Events for August 2015

100 Years Ago: Salford at War exhibition
Saturday 15 March to Sunday 15 November 2015
'100 Years Ago: Salford at War', helps uncover some of Salford's unique stories from World War One...

Spirit of '45 from warfare to welfare
Friday 1 May to Friday 25 September 2015
Following the end of the Second World War, the people of Britain elected a Labour government...

Spirit of ’45: from warfare to welfare
Friday 1 May to Friday 25 September 2015
Following the end of the Second World War the people of Britain elected a Labour government...

The Now, The North: Hugh Winterbottom exhibition
Saturday 2 May to Sunday 6 September 2015
Take a journey through Hugh Winterbottom's work from the cityscapes of central Manchester and Salford, out into outskirt towns like Stockport, and into the more rural villages of Derbyshire...

Messengers and Promises exhibition
Sunday 17 May to Sunday 20 September 2015
Animals first entered the imagination as messengers and promises (John Berger 'About Looking')...

Chapel Street through the Keyhole: Anthony McCarthy exhibition
Saturday 4 July to Sunday 27 September 2015
Anthony McCarthy is a Salford artist who has been depicting the regeneration of Chapel Street and Salford Crescent for the past two years...

Out of the Ordinary: Colin Rodney Burrows exhibition
Saturday 18 July to Sunday 1 November 2015
Highlighting ordinary objects in a photo-realist style was local artist Colin Burrows' main style of painting...

Treasure Hunt
Sunday 19 July to Sunday 30 August 2015
Follow the clues to find the markers and stamp your sheet to win a small prize at the end and be entered into our prize draw! Our Treasure Hunt is available every day throughout the school holidays from Sunday 19 July to Sunday 30 August during our opening hours...

Crafty Corner!
Sunday 19 July to Sunday 30 August 2015
Drop in for a different craft each week and see what fun things you can make at our making table! Crafty Corner is available every day throughout the school holidays from Sunday 19 July to Sunday 30 August during our opening hours...

Summer Quiz
Tuesday 21 July to Sunday 30 August 2015
Take part in our quiz and receive a small reward for your efforts...

Make & Do Table
Tuesday 21 July to Sunday 30 August 2015
Free crafty fun with a different fun craft each time! Our Summer Make and Do Table is available everyday throughout the school holidays from Tuesday 21 July to Sunday 30 August during our opening hours...

Exhibition: Protect- open during our drop-in times, Wednesdays to Fridays
Wednesday 5 August to Thursday 17 September 2015
The installation by artist Al Johnson, shared between WCML and the People's History Museum, celebrates the determination shown by the miners and their families against implacable political determinism during the Miners' Strike 1984-1985...

Victorian Washday Demonstrations
Thursday 27 August 2015
Get hands on with the Victorian Washday! Meet Mrs Brown who will take you back to a time before washing machines! >You can get hands on every Thursday throughout the school holidays...

Appointment with the Apothecary
Thursday 27 August 2015
Drop into our kitchen and meet some of the servants who would have worked there during Tudor times...

Terrific Trees
Thursday 27 August 2015
Duke’s Drive, Monton
Find your favourite tree, give it a hug and make it a fantastical face from clay...

Park Riders at Clifton
Friday 28 August 2015
A gentle ride around the paths at Clifton Country Park, keeping off road and enjoying the summer sunshine and wildlife...

August Bank Holiday Funfair
Friday 28 August to Monday 31 August 2015
Traditional family funfair at Buile Hill Park!...

Irlam and Cadishead Festival
Friday 28 August to Monday 31 August 2015
Traditional funfair opens on Friday at 5:00pm...

Animal Orienteering at Kersal Moor
Friday 28 August 2015
Challenge yourself to find the amazing range of wild animals living on Kersal Moor...

Tiny Bikers
Friday 28 August 2015
Using the balance bikes on soft ground, your child gains confidence and learns how to ride without the use of stabilisers...

Mrs Tomlinson's Sweet Shop
Friday 28 August 2015
Mrs Tomlinson who works in the shop has some sweet treats to give away! Come and visit Mrs Tomlinson every Friday during the school holidays from 10...

Young People's History Event
Friday 28 August 2015
Old fashioned playground games, memory sharing and film making suitable fro children and their parents and grandparents...

Bike Ride at Blackleach
Saturday 29 August 2015
From Blackleach Country Park, a ride around the leafy cycle lanes of the old railway looplines...

Bike Ride
Saturday 29 August 2015
From Blackleach, a ride around the leafy cycle lanes of the old railway looplines...

Bike Ride - Cycle Route 6
Sunday 30 August 2015
Cycle Route 6 runs from London to Carlisle, but you only need to check out the stretch between Salford and Bury! Meet at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, to pedal upstream into some lovely countryside...

Teddy Bears Picnic
Sunday 30 August 2015
Delightful afternoon family picnic suitable for under 8 year olds and their families...

Wire Weaving Workshop
Sunday 30 August 2015
Join artist Angela Sidwell for a single wire weaving workshop and make a wire sculpture of a bird to take home! This workshop is bookable online...

Historic Canal Cruise
Monday 31 August 2015
Take to the water on our historic round trip cruise...

Cream Tea cruise Worsley - Barton Aqueduct circular
Monday 31 August 2015
Cruise along the Bridgewater Canal, past the surprisingly located lighthouse and over the world renowned Barton Aqueduct whilst enjoying a delicious scone with jam and cream...

The Lightfoot Letters: Maria Walker and Angela Topping exhibition
Saturday 12 September to Friday 1 January 2016
Inspired by a chance meeting and an amazing coincidence surrounding a bundle of letters from the 1920s, visual artist Maria Walker and poet Angela Topping have formed an artistic collaboration that tells the story written in these letters through a combination of textile art, installations and poetry...

Bike Ride from Eccles Station
Saturday 26 September to Thursday 1 January 2015
A ride along the canals and old railway cycle lanes of Worsley and Eccles...

Coloured Interval: Liz West exhibition
Sunday 27 September to Sunday 31 January 2016
Coloured interval is a new body of work by Liz West exploring her fascination with exuberant colour, sculptural form and intense light...

Culture, Barricades and Badges: Paintings (1980-2015) by John Sculley
Saturday 14 November to Sunday 21 February 2016
This is the first retrospective exhibition by the prize-winning painter, John Sculley...

To end all wars: 'war will become impossible if all men were to have the view that war is wrong'
Friday 20 November to Friday 1 April 2016
This exhibition and accompanying events are supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund...

Turn Sideways in the Wind: Ciara Leeming exhibition
Saturday 12 December to Saturday 6 February 2016
Over the past decade, Britain has become home to sizeable communities of Romani people from central and Eastern Europe...

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