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Culture in Manchester: Institutions and urban change since 1850

Janet Wolff and Mike Savage


This book brings together studies of cultural institutions in Manchester from 1850 to the present day, giving an unprecedented account of the city’s cultural evolution. These bring to light the remarkable range of Manchester’s contribution to modern cultural life, including the role of art education, popular theatre, religion, pleasure gardens, clubs and societies. The chapters show the resilience and creativity of Manchester’s cultural institutions since 1850, challenging any simple narrative of urban decline following the erosion of Lancashire’s industrial base, at the same time illustrating ... More

Keywords: Culture, Urban history, Manchester, Popular theatre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090387
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090387.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janet Wolff, editor

Mike Savage, editor