Events


Our talks and events will take place in person at Salford Museum & Art Gallery (unless otherwise stated). Please follow all Covid-19 procedures advised by the venue on their website. We will also be streaming and recording the talks programme where possible to share online – visit the Salford Museum Facebook page to tune in to live streams!

WED 20th OCTOBER, 6 – 7.30pm
Artist talk: On Nature and Time – Anna Ridler in conversation with Georgia Ward Dyer & special guests

We are delighted to welcome artist Anna Ridler alongside writer/curator Georgia Ward Dyer and RHS Bridgewater gardener and Doctor of pomology Sylvia Travers to discuss the notion of keeping time and forms of intelligence in the natural world.

Anna works with AI (artificial intelligence) to explore the ways in which we understand, categorise and interpret the world around us. She will be displaying new work Circadian Bloom in the café area of the Museum.

Free to attend – book tickets here.
The talk will take place in-person at the Museum and will also be available online. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing.


WED 3rd NOVEMBER, 6 – 7.30pm
Artist talk: Laura Daly

The Storm Cone by Laura Daly, with music composed by Lucy Pankhurst is an immersive, augmented reality artwork. It is located on the site of the original bandstand in Peel Park and experienced via a free app. The Storm Cone is a journey through music and sound that considers our relationship with the past, while charting the fading away of a brass band during the interwar years (1918 – 1939).

Join artist Laura Daly in conversation with University of Salford Art Collection Curator Lindsay Taylor as they discuss the concept behind the work, Laura’s research and working with the university to create the final piece.

Free to attend – book tickets here.
The talk will take place in-person at the Museum and will also be available online. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing.


Installation view: Rourke Heiss Photography

WEDS 10th NOVEMBER – 2.00 – 2.30pm
Curator tour
Free, drop-in

Join us for an informal walk through the exhibition as we explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King. Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks.

Tours are free to attend, just drop in during your visit. We recommend that you book general Museum visit tickets (free) as visitor capacity is limited during covid.

Book at the Salford Museum website here.

WED 17th NOVEMBER, 6 – 7.30pm
Historian talk: Paul Rabbitts

We are delighted to welcome Paul Rabbitts to Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

Paul is an author and parks historian with a fascination for bandstands and will be here to talk about the history surrounding bandstands, the focus for Laura Daly’s The Storm Cone.

Free to attend – book tickets here.
The talk will take place in-person at the Museum and will also be available online. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing.




Past Events:

Installation view: Rourke Heiss Photography

WEDS 13th OCTOBER – 2.00 – 2.30pm
Curator tour
Free, drop-in

Join us for an informal walk through the exhibition as we explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King. Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks.

Tours are free to attend, just drop in during your visit. We recommend that you book general Museum visit tickets (free) as visitor capacity is limited during covid.

Book at the Salford Museum website here.


WED 6th OCTOBER, 6 – 7.30pm
Artist talk: Cheddar Gorgeous & collaborators

Join drag artist Cheddar Gorgeous and collaborators Liquorice Black and Natalie Linney for an informal panel discussion led by local artist, writer and curator Greg Thorpe, as they discuss Cheddar’s commission for You Belong Here. Bringing together drag, fashion, textile design, local heritage, nature – and ghost stories!

Free to attend – book tickets here.
The talk will take place in-person at the Museum and will also be available online. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing.

Hilary Jack, Unsettled Ground (2021) Mixed media installation. Image credit: Rourke Heiss Photography

WED 29th SEPTEMBER, 6 – 7.30pm
Artist talk: Hilary Jack

Hilary Jack joins us to give us an insight into her practice and to discuss her latest commission for the exhibition.

Hilary Jack is a co-founder and director of Paradise Works, an artist-led studio community in Salford. Her work is often a response to a particular location and socio-political aspects of our everyday lives. For You Belong Here Hilary has created a series of sculptural birdboxes based on the local architecture of the past and present.

Hilary will be in-conversation with Lindsay Taylor, Curator, University of Salford Art Collection.

Free to attend – book tickets here.
The talk will take place in-person at the Museum and will also be available online. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing.


Installation view: Rourke Heiss Photography

WEDS 15th SEPTEMBER – 2.00 – 2.30pm
Curator tour
Free, drop-in

Join us for an informal walk through the exhibition as we explore new work by Salford based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King. Shown alongside archive material, photographs and historical artworks.

Tours are free to attend, just drop in during your visit. We recommend that you book general Museum visit tickets (free) as visitor capacity is limited during covid.

Book at the Salford Museum website here.

a hand with a pen, writing on postcards, on a sunny day

WEDS 25TH AUGUST – 12.00 – 2.30
Family Friendly Workshop

Postcards from Salford: our green map

Inspired by our exhibition, join artist Caroline Coates to create your own postcard – and  add to a map of ‘green Salford’ – what’s your favourite green space in Salford and why?

Booking: Free to attend. Book general visitor tickets for Salford Museum here, then drop-in to the workshop during your visit.

a red square with a white line drawing of a park bench

WED 11TH AUGUST – 11.30 – 1.30
Family Friendly Workshop

Lizzie King: Virtual meet-the-artist & postcard workshop

At Salford Museum, join artist  Lizzie King digitally via video, for this family workshop inspired by her work in the exhibition. Ask the artist questions and find out more about her work, then create your own park-inspired postcards using mono-printing techniques.

Booking: Free to attend. Book general visitor tickets for Salford Museum here, then drop-in to the workshop during your visit.