Thursday, 19 April 2018
Manchester Metropolitan University is celebrating Hulme’s rich history at a book reading and film screening event this month.
Born, raised and educated in Manchester, author Pete Bradshaw will be reading from his new book, Rise and Rise Again: A Birley Legacy, and sharing his memories of Hulme in a talk at the University’s Brooks Building on Thursday 19 April at 5pm.
Pete is a former Birley High School student. Opening its doors as South Hulme High School in 1967, the school was renamed in 1969 to Birley High School and is seen as a pioneering example of the early comprehensive system – a system built on a belief that every person had the capacity and capability to achieve great things.
Following a brief Q&A with Pete, there will be a screening of documentary The Spirit of Hulme from housing provider One Manchester’s Hulme 'sweet' Hulme project.
The film, by community media company REELmcr, features archive footage and unseen photos of Hulme as well as real life community interviews, where residents of all ages responded to the major housing developments in Hulme from 1960s to 1980s.
Funded by a Heritage Lottery grant, local community arts worker, Tracie Daly, worked with One Manchester, REELmcr, and filmaker, Paul Sapin to make the documentary.
To book your space at the My Hulme event, please register via Eventbrite