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The Life and Work of Marx and Engels
Tuesday 1 August to Friday 29 September 2017
Celebrating the truly creative partnership between Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, and the body of revolutionary, philosophical and economic writings that their collaboration produced...

Barton Theatre Company's Open Day
Saturday 19 August 2017

Barton Theatre company is an amateur dramatics group which welcomes everyone interested in theatre to join them at their Open Day and find out how to get involved!
On stage or off stage, front of house or in the gods, no experience is necessary to be part of this warm and wonderful group...

Goblin Hunt
Tuesday 22 August 2017
Have you ever hunted for goblins? Dare you join Professor Jigget, the expert goblin hunter on his quest to discover the tree goblins at Riverbank Park...

Master Class Rugby Camp at AJ Bell Stadium
Tuesday 22 August to Wednesday 23 August 2017
As part of the Raising Stars player development programme Salford Red Devils are offering youngsters a chance to join their Rugby Camp...

Silcock's Festival Funfair
Friday 25 August to Monday 28 August 2017
As part of Irlam and Cadishead Festival weekend...

Lowry Makers Market
Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August 2017
The Lowry Outlet Makers Market takes up residency on the The Lowry Outlet Mall Plaza this August Bank Holiday weekend...

Irlam and Cadishead Community Festival
Monday 28 August 2017
Traditional community festival with evening fireworks...

The Lowry Roundabout at Peel Park
Thursday 7 September to Sunday 10 September 2017
Roundabout is the world's first pop-up, plug-and-play theatre...

Heritage Open Day at The Working Class Movement Library
Thursday 7 September to Friday 8 September 2017
As part of the national Heritage Open Day project, the Library is marking the event with 'behind-the-scenes' tours on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 September at 2pm...

Eccles Festival
Friday 8 September to Sunday 10 September 2017
Delightful and quirky festival with community stalls, entertainment, live music, funfair and family activities...

Green on The Green
Saturday 9 September 2017
Ever wanted to splat the rat, get up close and personal to bugs, ride a donkey, go eye to eye with a bird of prey? Now is your chance...

Freestyle Urban Soccer Sessions at Whittle Street Play Area
Saturday 9 September 2017
Freestyle Urban Soccer are providing high-impact sports session for youngsters, tonight they are at Whittle Street Play Area...

Agecroft Heritage Open Day
Saturday 9 September 2017
Set in the grounds of Agecroft Cemetery is the alluring and beautiful Agecroft Chapel...

Invisible Histories talk - Jennifer Reid
Wednesday 13 September 2017
Comparing Manchester, Lancashire and Bangladeshi traditional song
During a research visit to Dhaka this year, Jennifer discovered many links between Manchester and Lancashire traditional songs and those from Dhaka and Sylhet...

Bat Walk
Saturday 16 September 2017
A walk around the park looking for bats as night falls...

Salford's Big Day Out
Saturday 16 September 2017
Wonderful afternoon of events on the civic centre lawn...

Book launch - Citizens by Ian Parks
Thursday 21 September 2017
Ian Parks's new collection explores the tensions between poetry and politics, the spoken and the unspoken, the private and the public...

Lowry Makers Market
Saturday 23 September to Sunday 24 September 2017
The Lowry Outlet Makers Market takes up residency on the The Lowry Outlet Mall Plaza this weekend...

Freestyle Urban Soccer Sessions at Whittle Street Play Area
Saturday 23 September 2017
Freestyle Urban Soccer are providing high-impact sports session for youngsters, tonight they are at Whittle Street Play Area...

Invisible Histories talk - Charlotte Delaney
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Could Salford produce another Shelagh Delaney? - round table discussion
In anticipation of this year's Shelagh Delaney Day, join Shelagh's daughter Charlotte Delaney, her biographer Selina Todd and MaD Theatre Company to discuss whether opportunities exist for young working class women to find a voice and an audience almost 60 years after A Taste of Honey first appeared...

