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

Big Meeting and Big Lunch

Co-op General Meeting
Co-op General Meeting
Young Cooks
Young Cooks

Members of the new Barracks Tenants co-operative held their annual general meeting in the concert hall.  The meeting was attended by over 80 people. Kidzwidreams managed to dance and make the food!


On Sunday The New Barracks Big Lunch event took place in the gym (hastily rearranged because of monsoon showers!) More than 100 local people came together to share home grown and home baked food. They also brought inside a bouncy castle, a marching band, a busker, a Steel band and a group of people in Tudor costume!

Kids get Cooking

Local group Kidzwidreams have been in the kitchen recently working with local Super Chef Ray Jones. 20 young people are learning how to cook healthy affordable meals. A DVD of the project will be given to the young people to take home and teach their families how to cook the recipes.

The scheme was funded by Key 103s Cash for Kids and Salford Council’s Ordsall and Langworthy Community Committee.

Ryan and Elliot in the Kitchen
Ryan and Elliot in the Kitchen