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Tony Warren's Coronation Street
Saturday 25 November to Tuesday 3 July 2018

'Coronation Street is four miles in any one direction from the centre of Manchester...

One Drawing at a Time: Salford and Manchester
Saturday 9 December to Sunday 10 June 2018
Urban Sketching started in Seattle in 2007 to share the world one drawing at a time...

Off the Beaten Track
Thursday 1 February to Monday 31 December 2018
Salford has an extensive network of traffic-free routes which link in to the Bridgewater Canal and are perfect for leisure, enjoying the wildlife or even a traffic-free way of getting to work...

I Spy the Bridgewater Canal in Salford Trail
Thursday 1 February to Monday 31 December 2018
There is so much to see beside the Bridgewater Canal in Salford...

Traditional Afternoon Tea at Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Thursday 1 March to Friday 1 June 2018
Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Salford Museum andArt Gallery and indulge in a selection of delicious sandwiches, homemade scones, cakes and pastries, served with loose leaf tea or fresh ground coffee...

Salford Paws for Walks
Monday 9 April to Wednesday 27 June 2018
Wonderful, weekly free and friendly dog walks at various parks in Salford...

Technology: Past and Future
Monday 9 April to Friday 4 May 2018
Amazing art exhibition, in partnership with the University of Salford...

The power of unity: 150 years of the TUC
Friday 27 April to Thursday 27 September 2018
In 1868 at the Mechanics' Institute in Manchester a meeting took place that became the first successful attempt to bring together the trades unions...

The Great Gatsby Ball
Friday 27 April 2018
An evening of good food, drink dancing and live entertainment in support of the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford's 2018 charity appeal...

SHOEFITI BY BETHAN KITCHEN
Saturday 28 April 2018
This is Newcastle, that's just the way lads are here man...

Royal Regiment fo the Fusiliers Freedom Parade in Salford
Saturday 28 April 2018
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is 50 years old in 2018...

Peel Park and The Meadows Bat Walk
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Join the Park Keeper on the twilight search for bats and get to use a special bat detector...

Blackleach Bird Walk
Saturday 5 May 2018
Join Blackleach volunteer, Derek Brooks, for a peaceful morning stroll around the park to try and spot some of the 70-80 species of bird that currently live on Blackleach...

TFGM Peel Park Walk
Sunday 6 May 2018
Join in Transport for Greater Manchester Walking Week with this free, Spring stroll through Peel Park, The Meadows and along the River Irwell...

May Bank Holiday Walk at Clifton Country Park
Monday 7 May 2018
A wonderful family walk around Clifton Country Park,taking in the sights and sounds of early summer...

Worsley Woods Bat Walk
Wednesday 9 May 2018
Join the Ranger at twilight to search for bats and get to use a special bat detector! Meet by the play area off Sefton Drive...

Invisible Histories talk - Simon Partridge'a Film Liverpool labour police striker
Wednesday 9 May 2018
This short independent film tells about the 1919 police strike in Liverpool, when 954 policemen were sacked after they walked out in an attempt to have their union recognised...

P: A One Woman Show
Wednesday 9 May to Saturday 12 May 2018
Finding a job is hard...

Peel Park Dawn Chorus
Saturday 12 May 2018
Join expert naturalist David Winnard to experience the dawn chorus around Peel Park and The Meadows...

The 2018 Frow Lecture - Shirin Hirsch - In the shadow of Enoch Powell: race, class and resistance
Saturday 12 May 2018
50 years on since Enoch Powell made his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham, and at a time when Powell is back on the political agenda with new attempts to rehabilitate him, the lecture will reflect on memories of the speech and how we might begin to think about and organise against racism from 1968 to the present day...

The Queen Cometh - A Bridewater Canal history talk by Paul Speakman
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Hear all about Queen Victoria's visit to the Bridgewater Canal area in October 1851...

Crafts Socials at Salford Museum and Art Gallery - Leather books and key rings workshop
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Artist Caroline Coates who will be managing the exciting Craft Socials programme this Summer...

Salford University - animating the archives at the Working Class Movement Library
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Students from the University's School of Arts and Media take over the Library space with theatre performances and presentations inspired by archival materials...

The Working Class Movement Library present TUC@150 - past, present and future
Thursday 17 May 2018
A celebratory event alongside our exhibition about the TUC at 150, with TUC Regional Secretary Lynn Collins and Clare Coatman from the TUC 'reaching out to young workers' project talking about the future of unions...

