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Last updated:10 March 2015



Exhibition: Guernica in Manchester re-representation

Exhibition by Manchester artist Tim Dunbar. Guernica in Manchester Re-Representation is a drawing project that is based on an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the exhibition of Picasso’s Guernica in a car showroom in Manchester in the first two weeks of February in 1939. The exhibition includes a quarter...


Nat, Sam and Ramona - the story of a Spanish Civil War photograph

Talk by Marshall Mateer based on new research from items in the WCML archive. This is the story of three volunteers – Nat Cohen, Sam Masters and Ramona Siles Garcia - during the early months of the Spanish Civil War in 1936; the 1930s and why they went to...


Black History Month talk, 'The forgotten war: World War I in Africa'

A talk by Marika Sherwood to mark Black History Month. France and Britain wanted to take over Germany’s colonies in West, South and East Africa. The wars were fought almost exclusively by many thousands of African troops officered by Whites. Especially in East Africa, the devastation was enormous. Germany...


Guernica in Manchester talk

Artist Tim Dunbar will give a talk alongside his exhibition Guernica in Manchester re-representation. Admission free; light refreshments afterwards.


Doctor Who and the Communist: the writing career and politics of Malcolm Hulke

Malcolm Hulke (1924-1979)  was a successful writer for radio, television and the cinema from the 1950s to the late 1970s.  His work included episodes for  Armchair Theatre and The Avengers and 54 episodes for Doctor Who, broadcast between 1967 and 1974, for which he is best remembered. Malcolm was...


Exhibition: To end all wars

An exhibition examining how local men opposed military conscription, introduced into Britain for the first time in 1916, and how local women developed organisations to agitate for peace. This exhibition and accompanying events are supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund - full details to follow.


Salford stories and radical readings II

We are sorry to announce that we have had to postpone this event, due to the unavailability of some of those who had hoped to be able to appear.  To keep yourself posted of a future new date for this event, sign up to get our fortnightly e-newsletter here....