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To coincide Eileen Simpson and Ben White’s (Open Music Archive) Everything I Have Is Yours, an artists’ film that looks back to the first decade of the UK pop charts (1952 – 62), Salford Museum and Art Gallery is hosting a series of free workshops and events for the public to get involved in.

Open Mic – Open Archive is a free afternoon of live performances and interactive poetry writing programmed in partnership with University of Salford MA student Ruby Ramelize.

People of all ages are invited to come together to enjoy a host of live performances by saxophonist, and one of the protagonists featured in Everything I Have Is Yours, Mike Farmer, Ella Otomewo of Young Identity, spoken word artist Louise Fazackerley, poet Charles McDermot, and rock’n’roll music from the 1950s performed live, whilst also getting creative.

Taking inspiration from the music of 1952-1962, attendees can have a go at creating new original poems that will, by the end of the session, form a bigger collective poem. From professional poets, enthusiastic amateurs, and anyone who wants to try something completely new – this session is for you. And even if writing poetry is not your thing, feel free to sit back and enjoy the performances.

This workshop is part of the current Together We Move engagement programme, supported by Arts Council England project grants, the University of Salford Art Collection and Castlefield Gallery.

FREE, booking required.