Peterloo Events & Memorialisation

As we reach August there will be more events around the country to remember the Peterloo Massacre 200 years ago, as well as more showings of Mike Leigh’s film.

Thursday 14 February. 2pm. Peterloo Network meeting

People’s History Museum, Manchester

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peterloo-network-meeting-2019-tickets-50168516383?aff=erelexpmlt

https://www.creativetourist.com/event/peterloo-2019-network-meeting

Thursday 14 February. Living History performance Peterloo

‘James, a naive businessman who wants to find out the truth about the Peterloo Massacre’ ‘speaks to eye witnesses of the events at St Peter’s Field in 1819, to understand why they happened in the first place and how they are relevant to us today.’

People’s History Museum, Manchester https://www.creativetourist.com/event/living-history-performance-peterloo

Tuesday 5 March. Closing date for Peterloo cultural project submissions

Manchester Histories, People’s History Museum and Historic England are ‘seeking expressions of interest from educators and artists who are experienced in creating and delivering learning activities and resources for both formal and informal learners. Inspired by the Peterloo Massacre, and the themes of protest, democracy and freedom of speech.’ The general themes for this project are ‘Protest Music Art’.

The closing date for applications is 5 March.

http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/index.php?id=search&ne_post_id=237856&cHash=7da9c8a525b9a984ae0e8d42efac0fd1

Manchester Histories is leading a partnership of cultural organisations and communities in developing programme of events from June – August, supported by the new website:

https://peterloo1819.co.uk

You can follow the work of Manchester Histories at

https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/projects/peterloo2019

Saturday 9 March. 10am-4pm.  From Pentrich to Peterloo: Legacies of Protest for Political Change, 1817-1819

Speakers: Professor Malcolm Chase (Leeds), Professor Robert Poole, UCLAN), Dr Matthew Roberts (Sheffield Hallam) and local historians

University of Nottingham & Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group

Swanwick Hall School, Swanwick, Derbyshire, DE55 1AE.

Registration: 9.30am. Tickets: £5 including refreshments. To register, go to: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/go/PentrichNow

Pay on the day: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/go/PentrichDay

More details: Richard.Gaunt@nottingham.ac.uk

Sunday 7 April. 1pm. Peterloo Walk Manchester

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peterloo-massacre-200th-anniversary-guided-walking-tours-tickets-55117956291?aff=erelexpmlt

May. Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Publication of book by Alison Morgan.  A talk by her with Thrup’nny Bits performing can seen at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbKWlCEAa8Y

Plpy

May. Peterloo. Witnesses to a Massacre Publication of graphic novel by Robert Poole and Polyp.

Saturday 18 May. 10.45am. Peterloo, 1819-2019 Conference

The People’s History Museum, Manchester
Speakers:  Janette Martin (Manchester Uni/The John Rylands Library) and Mike Powell (PHM) on sources for Peterloo and the Manchester Histories Festival; Robert Poole (UCLAN) on Peterloo: a Manchester event; John Belchem (Liverpool Uni) on “Orator” Hunt, radical mobilisation and the Peterloo massacre; Katrina Navickas (Hertfordshire Uni) on The national as well as local significance of Peterloo in the history of the democratic movement; and Dr Joe Cozen (UCL) on The British left and the memory of Peterloo, 1819-1919

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peterloo-1819-2019-tickets-54600032166

Thursday May 9. 2pm. Peterloo

Talk by Jacqueline Riding at Chipping Camden Literature Festival

http://www.campdenlitfest.co.uk/type27echild/peterloo

Riding is author of

Peterloo Riding

Friday 28 June. Peterloo: From Stockport to Manchester

Talk by historian Robert Poole at Stockport Local Heritage Library

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peterloo-from-stockport-to-manchester-tickets-54751310644?aff=erelexpmlt

Friday 2 August. Peterloo Ballads and Songs

Alison Morgan will be speaking on the ballads and songs of Peterloo in Stockport https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ballads-and-songs-of-peterloo-tickets-54754293566

Thursday 15 August. Peterloo

Talk by Jacqueline Riding at Manchester Histories Festival Peterloo 2019

National Trust People’s landscape’s project

Peterloo forms part of this project.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-6603391/People-s-landscapes-programme-inspired-Peterloo-Massacre-launched.html

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/marking-the-bicentenary-of-the-peterloo-massacre-

Peterloo Memorial Campaign

http://www.peterloomassacre.org/history.html.

Jeremy Deller is the designer for  the Peterloo Memorial

https://www.itsnicethat.com/news/jeremy-deller-turner-prize-artist-peterloo-memorial-architecture-051118

Heritage England video https://vimeo.com/156157535

Resources

Working Class Movement Library Ideas and Resources for Key Stages 3 and 4

https://www.wcml.org.uk/wcml/en/our-collections/learning-resources/ks3-4–history-resources

Historian Katrina Navikas’s website The Politics of Protest and Place includes a section on the Massacre:

http://protesthistory.org.uk/peterloo-massacre

The Peterloo Witness project has been  collecting and transcribing ‘virtually all the eye-witness evidence for Peterloo – some 350 eye-witness accounts in all, together with information about over a thousand people who were there: victims, participants, witnesses, troops, reporters. ‘The aim is to make all this material available online in time to support the bicentenary commemorations in 2019.  The work has been done by research assistants and volunteers, supported in various ways by the British Academy, the National Archives, the Manchester Histories Festival, and the universities of Hertfordshire and Central Lancashire.’ Those involved include the historian Robert Poole and the actress Maxine Peake. The project has loaded on to its website extracts from Wheeler’s Manchester Chronicle, The Manchester Observer and The Times, and the pamphlet on the trial of Henry Hunt, Samuel Bamford and others in York in 1820, and details of lists of the names of the dead and injured. http://peterloowitness1819.weebly.com

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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