Nick Melvin a passionate devotee of The Smiths thought all his dreams had come true when his staff from Marketing Agency Delineo arranged a surprise birthday party at the club. The extra surprise was that they had booked the foremost Smiths tribute band in the UK, The Smyths . It was also a dream come true for The Smyths, who performed live from the concert hall stage for the first time.
This weekend we have a special Heritage Open Days event.
A string quartet from the BBC Philharmonic will be performing in the club to celebrate the completion of the Concert Hall.
The Marchini Quartet are part of the BBC Philharmonic. The performance will be of English music from the early 1900s including music by Elgar, Britten and John Ireland. The concert is at 2.30pm
The restoration work was supported by Salford Central Urban Regeneration Company
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