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7 Ages of Manchester Festival 2006

Support Team

Andy Nicol
0771 311 9699

Richard Harvey

Event Management Team
Fiona Pelham
07 980 651 781

Organise This event management aim to plan events with a focus on being environmentally friendly and community involved.


The Manchester Museum
Richard Hall
The Manchester Museum
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M15 5QA
0161 275 8767

Bramall Hall
Amanda Cowell

Bramall Hall is a stunning example of a black and white timber framed building, standing in it’s own parkland. There are regular special events that allow visitors the chance to experience life as a Tudor. A comprehensive education service at the site enhances classroom work on the Tudors. Bramall Hall was saved in 1925 from being split up and sold, by John H. Davies, who bought the whole estate for £15,000. John Davies was at that time one of the wealthiest men in Manchester, President of Manchester United and largely responsible for Old Trafford Football ground.

Bramall Hall is owned and managed by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

Sealed Knot
Mark Scoular
0161 256 2202

The Sealed Knot is an educational charity founded in 1968 and brings to life the period of the Great Civil wars throught the UK , more info can be found at Manus O'Cahans is a Royalist Regiment of the Scots/Irish Brigade and has fought the lenght and breadth of the country not to mention events in Germany, France, Holland and even the USA!  If you are interested in joining please speak to the people on the day, or contact Mark Scoular through the SK Website or at

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester
Robin Holgate
0161 606 0151

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester was established in 1969 as the Manchester Museum of Science and Technology. It moved to its present site in Castlefield in 1983. Housed in the buildings of the former Liverpool Road Station, the world's oldest passenger railway station, and an adjacent Victorian market hall, the Museum currently comprises 15 themed galleries. The galleries include the Power Hall, the Air and Space Hall, the Xperiment hands-on science centre and Underground Manchester, with its walk-through reconstruction of a Victorian sewer. The Textiles Gallery features historic textile machines, textile artworks and a range of other textile-related material. The Collections Centre provides access to the Museum's reserve object collections, archive collections and reference library. Classroom-based sessions for schools take place in the Learning Centre, which also provides worksheets for gallery-based learning. Public programmes aimed at families and informal learners include demonstrations of textile machinery and steam engines, science shows, lectures and costumed interpretation.

People's History Museum
0161 839 6061

The People's History Museum tells the extraordinary story of ordinary people and how they changed the world. It looks at working people's lives at work, home and leisure over the last 200 years. The Museum has the most important collection of banners in the UK which represent the beliefs of workers during the industrial age and beyond.

Imperial War Museum North
Debbie Walker

'When I began to work on Imperial War Museum North, I was deeply challenged by creating a place in which the story of significance, sacrifice, tragedy and destiny of conflict come alive'. Daniel Libeskind, Architect

Imperial War Museum North's awarding-winning building is a symbol of our world torn apart from the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. The visually stunning building starts the discussion on how war shapes lives.

The Museum is about people and their stories, whether far from home in a battle zone or growing up in the midst of war. How lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict.

Manchester Civic Society
Richard Harvey

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Daniel Bell
0774 306 5698

Manchester is my Planet
Leila O'Sullivan
0161 237 4643

The Manchester is my Planet campaign has been running since last August, asking people to pledge to reduce their CO 2 emissions by 20% before 2010. So far, over 13,000 people from Greater Manchester have pledged! We want more people to pledge, and to help those who want to fight climate change – and make a positive difference to their region – do so! We only need to make simple, but effective, changes to reduce our CO 2 emissions, and reduce the amount of energy we use.

There is loads going on in Greater Manchester – green projects are running all over the region looking to do their part. These include the use of wind turbines, photovoltaic cells and other renewable and sustainable resources, all helping to tackle climate change. This is an exciting time for Manchester is my Planet, and the people of Greater Manchester – we want to bring people together to make ours the greenest city region!

Go to for more information, and to pledge, or contact:

BBC Radio Manchester
Richard Fair

Maria Salvatierra
0161 605 8205

Located at the heart of Manchester, Urbis is an exhibition centre focusing on the contemporary and future city. With four floors of evolving displays and a vibrant events programme, Urbis is about making sense of the city through exhibitions, art and design, music and food, which you can experience through our gallery floors, shop and café - The Social at Urbis. Now open daily Sunday to Wednesday 10am - 6pm and Thursday - Sat 10am - 8pm


Drivers Jonas
Carol Robinson
0161 247 7373

Drivers Jonas is a private partnership of commercial property consultants. Although we have over 275 years of experience behind us, at DJ we prefer to look forward and we have a reputation for taking an independent and innovative approach to property advice.

Drivers Jonas are delighted to be sponsoring this event. The festival will play an important part in highlighting the historic aspects of our city as well as looking to the future. There will be something of interest for everyone to watch or participate in over the two day period. It will be an exciting time for all concerned.


Fido PR
Laura Sullivan

Steve Taylor
0161 274 3311

BBC Radio Manchester
Richard Fair