Riffat Ahmed’s film CLENCH premiered last week. The film is about a mixed race Asian teenage girl who takes part in a boxing course run by a black boxing coach. The film explores the girls own experience of racism and also her own preconceptions of other people and places. Adam Crosby one of the boxers at the club took part in the film which was shot on location here and Old Trafford.
It was commissioned by the Runnymede Trust to highlight their project Generation3.
“This one’s for Salford Lads Club,” said lead singer Tim Burgess “Let’s keep it going for another 100 years”. It’s Brilliant that so many people give us this kind of support, so thanks to all the fans, and bands who contributed to last nights event and thanks to Topman CTRL for bringing everything together.
A picture from the newly restored senior games room at the club. The sport usually taking place here is table tennis, but this week Liverpool based Smiths tribute band,The Smiths Indeed launched their 25th anniversary “Meat is Murder” tour “ The event was filmed for the BBC North West Tonight programme.
No it’s not a dream – the club and Coronation Street star in scenes from the new BBC One drama series called “Survivors”. Episode one is on Sunday. It was filmed here in June and our famous sign was transformed into a call for prayer. See more on http://www.bbc.co.uk/survivors/
The club featured in a Channel 4 programme called The Secret Millionaire earlier tonight. If you missed the programme, and live in the UK, you can view this online at www.channel4.com/
If you would like to find out more about the club, ask about volunteering, or
arrange a visit, please contact us by email. If you would like to make a donation you can do this via the website, or send a cheque to the club at the address below.
If you would like to make a larger donation to our £1,000,000 appeal to support a particular project or facility at the club, please write to:
Warren Smith, Chairman
Salford Lads and Girls Club
St Ignatius Walk
Salford M5 3RX
Leslie Holmes has also written and directed a 4-episode radio serial about the Ghost Camp.
It has been recorded at the club and stars many of our young club members and club workers. The main parts are played by 15 year old Tom Swift and 12 year old Niall Armsden. Actress Penny McDonald played the mother. Vinny Peculiar has written and recorded a song especially for The Ghost Camp serial. This can be heard each Monday between 3pm and 5pm on Salford Community Radio on 106.4fm or on the web at www.salfordcommunityradio.org from 13th June 2005.
“Conviction”, a Reds Production for the BBC, was filmed inside the club. It starts on 7th May 2005 and continues on Saturday evenings for the next few weeks. The club was used as the set for the police headquarters. We think most of the actors and crew were Smiths fans, as many of them went away wearing our ‘Baden Powell to Morrissey’ T shirts!