Monday, 19 September 2011

Events at the Working Class Movement Library

1. As part of the Manchester Peace Festival, Greater Manchester CND are holding an event, Words for Peace, on Tuesday 20 September at 7pm in the Working Class Movement Library annexe.

How does a person like Betty Tebbs (93) successfully combine the roles of mother, wife, grandmother, worker and peace activist for 60 years? Maxine Peake (Silk, Shameless) will be reading excerpts from Betty's autobiography, aided by Betty herself.

Tickets £5 in advance from 0161 273 8283. Proceeds to Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

2. Anyone just starting at the University of Salford? We're having an Open Day for Salford students, Wednesday 21 September, 11am to 4pm. Drop in any time to see our displays about campaigns from Peterloo to suffragettes to more recent protests. Free refreshments. Tours available.

3. On Monday 17 October at 7.30pm the Plaza Community Cinema in Liverpool is holding a memorial event to those who fought in the Spanish Civil War. The evening includes a screening of Land and Freedom plus a message of support from Ken Loach, songs from the Spanish Civil War by the Liverpool Socialist Singers, a speaker from the International Brigade Memorial Trust, and exhibitions of photographs and artwork made by children evacuated during the war.

The cinema is at 13 Crosby Road, North Waterloo, Liverpool L22 1RT. Tickets £5 including a glass of wine and tapas. Further details from or at

4. Heritage Footsteps is a new Heritage Lottery Funded project to create a digital history trail along Salford's Chapel Street and Crescent. The project is seeking volunteers to get involved from October onwards in the creation of a Web-based, freely accessible trail. With digital mapping, video, pictures, audio and text, the trail will illustrate and promote some of the heritage of the Chapel Street area.

Volunteers will be involved through research classes, media skills training, digital content creation or by simply relating their memories of the Chapel Street area.

Further information at

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