Young volunteers take to the skies

Young volunteers Jess and Blaine who help every Saturday at our open days, had an early morning flight, courtesy of Simulator Adventures, Salford Quays. They took control alongside pilot Alan. After the session they were back in time to help with Manchester Music Tours visitors.  The photo shows Jess with senior club volunteer Dennis Lewtas, Alan and Blaine. Thanks to Alan and Stewart at Simulator Adventures for a very special experience.

Global Youth project visit to the club

“ To Brighten Young lives & Make Good Citizens” is our founding motto, so it was good to welcome a group from Nelson last night with very similar aims. Positive Voices is a global youth project from Marsden Heights Community School in Nelson working with year 10 students. The young people and youth leaders had a tour of the club meeting volunteers before joining our Wednesday lads club sessions of boxing, football and table tennis.

Record fair and Happy Mondays Exhibition

On Saturday we have a record fair and a display of Happy Mondays archive material, including a new video montage from original VHS recordings by the late Derek Ryder. The vidoe which is 1.1 hours long will be shown on 2 screens throughout the day from 10-3pm. Thanks to Linda Ryder and family for this unique archive. If you are coming by car please note, parking around the club is residents only. The event is free.

Salford Reds filmed at the club

Ahead of the Rugby League Grand Final on Saturday at Old Trafford 4 of the Salford Red Devils team came along to the club with Sky Sports. They were filmed in the boxing gym, main fooball gym and the Smiths room and of course on Coronation Street and in front of the Salford Lads Club sign. We presented the players with our Salford Lad T shirt. Thanks to Sky SportsRL and players Krisnan Inu, George Griffin, Niall Evalds and Tui Lolohea.

“Mad For it” BBC Radio Manchester live broadcast from the club

On Thursday 16th May we hosted a BBC Radio Manchester live broadcast last week attended by over 100 people. Former Salford Lad Mike Sweeney and Jack Ranson presented the programme, “ Mad For It”  which was part of Mental health awareness week. Andys Man Club and Mind were represented and the 3 hour programme linked comedy from Smug Roberts and Chris Washington and conversation.

The programme is available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p079j4fj

Mozarmy and Happy Mondays

Yesterday we had the annual Mozarmy visit by Manchester Music Tours. The weekend event attracts visitors from all over the world and this weekend was no exception with fans from New York, Los Angeles Mexico, Germany, France, Spain as well many from the UK.  We also had a small display of Happy Mondays original album covers donated by the family of the late Derek Ryder which is part of a donation of material which we will display later this year.

 

Mozarmy visitors from Los Angeles
 Visitors to the Happy Mondays display