Where the medieval meets the modern: A unique and family-friendly festival at Chetham’s in Manchester – featuring live music, food, drink and medieval entertainment – will celebrate the 600th anniversary of Manchester’s oldest buildings: did you know that Chetham’s buildings date back to 1421? Chetham’s medieval buildings were originally built to accommodate the priests of Manchester’s Collegiate Church, now Manchester Cathedral. Today they form part of the wider Chetham’s site in Manchester: home to Chetham’s School of Music, the UK’s largest music school,

This two day festival on Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 September will celebrate the city’s history, and the incredible story of Chetham’s. Visitors can hang out in the historic courtyard at Chetham’s for food and drink, storytelling, falconry and the chance to test yourself at some competitive medieval games.

You’ll be entertained with period music from Manchester Baroque and Chetham’s Manchester Cathedral Choristers. Or you might choose to be regaled by the Horrible Histories performances in The Stoller Hall – the world-class chamber music venue at Chetham’s – revealing the gruesome side of history.

Adults and families alike are invited to explore Chetham’s Library – the oldest public library in the English speaking world – with special guided tours of the historic site and collections.

This really is shaping up to be an incredible event, on many levels. Book now via the link below.

Sat 25 Sep - Sun 26 Sep, 10am-5pm (Sat), 10am-3pm (Sun) , Chethams,
Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB
Words:
Suzy Prince
Published on:
Thu 23 Sep 2021