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Last updated:25 November 2016

Radical Readings fundraiser

Event location: Maxwell Hall, University of Salford

Date: 27th Nov 2016

Event time: 14:00 to 16:00


The Library is thrilled to announce that Christopher Eccleston, Sheila Hancock, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Mike Joyce and Maxine Peake, who are all strong supporters of the Library, will participate in an afternoon of prose, poetry and drama telling stories of radicalism and revolution.

Following on from 2014's fantastically successful fundraiser for the Library, Radical Readings and Salford Stories 2 will take place at Maxwell Hall, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WU at 2pm on Sunday 27 November.  The audience can expect old favourites, Ewan MacColl, Robert Roberts, Shelagh Delaney, Harold Brighouse and many more, as well as readings on such diverse subjects as Peterloo, the Spanish Civil War, Engels's view of the Salford slums, and memories of Broad Street and Rat Week...

Everyone at the Library is delighted that these five tremendous actors have agreed so willingly to contribute their time and their talent to boost its fundraising appeal.  Maxine Peake, who is also a Trustee of the Library, said; ‘It is always a pleasure and an honour to take part in the Radical Treading and support the wonderful and invaluable resource that is the Working Class Movement Library. A building we should all be proud of’.

Tickets for this fundraising event are £12 (including booking fee and administration costs), and will go on sale via Eventbrite here at 4pm on Tuesday 1 November.  NOW SOLD OUT

For enquiries please contact trustees@wcml.org.uk.  The event is being staged in conjunction with the University of Salford - the Library is very grateful for their support.

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