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Last updated:30 October 2017

Press releases

Click on the links below to see the full text of all Library press releases since the start of 2015


30.10.17 A sold-out event will celebrate thirty years of the Working Class Movement Library in Salford

24.10.17 Join us to celebrate the bicentenary of a pivotal event in the history of British censorship

16.10.17 Edit Wikipedia and share significant moments in British history

12.10.17 A new play based on the Grunwick Strike comes to Salford

6.9.17 Come and join the ghosts of the Chartist poets...

17.8.17 Invisible Histories talks autumn series

6.6.17 `On behalf of the people` - the flame still burns

5.5.17 Alun Parry plays his new album live at the Library to mark Museums at Night

2.5.17 FInd out more about Marx and Engels in a new exhibition

20.4.17 Frow Lecture 2017 - Eddie and Ruth Frow and the making of their library

16.3.17 Special showing in Salford of historic items about women's fight for the vote

8.2.17 'Thank you, Claudia' - marking International Women's Day


1.12.16 ‘Our Enid’ – a long-overdue biography sees the light of day

9.11.16 Edit Wikipedia and share significant moments in British history

1.11.16 Radical readings and Salford stories with illustrious friends

21.10.16 A new Charlotte Delaney play – and you can be in the audience to hear a read-through

17.10.16 Museums at Night - singing on the stairs...

1.9.16 Invisible Histories make their autumn reappearance

26.7.16 Radical Women 1880-1914 conference

8.6.16 Democracy Drop In - come and have a read for as long as you want...

27.5.16 Fishing in the Dustbowl - a musical fundraiser

10.5.16 150 years of solidarity - new exhibition at WCML

3.5.16 A trio of films to make you think

5.4.16 Do you find yourself experiencing Luddites' nightmares?...

1.4.16 Frow Lecture 2016 - anarchism and the Spanish Civil War

26.2.16 The woman who took on the slum landlords - marking International Women's Day

17.2.16 A Salford WW1 conscientious objector's story is brought to life

11.1.16 LGBT History Month event It's Queer Up North?


27.11.15 'To End All Wars' - an exhibition about those who "fought for peace" during WW1

23.11.15 The Manchester Martyrs – a unique item on display to mark the anniversary of their deaths

5.10.15 ‘The forgotten war’ – World War I in Africa

24.8.15 Invisible Histories make their autumn reappearance

18.8.15 Keir Hardie centenary conference

23.6.15 'A Hundred in One Hundred Minutes' - a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon

11.6.15 The miners’ strike remembered in images and song, thirty years on

8.6.15 ’Spirit of ’45’: from warfare to welfare, seventy years on

5.5.15 Frances O’Grady - post-election lecture on the future of the left

23.4.15 Campaigning for Corbett - an 1835 election archive

14.4.15 Ewan MacColl`s centenary to be celebrated in his home town

18.2.15 Anti-capitalism and fashion - marking International Women`s Day

23.1.15 LGBT History Month event – Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners and their lasting links of comradeship with mining communities