Manchester Jewish Museum

Gathering stories & practising interviews
Creative Activists



Manchester Jewish Museum
Learning Studio



This September we are resuming our Creative Activists project and are looking for enthusiastic, creative people, aged 16-30 to join us and work with us towards a special event for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, work with professional mentors and learn new skills, whilst exploring lesser-heard stories from the museum collection.

During our third session this autumn we will be talking to some people with connections to stories in the museum collection. This will be a perfect chance for the group to try some interview techniques for gathering oral histories, and for to talk about how we want to share different stories at the Holocaust Memorial Day event in January. It will be a relaxed and informal session with hopefully a lot of nice chatting!

We will also be baking (and eating!) some challah, a traditional Jewish bread. No previous experience necessary, just bring yourself and an open mind!

What you need to know

We will provide lunch for the participants.

This is the third session of our regular creative meetings, during which we will be working with spoken word, textiles, music and performance to uncover hidden stories and explore how Holocaust continues to affect people to this day.

The meetings are informal, with tea, coffee and a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Don’t worry if you’ve missed the first two sessions. You can still join us this Sunday.

If you have any questions about the Creative Activists project, e-mail