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Blaney, the band fronted by Salford Music Festival's founder Ed Blaney, playing live. Used with permission.

“To any young people in the music industry, keep going” – Salford Music Festival react to the possibility of the return of live music by the summer

The annual Salford Music Festival showcases the best of the city’s musical talent whilst also raising vital funds for a […]

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“You forget your worries, it’s just like meditation” – A Salford artist on lockdown and future exhibitions

Undeterred by the temporary closure of The Lowry’s Days Like These exhibition which features his work, Salford artist Philip Westcott […]

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“It’s ingrained in us isn’t it?”: Philip Westcott on the Days Like These Exhibition

One of the defining traits of Salford’s captivating history has been its relationship with art. From L.S Lowry to Harold […]

“Complete lack of empathy”: Salford arts workers speak on Rishi Sunak’s job remarks

“Complete lack of empathy”: Salford arts workers speak on Rishi Sunak’s job remarks

Salford based arts workers have weighed in on Sunak’s suggestion that arts workers find new jobs. Rishi Sunak has said: […]

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Islington Mill gets go ahead for £7m project to help “communities resist gentrification”

Renowned arts institution Islington Mill, in collaboration with Salford City Council, has been awarded a £3.3m grant from the European […]

“It makes us realise how fragile life is” – Salford artists awarded £500 for Coronavirus culture

“It makes us realise how fragile life is” – Salford artists awarded £500 for Coronavirus culture

Three Salford artists are among 60 creatives to receive a £500 commission to create an archive of responses to the […]

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“The struggle to buy basic supplies” Salford artists inspired to make new paintings of living history

Salford artists are capturing the daily challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Artists across the city are coming together to create […]

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Islington mill secures £746,000 of funding from National Lottery Hedge Fund

£746,000 will be awarded to Islington Mill to complete their capital fundraising project of over £2 million. This award from […]