Not Quiet Light Weekend - venues across Salford
Friday 18 May to Sunday 20 May 2018
Not Quite Light was inspired by a walk in Angel Meadow, just off the city centre of Manchester, where 40,000 people are buried beneath the grassed surface...

Bridgewater Bats - Explore the delights of the Bridgewater Canal
Friday 18 May 2018
Come on this family friendly walk in the dusk to find our Bridgewater bats as they hunt for insects over the canal...

Worsley Woods Spring Walk
Saturday 19 May 2018
Join the Ranger for this spring walk as part of Transport for Greater Manchester's Walking Week...

Royal Wedding Weekend Funfair
Saturday 19 May to Sunday 20 May 2018
To celebrate the wedding of Harry and Megan a fabulous funfair fit for a prince!
2 days of Waltzers, tea cup rides, swings, burgers, hot dogs and bouncy castles in Salford's most popular park!

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Circus Funtasia
Wednesday 23 May to Sunday 27 May 2018
Back by popular demand Circus Funtasia take up residency at Victoria Park for a week of heart stopping action with the Wheel of Death, clowns, laughter, magic and mayhem...

Invisible Histories talk - May Philippa Lewis Capturing the heritage of the workers' co-operative movement, 1970s-1990s
Wednesday 23 May 2018
The 1970s-90s saw a wave of new workers' co-operatives set up...

Bridgewater Volunteers - A Lick of Paint
Saturday 26 May 2018
Enjoy working in the great outdoors, learning new skills and meeting new people?
Our environment volunteering activities are a great way to do all three! All abilities are welcome and we provide all the tools and materials...

Towpath Tales - Explore the delights of the Bridgewater Canal
Thursday 31 May 2018
Join us for a storytelling walk around Duke's Drive...

Photography workshop
Sunday 3 June 2018
Join professional photographer, Suzanne Cope at this fabulous workshop...

Invisible Histories talk - David Swift The war and the workers: the labour movement and the home front during WW1
Wednesday 6 June 2018
This talk will reveal how the labour movement, under the auspices of the Workers' National Committee, put sectionalism aside and was able, against the odds, to win important victories for the workers of Britain, fighting to ensure that the country which emerged in 1918 was different from that of 1914...

Salford Mad Pride 2018 - Be Curious about Mental Health
Saturday 9 June 2018
Come and join us for a day filled with fun and creativity to celebrate the many talents of people who are living with mental health in Salford...

Manchester to Liverpool Bike Ride
Sunday 10 June 2018
The mostly traffic-free 40 mile route is ideal for family cycling and takes you along part of the Manchester Ship Canal towards Liverpool while the longer, all on-road 55 mile route, crosses the canal to Culcheth, Rainford and Knowsley, meeting the riders on the short route at Childwall and then heading together to the finish at Alfred Holt Recreation Ground, as stones throw from the mighty Mersey...

Craft Socials at Salford Museum and Art Gallery - Sock Animals
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Our Craft Socials are an opportunity to have a chat with fellow crafters and try your hand at a new craft...

Bridgewater Volunteers - Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Enjoy working in the great outdoors, learning new skills and meeting new people?
Our environment volunteering activities are a great way to do all three! All abilities are welcome and we provide all the tools and materials...

The Working Class Movement Library present Jill Liddington 'One hand tied behind us' - 40 years on
Thursday 14 June 2018
Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the publication of this suffrage classic, in tribute to the Frows' support for the research of Jill Liddington and Jill Norris, and to mark Vote 100...

Wild Teas, Tinctures and Tonics - Explore the delights of the Bridgewater Canal
Saturday 16 June 2018
Join popular local naturalist, Dave Winnard, on a foraging walk to find some tasty natural ingredients that can be used for drinks and remedies...

Spring Forage - Explore the delights of the Bridgewater Canal
Wednesday 20 June 2018
Explore the local area with naturalist Dave Winnard whilst foraging for some delicious treats provided by nature...

Invisible Histories talk - Film socialists, suffragists, pacifists and cyclists! The Last Clarion House
Wednesday 20 June 2018
This short film is a mix of oral testimonies and archive footage, and is a testament to the early socialist, suffrage and pacifist pioneers in Nelson and their enduring legacy in national and local politics...

Hamlet at Ordsall Hall
Thursday 21 June 2018
The Three Inch Fools are returning to Ordsall Hall to perform one of Shakespeare's most famous and iconic plays in the atmospheric surroundings of the gardens, the ideal setting for an evening of entertainment!

Grab a drink from the bar, find a spot on the grass, thorough down your picnic blanket to watch the show...

