Thursday, 27 September 2012

Forthcoming events: Working Class Museum, Salford

1. A new version of the play 'Telling Lives' by Eric Northey will be perfomed at the Library on Wednesday 26 September at 2pm.  First performed at the 2011 24:7 Festival in Manchester, the play is based on the admission books of Prestwich Asylum and details the struggles and the resilience of patients, doctors and attendants on the eve of the First World War. Alongside the performance there will also be a short talk by the author.  Tickets £5, on the door - or in advance from 431 9131 or
A performance will also take place on Friday 21 September at 1pm at the Unitarian Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester.

2. A WEA course, 'Investigating Manchester's Industrial past', will begin at Manchester Museum on 25 September. The course will run on Tuesdays for ten weeks from 2.45-4.45pm.
From the technology that made the industrial revolution to the social movements which rallied against the pollution of profit, tutor Jamie Moloney aims, with the help of guest speakers and museum trips, to bring that period of history to life.
The course fee is: £62 (free to learners in receipt of means-related benefits).  For further details or to book a place contact Susan Danaei on 07810 415765.

3. Mikron Theatre's play about the Yorkshire Luddites, 'Can you keep a secret?', is touring this autumn. Venues include Keys Restaurant Huddersfield on 21 September, Civic Centre Leyland on 1 October, The Met in Bury on 6 October, St Peter and Paul's Church Salford on 11 Oct, Marsden Mechanics Hall on 20 October, Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on 21 October, andThe Stubbing Wharf in Hebden Bridge on 23 October. Full details at

4. Marking International Day of Peace on Friday 21 September, Imperial War Museum North hosts a weekend of activities and events exploring the notion of truce, including talks on 'women and peace in history', film screenings and presentations by Manchester-based Nobel Peace Prize-winning charity Mines Advisory Group. 
Events take place from 21 to 23 September - more information here.

5. The annual national Peace History Conference takes place in Manchester this year, on Saturday 10 November at the People's HIstory Museum.  'From local to global - the north's role in peace and co-operation' aims to increase understanding of past peace movements and activity and alternative ways of responding to conflict, to inform the present and the future.  It includes presentations about 'forgotten women against war Enid Stacey and Ethel Carnie Holdsworth', and the Women's Co-operative Guild.
Early bird rate £15 (before 30 September), £20 standard, £5 concessions.  Full programme here, including pre-conference events taking place on Friday 9 November.  Send cheques, payable to GM&D CND, to Jacqui Burke, Greater Manchester & District CND, Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick St, Manchester M4 7HR

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