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University of Manchester

November 2019

Creating Your Family Story

November 15, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, City Centre, M2 5PD
Manchester, M2 5PD United Kingdom
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How do you create a story about your family? How do you write your past? This participatory and creative workshop will encourage you to think carefully about how you might try to ‘tell’ your family’s story through words, images and performance. Come along and unlock new ways of writing, investigating and retelling your family’s story. The day will consist of two linked interactive workshops to encourage creative responses to the past. You are encouraged to bring writing, memories, images and…

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Discovering Caribbean Family Memories

November 16, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Archives+, Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square
Manchester, North West M2 5PD United Kingdom
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Manchester is home to a vibrant and diverse Caribbean community and during this workshop you can discover and become the keeper of your Caribbean family memories. Family histories are not just personal histories, instead they have wider significance for our understanding of the places and communities in which we live. This event will question how the stories we tell, and the memories that we preserve from one generation to the next, have the power to change our way of seeing…

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Music and Migration (Exhibition)

November 16, 10:00 am - November 23, 5:00 pm
Manchester Museum, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, M13 9PL
Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom
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Visit this family-friendly exhibition of musical instruments and be part of a momentous celebration of Bengali folk music in the North West. The exhibition will recall how singing was of vital importance to Bangladeshi immigrants arriving to work in its mills and factories in the 1950s and 1960s. Young people are particularly welcome to come along and experience how collective singing of and listening to these songs provided critical succour to their forefathers in a time of displacement and upheaval.…

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Discovering Emigrant Children

November 21, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Manchester Police Museum, 57A Newton St
Manchester, Manchester M1 1ET United Kingdom
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This event offers the unique chance to learn about the 90,000 orphaned British children who forcibly emigrated from the North-West of the UK to Canada between the 1860s and 1920s, as part of a wider scheme to deal with ‘problem’ or destitute children. The North West area of the UK faced particularly acute problems of poverty and deprivation at this time, which placed extreme pressures on the region and the problem of destitute children fell on local charities. In Manchester,…

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Music and Migration (Singing Competition)

November 23, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heaton Mersey Community Centre, St Johns Road
Stockport, Cheshire SK4 3BR United Kingdom
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Come along to a folk singing competition for ages 8 to 18. The event will recall how singing was of vital importance to Bangladeshi immigrants arriving to work in its mills and factories in the 1950s and 1960s. Young people are particularly welcome to come along and experience how collective singing of and listening to these songs provided critical succour to their forefathers in a time of displacement and upheaval. The competition will take place at the Heaton Mersey Community…

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Discovering Emigrant Children

November 23, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street
Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EW United Kingdom
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This event offers the unique chance to learn about the 90,000 orphaned British children who forcibly emigrated from the North-West of the UK to Canada between the 1860s and 1920s, as part of a wider scheme to deal with ‘problem’ or destitute children. The North West area of the UK faced particularly acute problems of poverty and deprivation at this time, which placed extreme pressures on the region and the problem of destitute children fell on local charities. In Manchester,…

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