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Manchester: something rich and strange

Join us to celebrate the launch of Manchester: Something Rich and Strange and immerse yourself in the city’s rich history, hidden spaces and neglected stories.

The online event will be hosted by Paul Dobraszczyk and Sarah Butler and feature contributions from Nick Dunn, Peter Kalu and Morag Rose.

This event is run in partnership with The People’s History Museum bookshop.

About the book: What is Manchester? Moving far from the glitzy shopping districts and architectural showpieces, away from cool city-centre living and modish cultural centres, this book shows us the unheralded, under-appreciated and overlooked parts of Greater Manchester in which the majority of Mancunians live, work and play. It tells the story of the city thematically, using concepts such a ‘material’, ‘atmosphere’, ‘waste’, ‘movement’ and ‘underworld’ to challenge our understanding of the quintessential post-industrial metropolis.

Bringing together contributions from twenty-five poets, academics, writers, novelists, historians, architects and artists from across the region alongside a range of captivating photographs, this book explores the history of Manchester through its chimneys, cobblestones, ginnels and graves. This wide-ranging and inclusive approach reveals a host of idiosyncrasies, hidden spaces and stories that have until now been neglected.

‘Manchester: Something Rich and Strange epitomises everything that is wonderful about this great city. The book tells the story of Manchester’s past and present in a unique and engaging way, bringing together a variety of contributors from a variety of different backgrounds.’ Michala Hulme, author of A Grim Almanac of Manchester and Bloody British History

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Event Details

Location Online
Start Thursday 26 Nov 2020 7:30pm
Finish Thursday 26 Nov 2020 8:30pm
Organised by People's History Museum

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