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Last updated:12 April 2016

Salford's Sarsaparilla Sounds

Event location: WCML/Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Date: 12th May 2016

Event time: 17:00 to 22:30

Three institutions, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Islington Mill and ourselves, join forces to fly the flag for Salford as part of Manchester After Hours 2016. Using WCML and Salford Museum as locations, Islington Mill will curate a live programme of music and spoken word that’s in tune with these unusual locations.
The night starts from 5pm onwards at WCML with the focus on spoken word performance. Samarbeta Music Residency brought Lydia Lunch to Islington Mill last autumn to run a series of workshops, ‘From the Page to the Stage’. From this arose a strong spoken word/poetry collective in Salford. Members from the collective will perform on the exquisite staircase at the WCML readinSteep Soda logog their poems and short stories. In keeping with the ethics of the library founders there will be no alcohol served for the spoken word performances -  instead Steep Soda will be running a temperance bar, serving delicious and unusual soft drinks.


There will be spoken word performances at WCML from:

Louise Woodcock / Sue Fox / Bob Clowrey / Lauren Bolger / Alex Cook / Rachel Margettes / Rebecca Hurst - and more TBA
After 7pm the audience will be led across the road to Salford Museum & Art Gallery where they will spend the rest of the evening. Islington Mill will produce a live music programme, and there will be a bar serving alcohol and other refreshments.

Live performances at Salford Museum and Art Gallery from:

Bernard & Edith

Subtly disturbing, and deceptively pretty, trip hop blues from the backstreets of Manchester.

Guy Blakeslee

Guy Blakeslee, best known as front-man for LA's The Entrance Band, is embarking on a world tour. This tour finds Blakeslee in more intimate settings and presenting his unique blend of psychedelia, poetic folk, blues and gospel in its stripped down and raw form, much like he once did as "Entrance" in the early 2000s before the formation of the Entrance Band.

Be To Get Her

Be To Get Her is the music of Manchester-based musician Kate Coultas. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Bat for Lashes and Massive Attack, Be To Get Her produces beat driven dreamy pop songs and enchanting melodies.

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A one night only, city-wide social. A mix of odd couplings and unexpected partnerships. A chance for you to get into places and spaces not normally open after hours. It’s Museums at Night, it’s Manchester After Hours. Events across the city, Thursday 12 May.  For more information visit manchesterafterhours.com

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