Manchester Stories Festival presents the story of climate change

The Manchester Histories Festival comes to life over 5 days with an exciting range of events that will explore the history of climate change in many creative and imaginative ways.

One of the emerging themes of cultural organizations, communities and individuals who have contributed ideas to the program is the exploration of the natural world; exhibitions, conferences and events remind us how precious the nature that surrounds us is.

Oldham Gallery, from Saturday June 11 to Saturday September 3, 2022

At Oldham Gallery 10 Years of British Wildlife Photography Awards (Saturday June 11 to Saturday September 3) will create a visual spectacle of stunning images of wildlife. Showcasing the big winners and others who have stood out over the past 10 years, the exhibition provides a unique insight into unusual and everyday animals, birds and insects skillfully captured by photographers.

Looking even closer to nature, Nature’s Table: Artwork by Sheila Tilmouth uses photography and microscopes to zoom in on the extraordinary miniature worlds around us. The results are astonishing, curious and surprising. Taking place at Gallery Oldham, the exhibition runs from Thursday 9 June to Saturday 10 September and includes an artist talk on Saturday 11 June

Manchester Central Library, until Thursday June 16

From a microworld to an ecosystem, in the exhibition For those who come (at the Manchester Central Library until Thursday 16 June) visitors are transported to the Amazon and invited to share the view of the people of the forest on this changing region. Presented for the first time at COP26, this photographic exhibition aims to highlight the importance of keeping this ecosystem alive and finding solutions to minimize the impact of exploitation.

Changing landscapes are also the subject of a talk by PROJECTnfm researcher Martin Evans, who will bring the conversation home with a look at the degradation of Pennine Moorland on Saturday June 11 at Manchester Central Library. How the Moors were restored and the future of climate and restoration are all in the spotlight in Restoration of Pennine bogs.

Manchester’s green spaces are celebrated by Seven Arches Publishing, which focuses on The story of our green spaces in the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. You can drop by and find out more about the project on Saturday, June 11 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), when they’ll be at Manchester Central Library.

Angel Meadow Park, Saturday June 11, 2022

There is the option to spend the whole day immersed in the beautiful green surroundings of Angel Meadow Park on Saturday, June 11. This once rugged cityscape that witnessed the realities of the Industrial Revolution is now a successfully regenerated community park, making it the perfect setting for the aspirations of the Manchester Histories climate change story festival.

Music, cooking demonstrations, talks and entertainment combine in a laid-back day that starts at 11am and continues into the early evening, ending at 8pm with DJ Ged. Spend an hour or the whole day in the park, the choice is yours. Among the programming will be lyrics and songs by Charlotte Peters-Rock, a Vegetarian Society cooking demonstration followed by a talk from CEO Richard McIIwain, who will reveal more about the charity’s origins in 1847 in Manchester. All taking place on a stage, there will also be music and storytelling from award-winning artists harp and monkey and Tales from the Congo Basin by Emmanuela Yogolel

Throughout the park, visitors will find community groups with ideas to discover, park games to play, workshops, and food and drink stalls, including Marley’s Pizza, The Chaat Wala, Urbuns, and The Sri Lankan Experience. You might also come across Walk the Plank’s Busting climate change myths and attend one of its interactive performances.

The full schedule of events can be found at ManchesterHistories.co.uk All events taking place at Manchester Central Library can be booked in advance here and those taking place at Gallery Oldham can be booked here. Advance reservations are not required for Angel Meadow Park activities (June 11)

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