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Memory: part of the Dear Library Project

Date - Wed 22 Feb 2017

Time - 3.30 pm

Duration - 1 hour

Cost - Free

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, New Adelphi Building, University of Salford, University Road West, Salford, M5 4BR


Exhibition launch

Event details

Jackie Kay, University of Salford Chancellor, writer-in-residence and Scottish Makar (National Poet for Scotland) will join University of Salford Vice Chancellor Professor Helen Marshall in welcoming guests to Memory; an exhibition to launch the year-long Dear Library project – an initiative conceived by Jackie Kay, to champion libraries and celebrate the breadth of services they offer.

At the launch Jackie will talk about the Dear Library project and read some of her new works that have been inspired by the project.

Comprising of materials from the University of Salford Libraries, Archive & Special Collections and works from the University's Art Collection; the exhibition reflects on the themes of memory, sense of place and journeys.

The University of Salford Libraries, Archive & Special Collections hold a number of unique items relating to late nineteenth and early twentieth century literature, politics and social history. Responding to photographs, records and articles from these collections, Jackie has written three new poems on the theme of truth, authenticity and memory – with recollections of holidays, adventures and journeys to new places as a particular focus.

For those who feel inspired by Jackie's words and the materials on display; there will be a 'memory wall' in the gallery to add their
thoughts, poems, photographs and memories.

To register to attend the launch.

Dear Library is a collaboration between the University of Salford Libraries, Archive & Special Collections; University of Salford Art Collection and Salford Community Libraries. The project was inspired by a similar project which Jackie Kay was involved with at the Scottish Book Trust in 2014.

A programme of Dear Library activities, workshops events will take place across Salford throughout the year.

Image: Adrian Henri, Hedgerow, 1981. (c) Estate of Adrian Henri, by kind permission of C.Marcangeli. Artwork photography by Museum Photography North West. University of Salford Art Collection.


University of Salford Art Collection Team