Manchester Jewish Museum




Irish World Heritage Centre


FREE! Just come along!

Join Manchester Jewish Museum alongside other community organisations from Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall at the Irish World Heritage Centre for the North Manchester ‘Diverse-city Festival’, as we celebrate what makes our local area special!

Expect live music and dance performances, tasty food from different Cheetham & Crumpsall communities and an amazing mix of creative workshops. Everything is free to attend and no booking required!

Visit Manchester Jewish Museum’s stall during the festival day to:

  • Try MJM Café’s delicious vegan bourekas, inspired by the story of Annie Conway. Annie converted to Judaism when she married Harry Cohen in 1936. The Cohens later changed name to anglicised ‘Conway’ and Annie soon became a prominent member of the Portuguese and Spanish Sephardi synagogue in Cheetham Hill – now the Manchester Jewish Museum. She dedicated herself to the synagogue and the community, embroidering cushions and upholstering furniture as well as cooking traditional Jewish dishes including the bespoke Sephardi bourekas. Come give them a try!


  • Get creative in our community bunting workshop! Listen to stories in the museum’s collections about home and journeys. Draw, stamp and create a picture of where you feel at home on our collaborative, community bunting, which will go on display at the end of the workshop!
  • Listen to some beautiful songs written and performed by members of our Song-writing Group!


The Diverse-City North Manchester Festival is four weeks long. You can see the full programme of events and activities here:

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