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Musicians' Union: A Social History Exhibition - Manchester

Musicians' Union: A Social History Exhibition - Manchester Keeping Music Live Exhibition

Musicians' Union: A Social History

The exhibition will examine that long and little-known social history of the Musicians' Union. Manchester's People's History Museum
25th Nov 2016 - 5th Feb 2017

The exhibition is part of a major Glasgow University research project from which a book, Players’ Work Time, was published in August 2016.

Operating as usual

06/02/2017

We are de-rigging the MU Exhibition today at the People's History Museum in Manchester. There is no planned showing elsewhere at this time and we will keep you posted if this is likely to change.

Thanks to everyone who attended and gave feedback. Your thoughts and comments on the Exhibition are extremely useful.

Bye for now! :)

30/01/2017

Good afternoon folks, the countdown is now on for the MU Exhibition, as it's now in its final week in Salford, Manchester.

Please share our news and we hope that most of you get along this week to catch it if you've not managed already (last day of showing is Sunday 5th Feb)

The People's History Museum is a fabulous gallery with lots of permanent galleries and visiting exhibitions with loads going on - it's FREE to enter and is open 7 days a week.. 10am-5pm daily - it's a perfect day out!

Get down to Salford and experience the Exhibition before it ends!

27/01/2017

Thanks everyone for sharing post re the 6music item ... when the piece is up on listen again on iplayer, we will post the link to allow you to listen if you missed it. :)

27/01/2017

People's History Museum
Tune into Radcliffe and Maconie - BBC Radio 6Music at 1.40pm today to hear all about the MU Exhibition currently showing in Salford - Nice!

27/01/2017

Hi Musicians' Union - can you share please...
Tune in Today to Radcliffe and Maconie - BBC Radio 6Music at 1.40pm

The piece about the fantastic Musicians' Union: A Social History Exhibition - Manchester with Prof Martin Cloonan will be broadcast.... Listen in everyone! And please share far and wide. We'll be listening and hope you will too.

27/01/2017

TODAY at 1.40pm ..Tune into Radcliffe and Maconie - BBC Radio 6Music as Prof Martin Cloonan from University of Glasgow will be talking about the Musicians' Union: A Social History Exhibition - Manchester

Share far and wide. We'll be listening and hope you will too.

24/01/2017

Excited to announce...This week (TBC which day) Prof Martin Cloonan will be on BBC 6 Music talking about the MU Exhibition on Radcliffe and Maconie - BBC Radio 6Music show.

We will update you as soon as we know more. Tune in when we do!

24/01/2017

Just over 1 week left folks to get along to see the University of Glasgow's 'Keeping Music Live' Exhibition at the People's History Museum in Salford, Manchester. It's free and is showing until Sunday 5th Feb '17. Get along this week! It's a fantastic journey that spans over a century of social history for working musicians in the UK. And don't forget to let us know your thoughts.

18/01/2017
Music lessons for the movement? | Scottish Left Review

"What lessons can be learned from studying the working lives of musicians?"

Some fascinating thoughts on the Musicians' Union and Trade Unionism.

http://www.scottishleftreview.org/article/music-lessons-for-the-movement/

What lessons can be learned from studying the working lives of musicians? This question lay at the heart of the research which underpinned our recent book, Players’ Work Time: A History of the British Musicians’ Union. We attempted to use the Musicians’ Union (MU) as a prism through which to examine...

With just over 2 weeks left to get along to see the MU:  A Social History exhibition in Salford at the People's History ...
18/01/2017

With just over 2 weeks left to get along to see the MU: A Social History exhibition in Salford at the People's History Museum, Manchester, we ask if you can share far and wide with your fb friends. Many thanks ...& the showing in Manchester ends on 5th Feb 2017.

25/11/2016
Book – The Musicians' Union: A History (1893-2013)

Reviews of Players' Work Time in link below:

http://www.muhistory.com/book/

Book Buy Players’ Work Time by John Williamson and Martin Cloonan was published by Manchester University Press in September 2016. It was launched with an event at Senate House in London on 7th September. It is now available from the publisher as a hardback, paperback and eBook.Other sellers can be...

