Salford Libraries Live

Salford Libraries Live
Salford Libraries Live brings great art events to your doorstep.
 
This season our hosts are Swinton Library and Salford Museum & Art Gallery. We have have a lion invading the library, beautiful songs and stories inspired by women from WW1 and a special screening of The Snowman with a live orchestra.
 
Discover, explore, learn, watch, take part and enjoy!
 
Most of these events have limited spaces so make sure you book your tickets in advance so you don't miss out!
 
Download the Salford Libraries Live booklet
 

Artist Takeover: The Big Draw - 24/10/18

Venue: Salford Museum & Art Gallery
Date/Time: Wednesday 24 October, 11.00am-3.00pm
Cost: £2
Booking required: No
Suitable for: The whole family!

To celebrate The Big Draw Festival we have 3 amazing visual artists around the building encouraging people of all ages to get drawing and be creative.

Take part in all three activities, be inspired by the amazing exhibitions and explore Lark Hill Place, a recreation of a Victorian street. No experience needed. View full event.

No Petticoats Here - 01/11/18

Venue: Salford Museum & Art Gallery
Date/Time: Thursday 1 November, 7.00pm
Cost: £10
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: ?

Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan shares the stories of inspirational women who challenged expectations through original song and storytelling.

Celebrating amazing tales from the woman who dressed as a soldier on the Western Front to the women football players banned by the FA, the ambulance drivers running the gauntlet of enemy fire in Flanders and the so-called 'surplus million' single women. View full event.

"Heart-rending, enpowering, inspirational, uplifting" - Audience feedback, Palace Green Library

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In Conversation with Mandasue Heller - 15/11/18

Venue: Swinton Library
Date/Time: Thursday 15 November, 7.00pm
Cost: £5
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: All

Mandasue Heller, author of the top ten bestseller Run, knows the world she writes.

Born in Warrington, Mandasue Heller moved to Manchester in the 1980s, where she found the inspiration for her novels. She spent ten years living in the infamous Hulme Crescents.

Broadcaster and journalist Daniel. J. McLaughlin will be leading the conversation and encouraging the audience to ask questions. Copies of Mandasue's latest novels for signing will be available to buy. View full event.

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Library Lion - 01/12/18

Venue: Swinton Library
Date/Time: Saturday 1 December, 11am & 2pm
Cost: £3.50 per person
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: Ages 4-7 years

Never judge a book by its cover and never judge a lion by its roar.

Everyone knows that you need to behave in a library and there are rules to follow. However, what happens when a lion arrives during Storytime? A beautiful story based on the award-winning book by Michelle Knudsen. A performance celebrating the wonders of libraries and lions!

Accompanying adults must also hold a ticket to this performance. Babies under 1 year old go free.

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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The Great Gatsby Investigation: A Parody Tribute Murder Mystery - 05/12/18

Venue: Swinton Library
Date/Time: Wednesday 5 December, 7.15pm (bar open from 6.30pm)
Cost: £7 
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: All

A little party never killed anybody. Or did it? It's the swinging twenties and The Gatsby Manor is the perfect place for some for a night of jubilations and celebrations.

Things take a turn for the worse when a guest ends up dead on their birthday. Who were they blackmailing and which cocktail spelt the end for this party goer?

Question the suspects, examine the evidence and uncover the truth in this classy criminal caper. Why not get in the party mood with friends for a Christmas comedy night out and dress up in fabulous 1920's style! View full event.

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The Snowman by Raymond Briggs - 13/12/18

Venue: Salford Museum & Art Gallery
Date/Time: Thursday 13 December, 6.30pm (doors open at 6pm)
Cost: £4
Booking required: Yes
Suitable for: All

A spellbinding Christmas treat for the whole family with a special screening of the timeless festive classic brought to life by the MAPAS Youth Orchestra.

A magical experience for all the family. After all Christmas is not Christmas without The Snowman. View full event.

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