The Manchester Ballads
12 June / 13:00 / More Info / Free Entry
In the nineteenth century, the news of Manchester was presented as single sheets of paper printed with a ballad to be sung of the day's happenings.
Chetham's Library holds a large collection of these ballads and Band on the Wall is proud to explore and celebrate this unique history of Manchester in a day of performance, films, exhibitions and talks, supported by Manchester Histories Festival.
Featuring talks by social archeologist David Jennings and Gavin Sharp, producer of the Edward II Manchester’s Improving Daily, plus performances by "pre-eminent broadside balladress of the Manchester region" Jennifer Reid, Mark Dowding and Chris Pollington, and The Fosbrooks, it's a day for all ages.
Drop in and explore about this unique part of Manchester’s history.
13:30 David Jennings / Gavin Sharp re Manchester's Improving Daily project
15:30 Mark Dowding Chris Pollington
17:00 Jennifer Reid