Working Class Movement Library

Working Class Movement Library
51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX
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1917 Conference

The Peace History Conference and the Library present a day exploring the effect of the Russian Revolutions on the British labour and peace movements. The morning sessions considers the impact nationally and the afternoon covers, with talks, readings and film, the remarkable campaigns by women in the North West.

Fri 20 Oct

£15 (£10) / 0161 736 3601

  • 19:30

Sat 21 Oct

£15 (£10) / 0161 736 3601

  • 19:30

Andy Clark: Talk - The Occupation Of The Factories - Women's Resistance To Factory Closure In Scotland, 1981-82

Andy will discuss his research into the wave of factory occupations launched by women in the early '80s. At three factories threatened with closure and relocation, the workers took control of the plant and machinery in an attempt to force the companies to change their plans, or to sell them as going concerns. Admission…

Wed 8 Nov

Free / 0161 736 3601

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Angela Whitecross: Talk - The Co-operative Party 100 Years On - A Reflection

2017 marks the centenary of the Co-operative Party. This talk will consider the formation of the party and its development through the 20th century, exploring its relationship both with the broader co-operative movement and with the Labour Party. Admission free; all welcome. This talk is part of the Invisible Histories…

Wed 25 Oct

Free / 0161 736 3601

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Cathy Hunt Talk: Brave Hearts And Missionary Zeal - The National Federation Of Women Workers 1906-21

Endemic low pay, deductions and fines, intimidation and insecurity - some of the things women across Britain faced at work in the early 20th century. This talk shows how one union, the all-female National Federation of Women Workers, led by Mary Macarthur, sought not just to help but to encourage activism and fight back…

Wed 22 Nov

Free / 0161 736 3601

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Celebrating Ruth & Eddie Frow

In November 2017 the Working Class Movement Library will mark thirty years since it moved into Jubilee House from its original home at 111 King's Road, Old Trafford. We are marking this anniversary with an event celebrating the founders of the library, Ruth and Eddie Frow, and their commitment both to working class…

Sat 11 Nov

Free / 0161 736 3601

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Censorship And The Working Class Reader

Join us to celebrate the bicentenary of a pivotal event in the history of British censorship. In December 1817, the radical satirist and publisher William Hone successfully defended himself in three high-profile prosecutions for blasphemous and seditious libel. Fiona Milne (University of York) will introduce us to Hone's…

Thu 16 Nov

Free / 0161 736 3601

  • 18:30

Could Salford Produce Another Shelagh Delaney? - Round Table Discussion

In anticipation of this year's Shelagh Delaney Day, join Shelagh's daughter Charlotte Delaney, her biographer Selina Todd and MaD Theatre Company to discuss whether opportunities exist for young working class women to find a voice and an audience almost 60 years after A Taste of Honey first appeared.

Wed 27 Sep

Free / 0161 736 3601

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Mike Sanders In Conversation With Poet Ian Parks

Ian Parks is the only poet to have his work published in the Morning Star and the Times Literary Supplement on the same day, and his new collection 'Citizens' explores the tensions between poetry and politics, the spoken and the unspoken, the private and the public. Accompanied by the ghosts of the Chartist poets he…

Thu 21 Sep

Free / 0161 736 3601

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Neil Faulkner: Talk - A People's History Of The Russian Revolution

In his new book, which is laced with first-hand testimony, Neil sets out to show how a mass movement of millions, organised in democratic assemblies, mobilised for militant action, and destroyed a regime of landlords, profiteers and warmongers. Admission free; all welcome. This talk is part of the Invisible Histories…

Wed 6 Dec

Free / 0161 736 3601

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sheila Cohen: Talk - The Grunwick Strike - Drowning In Support, Starving For Action

Sheila's talk about the seminal 1976-78 strike at the Grunwick film processing factory will focus on issues of direct versus representative democracy - the union leadership being the 'representative' side - and also the need for link-ups in workplace trade unionism in order to build and encourage solidarity. Admission…

Wed 11 Oct

Free / 0161 736 3601

  • 14:00 – 15:00

We Are The Lions, Mr Manager

Townsend Productions presents a biographical drama telling the true story of the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Strike, Jayaben Desai, who turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations.

Fri 20 Oct

£9.50–£12.50 / 0161 736 3601

  • 19:30

Sat 21 Oct

£9.50–£12.50 / 0161 736 3601

  • 19:30

Wikipedia edit-a-thon

The Library and the People's History Museum are working together in a Heritage Lottery Fund project called Voting for Change, to acquire material related to the fight for the vote - from the Peterloo protest in 1819 to lowering the voting age in 1969. Following on from last year's very popular edit-a-thon we are again…

Sun 19 Nov

Free / 0161 736 3601

  • 10:00 – 16:00

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