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

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!

Visual to Audio

2pm-4pm, Wednesday 24 July 2019

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

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