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.

The artists and local residents will continue to work together to develop workshops, events and products throughout the exhibition period, including some for the general public. From 3 September 2019 the installation will also be accompanied by an audio piece animating the space further.

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

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

5.30-7.30pm, Wednesday 4 September

Salford Museum and Art Gallery 

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.

DJ JAM is an intergenerational workshop offering the chance to turn your hand at DJ-ing, with music and beats inspired by a range of genres. The workshop is delivered jointly by El Statiko (previous winner of the DJ Championships and Unity Radio DJ) and Age Friendly Network’s DJ Ged who specialises in sharing music from the 1950-1960s to communities across the North West.

People can come and have a go at using CD-Jays, turntables and techniques such as scratching. Suitable for all ages to come and have a go.

More about the DJs 

El Statiko is a turntablist/party DJ from South Manchester who specialises in traditional hip-hop and funk. El Statiko has spent the last 4 years competing in DJ championships such as DMC and IDA (International DJ Association) achieving IDA World Runner Up 2015 and UK Champion 2015/16. El Statiko is working on new material in the form of routine videos and mixes, as well as experimenting with more modern genres of music. Currently, he is one of the DJs for Manchester based hip-hop group The Natural Curriculum (TNC), who had a recent successful vinyl release and have an upcoming instrumental EP.

DJ Ged is part of the Ambition for Ageing scheme in Manchester. His ‘Age Friendly DJ’ initiative is one of the schemes most popular projects, where he performs to hundreds of older residents across Greater Manchester each year. He also presents on North Manchester FM every Monday 2-4pm.

Please book your free place at Eventbrite.

Open Mic – Open Archive: Live spoken word and musical performances,plus interactive poetry writing workshop.

2pm-4pm, Sunday 29 September 2019
Salford Museum and Art Gallery Café

Visual to Audio

2pm-4pm, Wednesday 24 July 2019

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.

Please book your free place at Eventbrite.


A free workshop by musician and artist Ben McDonnell, inviting you to respond to visual scores of music inspired by the first ten years of the UK hit charts. During the workshop you will be invited to listen, respond and create new beats based on visual score sheets. All sounds produced will be edited together to create a brand new audio installation at Salford Museum and Art Gallery in September.

You do not need to be able to play an instrument to get involved but this is a perfect session for a music enthusiast and if you have your own instrument you are more than welcome to bring it along!  Limited places, pre-booking essential HERE

Together We Move at MIF2019 Festival Square

5.30pm–7.00pm, Wednesday 10 July 2019

A group of older musicians representing the film’s protagonists and wider Greater Manchester communities will perform in Manchester International Festival 2019’s Festival Square.

This one-off set at MIF19 Festival Square will include music from the 1950s and 60s, ranging from Jazz and pop to Rock and Roll, and spoken word, with performances from the Jazz Crackers, Emperors of Rhythm, Ged’s Music and more. The event is completely FREE and isn’t ticketed – so get down early to avoid disappointment!


Further events and activities will be added here soon…


The Together We Move programme is supported by


and Castlefield Gallery Commissioning Patrons, Jo and Allan Melzack


Community partners