Together We Move. Image courtesy Sally Gilford

Together We Move

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 River by Danny Williams (HMV) 1961, Oh Carol by 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.

As part of Together We Move, 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 on Wednesday 10 July, 5.30 – 7.00pm.

Further events and activities will be added here soon…

Exhibition Dates: Thursday 4 July – Sunday 3 November 2019 
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm; Saturday & Sunday 11.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: Blue Stair, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford

The Together We Move programme is supported by:

and Castlefield Gallery Commissioning Patrons, Jo and Allan Melzack.

Community partners: