St James’, Moss Side hasÂ an extensive historical archive and during theÂ week from 5th to 11th July, we will be makingÂ it available to the community as an exhibition betweenÂ 10.00 am and 4.00 pm Monday 6th to Saturday 11th July.
We have arranged a number of speakers for theÂ week who areÂ experts in their field and eachÂ will give a presentation about Moss Side.
Programme for the week
All events (expect the final celebration in Alexandra Park) are at Jamesâ€™ Pastoral Centre, Princess Road / Great Western Street, Moss Side, M14 4TH
Sunday 5th July, 10.30 am
Past, PresentÂ and FutureÂ – Special Celebration Service to give thanks for the past and pray for the future of Moss Side.
Monday 6th July, 7.30 pm
Moss Side Yesterday and TodayÂ – A joint presentation given by Councillor Alistair Cox, Councillor for Moss Side and Mrs Gabrielle Cox. They have lived in Moss Side for 40 yearsÂ serving the community in many different ways.
Tuesday 7th July, 12.30pm â€“ 1.30pm
History of BlackÂ ManchesterÂ – Bill Williamson, retired History Professor from Manchester University isÂ an author and expert in Manchester’s cultural history.
Refreshments provided, but you may wish to bring a packed lunch
Tuesday 7th July, 7.30 pm – (to be confirmed)
Singing with LarksÂ – A drop in session, open to all, where anyone who wants to can come along as a one off and join in the singing. Including a couple of performance by the regular group.
Thursday 9th July, 4.00 pm
The Local History of Moss SideÂ -Â Michael Wood is Professor of Public Engagement at Manchester University. His popular and successful TV series include ‘In Search of the Trojan War’, ‘In the Foorsteps of AlexanderÂ the Great’, and ‘The Story of England’. He was born in Moss Side and attended Heald Place Primary School.
Thursday 9th July, 7.30 pm
The beginnings of Moss Side CarnivalÂ – a talkÂ by Locita Brandy. Locita was one of the first organisers of the Carnival back in the 1960s and which continues every year.
Sunday 12th July, 12.00 pm Midday
Joint Celebration in Alexandra Park â€“Â The fiveÂ congregations of St James, Moss Side and St Edmund’s, Whalley Range welcome all to this community celebration!
Bring a picnic lunch and meet at the Pavilion building in the park.