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DEBATE – THE CHANGING FACE OF SALFORD

not quite light weekend 2018 may event salford talk

SATURDAY 19TH MAY

£7.50 / £5

TIME: 2pm – 4.45pm

VENUE: ST.PHILIPS CHURCH, SALFORD

TALK – THE CHANGING FACE OF SALFORD

An afternoon of history and debate, exploring Salford’s past and its future.

Salford is a city rich in history, with much to be proud of. The city has struggled since the industrial revolution to establish a separate identity to it’s noisy Manchester sibling. As the Salford undergoes such significant regeneration, this afternoon offers the opportunity to take stock, to look at its past and its future.

The afternoon will begin with Simon Buckley, of Not Quite Light, discussing his project and setting the context for the event. There will then follow a special showing of the film The Changing Face Of Salford from 1968, showing the slum clearance around Ordsall, held in the North West Film Archive.

The afternoon will conclude with a debate in conjuctio with Floor 15, that looks at the meaning of ‘soul’ in a city and how that relates to its architectural heritage, and its importance as the city adapts and develops to be ready for the challenges of the future. Chaired by Katie Popperwell, the debate will feature the City Mayor, Paul Dennett, Shelagh McNerney from the city council’s development office Clare Devaney of Citizen-i, and Andy Avery, one of the directors at Buttress Architects ( designers of the neighbouring award winning Timekeeper’s Square development).

St. Philips Church, 2 Wilton Pl, Salford M3 6FR

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