January Diary Dates
These include talks on:
- The Shrigley Abduction
- Abel Heywood
- Mayor of Manchester
- Treasures and Trash
- The Bamford Dams
- Arkwright's Shudehill Mill
The new viaduct at Ashopton before the village was flooded to make way for the Ladybower reservoir.
February Diary Dates
These include talks on:
- The Lost Corn Mills of Poynton…. and Others
- The Silk Industry of Macclesfield
- Radical women of Manchester
- How Manchester Cotton wired up the world
- A Mayor in Chains
Albion Mill, Macclesfield
Please note that, though every effort is made, the society cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information below, alas the compositor is only too human. Please check via websites etc.
TV and Radio Listing
A list of BBC TV & Radio history and related programmes for the week, provided by the BBC History Magazine on-line, can be found here.
This includes the BBC radio and television programmes along with those on commercial television.
History Extra podcast comes out every week, the website.
A selection of exhibitions, during the coming months.
Imperial War Museum North
'Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War'
Until 1 January 2018
Members enjoy free admission to our exhibitions.
Adult £8.00, Child £4.00, Concessions £6.00, IWM Members Free, Art Fund Members £4.00
"Discover the artworks and story of Britain’s original rebel artist in the largest UK retrospective of Wyndham Lewis’ work to date.
Marking the 60th anniversary of his death and the centenary of his commission as an official war artist in 1917, Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War will comprise of more than 160 artworks, books, journals and pamphlets from major public and private, national and international collections.
A radical force in twentieth century British art and literature, Lewis was a brilliant draughtsman, innovative writer and satirist, and leader of Britain’s one and only avant-garde art movement, Vorticism. Spanning from the First World War to the nuclear age, Lewis’ career encompassed the most violent and chaotic period in human history. He was a controversial figure whose ideas, opinions and personality inspired, enticed and repelled in equal measure."
For details of this exhibition click here.
Friday 27 January 2017 - 29 January 2018
Manchester’s musical legacy is famous throughout the world. Perhaps less well know is the important part Stockport played. Founded in 1967, Strawberry Studios became one of the finest professional recording studios outside London.
Home to pop group 10cc, the studios offered technical opulence never seen before in the north. By day Strawberry entertained a diverse array of artists – from local brass bands to international headliners. But by night the Studios were transformed into a rich playground of experimental sound, paving the way for a new generation of post-punk Manchester music.
'I Am in Love' explores Strawberry’s rich heritage commemorating 50 years since the studio first opened welcoming the likes of Joy Division, The Smiths and The Stone Roses through its doors.
Admission FREE: Details on the museum's opening times on the Stockport Museum website.
Peoples History Museum
Details on the museum's exhibitions on the People's Museum website.
Manchester Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)
The museum's present 'What's on' section can be found here MOSI website.