Roses and Castles - Traditional canal craft session with Fred Worthington
Sunday 24 June 2018
Roses and Castles is the colourful canal folk art that was used to decorate working narrowboats in the nineteenth century...

Bridegwater Volunteers - Down in the Woods
Sunday 24 June 2018
Enjoy working in the great outdoors, learning new skills and meeting new people?
Our environment volunteering activities are a great way to do all three! All abilities are welcome and we provide all the tools and materials...

Bridgewater Volunteers - Fencing Fun
Wednesday 27 June 2018
Enjoy working in the great outdoors, learning new skills and meeting new people?
Our environment volunteering activities are a great way to do all three! All abilities are
welcome and we provide all the tools and materials...

Invisible Histories talk - A conversation with Maxine Peake
Tuesday 3 July 2018
Anne Scargill in conversation with Maxine Peake - the Parkside Pit Occupation of 1993...

Invisible Histories digitisation project - Seeing the hidden, hearing the unheard
Wednesday 4 July 2018
A finale event to celebrate a Salford University-funded digitisation project which - thanks to student involvement - will open up the Library's unique Spanish Civil War collection to a vastly wider audience...

Bridgewater Weekender
Sunday 8 July 2018
It's back ! Explore the delights of Salford's Bridgewater Canal as we celebrate the birthday of this much loved local waterway which opened 257 years ago...

Me and My Dog Health Check Roadshow
Monday 9 July to Friday 13 July 2018
Are you as fit as a Butcher's Dog? and is your dog as fit as you think they are? Pooches and people personalised health checks undertaken by the qualified staff from PDSA and the city's' Health Improvement Team...

Craft Social at Salford Museum and Art Gallery - Decoupage Animals
Wednesday 11 July 2018
Our Craft Socials are an opportunity to have a chat with fellow crafters and try your hand at a new craft...

The Wonders of Wildlife - Explore the delights of the Bridgewater Canal
Saturday 14 July 2018
Try and spot the secretive jay and listen out for the explosive call of the tiny wren as you explore Duke's Drive and marvel at the nature that can be found on your doorstep!
There's so much wildlife to experience, so put on your walking boots, grab a pair of binoculars if you have them and join us on this walk of discovery...

Salford Pride - The Pink Picnic
Saturday 14 July 2018
Super-friendly summer afternoon event in the park with live music, food and drink games, children's activities, bouncy castle, face painting, street entrainment and stalls all kinds...

Ordsall Hall Garden Party
Sunday 15 July 2018
Set in the grounds of a beautiful Tudor Hall, this annual garden party inludes exhibtions, displays, food, drink, live entetainment and tours of the Hall...

Worsley Village Summer Fair
Sunday 15 July 2018
Worsley Green is a beautiful setting for this traditional summer fair organised by Worsley Village Community Association...

Bridgewater Volunteers - Canalside Clean Up
Wednesday 18 July 2018
Enjoy working in the great outdoors, learning new skills and meeting new people?
Our environment volunteering activities are a great way to do all three! All abilities are
welcome and we provide all the tools and materials...

ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS BY KARLTON PARRIS
Friday 20 July to Saturday 21 July 2018

Part of Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2018

Set in Blackpool 1953 Not long After the Coronation, This Real-Life Story is packed with Gritty Northern Comedy coupled with a Heart Breaking Emotional Punch...

Walkden and Little Hulton Wellbeing Festival
Saturday 21 July 2018
A celebration of you and your family's health and wellbeing...

Dogs in Salford Festival
Sunday 22 July 2018
Celebrating all things dog shaped...

Family Fun Day at Green Grosvenor Park
Sunday 5 August 2018
Stalls, side shows, donkey rides, bouncy catsles, funfair rides and festival food...

Late Summer Forage - Explore the delights of the Bridgewater Canal
Saturday 18 August 2018
Discover the wonders of foraging with naturalist Dave Winnard, looking at all things edible from elderberries and common hogweed seeds to fragrant pineapple weed...

Incredible Insects - Explore the delights of the Bridgewater Canal
Monday 20 August 2018
Join us on a hunt for some special creatures...

Bridgewater Volunteers - Path Finders
Wednesday 22 August 2018
Enjoy working in the great outdoors, learning new skills and meeting new people?
Our environment volunteering activities are a great way to do all three! All abilities are welcome and we provide all the tools and materials...

Parade in the Park
Sunday 14 October 2018
In aid of St Ann's Hospice, a memory event for children and families...

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