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Manchester: Mapping the City is new book looking at the history of Manchester using a rich array of more than 100 street maps, land surveys, engineering plans and promotional birds-eye views. It features original maps from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, drawing on local archives and libraries. It also illustrates and discusses the significant events and places that have featured in Manchester’s history, such as Peterloo, the Ship Canal, Town Hall, Belle Vue, Victoria Station and the football grounds.
The authors will deliver a talk on the subject and discuss new ways to access historic cartography. There will be a chance to look at sample of our book and view poster reproductions of some of best historic maps of Manchester. The Portico Library will also display some of its own relevant maps and plans from the archive.
The Library’s public exhibition space will be temporarily closed today to accommodate a private event. The Reading Room will still be open to members. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Library will be temporarily closed today to the public whilst work takes place in our exhibition space.
The Library is still open to members until 2:00pm when it will then be closed to members as well to accommodate a wedding.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The political and social struggles that surrounded the Peterloo Massacre in 1819 and were nothing new. Those holding power sought to keep it, use it and would, on occasion, abuse it. Their opponents demanded a say in government, in the way their lives were organised, and how they might improve their lot in life by political action.
Peterloo was one tragic episode in that eternal struggle: reflecting a world of political hopes and ideas and it would, consciously or not, shape the political thoughts of generations to come.
Some of these ideas are the themes of a series of talks on politics and power.
The format is a 1 hour lecture followed by tea, cake and casual discussion.
The Library’s public exhibition space will be temporarily closed this afternoon to accommodate the first lecture in our Politics, Power and the People series. The lectures are open to members and non-members and if you would like to attend please visit our what’s on page https://www.theportico.org.uk/events/
The Reading Room will still be open to members. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Library’s public exhibition space will be temporarily closed this afternoon to accommodate a group tour. The Reading Room will still be open to members. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
In the second half of the 19th century a group of educated, passionate, complex and multi-faced English women played a leading role in developing the study of Ancient Egypt. These women supported, participated in, and led the excavations and academic research that were bringing the ancient world to life. Many were enabled by the industrial wealth of the North West, which is why the our museums have more Ancient Egyptian artefacts than anywhere else in the United Kingdom outside London.
Nov 9, 2018, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Portico Library and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority welcome you to an event looking at nature, resilience and young people, and how culture can be used to address some of the most pressing problems we face as a city-region.
This event will be a chance for members of the public to engage with academics, practitioners, policy makers and cultural representatives on issues of resilience, ecology and the role of the arts in a changing climate and will be opened by the Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, and the Greater Manchester Chief Resilience Officer, Dr Kathy Oldham.
In addition, two local school groups will present the outcomes of workshops conducted with local artist Oliver East using the power of image and text to explore themes of nature, urban life, and resilience…
Join the waiting list for free tickets here.