The Home Festival is an exciting opportunity for students to engage with Manchester’s rich and diverse culture and history.
The Home Festival will give students the opportunity to create a unique project on Manchester focusing on one of four possible strands. The four strands are International Manchester, Radical Manchester, Cottonopolis to the Norther Quarter and Is Manchester a Northern Powerhouse? Each strand explores a unique area of Manchester’s identity.
Using speakers within Manchester Metropolitan as well as the wider community, students will get the opportunity to attend a diverse range of talks and performances to help them embrace their creatively, actively engage with the city and think outside the box.
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We have a limited number of free places available at The Home Festival for the public to attend.
Members of the public should book thier place on our eventbrite page.
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- ‘International Manchester’ looks at how Manchester’s international communities help form its unique identity. From the Jewish community to the Chinese community to Syrian refugees, Manchester is made up of a rich plethora of people whom all bring something unique to this city. This strand can allow students to look at how Manchester’s identity has evolved from a Cottonopolis to a diverse city where over 200 languages are spoken.
- ‘Radical Manchester’ looks at Manchester’s role in leading change. From the Suffragette movement to protests against section 28, Manchester has continuously been a crusader for progress and consistently campaigned for equality. This strand will give students the opportunity to look at Manchester’s political history as well as current movements that are happening in the city.
- ‘Cottonopolis to the Northern Quarter’ looks at how the city has expanded from a small Cottonopolis in the 1800s to one of the UKs largest and most vibrant cities. Students can look at how the city has changed and is changing as well as the consequences of regeneration (is Manchester losing its identity?). This is a fantastic opportunity to look at how Manchester’s landscape has shifted and current developments have come about.
- ‘Is Manchester a Northern Powerhouse?’ looks at Manchester’s growing economy and media presence in contrast with social issues such as the city’s escalating homelessness epidemic and issues with drug abuse. Many have deemed Manchester as the Northern Powerhouse however, this strands gives students to look at how Manchester’s commercial growth has directly correlated with its growth in number of social issues.
Benefits of attending The Home Festival:
- Explore the vast amount of resources that Manchester has, which will help in your time at university
- Broaden your horizons and discover opportunities that Manchester has for valuable work experience and volunteering to boost your CV
- Build great relations with your peers, staff and external employers
- Gain valuable information from guest lecturers and professoriates and discover how your research can be incorporated into the strands
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