Consultations and surveys Help us reflect on Manchester’s History in our public spaces

'Histories, stories, voices': consultation into artworks in public spaces

This consultation has now closed.

The monuments, statues, memorials, plaques and place names in our public spaces often go unnoticed, but they can play an enormous part in giving us inspiration, identity, shared values and positive role models.

Many of these objects and spaces are named after people or events of historical significance, but do they tell the complete story of Manchester’s history and the diverse communities that have made the city what it is today? Is your story being shared?

We are reviewing what’s in our public spaces and how it gets there - now and in the future, so that Manchester’s history is celebrated and commemorated in the most appropriate way.

Have your say

As part of this we would like to find out what you think about who or what is represented in the public spaces of Manchester, including our streets, squares, forecourts, parks and other open or indoor public spaces that members of the public can access.

We’ll use your answers to this short survey as part of our review and future approach.


To complement the survey you can also take part in the following:

Online public discussion workshops

Two public discussion workshops will take place on Zoom, facilitated by Manchester Histories. Each will include a panel of speakers, including special guests.

Participants will take part in small group discussions in breakout rooms. After this everyone will come back together and feedback their ideas in a final discussion.

There will be further opportunity to respond to points being made via the online chat facility.

All discussions and points of view expressed will be recorded as a part of the consultation process.


  • Wednesday 10 March 2021 (online on Zoom)
    • 2pm to 3pm
    • 7pm to 8pm

Find out more and book your place

Video consultation 

An opportunity to express and record your views online about what is in the public spaces of Manchester. Facilitated by Manchester Histories

Or alternatively video yourself using your phone and send it in to us.


  • Sunday 21 March 2021.
    • 2pm to 4.30pm

Find out more and book a slot


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