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Last updated:10 March 2015

Events

27
Apr

Exhibition: The power of unity - 150 years of the TUC

In 1868 at the Mechanics' Institute in Manchester a meeting took place that became the first successful attempt to bring together the trades unions. This exhibition celebrates 150 years of the Trades Union Congress and looks at the continuing need for unions now. An accompanying booklet is available for...

20
Jun

Film - Socialists, Suffragists, Pacifists and Cyclists! The Last Clarion House

This short film is a mix of oral testimonies and archive footage made by the Clapham Film Unit and local volunteers. It is a moving and profound testament to the early socialist, suffrage and pacifist pioneers in Nelson and their enduring legacy in national and local politics.   Ali Ronan will...

03
Jul

Anne Scargill in conversation with Maxine Peake - NOW FULL

Coinciding with Maxine's new play Queens of the Coal Age at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, we are very pleased to welcome Anne Scargill talking to her about the Parkside Pit occupation of 1993. This is an event with a strict capacity limit and all tickets have been allocated sorry...

04
Jul

Invisible Histories digitisation project - Seeing the hidden, hearing the unheard

A finale event to celebrate a Salford University-funded digitisation project which – thanks to student involvement - will open up the Library’s unique Spanish Civil War collection to a vastly wider audience.

01
Sep

How do we get radical change? A discussion meeting

A discussion meeting on lessons from socialist history / addressing urgent issues today Challenges from climate change to increasing inequality show the urgent need for effective radical politics. This discussion event is an opportunity to debate strategy and direction, drawing lessons from socialist history, and relating them to current...

13
Sep

Heritage Open Days 2018

The Library is marking Heritage Open Days 2018 with 'behind-the-scenes' tours on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 September at 2pm.  Book in advance via info @ wcml.org.uk.

05
Oct

Exhibition: Votes for women . . . or votes for ladies?

An exhibition to celebrate women achieving the first step toward equal voting rights with men after decades of struggle. The exhibition is part of our project Voting for change and will feautre various items acquired as part of this project  For accompanying talk on art and suffrage by Elizabeth...

10
Oct

Not just 'Love on the dole': Walter Greenwood and working class writing

This event will mark the publication of Chris Hopkins’s new book on Walter Greenwood, as well as the 80th anniversary of the publication of Love on the dole, and 115 years since Greenwood was born.  It is a joint event between the University of Salford and the Working Class...

19
Oct

The art of suffrage propaganda - talk by Elizabeth Crawford

An illustrated talk alongside our suffrage centenary exhibition, discussing the wide range of artworks – banners, posters, postcards, china, jewellery etc –  produced by suffrage artists in support of the women’s suffrage campaign in the years before the First World War. The talk draws on research undertaken for Elizabeth's...

03
Nov

Day conference: More than just the Pankhursts - the wider suffrage movement

Save the date! More details to follow.

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