Blogs & News

news : Herizons: Celebrating Strong Manchester Women.

'It's great that the Herizons creative women's group, born from Gaskell: The Musical, is going from strength to strength and now have the honour of opening the International Women's Day Event at the Town Hall.' enJOY Arts. This morning our Herizons group opened International Women’s Day in Manchester Town Hall. Herizons is a group of women meet weekly to take part in creative activity in the family home of Elizabeth Gaskell, inspired by strong Manchester women, past and present....

news : You have Chosen! A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects.

You have chosen! We are delighted that The House, 84 Plymouth Grove, was our voting public’s object of choice to nominate for a history of Lancashire in 70 Objects. Amongst our staff, volunteers and trustees the inclusion of the House, as an object, did lead to some interesting and lively debate as to how we interpret the word ‘object’. We do feel however that the House, in its entirety, is a brilliantly appropriate object to nominate. Instead of...

news : You Choose! A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects

This year, the magazine Lancashire Life celebrates its 70th birthday. To celebrate this, Lancashire Life will show 70 objects from heritage venues across Lancashire’s County Palatine between September and November. We, at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, would like to nominate an object to be considered for the final 70 - and we want your help choosing which one! We have narrowed our selection to 6 that we think are important to both us and the history of Lancashire. Follow...

news : First Year Anniversary

As we celebrate the first anniversary of the re-opening of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House I would like to pay a huge tribute to the many people who have worked so hard over the past year to make it such a great success.  Through the energy, dedication and commitment of so many people the house has quickly become one of Manchester’s most popular new visitor destinations and one that is unique amongst the city’s cultural attractions.  And thanks to our...

news : BBC North West Inside Out features Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

We were thrilled to be featured on the BBC's Inside Out North West programme last night. For those who missed the episode you can view it on BBC I-Player for 6 more days. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04hv5wb/inside-out-north-west-29092014 The programme included an interview with Janet Allen, Chair of Manchester Historic Buildings Trust who are responsible for the amazing renovation of the house. John Williams, Project Manager, shows viewers around the house, which gives a flavour of what visitors can expect. It also...