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Last updated:10 March 2015



To Make That Future Now

To Make That Future Now! - 150 years of the Manchester and Salford Trades Council - exhibition. For 150 years the Trades Council has fought, not only for socialism and trade union rights, but also against injustices such as poverty, discrimination and unemployment - and, as two separate institutions...


Our third mini film festival

A trio of films to make you think... The Working Class Movement Library is delighted to announce details of its third film mini-festival. In keeping with the Library's eclectic collections we have a range of screenings on offer - there's a radical history flavour as you'd expect.   All the...


Talkin' 'bout that representation

In 1969 the Representation of the People Act was passed which allowed people aged 18, 19 and 20 to vote in elections. During the 2014 Scottish Referendum 16 year olds were allowed to vote for the first time. The People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library are...


Fishing in the Dustbowl

The Working Class Movement Library in conjunction with the University of Salford is extremely pleased to invite you to its second musical fundraising concert.  It features Will Kaufman, performing and talking about some of his Woody Guthrie songs, and John Conolly performing and talking about  his own songs about...


Democracy Drop In

Democracy may be a right, but too often in the world it is a privilege. As part of the Library's joint project with the People’s History Museum, Voting for Change, you can come and see some of the exciting newly acquired objects that help both organisations better tell the history...


Heritage Open Days 2016 - library tours

The Library is marking Heritage Open Days 2016 with 'behind-the-scenes' tours on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September at 2pm.  Book in advance via enquiries wcml.org.uk Heritage Open Days is the country’s largest heritage festival with over 4,600 events, around 40,000 volunteers and some three million visitors taking part...


Radical women, 1880-1914

A One-Day Public Conference - call for papers Keynote Speakers: Professor Sheila Rowbotham, Manchester University, UK Professor Karen Hunt, Keele University, UK The decades spanning the turn of the twentieth century saw an upsurge in female activism as women began to organise themselves into trade unions, take part in...