Children work with soil at Community Festival.

Greener, fairer, healthier


Social responsibility is a key priority for The University of Manchester – in fact, it’s one of our three core goals – and is woven throughout Universally Manchester Festival’s exciting programme.

The theme of greener, fairer, healthier is reflected across our events calendar, with talks, exhibitions, performances, workshops and much more all promoting these values and challenging us to contribute towards a better, more equal future for everyone.

Striving for better

From BAFTA-winning broadcaster David Olusoga leading a panel discussion on the University’s historic links to slavery as part of a special Guardian Live event, to our Chancellor Nazir Afzal discussing inequalities in access to justice against the backdrop of recent injustices the Post Office scandal, and the exhilarating music collaboration GRRRL – amplifying the voices of marginalised female artists through their artistic activism. Universally Manchester is bursting with creativity, ideas and a strong message to strive for better.

And we’re doing it with a huge splash of colour and lots of fun along the way, with some brilliant family-friendly events to get young and old(er) excited to learn and discover more. Our Community Fair has a packed programme of interactive, hands-on activities for all ages; the Carnival presented by the Whitworth promises a party atmosphere like no other for both the young and young-at-heart; and the Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day invites the whole family to take a step back in time to learn more about our place in the world today.

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