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    Radical Thinking

    Throughout Manchester’s history, its people have taken a stand against injustice and prejudice.

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    Some people are born here, some people come here to live. Every one of them shapes our city.

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What is Archives+?

Archives+ is an exciting City Centre showcase and repository for archives and family history.  Situated in the magnificent Manchester Central Library, this purpose-built centre brings together a partnership of amazing regional and national

collections of documents, photographs and films, and helps to satisfy a growing demand for accessible community history and personal heritage.  It is easier than ever before for you to find what you’re looking for under one roof!

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  • Homosexual Problems by Bryony Bates

    Bryony Bates is the winner of the Young Enigma Allan Horsfall Prize for LGBT+ Young Writers in Greater Manchester. This is a piece she has written for us, inspired by the Allan Horsfall papers.

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  • Black History Month 2014

    Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relation Resouce Centre have put together a fantastic programme of events to mark Black History Month this October.

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  • Manchester Remembers

    Commemorate the Centenary of World War One with this week-long programme of film screenings, talks, performances and events, all of which reveal what ordinary life was like in 1914

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Alexandra Park Pageant, 27 June 1970

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