Together We Move. Image courtesy Sally Gilford

Together We Move

Together We Move is an on-going programme of responsive events and exhibitions, which celebrate 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.

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

Upcoming events:

  • Wednesday 4 September 2019, 5.30 – 7.30pm: DJ JAM Workshop
    An inter-generational workshop offering the chance to turn your hand at DJ-ing.
  • Sunday 29 September 2019, 2 – 4pm: Open Mic – Open Archive
    Live spoken word and musical performances, plus interactive poetry writing workshop.

Previous events and activities:

  • Wednesday 24 July 2019, Visual to Audio
    A free creative workshop for music enthusiasts.
  • Wednesday 10 July 2019, Together We Move Performance
    A group of older musicians representing the film’s protagonists and wider Greater Manchester communities will performed at Manchester International Festival 2019’s Festival Square.

The Together We Move programme is supported by:

and Castlefield Gallery Commissioning Patrons, Jo and Allan Melzack.

Community partners: