Cottonoplis Events - July/August/September 2018
A number of events organised by Manchester Network of U3As
What Where when
Your round-up of this summer's Cottonopolis
Downloadable information sheet
Tuesday 31st July 6.30 pm:
Portico Library, Mosley Street, Manchester
Marking the launch of the accessible database of Cotton Famine poems, with
recitations and song drawn from the original poems sent into local newspapers.
Ideal for anyone wishing to join the Cotton Famine Poetry research project
(below). This is a free event but please book online.
Wed 22nd August Manchester Central Library:
How to join in with the
Cotton Famine Poetry research
10.30 – 3.00 pm Free to GMU3A network members
For our members who want to experience first hand the buzz of finding a piece
of real history, Dr. Simon Rennie will show what to look for, how to record and
submit your findings and - crucially - how to use the microfilm readers to be
found in our public libraries. Discover more and book online at
Monday September 3rd:
Manchester Mass Motoring
MMU, 70 Oxford Road (near Oxford Road Station), 10.30 am - 2.30 pm
Free to GMU3A network members
Dr Craig Horner will lead you through his 'living history' project, which
recognises the contribution of motoring and car ownership to the development
of Manchester and its suburbs. Your memories of your first car, trips and
journeys can contribute to a historical database, and you will learn how to
replicate the methods for gathering these accounts back in your own U3A.
7th August: Sketching the Past
10.00 am – lunchtime, informal try-out of urban sketching around Castlefield, in
friendly experienced company with Catherine Freeman of Tameside U3A. Free,
but bring own materials. https://cottonopolis.weebly.com/summer-2018.html
Members of U3As in the Greater Manchester Network can attend free -
but you must nonetheless book.
Any other U3A member can attend for a £5 fee. If your U3A joins the
network, you may attend free of charge.
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