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Everything I Have Is Yours
Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive)

Thursday 4 July to Sunday 3 November 2019

Everything I Have Is Yours is an ambitious film and sound work by Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive) that looks back to the first decade of the UK pop charts (1952-62). Working with a group of older musicians – the ‘original teenagers’ of the Greater Manchester music scene, who are now in their 70s and 80s – the film focuses on this diverse group as they re-engage with public-domain samples from the formative era of the ‘birth of pop’, and incorporate these timeless sounds into new musical creations. When the musicians play, they individually and collectively interact with digital technology, recalling archive sounds ripped from 1950s and early 1960s shellac and vinyl chart hits. As the group trigger these sounds from the past, the camera continuously tracks its way through the assembled musicians, echoing the circular loops of the music itself.

Everything I Have Is Yours has been commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Contemporary Art Society, University of Salford Art Collection and Castlefield Gallery. An edition of the film will enter the University of Salford Art Collection.

Together We Move

Collage by residents from Victoria Square & Butler Court in Ancoats - Sally Gilford

Thursday 4 July to Sunday 3 November 2019

Together We Move is a programme that has extended opportunities for older people from across Greater Manchester to engage with the music, visual culture and social history of the decade 1952-62.

The Together We Move participants will present a showcase of their activities at Salford Museum & Art Gallery during the exhibition of Everything I Have Is Yours, as well as a community led programme of tours and events.

As part of Together We Move, a group of older musicians representing the film protagonists and the wider Greater Manchester communities, will perform in Manchester International Festival 2019’s Festival Square on Wednesday 10 July.

Transformations: Reveal Printmakers

Afternoon Sun JP

North Gallery
Saturday 11 May to Tuesday 10 September 2019

Original, fresh and exciting prints by local collective Reveal using a range of techniques – screen printing, etching, monoprint, lino-cut, drypoint, collograph and lithography.

This enjoyable and accessible exhibition presents the different interpretations of Salford’s rapidly changing urban environment and life through the eyes of ten artists with styles varying from abstract to figurative, landscape to close up. It also seeks to illustrate the intriguing process by which a print develops, from idea to finished work, by showing the sequential stages in its making alongside tools and original drawings.

Head of an ape

A-Z of Salford’s Collections

Langworthy Gallery
Saturday 16 March 2019 to Saturday 23 February 2020

Follow the alphabet through Salford’s collections as we take you on a journey from an Ape to the zodiac.

Each section of the collection has been explored to share some intriguing items; from paintings and decorative art, to costume and social history. Do you know how Victorian gentlemen protected their moustaches from tea? Did you know we hold a monarch’s pair of stockings in the collections – but whose? Visit the exhibition to find out!