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Manchester Histories Festival kicks off!!!

February 26, 2012 1 comment

The Manchester Histories Festival kicked off on Friday and so have the ICP’s events!


The Festival map is here! Click on the venues to see what’s on!

Everybody’s Histonauting! Keep following the clues and keep up with the leader board here. (p.s. keep your eyes peeled for other Histonauts at events over the 10 days and score mega points!)

Don’t forget the Manchester 100 Years Ago Tour! It’s happening Saturday 6th March 11am – 1pm, sign up here!

And come see us at our stand in City Hall at Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day also on Saturday 6th March, 10am – 5.30pm!! We’ll have plenty of information on the work we do and there’ll be some live mapping with PHD student and UniverCity Culture developer Julian Hartley!

Get the low down on all the other fantastic events here!

Enjoy the Festival!!!

Institute of Cultural Practices & Manchester Histories Festival – 24th February-4th March, 2012

February 15, 2012 1 comment


Like history? Like Manchester?

Then get ready to get involved!!!

Remember that fun run-around-campus-with-your-smart-phone game during Fresher’s week called Histonauts? Well, get ready for Histonauts Two!!! It’s part of our programme of events for Manchester History Festival 2012!

The festival runs between 24th February and 4th March. It aims to celebrate Manchester’s unique history and heritage through a huge programme of events and activities. The ICP is proud to be involved and, as part of the MMXII Mapping Manchester 2012 project, funded by CRESC Urban Experiments, has a number of opportunities to learn more about local history and how new technology can help us engage with our city’s past:

  • We’ll be mapping the festival programme and linking events and activities to Manchester histories research from the University and beyond using the UniverCityCulture geotagging project.
  • The Histonauts Two game will run throughout the festival. Get registered and play investigative ‘Histonaut’ to find Manchester’s secret histories and treasures through on-line clues. Have your results posted and see if you come out victorious! Click here for details and registration.  
  • We are also working with Archives + and History Pin to put on a digital tour of the city 100 years ago, revealing what Manchester looked like in times gone by. It takes place on Saturday, 3 March 11 – 1pm. Find out more and register here.
  • Finally, the ICP will be part of the Festival’s Celebration Saturday, 3 March in the Town Hall, all day. Come and join us at our exhibition stand, find out more about ICP’s work, and take part in the games and activities which are part of the Festival’s big finale.

There are loads of other really interesting and fun events to get involved in over the two weeks so check out the Manchester Histories Festival events calendar to find out more.