Made in Manchester: The Guardian's 200th anniversary year celebrations

Date published: 21 April 2021

The Guardian has announced the first event in its 200th anniversary programme - a Guardian Live event ‘Guardian at 200: Made in Manchester’, celebrating Manchester’s vibrant and radical history, where it was founded in 1821.

The free online event will bring together some of the city’s most influential and talented voices to celebrate its history of progressive politics and activism, as well as the world renowned music that is part of the city’s identity. 

Observing how the city’s history continues to shape the way we think now, will be Guardian columnist and chair John Harris in conversation with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester; Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline and granddaughter of Sylvia; Mark Fletcher, the CEO of Manchester Pride; and Tim Burgess, lead singer of The Charlatans. Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner will also join our line-up to talk about The Guardian’s roots in Manchester. 

In June, the 200th birthday celebrations will continue with Guardian Live hosting a specially programmed digital festival.

Speakers include Naomi Klein, Ghetts, Gordon Brown, Arlo Parks and many more.

Readers can sign up to the newsletter for more announcements. Tickets go on sale from Wednesday 28 April. 

The Manchester event will form part of a wider programme of events, masterclasses, editorial and brand activity planned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Guardian.


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