Alcohol largely untouched at art exhibition opening shock.

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Some of the groups work is currently being exhibited at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. See info about the launch below…

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What a sober bunch we all are. With the exception of an exhibition of school pupils work, every art launch I’ve ever been to been to has ended up a bit messy due to the punters taking full advantage of the ‘free’ alcohol. However, the ‘not from concentrate’ juice was by far the favourite at our launch last Friday afternoon. I’m pretty sure I spied a couple of the artists having a glass of wine mind you, which you might say is unsurprising.

Despite the lack of alcohol consumed, the event was a great success, and we shared out the remaining buffet in the pub afterwards.

Congratulations to everyone involved.

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Photographs courtesy of Bernadette Delaney.

The exhibition entitled Chapel Street Then and Now is viewable at Salford Museum and Art Gallery until 12th October 2014.

Exhibition Info;
Manchester visual artist Ian Mckay and four…

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Listen again to our interview on BBC Radio Manchester

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Ian and I were interviewed on the Mike Sweeney show this morning. He wanted to know more about our plans to create a comic telling stories of Chapel Street. It’s a daunting experience being broadcast live, but Mike was great & I think we got the message across.
Listen again here, if you just want to hear our bit, scroll forward to 1hr 7 min 30 seconds.
Ian & Chris at the BBC in Salford

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Calling ex employees of DC Thomson

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DC Thomson are a publishing company famous for producing The Beano and The Dandy, and had a printers on Chapel Street until the mid 90′s. We’d like to talk to anyone who worked there to help us with a project were starting in May, which will tell some of the rich history of the area.

Here’s some photos our camera club took today, showing whats left of the DC Thomson operation, and how the area has changed.

The first view is from the Lowry Hotel Car Park looking towards Chapel St. The tax office now stands on the left.
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This is looking down the same road from the opposite end on Chapel St. The only remaining part of the DC Thomson buildings is on the left.
Remaining DC Thomson building

Now from the same position looking South along Chapel St
Brown Street & Chapel St then & now

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and from the other side of the tax office looking north towards Sacred Trinity…

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Visit to Manchester Central Library

Last week we visited the Newly reopened Central Library in Manchester. Don was worried about how we were going to get there but we found it quite easy. We walked down to Chapel St near Salford Central Station and got the free bus. The number 3 dropped us near the Library. The Metroshuttle buses are great and more info can be found here: http://www.tfgm.com/buses/Pages/metroshuttle.aspx

The plan is explained

The plan is explained

Walking down to the bus stop

Walking down to the bus stop

No 3 Bus Stop

No 3 Bus Stop

On the bus

On the bus

Short walk to the Library

Short walk to the Library

We were all really impressed by the Library. They’ve done a fantastic job on it and there is loads of really interesting information on the ground floor interactive archives section.

Window

Window

Statue

Statue

Clock in the reading room

Clock in the reading room

Ceiling in the reading room

Ceiling in the reading room

Don gets a cup of tea

Don gets a cup of tea