This new, contemporary multi-media exhibition celebrates 100 years of the city’s neighbourhood markets. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, One Manchester, who own and manage more than 12,000 homes in central, south and east Manchester, engaged with local customers to curate an exhibition inspired by the social, trade and civic heritage of Gorton, Moss Side and Longsight markets. The exhibition comprises filmed poems developed by One Manchester customers, oral histories recounted by market users and traders, and photographs exploring markets as cultural and social spaces. Over a 10-month period, One Manchester invited customers to take part in a training and engagement programme and partnered with Manchester Markets, Manchester Central and Manchester Libraries, North West Film Archive, the Race Relations Archive, Science and Industry Museum, and the Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester.
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