Wednesday 29 May 2pm
This talk will discuss the role women played in the UK punk scene and the UK incarnation of the female focused, female dominated riot grrrl scene.
Wednesday 12 June 2pm
Chris's talk will highlight how the Unlocking Ideas project is making links between the Library and the People's History Museum. Results will be on display - from possible new Peterloo evidence to "horse burgers" in 1857.
Natalie Bradbury - Woman's Outlook: a surprisingly modern magazine?
Wednesday 26 June 2pm
For nearly five decades from its origins in Manchester in 1919, Woman's Outlook was the voice of the Co-operative Women's Guild, the campaigning organisation which worked to raise the status of women both in the co-operative movement and in society. The talk will look at how the magazine encouraged women to get involved in campaigning for a better world.
Wednesday 10 July 2pm
WCML's Invisible Histories project has collected fascinating memories of three Salford workplaces. Now hear how we're keeping these stories alive by working with local high school students to create new Radio Ballads in the tradition of Ewan MacColl.
2. On Sunday 9 June at 3pm there is a benefit gig at Islington Mill in aid of the Library. Will Kaufman, who put on a bravura performance for us last year, has kindly agreed to do another show for us, covering a different aspect of Guthrie's life and work - "All you Jim Crow fascists!" - Woody Guthrie's freedom songs. Conventionally known for his championing of the poor white Dust Bowl migrants, Guthrie also left an extensive body of songs condemning Jim Crow segregation, lynching and race hatred.