“Albert Finney was never a member” exhibition for Heritage Weekend

We are open Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September from 11am- 3pm for the Heritage Open Days. Our event features the special exhibition  “Albert Finney was never a member” in the form of 21 blue plaques installed in different rooms around the building, to mark people’s visits or links with the club; like Graham Nash and Alan Clarke performing in a minstrel troupe here in 1956, Wayne Rooney and Frank Sidebottom together in the gym in 2014, or the most current one Maxine Peake in the kitchen wearing a pair of marigolds!

Girls Club Upcycled Fashion Show

A fashion show using discarded materials proved to be a great success for the audience in the senior games room last night. The project working with Ordsall Community Arts has been very popular with the group over the past few months. All the clothes have been created by the group, who collected the materials and made the garments. The event raised money for breast cancer awareness.

Nippers Exhibition

An Exhibition about the Nippers of Salford Lads Club is showing at the Peoples History Museum in Manchester every day until 17th January 2016. The exhibition title is taken from one the clubs 22,500 record cards from 1903, when lads aged 13 worked as Nippers in local industries. The exhibition links these records to photographs from the clubs archive, showing football, boxing and gymnastics teams along with famous club members and long serving volunteers.

bagshaw cards

Shelagh Delaney’s Salford exhibition

We had more than 100 visitors to see photographs by former lads club member Arthur Brougham in the new archive room at the club last weekend. The exhibition is part of the celebration to mark the first Shelagh Delaney Day in Salford. The exhibition will also be on next weekend 29/30 November 11-2 Saturday and 12-3 on Sunday. More pictures are on our facebook page.

Afflecks Palace mosaic donated to Salford Lads’ Club

Elaine Walsh of Afflecks Palace has donated  the original Moz mosaic                       

by Mark Kennedy to Salford Lads’ Club. It will be installed in the Smiths Room.

Leslie Holmes said  “ I’m sure that music fans from all over the world who visit

Manchester and Salford Lads’ Club will be delighted that  this original mosaic

has been saved and will be on permanent display”


SLC photographs and digital stories now online

Filming the 1983 SLC camp

Our 100 camping pictures and 16 short digital films which were created as part of our Heritage Lottery Fund project are now on the website.

You can find them via:

– The digital story tales are on our new Youtube channel

– All 100 photos are on our Flickr page

– We’ve combined the two together into a special interactive timeline

If you want to visit the club to see the framed pictures from our 100 camps please come along to our heritage open weekend on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 1-4pm.

100 photographs of Salford Lads Club Camps on display

We are open this weekend to show a new permanent display of 100 framed pictures of the annual Salford Lads’ Club camps from 1904 – 2011.This is part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project to celebrate the clubs camping history.

Also a collection of short digital films produced as the result of a year-long collaboration between Salford Lads Club and Goldsmiths College, University of London.
See: http://storycircleuk.com/

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June 12 -4pm
Part of the Secret Garden Festival taking place accross Salford


Manchester Literature Festival comes to SLC

The Book
The Book
On Saturday we have a special launch for a new book inspired by Morrissey’s lyrics. Its part of the Manchester Literary Festival and starts at 8pm in the concert hall.

The event, hosted by editor Peter Wild, features readings from contributors Jeff Noon, Catherine O’Flynn, James Hopkin and Helen Walsh.

Tickets £5 / £3 concessions
Book on 0843 208 0500

SWEDISH DRILL in the Concert Hall

A 3 month performing Arts project  working with local young people and artists came to a fantastic conclusion last night with a live performance in the newly restored concert hall. The event involved a new gymnastic dance, projected film and live music from the Ordsall Samba Drummers.

Young people were from Kidzwidreamz- SAYO- Salford Lads & Girls Club and artists from Company Fierce and Ordsall Community Arts. The event was filmed by Heather James from Lets Go Global TV

The project was supported by  the Clore Duffield Foundation

Swedish Drill was the aerobics of the early 1900s and the foundation for modern gymnastics. Our event was inspired by archive photographs of Swedish Drill classes taken in Salford Lads’ Club in 1909

The Street of 1000 Children

Raymond Fry (1977) and the Tyson family album
Raymond Fry (1977) and the Tyson family album

Two artists examine the importance of Salford’s redbrick terraced streets. Leslie Holmes uses the gym floor to list the lives of over 400 families from Rudman Street, one of the last surviving streets of the Docks Estate. Lawrence Cassidy’s installation of storage containers wrapped with family photos and home movies from the 1960s retraces a street in Broughton.

Over three weekends June 16/17, 23/24, 30/1 12 – 4pm

This Architecture Week 2007 project has been supported by
Salix HomesSalford City CouncilLP Living

The New Barracks Tenants’ Co -operative. Tel 0161 848 8256