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Radical Readings and Salford Stories

Event date : 23rd Nov 2014

Join a host of star performers for an afternoon of prose, poetry and drama telling the story of radicalism and revolution and the history of the original "dirty old town".

Talk, 'From drawing room Socialism to the Popular Front: Margot Heinemann 1933-36'

Event date : 12th Nov 2014

Three significant events shaped Margot Heinemann's decision to join the Communist Party in October 1934: the Armistice Day riots of 1933, the arrival of the second National Hunger March in Cambridge early in 1934, and the huge anti-fascist demonstration in September of that year. Jane Bernal, Margot's daughter, who is working on her biography, will talk about Margot's life between 1934 and 1936.

2pm, admission free, all welcome

Book launch

Event date : 29th Oct 2014

Launch of Rob Turnbull's book Left for the Rising Sun, right for Swan Hunter: the Plebs League in the North East of England 1908-1926

Talk, ' British trade unions and the First World War'

Event date : 8th Oct 2014

British trade unions and the First World War - John Newsinger

Talk, 'Winifred Letts, Salford poet'

Event date : 1st Oct 2014

Winifred Letts, Salford poet - Cynthia Greenwood

This event also marks National Poetry Day

Talk, 'The art of WW1'

Event date : 24th Sep 2014

Using a range of examples from painting, sculpture and architecture, Salford's Director of Museums and Heritage John Sculley will show how visual art was used to communicate the country's national attitudes during and after World War One.

The Great War - myths and realities

Event date : 6th Aug 2014

The first of our series of WW1 exhibitions probes behind the myths of war and its "glories".