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Until 19th December
The Great War – myths and realities uncovered
The Working Class Movement Library’s exhibition, The Great War: myths and realities, opens on Wednesday 6 August. It explores topics such as Salford’s response to the outbreak of war, the strength of the anti-war movement locally and nationally, what happened to the campaign which had gathered momentum by 1914 to get the vote for women – and the realities of trench warfare.
On this anniversary of the start of the First World War the Library wants to commemorate it, but to do so honestly. The exhibition introduction states: ‘We will not remember the “lost” or the “fallen”. We will remember 16 million dead whose lives were not given but were taken from them by politicians and generals’.
Veronica Trick, a member of the volunteer exhibition team, said: ‘By camouflaging this hideous event with heroic language we make the next war more likely. We believe that there is only one morally acceptable way to remember WW1 and that is to look honestly at past wars to develop strategies for the prevention of future wars.’
The exhibition is open during the Library drop-in times, Wed-Fri 1-5pm, until 19 December.
Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX
Friday 21st November
Thursday 27th November
Friday 28th November
Ruts DC plus Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life
Manchester Academy 3, Oxford Road
£15 advance 7.30pm Doors
Saturday 29th November: Manchester
Wild at Heart Art Auction for CAPS
Wolfgang Webster Gallery is delighted to invite you to an evening of Art and Inspiration.
Packed with big names, local artists, all mediums and to suit all budgets! With special prizes and surprises, the charity art auction and raffle will see all proceeds going toward The Captive Animals Protection Society (CAPS) leading the campaign to end the exploitation of animals in circuses, zoos and the exotic pet trade.
6.30pm Paul Wolfgang Webster Gallery, Cheadle, Stockport, SK8
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