Her Hidden Histories: Making local hidden histories relevant to young women through drama & performance

Exploratory workshops
The project hosted a series of exploratory workshops

Heritage Grants

MANCHESTER, North West
enJOY arts
£67300
Creative heritage project focusing on the previously hidden histories of women in Manchester who worked in the male-dominated spheres of policing, transport and politics.

enJOY arts is an award winning community arts organisation based at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Ardwick, Manchester.

This creative heritage project will engage two core groups of hard to reach young women aged 12-18 from across Greater Manchester over a two-year period. Working in partnership with local small heritage venues, the project will use archival research, site visits and source material to develop the young women’s skills as researchers.

The research will then inform the creation of three site-specific public performances bringing heritage to life at each historically significant venue: Greater Manchester Police Museum, Museum of Transport Greater Manchester and Victoria Baths. The final performance will coincide with the centenary of the first women being granted the vote in 2018.

An interactive digital archive will be developed throughout the project to capture and share more widely the heritage being explored by the groups of young people.

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