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Attention all campaigners – there’s a library keen to meet you
May 9, 2012 – 8:29 am | No Comment
Attention all campaigners – there’s a library keen to meet you

A message from the working class movement’s very own library. Please pass it on:
Save our NHS… don’t close our library…no to war….they say cut back we say fight back… low pay no way… fair pensions …

Working Class Movement Library’s supporters make it so
March 9, 2012 – 11:37 am | No Comment
Working Class Movement Library’s supporters make it so

Thanks to a storming performance by their loyal supporters, who voted in droves, Salford’s Working Class Movement Library has won a public vote competition to win an artist to appear in an event in May. …

Vote vote vote for the Working Class Movement Library
February 20, 2012 – 3:24 pm | No Comment
Vote vote vote for the Working Class Movement Library

A message from Salford’s Working Class Movement Library:
We have been shortlisted in the Arts Council-funded Museums at Night competition to win an artist to appear in an event at the Library. This is an annual …

Compare the Valette with the Lowry
February 2, 2012 – 12:25 pm | No Comment
Compare the Valette with the Lowry

Recently, the paintings of one artist in particular have graced the Lowry Art Gallery’s walls; the paintings of an artist important to the development of Lowry’s talents and fascinating to anyone interested in a little tit-bit of Mancunian history.

2011 – the year of the hog
December 10, 2011 – 8:57 pm | No Comment
2011 – the year of the hog

“Living Newspapers” were one of the most successful of the theatre forms pioneered by Agitprop groups of the pre-Second World War years – groups like the Salford “Red Megaphones”, in which Ewan McColl (aka Jimmy Miller) played an instrumental role.

Battle of Bexley Square remembered
October 1, 2011 – 10:59 pm | No Comment
Battle of Bexley Square remembered

1 October marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Bexley Square, when unemployed Salford workers marched to demand an end to benefit cuts and the imposition of the means test. Mounted police …

IslingTing Mill
July 29, 2011 – 1:40 pm | One Comment
IslingTing Mill

There are two things I know about the Ting Tings, one is something I can prove, the other is something I was told was true by someone I love deeply and trust implicitly.

Blessings undisguised: part three…zzzz…
May 28, 2010 – 11:19 pm | No Comment
Blessings undisguised: part three…zzzz…

Chapel Street and The Crescent is a roadway that should be admired, but instead resides somewhere between ‘desolate’ and ‘promising’. The thoroughfare that leads out of the combined centres of Manchester and Salford hums with history and yet it doesn’t shout about it, half as much as it should anyway.