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June 2015

18 June – Why the Rylands Haggadah needed pictures

18th June 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The John Rylands Library, part of the University of Manchester Library, is custodian of one of the great illuminated Jewish books in the world: The Rylands Haggadah, written and painted in what is today Catalonia in the 14th century. There were others like this in the region: Who were they made for? Why are they so splendid? How might their pictures have been a kind of mirror for their Jewish owners' identities? Dr Eva Frojmovic will be talking about the…

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June & July – Craft Workshops & Talks

28th June 2015 - 19th July 2015
Free

This Summer the museum will be running a free programme of workshops and talks. They will be run by the museum's artist in residence, Torange Khonsari, who is exploring links between the museum, its local park and cultural heritage in Cheetham Hill. Activities will be held at both the museum and in Cheetham Park. From textile and basket weaving to dye making and embroidery, the workshops are an opportunity for anyone to have a go and learn more about these…

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Manchester’s Textile Industry: The Archaeology

28th June 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
190 Cheetham Hill Road

Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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Free

Talk by Dr Michael Nevell, Head of Archaeology at University of Salford, looking at the archaeological remains of Manchester’s c.150 textile mills, from the first water-powered mills of the 1780s to the electric spinning mills of the Edwardian period. Dr Nevell will bring together excavated examples, such as Arkwright’s Mill on Shudehill (Manchester’s first cotton spinning mill), with a study of surviving mill complexes such as Murrays’ Mills and Brownfield Mill to tell the story of the rise and fall of…

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July 2015

Jewish Heritage Walk

5th July 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover Manchester's Jewish past on this walk around the city's historic Jewish Quarter. In the 19th Century Manchester's Jewish community settled in areas close to Victoria Station (Strangeways, Red Bank and lower Cheetham). Whilst the community has now moved out to the city suburbs, evidence of the city's first Jewish communities still exist today. Your guide, Merton Paul, will take you around the streets of lower Cheetham showing you where Manchester's Jewish community first began, exploring the sites and stories…

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Talk- Patterns in Different Cultures

20th July 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This Summer the museum will be running a free programme of workshops and talks. They will be run by the museum’s artist in residence, Torange Khonsari, who is exploring links between the museum, its local park and cultural heritage in Cheetham Hill. Activities will be held at both the museum and in Cheetham Park. In the final talk delivered as part of the series, Sarah Baines, associate curator at the Museum of Science and Industry, will provide a fascinating introduction into the textile…

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August 2015

Jewish Heritage Walk

9th August 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover Manchester's Jewish past on this walk around the city's historic Jewish Quarter. In the 19th Century Manchester's Jewish community settled in areas close to Victoria Station (Strangeways, Red Bank and lower Cheetham). Whilst the community has now moved out to the city suburbs, evidence of the city's first Jewish communities still exist today. Your guide, Merton Paul, will take you around the streets of lower Cheetham showing you where Manchester's Jewish community first began, exploring the sites and stories…

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September 2015

Cheetham Hill in Focus – Mapping Workshop & Family Art Activity

13th September 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

As part of The Cheetham Festival 2015, MJM is hosting 'Cheetham Hill In Focus', a photography exhibition exploring a previously unseen collection of black and white images of Cheetham Hill from the 1950s and 1960s. The exhibition is part of the 'Salford and Cheetham Hill In Focus' project by The Streets Museum, which show iconic photographs of the 1950s and 1960s. On Sunday 13th September, from 12pm to 2pm we invite adults and children for a free drop in activity. Help us to re-trace…

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Cheetham Park: A Celebration featuring Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir

20th September 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW United Kingdom
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Free

Celebrating the 130th anniversary of Cheetham Park with an afternoon of free exhibitions, talks, walks and music! The celebration starts at 2pm at MJM, with the screening of a new film about Cheetham Park. A small exhibition will also be on display about the history of local parks in the area. At 3pm MJM artist in residence, Torange Khonsari, will be unveiling her new artwork inspired by political banners and the park’s natural resources. Torange will then lead a walk…

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October 2015

European Day of Jewish Culture and Heritage

11th October 2015
Free

To celebrate 2015 European Day of Jewish Culture and Heritage we will be opening our doors free of charge for the whole day. At 1pm you can discover Manchester’s Jewish past on a Jewish Heritage walk around the city’s historic Jewish Quarter.  In the 19th Century Manchester’s Jewish community settled in areas close to Victoria Station (Strangeways, Red Bank and lower Cheetham). Whilst the community has now moved out to the city suburbs, evidence of the city’s first Jewish communities still…

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