Force of Nature
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by manclibraries
3w ago
   The local meets the global in the music event Force Of Nature at Harpurhey’s North City Library on Saturday 4th May, and Longsight Library and Learning Centre on Saturday 11th May.   Force of Nature, developed and performed by The Song Warriors – Emmanuela Yogolelo, Sarah Yaseen, and Meduulla, is a free, family-friendly live music and spoken word performance created by the award-winning Greater Manchester arts organisation Community Arts North West (CAN) in partnership with Manchester Libraries.    Force of Nature is led by The Song Warriors, accompanied by a s ..read more
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Global Folk Instruments Heritage Project
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by manclibraries
10M ago
Music is among the most ubiquitous and varied aspects of human culture. Throughout all of our history and all around the planet, musical traditions have evolved to become signifiers of time and place. The variety of musical forms and the ingenuity of musicians throughout history are astonishing; learning about them and tracing their development is extremely interesting and helps us to better understand much about humanity beyond the art. Manchester is a multi-cultural and famously musical city. Many musical traditions are represented here and are often adapted and melded with others and/or wit ..read more
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50 Years of Rock Photography
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by manclibraries
1y ago
Jill Furmanovsky : Photographing the Invisible For the last 50 years, Jill Furmanovsky has been photographing music’s greatest icons. Now for the first time, Jill has created a fascinating retrospective featuring some of her most famous works as well as hidden gems from her extensive archive. Guest curated by Noel Gallagher and photo-historian Gail Buckland, the exhibition which is presented by Rockarchive.com features over 100 images including subjects such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, The Police, Bob Marley, Chic, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Cure, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wo ..read more
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Pamper Days and Party Nights with Abraham Moss Library!
Manclibraries Blog » Music
by manclibraries
1y ago
May 2022 was Mental Health and Wellbeing Month for Cheetham and Crumpsall with Abraham Moss Library and Winning Hearts and Minds bringing together organisations and communities to collaborate on a packed programme of events designed to promote the mental and physical wellbeing of all members in our community. The pandemic has had an adverse effect on our residents and health outcomes have sadly worsened over this time. Funding for the programme was provided by Winning Hearts and Minds with in-kind contributions from Manchester Libraries. For Library manager Fozia Pasha and our North Mancheste ..read more
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International Mother Language Day at North City Library
Manclibraries Blog » Music
by manclibraries
1y ago
We all love to dance, chat and chill, whatever language you speak! Join us at North City Library in Harpurhey for a family friendly afternoon of games, fun and activities for International Mother Language Day 2022. Help us weave an amazing giant fabric sculpture inspired by Ghanaian kente patterns and multilingual messages of love, we have the brilliant traditional Roma storyteller Richard O’Neill, dual language Lithuanian & English Storytime for little ones, plus fantastic live merengue and bachata music and dance workshop from July Julay and his band, great crafts, games and lots more ..read more
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Fabulous February Half Term Fun!
Manclibraries Blog » Music
by manclibraries
1y ago
This February Half Term holiday is packed with goodies for children and families who live in North Manchester, so grab our boredom buster guide and join in! There’s fun for all the family and best of all, parents and grands can rest easy as it’s absolutely free! Join our brilliant Arts and Crafts activities and make yourself a colourful 3D Rainbow Unicorn to take home and decorate your room. Whether you like chillin’ out on our computers or playing board games like Buckaroo – there’s lots of fun things to try. Have a go at picturing yourself and your friends in some hilarious Greenscreen pict ..read more
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PlayList for Life in Age Friendly Manchester Libraries
Manclibraries Blog » Music
by manclibraries
1y ago
Every day in Manchester Libraries in the northern city branches is Age Friendly Hour from 10 til 11am – a quieter time for seniors to visit the Library, pick up their library books, grab a free composting bag, read the paper or just shoot the breeze with each other and our friendly library staff. Here in North Manchester we love the chance for a brew and a chinwag. We know as we all get older, staying in touch and active is so important – it keeps us and our loved ones in great shape, combats loneliness and social isolation and helps with good mental health. So once a week each North Mancheste ..read more
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Sick! Festival 2022 coming soon
Manclibraries Blog » Music
by manclibraries
1y ago
North City Library in Harpurhey are really excited to hear that SICK! Festival 2022 hits the streets throughout the month of May! We love their wildly inventive and imaginative public art creations. It’s a public festival where health and creativity meet with most of it happening in Moston & Harpurhey.  It’s in the streets, it’s on your doorstep, it’s in the community! Prepare yourself for exciting and unexpected experiences that will get us all thinking, talking and transforming. Get to know us and get involved! Click to find out more: https://sickfestival.com/news/sick-festival ..read more
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New exhibition celebrates Fryderyk Chopin’s 1848 concert in Manchester
Manclibraries Blog » Music
by manclibraries
1y ago
A brand new exhibition at Manchester Central Library has opened to mark composer Fryderyk Chopin’s one and only concert in Manchester. The Polish composer came to Manchester in August 1848 as a wave of revolutions known as the Spring of Nations disturbed Europe. He played just one concert in the city at the prestigious Manchester Gentleman’s Concert Hall, home of the Gentleman’s Concert Society that was established in 1777. The architectural beauty of the building that hosted Chopin’s only concert in the city can no longer be seen as the building itself was demolished in the late nineteenth ce ..read more
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New musical project bringing local history to life
Manclibraries Blog » Music
by manclibraries
1y ago
Voices of local activism from the past are brought into the present in a new musical project live-streamed from Manchester Central Library. Archives+ and Central Library are giving free reign of the region’s collection to local artists Pops Roberts and Philip Howley in a new commission called Demo Tapes.  Demo Tapes brings together the voices and sounds of the North West, captured in the archives, making new and original work that’s centred around the theme of protest. The first piece, ‘Give Yourself’, is already online, and presents listeners with a collage of voices from local activists ..read more
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