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Last updated:10 March 2015



The life and work of Marx and Engels - an exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the truly creative partnership between Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, and the body of revolutionary, philosophical and economic writings that their collaboration produced. Engels claimed that he was happy to be “second fiddle” to “so splendid a first fiddle as Marx” but it is hard to...


Bruce Wilkinson - talk on three Lancastrian poets of the '60s

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 traces the impact...


Dave Randall talk - '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 in...


'In Service 1918-2017' - James Bloomfield with Paul Rogers

In Service 1918-2017 is an Arts Council-funded artist residency project.  To mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917 which is known as the ‘war to end all wars’, artist James Bloomfield has undertaken a research residency at Salford Museum & Art Gallery and the Working Class...


'We are the lions, Mr Manager'

Townsend Theatre Productions' new play, written by Neil Gore, is premiering at the Working Class Movement Library. We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager! is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Strike. She not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression...