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Manchester Histories is leading Peterloo 2019, a programme of activity that will mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre with public events, learning opportunities and creative exploration developed in partnership with cultural organisations and communities across Greater Manchester. To learn more download the press pack.
On 16 August 2019 the Peterloo 2019 Anniversary Event will take place in Manchester, with the space that was once known as St Peter’s Field filled with the sounds, voices, music and words of people drawn together to remember and reflect upon what happened at the Peterloo Massacre 200 years ago and the evolution of change ever since.
Communities from across Greater Manchester and far beyond will be gathering on the site of St Peter’s Field on Friday 16 August 2019 for the Peterloo 2019 Anniversary Event, a day of music, song, choirs and more, with From the Crowd at the centre; as a hopeful and moving reflection of where this story began.
Peterloo 2019 is inviting people to explore their own family history, including the chance to start their journey of discovery to find out whether they are connected to one of the Peterloo descendants; the 60,000 people who on 16 August 1819 gathered to peacefully demand parliamentary representation.
Peterloo 2019 launches featuring a summer programme of events to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.
A learning programme that explores the history and legacy of the Peterloo Massacre, 200 years on from this watershed moment in Britain’s democracy, has been launched to primary and secondary schools across Greater Manchester by Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, as part of the Peterloo 2019 project.
Peterloo 2019 is hoping to connect the stories of those who were present at the Peterloo Massacre with the stories of today by searching for the Peterloo Descendants.
A collection of the region’s young up and coming filmmakers have released a new film exploring some of the issues and ideas connected to the legacy of the Peterloo Massacre 200 years on, as part of the HOME BFI Academy 2018.