Protest Music

Protest Music

Starts: Sat 6th July 3:00PM
Ends: Sat 6th July 9:00PM
Venue: Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD
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Access information: Fully accessible venue
Event organisation: The Royal Northern College of Music
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Sat 6 Jul

3pm – 4.15pm

8pm – 9.15pm

Tickets: £5 (first 200 tickets sold) / £12

Watch artist’s Mandy Wigby and Katie Chatburn discuss the performance

The Peterloo Massacre is a watershed moment in Britain’s struggle for universal suffrage that would ultimately mark Manchester as a radical city like no other.

The RNCM and Manchester Histories have partnered up as part of this year’s Peterloo 2019 programme inspired by this pivotal event. Protest Music will bring together a community of Manchester-based creative artists – including MC Fox (Levelz, Swing Ting), che3kz, performers from arts and homelessness charity Streetwise Opera, electronic composer/producer Mandy Wigby (aka Architects of Rosslyn), and the Ignition Orchestra, led by Katie Chatburn – to create brand new, original protest music.

Protest Music will explore three key themes – Protest, Democracy and Freedom of Speech. Fast forward 200 years from the Peterloo Massacre and these ideas still resonate strongly.

This exciting collaboration is a unique opportunity for our students to help create and share original work in a different context and for artists from a range of backgrounds to come together to mark a defining moment in our city’s history, and to raise their voices on the issues of today.

Promoted by RNCM and Manchester Histories

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

Enormous thanks to our partners and funders