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UK NewsPeterloo massacre anniversary events: The memorials in Manchester and around the UK to mark 200 years since the tragedy

19:00  14 august  2019
19:00  14 august  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

Peterloo Massacre: how a peaceful political protest in Manchester 200 years ago ended with 18 people being killed

Peterloo Massacre: how a peaceful political protest in Manchester 200 years ago ended with 18 people being killed On 16 August 1819, peaceful protesters, hungry and downtrodden, campaigned for political reform

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Peterloo massacre anniversary events: The memorials in Manchester and around the UK to mark 200 years since the tragedy © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

The 16 August marks the anniversary of an important and tragic event for the city of Manchester, and a defining moment in British history.

2019 is the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, a day in which more than 60,000 peaceful protesters were charged at by armed cavalry as they gathered to ask for democratic reform. The group included women, children and men, gathered at St. Peter's Field, and the bloody outcome lead to 18 deaths and around 700 injuries.

In memory of this landmark moment in the country's fight for democracy and universal suffrage, events are planned both in Manchester and across the UK.

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Peterloo massacre anniversary events: The memorials in Manchester and around the UK to mark 200 years since the tragedy © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Manchester

Peterloo massacre anniversary events: The memorials in Manchester and around the UK to mark 200 years since the tragedy © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

The city has planned a number of events:

The Hidden Tableaux's Peterloo Massacre 1819 - Manchester Central Library

This exhibition began on 6 June but runs until 28 September. The project aims to shine a light on the iconic moments in the long struggle for democracy and social justice for working people. It explores historic scenes involving the radicals, dissenters, revolutionaries and non-conformists who have been left out of history. This is the latest work by artists and founder of Rock Against Racism, Red Saunders.

Peterloo massacre anniversary events: The memorials in Manchester and around the UK to mark 200 years since the tragedy © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

From The Crowd - Manchester Central

An outdoor event which threads together words from contemporary poets and activists along with eyewitness accounts from the Peterloo Massacre. It is directed by Common Wealth theatre's Evie Manning and Robin Richards. The performance is one-hour long, and will be at 12:30pm, 5:30pm and 8pm on Friday 16 August, with music playing in between these times. While the event is free, booking is required here.

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The Anniversary Of Peterloo Is A Timely Reminder That Attempts To Suppress Voters Must Be Resisted Today, marks 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre, a brutal and bloody clash that became a turning point in the history of our democracy and Britain’s long struggle for universal suffrage. The right to vote is a powerful tool, one that is seldom given freely. And, on the morning of 16 August 1819, 60,000 peaceful pro-democracy and anti-poverty protesters marched towards Manchester and gathered at St Peter’s Fields calling for political reform. At that time fewer than two per cent of the population had the vote. Poverty and hunger were rife, and the right to representation was capturing the hearts and minds of large numbers of people.

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Peterloo Picnics - Tandle Hills Country Park

The free event will bring people together for some games, a picnic, poetry, performances and a treasure hunt, among other things, on Sunday 18 August. It runs from 12 to 3pm.

The Peterloo Massacre: Hussars Charging the People, Hussars Charging the People, Peterloo (Photo: Getty)

March for Democracy - Various locations

On Sunday 18 August, demonstrators will march across the city to raise awareness and celebrate working class political achievements. It will culminate in a rally at Albert Square where speakers will talk on issues such as the voting age, devolution and proportional representation.

While it starts at 11:30am and finishes at 4pm, there are ten locations where attendees can meet at - further details can be found here.

Art Battle - Manchester City Art Gallery

With less than 5% of tickets left for this event, it looks set to be popular. The event, launched in 2013, has adopted spaces such as skate parks to London Road Fire Station but for this event is using Manchester Art Gallery as it is a special Peterloo version.

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Campaigners have accused Manchester city council of a PR own goal after a £1m memorial to the Peterloo massacre was quietly made public three days It was expected that a new version of the memorial would be formally unveiled on Friday during a public event to mark 200 years since the

That will change this year when Mancunians mark the 200 th anniversary of the massacre with a series of events to remember those who died and return Peterloo to The massacre , later nicknamed Peterloo in mock irony after the Battle of Waterloo, took place at St Peter’s Fields in Manchester .

Audiences see artists create work on the spot and get to decide the winner. Tickets are £16.75 with booking fee and can be found on Skiddle here - the minimum age is 14.

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Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest - People's History Museum

This free exhibition began in March of this year and runs right up until 23 February 2020. It tells the story of Peterloo, highlighting its importance today in the fight for democracy. It features original Peterloo artefacts, films, and more contemporary stories of protest.

The exhibition is suitable for all ages and there is a special event for Friday 16 August where it will also open its Peterloo archives which includes newspapers and reports of the massacre from the time. The free open day runs 11am to 3pm.

The Peterloo 'Massacre ' 1819, Plate by Phiz (Hablot.K.Browne) called the Manchester Massacre, Manchester, England (Photo: Getty)

Peterloo Guided Walks - St. Peter's Square

Tour guide and Peterloo Memorial Campaign member Ed Glinert will be leading guided walks that set off from Manchester Central Library, with each day holding a different theme. Friday's talk has already sold out, but Satuday's focuses on the government and media response to the massacre, while Sunday's examines Howard Sping's novel Fame is The Spur - a book which tracked the rise of the socialist labour movement in Britian in the wake of Peterloo.

Families gather on the banks of the Thames to mark 30th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster that claimed 51 lives when the pleasure boat collided with a dredger and sank

Families gather on the banks of the Thames to mark 30th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster that claimed 51 lives when the pleasure boat collided with a dredger and sank Survivors and the families of the 51 people who died in the Marchioness disaster on August 20 1989 held a vigil tonight in London to mark the 30th anniversary of the pleasure boat sinking.

Now, 200 years on from the Peterloo massacre in which peaceful protesters were cut down by Peterloo and its aftermath confirmed to Taylor that reformers in Manchester needed their own voice. Dressed in their Sunday best, tens of thousands of demonstrators flocked from miles around

To mark 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester (1819-2019) we're sharing items from our collection related to the event and the era. The two hundredth anniversary of Peterloo Massacre in Manchester has inspired a new project from The National Trust.

Tickets are £10 and can be found here

Peterloo Aniversary Concert - Stalybridge Civic Hall

The oldest brass band in the world, Stalybridge Old Band, will perform the same music played at the time of Peterloo for this commemorative event. The band, founded in 1809, performed a concert on the day of the massacre at a meeting organised by the Manchester Patriotic Society, which called for the repeal of corn laws and parliamentary reform. The group will also perform modern songs, among the nostalgic classics.

The event is on Saturday 17 August at 5:30pm at StalyBridge - tickets are £6 here

Yeomantry charging crowds during bread riots in Manchester (Photo: Getty)

London

Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre - Ondaatje Wing Theatre

On Friday 16 September, National Portrait Gallery are running a late lecture at 7pm with Dr Jacqueline Riding who wrote Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre (2018). She will examine how the story of massacre was translated from books and archival material onto the big screen and will sign her book at the end.

The event is £10 (£8 for concessions and Gallery Supporters) - tickets can be booked in person of here

Peterloo Exhibition - Houses of Parliament

Westminster Hall will run an exhibition Parliament's reaction to the Peterloo Massacre. Using interactive technology, audiences can see documents from Parliament's archive in relation to the event. The exhibition begins on Wednesday and runs until 26 September. The event is free but people need to register here - some days have already sold out.

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