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50th Anniversary Celebrations: Create Salford

Date - Fri 5 May 2017

Time - 11.30 am

Duration - 3 hours and 30 minutes

Cost - Free

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - New Adelphi Building, Atrium & theatre


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Salford, join us for an afternoon of interdisciplinary celebrations.

Event details

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Salford, join us for an afternoon of interdisciplinary celebrations: theatre and dance performances, an art exhibition, and the official launch of THE CITY OF: A Salford Collection.

Join second year BA Dance Students as they platform their choreography and improvisation explorations through a collaborative project with PhD Digital Music student, Manoli Moriaty and Dance Programme Leader Lisa Cullen.


Welcome to the Decade when…

Theatre and Performance Practice students perform responses to the UoS 50th anniversary. Looking back over the last 50 years, this promenade performance whips its way round the globe; the world has changed a lot in the last 50 years. So has Salford.

It's 1967 and Salford College becomes a chartered University.
It's 1982 and Hacienda gets the party started in Madchester.
It's 1988 and Section 28 is a reality.
It’s 2004 Facebook enters the world.
It's 1963 and Kennedy is shot.
It's 1962 and the world holds its breath for 13 days.
It's 1963 Martin Luther King dreams.
It's 1970 and the Equal Pay Act is passed in the UK.
It's 1968 and a group of left wing theatre activists are huddled in a cellar in Salford, lit by candles.
It’s 2016 and the UK vote to leave the EU.
It’s 1976 and L.S Lowry dies, aged 88…

Welcome to the Decade when gives you a glimpse of events that changed the world, from a Salford song to international political events, join all 50+ of us for this moment together.

Last but not least, the new Salford Art Book, THE CITY OF: A Salford Collection, will be launched in the New Adelphi Theatre. This is a limited edition, handmade anniversary art book that brings together photographs, art and creative writing from the University of Salford and the Salford community. There will be an exciting line up of guest speakers as well as poetry performances and readings from the book.


Create Festival Team