A packed programme of talks and activities take place Manchester next week, welcoming Manchester Met students to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the city, as part of The Home Project.
Guest speakers include Big Issue North Editor Kevin Gopal, former Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam and Dean of the Manchester Cathedral.
The Home Project takes place Monday 25th – Friday 29th September and encourages students to explore their city of study and discover new venues, people, ideas and resources.
The events are grouped into four strands –‘Radical Manchester’, ‘Cottonopolis to the Northern Quarter’, ‘Is Manchester a Northern Powerhouse?’ and ‘International City’, each offering a valuable insight into the city, its past, present and future.
Students are invited to choose one of these strands and then embark on an exploration of Manchester through a series of powerful guest speaker events, talks and visits at key cultural venues. Students will then have the opportunity to work on a project to reflect what they’ve learnt about Manchester and have their work on exhibition at the Faculty Showcase in March.
The Home Project will then present a celebratory social at 12pm on Friday 29th September featuring poet Mike Garry performing live alongside Cassia String Quartet.
Students will then have the opportunity to work on a project to reflect what you’ve learnt about Manchester and have their work on exhibition at the Faculty Showcase in March.
Limited space available for the guest speakers, talks, panel discussions. Book your place below:
- Mon 25 Sept | 11AM | ‘Suffrage and Activism’ Talk with Elaine De Fries from The Pankhurst Trust
- Mon 25 Sept | 12PM | ‘ Ye are many, they are few’ -MetTalk with Geoff Brown, Activist in 1968
- Mon 25 Sept | 2PM | ‘Manchester Time Travel Tour’ – with North West Film Archive
- Mon 25 Sept | 3PM | ‘Discover Pankhurst’- Explore the museum at The Pankhurst Centre
- Tues 26 Sept | 2PM | ‘Salford’s Revolutionary Gem’ exhibition at the Working Class Movement Library
- Tues 26 Sept | 2.15PM | Discover Manchester with Special Collections
Cottonopolis to the Norther Quarter
- Tues 26 Sept | 11AM | – ‘Manchester: The Pop Cult City – How has Manchester’s popular culture shaped the city?’ With Dave Haslam
- Tues 26 Sept | 12PM | An Introduction to Synchron-I-City: Possibilities in the City’ – a brand new weekly Wed programme.
- Tues 26 Sept | 2PM | – ‘Underground Archives: From Manchester’s Industrial Wealth to the Hacienda’- Museum of Science and Industry
- Tues 26 Sept | 2PM |- ‘A Tour of the Portico Library’ – Portico library
- Tues 26 Sept | 6PM | Tour and FREE Show at the Contact Theatre
Is Manchester a Northern Powerhouse?
- Wed 27 Sept | 11AM | ‘Manchester: Britain’s Second City?’ – Discussion with John Holden
- Wed 27 Sept | 12PM | ‘Met Talks with Big Issue North Editor Kevin Gopal’
- Wed 27 Sept | 2PM |‘An introduction to Homelessness in Manchester with Lifeshare’
- Wed 27 Sept | 6PM | Digital Manchester visits Amaze
- Wed 27 Sept | 6PM | Digital Manchester visits Reason
- Wed 27 Sept | 6PM | Digital Manchester visits Code
- Thu 28 Sept | 11AM | ‘Manchester: We Stand Together’ – With Dean of Manchester Cathedral
- Thu 28 Sept | 12PM | ‘Haytham Alhamwi: From Syria to Manchester’ – With Rethink Rebuild Society
- Thu 28 Sept | 2PM | ‘Migration & Manchester Museum’
- Thu 28 Sept | 2PM | ‘Manchester International Society Tour’
Welcome Home Social