Manchester’s historic Victoria Baths has launched a new season of virtual talks celebrating the city’s past and key moments in the 2021 social calendar. Guest speakers will join viewers for the first three sessions, with the latter three forming part of the venue’s Hidden Histories program which aims to shine a light on some lesser known facts surrounding this iconic Manchester venue.

The fun starts with Twisted Tales for Terrible Children on Thursday 4 March which celebrates World Book Day by sharing some classic children’s stories – with fancy dress very much encouraged. Next up, Curator and Historian Helen Antrobus will lead audiences on a journey chronicling the life of pioneering long-distance swimmer Sunny Lowry on Thursday 11 March to mark International Women’s Day, before historian Sylvia Kölling takes us behind the scenes of Manchester’s early bath and washhouse scene on Thursday 18 March.

From there, Hidden Histories takes over, with each digital talk focusing on a different key corner of Victoria Baths’ extensive and colourful story. Each of these events are available to view on a pay-what-you-feel basis, with a suggested donation of £5, and will take place from 7pm every Thursday evening throughout March and early April. To find out more and to book tickets, head here.

Thu 4 Mar - Thu 8 Apr, Victoria Baths
Simon Bland
Published on:
Fri 19 Feb 2021