Southern Voices travelling exhibition Out of the shadows: 1914-18 perspectives of colonised people
Wednesday 4 October to Friday 20 October 2017
Exploring the role and experiences of peoples of the British West Indies, Nigeria, India and German and British East Africa during World War I...

Invisible Histories talk - Shelia Cohen
Wednesday 11 October 2017
The Grunwick strike - drowning in support, starving for action
Sheila's talk about the seminal 1976-78 strike at the Grunwick film processing factory will focus on issues of direct versus representative democracy - the union leadership being the 'representative' side - and also the need for link-ups in workplace trade unionism in order to build and encourage solidarity...

Peel Park Fire Garden
Friday 13 October 2017
Dress warmly and join us as the flames dance amongst the trees...

'We are the lions, Mr Manager' by Townsend Theatre Productions
Friday 20 October to Saturday 21 October 2017
'We are the lions, Mr Manager'
Townsend Theatre Productions' new play is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick strike...

Invisible Histories talk - Angela Whitecross
Wednesday 25 October 2017
The Co-operative Party 100 years on - a reflection
2017 marks the centenary of the Co-operative Party...

Voices of Revolution
Friday 27 October to Monday 1 January 2018
The world changed in 1917...

Lowry Makers Market
Saturday 28 October to Sunday 29 October 2017
The Lowry Outlet Makers Market takes up residency on the The Lowry Outlet Mall Plaza this weekend...

Irlam Fireworks
Friday 3 November 2017
Traditional fireworks and funfair set in your local park...

1917 Conference - Old Fire Station, Crescent, Salford
Saturday 4 November 2017
The Peace History Conference and the Library present a day exploring the effect of the Russian Revolutions on the British labour and peace movements...

Buile Hill Park Bonfire and Fireworks
Sunday 5 November 2017
Free, traditional Salford firework night event with huge bonfire and large crowds...

Little Sparks in the Park
Sunday 5 November 2017
Short, wonderful 10 minute sparkling firework show suitable for younger children...

Invisible Histories talk - Andy Clark
Wednesday 8 November 2017
The occupation of the factories - women's resistance to factory closure in Scotland, 1981-82
Andy will discuss his research into the wave of factory occupations launched by women in the early '80s...

“...the point is to change it” - celebrating Ruth and Eddie Frow
Saturday 11 November 2017
Today the Working Class Movement Library will mark thirty years since it moved into Jubilee House from its original home at 111 King's Road, Old Trafford...

Censorship and the working class reader - celebrating the bicentenary of William Hone's trials
Thursday 16 November 2017
Join us to celebrate the bicentenary of a pivotal event in the history of British censorship...

Wikipedia edit-a-thon at WCML
Sunday 19 November 2017
The Library and the People's History Museum are working together to acquire material related to the fight for the vote, from the Peterloo protest in 1819 to lowering the voting age in 1969...

Invisible Histories talk - Cathy Hunt
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Brave hearts and missionary zeal - the National Federation of Women Workers 1906-21
Endemic low pay, deductions and fines, intimidation and insecurity - some of the things women across Britain faced at work in the early 20th century...

Lowry Makers Market - Victorian Christmas Fayre
Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November 2017
The Lowry Outlet Makers Market takes up residency on the The Lowry Outlet Mall Plaza this weekend with a Victorian Christmas theme...

Invisible Histories talk - Neil Faulkner
Wednesday 6 December 2017
A people's history of the Russian Revolution
In his new book, which is laced with first-hand testimony, Neil sets out to show how a mass movement of millions, organised in democratic assemblies, mobilised for militant action, and destroyed a regime of landlords, profiteers and warmongers...

Lowry Magical Makers Market
Saturday 16 December to Sunday 17 December 2017
The Lowry Outlet Makers Market takes up residency on the The Lowry Outlet Mall Plaza this weekend with a magical festive feel...

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