This exhibition forms part of an AHRC/ESRC funded research project at the University of Glasgow and has previously run a...
25/11/2016

This exhibition forms part of an AHRC/ESRC funded research project at the University of Glasgow and has previously run at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow and Congress House in London. A book from the project, Players’ Work Time: A History of the Musicians’ Union 1893-2013 by Dr John Williamson and Prof Martin Cloonan was recently published by Manchester University Press and is available from the People's History Museum shop.

25/11/2016
Keeping Music Live – People's History Museum : Manchester Museums

Share far and wide

Keeping Music Live - A University of Glasgow research project culminated in the publication of 'Players' Work Time' and the MU exhibition, which traces the social history of the MU in the UK and is now OPEN to all for FREE in Manchester in the beautiful surroundings of the People's History Museum (Salford)

Let us know what you think and please post your photos and comments if you make it along. More info below on opening times etc...

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/keeping-music-live/

An exhibition focussing on the work of the Musicians’ Union from its formation in Manchester in 1893 to the present day

25/11/2016

Thrilled to announce that the 'Musicians' Union: A Social History' Exhibition is now open at Manchester's People's History Museum and will run until 5th February 2017.

26/10/2016

The MU Exhibition is part of a University of Glasgow research project, 'Musicians’ Union: A Social History'. The project is led by Prof Martin Cloonan and Dr John Williamson of the School of Culture and Creative Arts.

26/10/2016

We are beyond excited to announce that the repairs are complete at the beautiful People's History Museum in Manchester and that the Exhibition is scheduled to open in November.

Dates: 25 Nov '16 - 17 Feb '17

16/10/2016

We hope all that managed to get along to Congress House last week enjoyed the MU Exhibition. We are on the move again and will be displaying the full MU Exhibition next in Manchester in late November. Watch this space for full details...

TUC at Congress House in London is hosting a free exhibition that is showing this week on the history of the Musicians’ ...
11/10/2016
The Musicians' Union: A Social History

TUC at Congress House in London is hosting a free exhibition that is showing this week on the history of the Musicians’ Union

The exhibition is part of University of Glasgow research project 'Musicians’ Union: A Social History'. The project is managed by Professor Martin Cloonan and Dr John Williamson of the School of Culture and Creative Arts.
The exhibition will run in London til this Friday 14th October.
More info on the Glasgow Uni research project and team can be found here

http://www.muhistory.com/

http://www.muhistory.com/contact-us/

http://www.muhistory.com/research-team/

Calling all London-based folks!  We're delighted to announce that the MU Exhibition is currently showing for a brief tim...
11/10/2016

Calling all London-based folks!

We're delighted to announce that the MU Exhibition is currently showing for a brief time in London THIS WEEK. It's a short, snappy 5 day showing at the TUC's Congress House - so get along this week if you can, as it finishes this Friday 14th October.

Full Venue Details:

Trades Union Congress
Congress House, Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3LS
Tel: 020 7636 4030

The MU Exhibition is a fascinating insight into the social history of the MU, it's free and finishes this Friday, so get along if you can.

The Exhibition complements a recent book written by University of Glasgow's Prof Martin Cloonan & Dr John Williamson - 'Players Work Time' - details in link
http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781784991326/

If you miss the exhibition in London, the full exhibition is moving to Manchester's People's History Museum in November. The Exhibition will have a longer showing in Manchester as we open on 28th November and run through into early January 2017.

Let us know your thoughts on the Exhibition if you get along in London. All feedback and comments appreciated.

Many thanks!

Musicians' Union Martin Cloonan John Williamson

19/07/2016

Due to flooding problems at the People's History Museum we are disappointed to inform you that the exhibition will not be showing in August as planned. We have plans to return later this year when the stunning building is restored. We'll keep you posted.

People's History Museum is hosting a free exhibition on the history of the Musicians’ UnionThe exhibition is part of Uni...
11/07/2016
The Musicians' Union: A Social History

People's History Museum is hosting a free exhibition on the history of the Musicians’ Union

The exhibition is part of University of Glasgow research project Musicians’ Union: A Social History project. The project is run by Professor Martin Cloonan and Dr John Williamson of the School of Culture and Creative Arts.

