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Last updated:10 March 2015

Events

20
Nov

Exhibition: To end all wars

An exhibition marking the centenary of the introduction of conscription in early 1916. The north-west had a vigorous anti-war movement from 1914 onwards. This exhibition looks at some of those involved, both men and women, who fought for peace. Bill Chadwick from Westhoughton and Hugh Hutchinson from Bolton, whose...

06
Feb

LGBT History Month event

Helen Smith, University of Lincoln - with readings by Mike Joyce It’s Queer Up North? Working Class Men and Same-Sex Desire in the North of England In this talk, Helen will be delving into the lives and loves of working class men in the north throughout the twentieth century....

21
Feb

Living History performance 'No Power on Earth' at Salford Museum

A specially-written 'Living History' performance, No Power on Earth, will accompany the Library exhibition To End All Wars thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Based on the true story of Salford man, James Hudson, this monologue tells the story of an ordinary school teacher at the start of the...

02
Mar

Rapper dance - its creation and what it meant to working communities

Talk by Tom Besford. Rapper sword dancing is a form of traditional dancing from the North East of England. The dance was most often performed around the pubs and bars of mining towns and at competitions in the towns and cities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. This talk...

02
Mar

Living History performance - No Power on Earth

A specially-written 'Living History' performance, No Power on Earth, will accompany the Library exhibition To End All Wars thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Based on the true story of Salford man, James Hudson, this monologue tells the story of an ordinary school teacher at the start of the...

05
Mar

International Women's Day

Remembering Mary Barbour - social reformer, rent strike leader, women's peace crusader and pioneering woman councillor A talk by Catriona Burness Mary Barbour worked tirelessly to change laws to help families in poverty.  Her capacity to mobilise working class families, especially women, to challenge the power of landlords and...

05
Mar

Living History performance No Power on Earth

Preceding our International Women s Day event - come along early, bring your butties, we'll provide the tea, there'll be time to sit and have a chat before the IWD talk begins at 2...   A specially-written 'Living History' performance, No Power on Earth, will accompany the Library exhibition...

16
Mar

Justice for Alice Wheeldon!

Talk by Chloe Mason. In 1917 socialist, feminist and anti-war activist, Alice Wheeldon, her daughter and husband were given long prison sentences, on flimsy evidence, for supposedly plotting to kill Prime Minister Lloyd George and Arthur Henderson, leader of the Labour Party. Chloe Mason, Alice’s great-granddaughter, will speak about...

30
Mar

Communities of resistance - patterns of dissent in Britain during the First World War

Talk by Cyril Pearce. Data gathered from a variety of sources can be used to create maps of Britain which identify places and communities in Britain where enthusiasm for the war was muted or non-existent. Searching these anti-war hot-spots exposes coalitions of resistance involving women as well as men,...

13
Apr

Manchester volunteers in the Easter Rising

Talk by Robin Stocks. We mark the centenary of the Easter Rising with an account of how, in the middle of WW1, members of the Irish community in Manchester and other British cities resolved to travel to Dublin to prepare for a rebellion to achieve independence for Ireland.  ...

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