CfP: Manchester Histories DigiFest

by | Jun 24, 2020 | Calls for paper, Events | 0 comments

Dear PGRs,

This is a call out email for individual/group entries who wish to be involved in the Manchester Histories  Digital Festival 2020.

Manchester Histories Festival is taking its festival digital this year, with the announcement of its first ever DigiFest. Running across two days, Friday 4 September and Saturday 5 September, DigiFest 2020 will work with individuals and community groups to present their stories, ideas and creative content. A pop-up TV Studio is being developed from which the full programme of activities will be broadcast live across the globe.

At the heart of DigiFest 2020 remains a 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 (1928 – 2012).

DigiFest 2020 will feature two days of films, discussions, speeches, digital art, music, song and more.

There are opportunities to get involved in the creation of this in the following ways:

  • Send in your ideas of what you’d like to see featured as part of the live broadcast element of the programme, which will include discussions and debates.
  • Contribute any pre-recorded digital content – film, music, documentary, performance – that promotes your organisation or group that fits in with the themes of the festival.
  • Record your thoughts of this important moment in history by sending in a short recording (video or audio – including British Sign Language) taken on a mobile phone that addresses the following question: What impact has Covid-19 had on you and the lives of disable people?

You can download the full details and links of where to send information to via Manchester Histories website:

The deadline for all submissions is Monday 6 July 2020.

Many thanks,

Shekina Popper

Marketing & Communications Officer
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester  | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL

S3.7 Samuel Alexander Building (Wed, Thursday) tel: 0161 306 3125

G34 Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama (Mon, Tues) tel: 0161 275 8322


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