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Location : WCML

Start date : 15th May 2014

End date : 15th May 2014

Testing the Echo - is that Paul Robeson singing on the stairs?

The Library's delighted to be luring the Manchester After Hours event across the River Irwell...

Experience the amazing acoustic of this library, as songs of struggle echo through the building. Paul Robeson, African-American bass singer, actor and civil rights activist, sang in Manchester's Free Trade Hall in 1938 and also addressed political meetings in the city. Tayo Aluko, acclaimed interpreter of Robeson's songs and life, muses on extraordinary tales such as Robeson's links with Welsh miners, while historical ballad singer Jennifer Reid offers us broadside ballads on mining and industrialisation.

5pm-8pm (drop in), free (including soft drinks & nibbles).

Manchester After Hours is part of the national Museums at Night celebration.