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Summer 2015

  • Family Friendly summer fun
  • New exhibition – Show Me the Money
  • New Community Gallery exhibition – Made
  • Love on The Dole at Salford Community Theatre
 
 
26 August 2015, Creative Currency Casino © Pui Lee

Family Friendly summer fun

Visit PHM over the summer holidays for a fun, free, family day out.  We’ve got a fantastic programme of events to accompany our new exhibition Show Me the Money, with craft activities every Wednesday with artist Pui Lee.  From Personalised Piggy Banks and Crafty Credit Cards to a Creative Currency Casino, there’s something for all ages to enjoy!  Join Living History performance Read All About It! to commemorate the anniversary of Peterloo, take your very little ones Under the Rainbow at our Little PHM story session and explore the rest of the museum to discover more hands-on stuff in every gallery.
  Moral Hazard © Stephen McLaren

Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present

Running until Sunday 24 January 2016, this fascinating new exhibition charts how the financial world has been imagined in art, illustration, photography and other visual media over the last three centuries in Britain and the United States.  The exhibition shows how artists have grappled with the increasingly intangible nature of money and finance from the South Sea Bubble of the early 18th century to the global financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath.  On show are works from the great 18th century satirists William Hogarth and James Gillray, alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists, Cornford & Cross, Immo Klink, Simon Roberts and James O Jenkins.
 
 

From Personalised Piggy Banks to exhibition tours, there’s a Show Me the Money themed event for everyone!

 

Looking for something a bit different?  Our shop stocks a range of museum themed gifts, cards, books and souvenirs

 
 
25 July - 18 October 2015 & 30 July 2015, Made - an exhibition by Venture Arts, paper sculptures

Made by Venture Arts

We are delighted to welcome Venture Arts back to our Community Gallery once again.  Running from Saturday 25 July to Sunday 18 October, Made is Venture Arts’ latest full studio show presenting new works that explore themes of the natural versus the manufactured.  This is a multi-medium presentation by over 60 learning disabled artists using drawing, painting, animation, art as environment, 3D sculpture, illustration, photography, ceramics and textiles.  Join the exhibition launch on Thursday 30 July, 2.00pm to 4.00pm and meet the artists and team from Venture Arts to find out more about their work.
  Love on The Dole @ Salford Community Theatre

Love on The Dole at Salford Communtiy Theatre

This month the Salford Community Theatre Group are producing a theatrical adaptation of Walter Greenwood’s Love on The Dole.  The story is set in Salford in the 1930s and looks at the pressures on relationships and families under the shadow of unemployment.  Community theatre is a chance for anyone interested to be a part of a unique, collective event – no experience necessary!  Join a workshop this Saturday 18 July from 11.00am to 2.00pm at the Working Class Movement Library.  It’s a great chance for anyone interested to drop in and learn more about the project and about theatre in general.  For more information email cat.stobbs@salfordcommunitytheatre.org.