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Become a Laurel!

Be a Peterloo Laurel and mark 200 years of Protest, Democracy, Freedom of Speech. Volunteer now to take part in a specially commissioned performance ‘From the Crowd’. 16 August 2019. Be part of history.

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Peterloo star Neil Bell presents new short film

Premiered at the Peterloo Launch on Thu 6 Jun 2019

Commissioned jointly by Marketing Manchester and Manchester Histories, the film marks the 200th anniversary of Peterloo.

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From The Crowd

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Come and be part of the crowd on the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. Join in a moving interactive outdoor event inspired by the spirit of Peterloo and the voices of people today.

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Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest

Sat 23 Mar 2019 - Sun 23 Feb 2020

Part of the national commemorations marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester in 1819, this headline exhibition for 2019 tells the story of Peterloo and highlights its relevance today,

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Get Together and Get Things Done

Fri 17 May 2019 – Sun 29 Sep 2019

Inspired by the Peterloo Massacre, Manchester Art Gallery will explore how an art gallery can be shaped by the crowds that use them.

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