Current Events

Together We Move Events Programme

4 July 2019 — 3 November 2019

Together We Move is an on-going programme of responsive events and exhibitions, which celebrates Everything I Have Is Yours by Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive).

Since January 2019, local producer Liz Wewiora, and artist team, Sally Gilford and Ben McDonnell, have been working with over 60s residents from across Greater Manchester to engage with the music, visual culture and social history of the decade 1952–1962. Following a series of creative workshops including screen printing, collage, music and how to develop a ‘visual score’, the participants and artists have developed a collective artwork. This new installation fills the stairway and represents visual scores drawn from tracks including Moon Riverby Danny Williams (HMV) 1961,Oh Carolby Neil Sedaka (RCA) 1959, and Because You’re Mine by Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol) 1952.

Venue: Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, The Cresent, Salford M3 5WU

Visual to Audio

Join musician and artist Ben McDonnell, to respond to visual scores of music inspired by the first ten years of the UK hit charts to create a brand new audio installation at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

2pm-4pm, Wednesday 24 July 2019 | Free | Limited capacity | Book at Eventbrite

Together We Move at MIF2019 Festival Square

A one-off set at MIF19 Festival Square with music from the 1950s and 60s, ranging from Jazz and pop to Rock and Roll, and spoken word.

5.30pm–7.00pm, Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Free | Limited capacity | Booking not required

DJ JAM – an Intergenerational DJ workshop with El Statiko (Unity Radio) and DJ Ged (Age Friendly Network)

Turn your hand at DJ-ing, with music and beats inspired by a range of genres from the 1950s to the current day.  

5.30-7.30pm, Wednesday 4 September | Free | Limited capacity | Suitable for all ages | Book at Eventbrite

Making music with your phone

Part of Salford Museum and Art Gallery’s Arts Academy programme. Learn new skills to further develop your creative talents, whilst responding to the Everything I Have Is Yours exhibition.

Sunday 29 September, 12-2pm | £8 or free to Together We Move volunteers* | Limited capacity | Suitable for ages 12+ | Book at  

Open Mic – Open Archive

Enjoy a free afternoon of live performances and interactive poetry writing programmed in partnership with University of Salford MA student Ruby Ramelize. Performers include Saxophonist Mike Farmer, Ella Otomewo of Young Identity, spoken word artist Louise Fazackerley and poet Charles McDermot.

2pm-4pm, Sunday 29 September 2019 | Free | Limited capacity | Suitable for all ages | Book at Eventbrite

In Conversation: Paul Morley with Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive)

Join music journalist Paul Morley as he delves into the themes behind Everything I Have Is Yours, with the artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive), plus an audience Q&A.

Wednesday 2 October, 6-8pm | Free | Limited capacity | Book at Eventbrite

Music Memorabilia and Print workshop

Introductory film screening of Everything I Have Is Yoursat Salford Museum and Art Gallery followed by workshop at Islington Mill, Salford where you will have the chance to create your own music memorabilia celebrating the music culture from 1952-1962 with local artist Sally Gilford.

Saturday 12 October, 1.30 – 4pm | Free | Limited capacity | Suitable for ages —| Book at Eventbrite

Introduction to filmmaking

Part of Salford Museum and Art Gallery’s Arts Academy programme. This month’s session looks at film making – taking inspiration from the exhibition Everything I Have Is Yours.

Sunday 27 October 12-2pm | £8 or free to Together We Move volunteers* |Limited capacity | Suitable for ages 12+ | Book at  

*Become a Together We Move Volunteer

Between September – November 2019 we are actively seeking a host of local volunteers to come and support our Together We Move programme. You will play an important and people-facing role to capture audience feedback. This will help us understand and shape the gallery and our partners projects in the future.

We are looking for people from 18 years of age to people in their 80s, who are able to commit to two separate half day sessions (around 2-3 hours each) to volunteer with us. We will provide volunteer and audience data digital training and are keen to pair volunteers together from across different generations. 

If you are interested in finding out more please contact:


The Together We Move programme is supported by


and Castlefield Gallery Commissioning Patrons, Jo and Allan Melzack


Community partners



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