The Golden Thread project is a celebration of folk songs that have a UK root and found a place in the USA musical tradition. The project takes its inspiration from Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles’ collecting experiences in the Appalachian Mountains, and is based on research undertaken in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
This exhibition by Caitlin Hinshelwood presents large-scale textile banners created in response to research from the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, the Working Class Movement Library, Salford and the People’s History Museum, Manchester.
Girls’ morris dancing – sometimes called ‘fluffy’ or ‘carnival’ morris dancing – is a highly competitive team dance from the Northwest of England, which shares a name, but little else at first glance, with the better-known morris traditions performed across the UK.
This exhibition features Judith Burrows' large scale paintings. These are inspired by the locations which she sources for her photographic and film portraits of musicians. A selection of her portraits will hang alongside the canvasses, as well as sketches and notes taken for shoots.
A retrospective featuring a selection of works from our permanent collection alongside pieces from our temporary exhibitions programme of the past 8 years.