The exhibition will run during the month of August 2016.

More info on the Glasgow Uni research project can be found here www.muhistory.com/

11/07/2016

We are delighted to announce that the 'Musician's Union: A Social History' exhibition is opening in Manchester soon and will run for a month

The MU Exhibition opens on 3rd August 2016 at The People's History Museum, Manchester

The University of Glasgow exhibition will cover various aspects of the MU’s 122-year history

Prof Martin Cloonan reflects on nearing the end of the 4-year research project on the social history of the Musicians' U...
15/02/2016
Impacting and informing: Some reflections on nearing the end of a research project

Prof Martin Cloonan reflects on nearing the end of the 4-year research project on the social history of the Musicians' Union

By Professor Martin Cloonan Martin Cloonan is Professor of Popular Music Politics and Principal Investigator of the AHRC- and ESRC-funded project The Musicians’ Union: A Social History. My co…

15/02/2016

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback via the self-completion evaluation cards at the Musicians' Union: A Social History Exhibition

We have plans to take the Exhibition on the road to Manchester and London in 2016 - watch this space for more details

We're into the final week of the Musicians' Union: A Social History Exhibition at the Mitchell Library.  The Exhibition ...
25/01/2016
Musicians’ Union: A Social History Exhibition at The Mitchell Library, Glasgow City Centre |...

We're into the final week of the Musicians' Union: A Social History Exhibition at the Mitchell Library. The Exhibition is open 9am til late all week.

Remember to leave comments on feedback cards provided at the Exhibition...esp if you have any stories about the MU or comments on the Exhibition. All comments greatly appreciated.

http://www.whatsonglasgow.co.uk/event/028351-musicians%E2%80%99-union:--a-social-history-exhibition/

Glasgow Uni is hosting an exhibition covering various aspects of the Musicians' Union’s 122-year social history!

Forty years ago today.  23 January 1976. Legendary singer and civil rights campaigner Paul Robeson died (aged 77).This i...
23/01/2016
Robeson Leads May Day Parade (1960)

Forty years ago today. 23 January 1976. Legendary singer and civil rights campaigner Paul Robeson died (aged 77).

This is wonderful footage from 1960 of Paul Robeson leading Glasgow's Mayday Parade from George Square to the southside's Queen's Park Bandstand. Watch the parade file down Victoria Road and into Queen's Park. Look at the size of those crowds...

Queen's Park Arena Glasgow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cviBDr1fRw

Unissued / Unused material. Singer and actor Paul Robeson leads May Day Parade. Glasgow, Scotland. MS people holding religious placards. LS's crowd. MS Paul ...

Musician cover 1958 featuring Paul Robeson and a photo from the Exhibition
23/01/2016

Musician cover 1958 featuring Paul Robeson and a photo from the Exhibition

The MU’s branches and districts published annual directories of members as a means of assisting members find work. This ...
22/01/2016

The MU’s branches and districts published annual directories of members as a means of assisting members find work. This Glasgow branch directory from 1954 also featured adverts from local music shops (McCormacks) and record shops (The Glasgow Jazz Club) as well as the times of the last buses, trams, trains and trolley buses from the city centre to outlying areas.

This particular copy also contained business cards from some Glasgow based bands of the era - The Clyde Valley Stompers and Jim McHarg’s Band among them.

Kate Bush offers congratulations to the South East London branch of the Musicians' Union on its 50th Anniversary
22/01/2016

Kate Bush offers congratulations to the South East London branch of the Musicians' Union on its 50th Anniversary

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser composes soundtrack for H.G. Wells series
20/01/2016
Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser composes soundtrack for H.G. Wells series

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser composes soundtrack for H.G. Wells series

Twins singer Elizabeth Fraser and her husband Damon Reece (Spiritualized, Lupine Howl) have composed the music for Sky Arts’ new drama series The Nightmare Worlds Of HG Wells. This is the first new music Fraser has released since 2009's Moses, a track along with six other unreleasedsolo songs that w…

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