Thursday, 3 July 2008

Reclaim History


Peterloo Massacre Memorial- Design Day

Sat 5th July 08 2pm to 5pm, Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess St, M1 6DD

The Peterloo Memorial Campaign (who successfully lobbied to have the offensive blue plaque on the side of the Free Trade Hall replaced) are inviting everyone interested to join them for a design session aimed at exploring potential designs for the forthcoming Peterloo Memorial.

“There's been a disastrous history of whitewashing the memory of Peterloo” said group spokesperson Paul Fitzgerald “and we're determined this won't happen again. We're taking the initiative here, and inviting members of the public to have their say as to what they think would be an appropriate way to commemorate this crucial event in the City's history. When Manchester City Council begin considering designs for the monument they've committed to creating, we'll want the ideas that come out of this event to act as great examples of what a decent memorial could look like.”

Artists will be on hand for the day, to work with people who wouldn't normally want to put pen to paper. There'll also be a slideshow of previous Peterloo images and other inspirational monuments. People will be welcome to drop in for a short while if they're unable to participate in the full event...


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