Manchester Histories DigiFest 2020

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 17:59:00 BST

Manchester Histories is taking its festival digital this year, with the announcement of its first ever DigiFest. At the heart of DigiFest 2020 is the celebration and recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act (1970), a landmark piece of legislation that was pioneered by Lord Alf Morris. A social reformer who was born and lived in Manchester, where he served as MP for Wythenshawe for 33 years.

Running across two days, Friday 4 September and Saturday 5 September, DigiFest 2020 will work with individuals, cultural organisations and community groups to present their stories, ideas and creative content. This will feature discussions, speeches, digital art, music, song and more.

There are still opportunities to get involved, for full details and links of how and where to send information see Manchester Histories website: The deadline for all submissions is Monday 6 July 2020.

DigiFest 2020 is collaboration between The University of Manchester and its Disabled Staff Network, the family of the late Lord Morris of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester’s Students’ Union, TUC (Manchester), Manchester City Council and the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.

For further information follow: @mcrhistfest #mcrhistDigiFest2020