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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 10th October, Saturday 11th October and Sunday 12th October
Friday 10th October
SubRosa Pub Quiz
“Again, again”, we hear you cry. We’re slowing working towards the ideal of every first Friday of the month, so this one is on the second Friday of the month….
It’s a pub quiz… although it isn’t in a pub but it is a quiz. And there will hopefully be pizzaaaaaaaa.
£1 a person. No team bigger than 7. Individuals will be assimilated by order of the quiz “facilitator”.
7.30 for an 8 o’clock start.
Subrosa Manchester Social Centre, 27 Lloyd Street South, Manchester M14 7HS
Sunday 12th October
Friday 17th October
John Player Specials, Bolshy, A Fish Called Bastard and Joe Yorke Benefit Gig
Benefit for Captive Animals’ Protection Society
Fuel Cafe Bar, 448 Wilmslow Road, Withington, M20 3BW
Saturday 18th October
Event to celebrate the life of Hannah Mitchell who was an ILP member, a suffragette, a peace activist and a councillor in Manchester. She lived on Elizabeth Street, Ashton between 1900 and 1910. The day will include a number of talks about her life, songs and some readings, including from her autobiography The Hard Way Up.
The entrance is £6.00 (waged) or £4.00 (unwaged) and includes lunch. Places are limited and must be booked in advance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been organised by the Mary Quaile Club
Hannah Mitchell Day 10.30am to 4pm
Topaz Cafe, 216-218 Katherine Street, Ashton under Lyne OL6 7AS
Thursday 22nd October
Saturday 25th October
Saturday 8th October
Sunday 16th November
Scared, Boredom, Hospital Food and more TBC
Kings Arms, Bloom Street, Salford
Saturday 29th November: Manchester
Any what’s ons?