Making Waves

As the temperature rises, it’s the perfect time to take a swim in one of Britain’s last remaining historic outdoor pools and lidos, like Brockwell Park Lido in London, pictured here. Fido has been working to promote and help to protect Britain’s historic pools, supporting Victoria Baths campaigner, Gill Wright …

Images of the North in the National Press

Grafters, the latest exhibition of photography curated by Ian Beesley at The People’s History Museum, opened to a chorus of stand out national media coverage. The Guardian online, Saturday Telegraph Review and Telegraph online, The Independent Magazine on Saturday as well as national photographic, museum trade and monthly lifestyle magazines …

Fido Awarded the Gold Standard

Fido wins Best Arts, Culture or Sports Campaign for Shakespeare Week 2015 at the  CIPR PRide Awards The category was hotly contested by some very worthy competition, but the judges deemed Fido’s campaign to be worthy of a Gold, and summed up with this statement: “Having identified some clearly quantified …

Suffragette – Charity Premiere

Tonight we’ll be joining the Pankhurst Trust and a whole legion of inspiring women at the charity premiere of Suffragette.  This is a project that Fido has been thrilled to be a part of, and is hugely inspired by. Fido is all about stories and this is an extraordinary story unlike …

Ramsbottom Festival moves into fifth gear

Friday 18 – Sunday 20 September 2015 www.ramsbottomfestival.com / @rammyfestival / #rammy15  This year marks the fifth Ramsbottom Festival with The Proclaimers, Idlewild and The Wonderstuff headlining a superb line-up of live music acts and a brand new family stage is dedicated to live arts and performances throughout the weekend. …

Shakespeare Unleashed: how to lead a life less ordinary

  It is our firm belief that creativity is our most natural, accessible and valuable human asset – it’s our greatest gift.  It helps us succeed, solve problems and lead a life less ordinary.   Enabling children to develop this gift through the greatest creative mind that ever lived, through …

Could you afford to own a Picasso?

Well, maybe. Thanks to a new exhibition from Twenty Twenty Gallery, the notion may not be out of reach!   Opening 14 March, Collector’s Prints at the gallery in Shropshire’s Much Wenlock will show original art prints by names like Picasso, Dame Elisabeth Frink and Patrick Procktor, with prices starting …

Election! Britain Votes opens to rave reviews

“A new exhibition, Election! Britain Votes, at the People’s History Museum in Manchester explores the nature of democracy in a candid and sincere fashion that is far removed from the complacency we often get when museums try and do politics.”  Stephanie Boland, New Statesman. It’s one of the most important exhibitions …

In praise of the Whitworth #galleryinthepark

We were lucky enough to go to the preview of the new Whitworth Art Gallery at the weekend and now we can take part in the big reveal.  So here are a few of our snaps, that don’t really do it justice – you have to go to truly appreciate. …

In Challenging Times we need Radical Heroes

Fido has recently started working with the People’s History Museum in Manchester and thanks to its cracking new fundraising campaign, we had all the ingredients we needed to place the museum on the national news agenda. The exhibitions team has curated a list of 100 Radical Heroes, celebrating those Great …