September In Brief
Well, the summer sun may be on the wane but September at the Hall is still going strong. Here’s a peek at what’s still to come along with a run-down of the month so far.
Still to come this month…
Salford Being Heard Information Day, Wednesday 25th September, 10am
Salford Being Heard is an organisation run by disabled people, raising awareness of and campaigning for the rights of people with learning disabilities. This information day is part of the Salford’s No Place for Hate week and will focus on hate crime to an audience of adults using total communication methods (sign languages, images etc.)
Contact 0161 789 7878 for more information about this event or visit http://www.salford.gov.uk/no-place-for-hate.htm for details other events taking place around Salford throughout the week.
MAPAS Big Band & Salford Music Festival, Friday 27th September, 7pm
Recently reformed and going from strength to strength the MAPAS Big Band covers repertoire from the 1920s right up to the present. Young in age, this band has an exciting future ahead and will look and sound great in the ballroom. The evening starts at 7pm and features special guests Sophie Sweet and Her November Criminals. Entrance is completely free, no ticket required.
This event is taking place as part of the 2013 Salford Music Festival. Check out the full line-up here and associated links below, yerr! http://salfordmusicfestival.co.uk/
Sequence Dance Social, Saturday 28th September, 7pm
This hugely popular evening allows you to make the most of our ballroom’s handy sprung floor, and you can even bring your own drinks. Sequence, ballroom, line and jive sessions from 7pm until late.
And September So Far…
The second annual Youth Day organised by the Young People’s Council saw events taking place across Salford on 3rd September. Celebrating the positive achievements of Salford’s teenagers, the day featured a cooking challenge on Swinton Civic Lawn, a Worsley canal trip, afternoon tea and a 12 hour football marathon in Broughton. The Eccles Town Hall ballroom hosted the early-evening ‘thank you’ event which brought youth groups from all areas of Salford together. The evening saw plenty of attempts to break some unusual world records, performances from talented young people and a presentation from the Mayor for Salford, Ian Stewart. We’re looking forward to Youth Day 2014 already but in the meantime, details of upcoming events can be found here: http://www.wuu2.info/
Images courtesy of Barbara Bennett Photography. View the full album here http://www.bigpictureevents.co.uk/
The Eccles Tea Dance Group in partnership with Salford Heart Care visited the Hall café and ballroom on 11th September for one of their regular get-togethers. With entertainment, drinks and a £2 admission fee including refreshments, getting out and getting fit has never been so easy! The next event is at Patricroft United Reformed Church on Wednesday 16th October. More information can be found here http://www.salfordheartcare.co.uk/news/eccles-tea-dances/ or by contacting Marion El-Qasem on 0161 789 0281 or Serena Rice on 0161 707 7402
The Town Hall ballroom is perfect for larger lectures and presentations and who better to demonstrate this than the superb broadcaster and speaker Professor Raymond Tallis. Following his recently acclaimed appearance at the Edinburgh Festival and organised by the Salford NHS Support Group this talk on the 16th September concentrated on the risks and impacts of the current changes taking places within NHS and also follows the release of the Professor’s book titled NHS SOS: How the NHS was Betrayed. If you were unable to attend the talk and are interested in finding out how the changes to the NHS affect you then visit: www.facebook.com/SalfordnhsSupportGroup
Details for all upcoming events at the Hall can be found on our website at http://ecclescommunityhall.org/events/