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Meet the Changemakers: anniversary edition

24 Feb 2024 12:00 pm -4:00 pm


Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Top Floor

Free, drop-in

Meet the Changemakers

As part of the celebrations to mark a year since our big reopening, we’re bringing you a special edition of Meet the Changemakers.

This event series allows you to meet the communities, charities, activists, and artists we work with on the Museum’s Top Floor, which is a space for learning, connecting, and inspiring change.

For this special edition, we’ve got a whole host of fun activities and workshops you can get involved in, so take a look below and come along to whatever takes your fancy. You’re free to drop in any time between 12pm and 4pm.


Climate Justice Zine making drop in with artist Seleena Laverne Daye

Join Seleena for all things zines. Hear about the history of zines and the role they play within activism and learn how to make an A4 ‘one page zine’ or contribute to a collective zine, using a DIY cut and paste method with collage, drawing, writing and more.


Seed copter making and story time with Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

Come and find out about the amazing world of seeds. Sort some of our weird and wonderful examples and have a go at making your own flying seed to see how far they can go.

‘Fairy Garden’ story times at 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm. Find out how to attract fairies to your garden by gardening in a more nature friendly way.


Art Therapy and wellbeing drop in with Kirsty Gbasai and Karen Brackenridge

Meet the museum’s resident Art Therapist Kirsty to find out more about art therapy and wellbeing.


Have a go on a new instrument with Olympias Music Foundation

Fancy blowing a trumpet or seeing how hard it is to play the violin? Test your skills on a new instrument with Olympias Music Foundation


‘How bad are bananas?’ with University of Manchester Environmental Sustainability Team

Just how bad are bananas? Have a go at our carbon footprinting game to test your knowledge!


Make your own recycled museum labels with Museum Development Northwest

Join Museum Development to become a museum curator for the day and make your own recycled labels for real museum objects. You can also find out more about what museums across the north west have been doing to take climate action!


We’ll also have activities and information from:

  • In Our Nature and the Manchester Climate Change Agency – supporting people across Manchester to turn ideas into action, reduce carbon emissions, improve their health, save money and learn new skills.
  • PINC College – a unique college offering creative education for young neurodivergent adults. Meet some of the students and have a go at activities they’ve created to help you explore the museum!
  • Ardwick Climate Action – Ardwick Climate Actions’ mission is to protect our local environment through grassroots advocacy that engages the local community. Find out about their new green stepping stones trail that stops at the museum and have a go at designing your own tabletop garden.
  • Global Shapers – Global Shapers is a community of young people driving positive change in communities across the world. Meet the Manchester team and take part in their Climate Conversations project, which asks the people of Manchester to share their thoughts on the climate action they want to see in Manchester.
  • Grass Routes Movements.


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