Newsletter of the Working Class Movement Library

Information and announcements


Labour Revolt in Britain 1910-1914 
Book Launch - Thursday 30th March 7:30PM

Join us for the launch of Ralph Darlington's new book and fundraiser for striking workers. The talk will be co-hosted by Paul Kelly, president of Salford Trades Union Council who are sponsoring the talk along with Manchester Trades Council and Salford City Unison. You can reserve your ticket here

Cover of Ralph's book, which includes the title, "Labour Revolt in Britain 1910-1914 and his name underneath. There is an image of workers in a public meeting below.


Shirley Baker Exhibition

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April 10AM - 4PM

The Capturing the Modern Backdrop exhibition (developed by Salford University) has garnered a lot of interest and we'd like to thank everyone who has paid us a visit over the last few weeks! In order to offer more people the chance to see the exhibition, the library will be extending its opening hours for the first weekend of April. We hope to see you then! 


Our International Women's Day discussion is sold out but keep an eye on our socials for info on how to live stream the event!

Promo image that includes the event title and dates (Saturday 11th March, 10:30AM and 1PM) and the WCML logo in the bottom right.

Find out more about our archive materials on radical motherhood and get involved in digitizing the collection. Click on the image above to read more and reserve your spot. 

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Communities Resisting Borders  Saturday 4th March 3PM - 9PM

The good folks at No Borders Manchester have teamed up with the Building Bridges crew to welcome a range of local groups to Partisan Collective in Salford to build upon and strengthen existing networks of community solidarity. Click on the image to find out more. 

Poster of the event that includes the address and date of the event (Saturday 4th March) and times (3-9PM) and follows to include the activities on the day, which includes stalls, speakers, banner making, food and music.


Energy in History (online) 

Ewan Gibbs, a historian of energy, industry, work and protest has launched a new exhibition Energy in History which explores work, community, politics and protest related to the coal mining, nuclear power, oil and gas and renewables industries. 

Grey and white photo of people on a protest march carrying an anti nuclear banner.

Raise the Alarm - Wednesday 8th March 5:30PM 

An action has been announced for International Women's Day as organisers look to make noise for trans feminist, abolitionist and internationalist liberation. All genders welcome to attend, with women and those who identify with womanhood to the front! Keep an eye on the socials for more info. 

Raise the Alarm on International Women's Day, Weds 8th March at 17:30PM. Central Manchester, all welcome.

Organise Now 6 Months On - Monday 20th March 6:30PM (online)

Organise Now are coming up to their 6-month anniversary and have called a meeting to reflect on what they've achieved so far. The meeting will feature Sarah Woolley (BFAWU) and include a contribution from Mick Whelan (ASLEF). 

Banner with '6 months on' at the top and includes the Organise Now logo