew on accounts of the tragedy written by the...

BBC Radio Manchester marks the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre with a dramatised...

Listeners tuning into BBC Radio Manchester this Friday (16 August) can expect to hear a unique, dramatised timeline of the events of the Peterloo...