“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 you’ll see this year. Election! Britain Votes at the People’s History Museum illustrates through historical artefacts and statistical analysis, just how democracy works and why it’s important to use your vote.
The media response has been fantastic, with coverage including The Guardian, G2 preview feature and Guardian half term children’s events guide, Creative Tourist, Manchester Evening News, Museums Journal as well as BBC History Magazine, political shows including BBC Radio 4 World at One, BBC Radio 4 The Long View, Sunday Politics Show and New Statesman.
The exhibition will be taking an active role in sharing and explaining the election as it unfolds, with live and interactive feeds, stats and outcomes as well as input from artist in residence, Alex Gardner.
A series of enlightening live events and debates are also set to offer more educational and media opportunities for the museum. As for our part in proceedings, Katy Ashton, director of the People’s History Museum, says:
“Working with Fido PR on the media campaign for our Election! Britain Votes exhibition has given us more high quality coverage than we could have ever hoped for.
We’re looking forward to continuing to work with Fido as the exhibition opens this weekend and as the general election gets closer – Fido has lots more exciting ideas for us to work on together as our exhibition responds to the political campaigns ahead of election day in May!”