Location : WCML
Start date : 13th June 2012
End date : 25th July 2012
Another four free talks in our popular 'Invisible Histories' series - alternate Wednesdays at 2pm
13 June George McKay ‘Radical gardening'
George's new book, Radical gardening: politics, idealism & rebellion in the garden, aims to show how notions of utopia, of community, of peace and of activism are worked through in the garden.
After the talk, at about 3pm, we're also issuing an invitation to a free tour of our amazing and little-known garden, which is home to an astonishing range of unusual trees and plants. Ring 0161 736 3601 to book a place.
This event is part of Salford's Secret Garden Festival
27 June Joseph O'Neill - ‘The Manchester Martyrs'
Joseph's new book is an account of the 1867 events surrounding the execution of three Irishmen in Salford for the shooting of a policeman. The executions served as a spur to those seeking Irish independence.
11 July A.D. George - ‘Trafford Park, 1896 and beyond'
The talk covers the history of Trafford Park, from country estate and deer park to becoming one of Europe's largest and busiest industrial parks employing thousands including Library co-founder Eddie Frow.
25 July Gillian Lonergan - ‘The co-operative movement's use of film'
This illustrated talk ranges from film of the Blackpool Emporium and a Stanley Holloway monologue from 1938, to a short animation on the Rochdale Pioneers produced last year.This talk marks the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives