RNCM Archives create new videos for Heritage Open Days

RNCM Archives is releasing five free new videos highlighting stories contained in the College’s heritage for this year’s Heritage Open Days.

Created exclusively for the festival and available to view from Friday 11 September, the short videos cover topics over nearly a century of history.

Northern School of Music Group Picture

Ever eaten at our Brodsky restaurant? Find out about its namesake and his fascinating wife, Anna. Found yourself wondering what came before the RNCM? Explore the Royal Manchester College of Music and the Northern School of Music to find out. Dip into the story of a secret wartime romance, contained in hundreds of love letters. And find out about Thomas Pitfield, the man who quacked when he should have clucked.

Heather Roberts, RNCM Archivist, said: ‘As we can’t yet welcome visitors to our incredible Archive, we are very pleased to have the support of Heritage Open Days’ first ever programme featuring digital events. Much of the information about the love story and Northern School of Music were gathered as part of the RNCM’s National Lottery Heritage Fund project celebrating the centenary of the Northern School of Music. We are extremely grateful to our funder for the support in bringing these stories to light.’

To access these videos, head over to the Heritage Open Days event directory and search for Musical Archives.

12 August 2020

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