Working Class Movement Library

Working Class Movement Library
51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX
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Alison Ronan Talk - The Real Rebels Of WW1

A short film and illustrated talk by Ali Ronan about the Women's Peace Crusade in East Lancashire during 1917-1918. This talk is part of the Invisible Histories series - all welcome, admission free, light refreshments afterwards.

Wed 24 May

Alun Parry: Freedom Rider

Alun describes his music as 'indie folk meets Americana on the way to a picket line'. Come and hear him live as he plays his new album Freedom Rider, a rousing and defiant collection of songs exploring social history and celebrating the human spirit. Find out more at

Fri 19 May

£8 / 0161 736 3601

Bruce Wilkinson: Three Lancastrian Poets Of The '60s: Talk

Bruce Wilkinson's new book 'Hidden culture, forgotten history: a northern poetic underground and its countercultural impact' (Penniless Press) looks at the 1960s publishing and political activities of three working class Lancastrian poets. It assesses the literary influence of Jim Burns, Dave Cunliffe and Tina Morris and…

Dave Randall: Sound System - The Political Power Of Music

'Sound System' is the story of one musician's journey to discover what makes music so powerful. Years of touring, playing and protesting have given Dave Randall an insider's view of the music industry, enabling him to shed light on the secrets of celebrity, commodification and culture. The book, published by Pluto Press…

Dean Kirby Talk On Angel Meadow

In this talk, journalist Dean Kirby will take listeners on a journey through the gin palaces, alleyways and underground vaults of this nineteenth century Manchester slum, which was considered so diabolical it was re-christened 'hell upon earth' by Friedrich Engels. Dean is a national newspaper journalist who has been…

Wed 21 Jun

Deborah Mutch Talk - 'What I Mean, My Dear': The Woman Worker And The Male Voice

The Woman Worker began on 1 September 1907 when it was published by the National Federation of Women Workers and edited by Mary R. Macarthur. Although intended by its founder, Robert Blatchford, as the first workers'/socialist publication specifically for women, from the very first issue there was clearly going to be a…

'Fighting Resistance' - James Bloomfield With Paul Rogers

Fighting Resistance is an Arts Council-funded artist residency project placing contemporary artist James Bloomfield in Salford Museum and Art Gallery and at WCML, exploring themes surrounding the WW1 centenary and using the collections of both institutions to create new work. For the launch event of this project James has…

The Flame Still Burns: The Creative Power Of Coal

This year is the 70th anniversary of the nationalisation of the coal industry. Vesting Day for the National Coal Board was 1 January 1947. Our event is centred around a book, The flame still burns: the creative power of coal, which explores the sheer power of an industry which created rich, diverse cultures in the…

Stephen Mustchin Talk - Strikes, Workplace Occupations And 'the Right To Share Hardship'; Engineering Trade Unionism And The 1980 Occupation At Gardne

This talk, by Stephen Mustchin, Lecturer in Employment Studies, University of Manchester, focuses on engineering trade unionism, workplace conflict and strikes at the famous Eccles-based engine manufacturer L. Gardner and Sons. Strong workplace union organisation emerged following two long strikes in 1968 and late 1972…

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