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Last updated:01 October 2018

Press releases

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


28.9.18  Not just 'Love on the dole': an afternoon celebrating Salford’s Walter Greenwood and working class writing

28.6.18 Uncovering a hidden past - University of Salford Advantage Fund project

24.5.18 A suffrage classic is celebrated 40 years on

9.5.18 Animating the archives with students from the University of Salford

27.3.18 Frow Lecture 2018 - 'In the shadow of Enoch Powell: race class and resistance'

19.2.18 'Any help possible will be given' - the work of the Manchester and Salford Women's Trades Union Council 1895-1919

15.2.18 More radical readings with actor friends

30.1.18 LGBT History Month event - How Arena 3 saved my life

15.01.18 A celebration of the life and writings of Thomas Paine


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