The People’s City at The Refuge | 2020




British Culture Archive presents The People’s City at The Refuge, Manchester 2020.

The People’s City is the first instalment of our residency at The Refuge which shines a light on the working class and everyday people of the North West of England.

Curated by British Culture Archive founder Paul Wright, the exhibition gives a glimpse into the landscapes of the regions working class towns & cities, and those that lived, worked and partied there during the pre social media world of the 1980’s-90s.

The exhibition features a selection of works by Rob Bremner, Peter J Walsh and Richard Davis as well as a selection of snapshots from the North West handpicked from our People’s Archive.


The exhibition has been extended until the end of September 2020 due to the recent lockdown and restrictions. Please visit The Refuge Website to check social distancing guidelines and opening times before visiting.

A selection of prints and limited exhibition posters from the exhibition are available from our Online Shop.


The People’s City exhibition is proudly sponsored by 5plus architects.

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