The Community Festival returns for 2021 with a digital showcase of fun family-friendly activities that everyone can join in with, delivered straight to your school and home.
For this year's Community Festival, The University of Manchester has teamed up with Manchester Museum, the Whitworth, John Rylands Research Institute and Library, and staff and students from across the university, to create a series of fun and exciting digital events, aimed at families, schools and local communities.
Whether you're young or old, interested in science or art, want to get hands-on, or just share some fascinating stories, there's something for everyone. Here's a taster of some of the activities on offer…
Let's Dance: A dance programme for museum movers of all abilities
Join Manchester Museum and Dance Practitioner and Culture Champion Hazel Roy for this 'Let's Dance' taster session. Suitable for 50+ years.
Memories of Manchester: Secrets of student life
Ever wondered what student life was like in the 1940s? The team will share some Manchester memories and invite you to tell stories of your own.
Art for Inventions
Learn how to use art as a tool for innovation and escapism, drawing inspiration from pieces found in the Whitworth's collection. Suitable for families/children ages 5+.
PLAY Live Baby
Take part in some sensory play with your baby, helping to aid their development, bonding and attachment. Suitable for babies and their grown-ups.
Legend stories behind the most celebrated Chinese festivals
Watch the story of Qu Yuan to find out about the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival. Suitable for primary and secondary schools, families with children ages 8+, and language learners of Mandarin Chinese.
Community Mapping: A little of your time to make a big difference
Help map the way for prosthetic and orthopaedic surgeons to reach those in need of healthcare and prosthetic limbs in Northern Uganda. Suitable for ages 11+.
Sights, sounds and stories: Manchester's medical histories
Join the Museum of Medicine and Health to delve into the wonderful world of eye and ear medicine through sight, sound and stories past, present and future. Suitable for families/children ages 7+.
|Open (18 June 2021 - 20 June 2021)|
|Friday - Sunday||09:00||- 17:00|
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