Manchester History, Art, Food and Drink walk 2018

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Oct 06

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An easy walk around Manchester City Centre

An easy walk around Manchester city centre finding out a bit of Manchester’s history, discovering some great works of art and finishing up at the Food and Drink Festival.

Don't be put off if the walk is full, put your name on the waiting list and you will get a place if someone drops out. We usually tell people on the waiting list to come anyway.

We will meet outside Manchester’s impressive Town Hall in Albert Square. We will start by seeing a statue of Abraham Lincoln and learning how Manchester cotton workers supported Lincoln in his fight to end slavery. We will then visit the site of the Peterloo Massacre when a peaceful protest for equality and democracy was broken up with force and 18 people killed.

We will then visit the City Art Gallery for a lightning tour of some great pictures, in particular work by the Pre-Raphaelite painters Madox Brown, Holman Hunt, Millais and Rossetti.

We will finish with a visit to Sackville Park in the heart of the Gay Village and see the memorial to Alan Turing.

We will then make our way back to Albert Square where the Food and Drink Festival is taking place. There will be a big selection of real ales to choose from plus street food and live music.

Manchester Town Hall
Site of the Peterloo Massacre
Alan Turing
Manchester Town Hall
Site of the Peterloo Massacre
Alan Turing


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