THURSDAY, APRIL 23
Idle Motion: Shooting With Light. The forgotten history of Gerda Taro, the pioneering female war photographer who died on the frontline in 1937. Until Friday April 24. £12. 8pm. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ. 8pm £12 including £2 booking fee. The Great War – myths and realities: Exhibition looking at Salford’s response to the outbreak of war, the strength of the anti-war movement, votes for women campaign and the realities of trench warfare. Until tomorrow, Friday 24. Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent. 0161 736 3601. 10am-4.30pm. One Needs More Than Paint: Harry Ousey, a centenary exhibition. Until July 5. Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park. 10am-4.45pm. 0161 778 0800 Working with Wood: toolbox workshop for adults. Art and Craft House,195 Monton Road, Monton. 7-9pm. £15. 0161 478 8585. The Collector by Mark Healey: Salford Arts Theatre, Kemsing Walk, off Liverpool Street, Salford. M5 4BS. Until Saturday, April 25. £8/£6.50. Doors 7pm. Performance starts 7.30pm. Box office: 0161 925 0111. Disco and Street Class: (Ages four to eight). A chance to learn new skills and techniques. Swinton Palais Dance Centre, Station Road, Swinton. £3.75 - 9.15am-10am, call 0161 794 0459. Social Dance: An informative workshop. Swinton Palais Dance Centre, Station Road, Swinton. £3.50-£5 - Wednesday 9pm-10.30pm, Saturday 8pm-11pm, Sunday 8pm-10.30pm, call 0161 794 0459
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
The Watchmakers: with support from Tremors. Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW. £6, 7.30pm. 0161 819 5002 Community social at Islington Mill: food, pub quiz and karaoke. Islington Mill, James Street, Salford. 6-11pm. Free. M3 5HW. Salford Art Club annual exhibition: A mixture of landscapes, portrait and still life works in mixed media. Ends Sunday 26. Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, Crescent. Tuesday-Friday 10am-4.45pm, Sat and Sun 12-4pm. 0161 778 0800. Eccles Community choir event: ECHO Eccles Town Hall, Church Street, Eccles. 7.30pm. Charges apply, please contact 07931 815802.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
Casa Tomada: Exhibition by Columbian artist Rafael Gomezbarros. Ends tomorrow Sunday, April 26. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ. Free. Saturday 10am-5pm. Sunday 11am-5pm. Noah Stewart: Harlemborn young tenor. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ. £32 inc. £2 booking fee. 8pm. 0843 208 6000. Dub’n’Grub: all day bass extravaganza, vegan food provided by the Teatime Collective. £5. 2pm-midnight. Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, M3 5HW. Salford Then and Now: Swinton Photographic Society. Until May 10. Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, Crescent. Tuesday-Friday 10am-4.45pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. Also at Orsdall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall. MondayFriday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 1pm – 4pm. 0161 778 0800. Swan Hunter: A chamber opera specifically created for a family audience. Based on the gripping tale from Finnish folk epic the Kalevala. For ages seven plus. £15-18 inc £2 booking fee, 7pm. 0843 208 6000. Young Crafter’s Club: workshop at Art and Craft House,195 Monton Road, Monton. 2-4pm. £5. 0161 478 8585.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26
Milton Jones: comedy from the man with the loud shirts and messed up hair as seen on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ. £27 inc. £2 booking fee. 8pm. 0843 208 6000. 100 Years Ago: Salford at War. Exhibition uncovering Salford’s unique stories from the First World War. Until November 15. Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, Crescent. Tuesday-Friday 10am-4.45pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. 0161 778 0800 Origami flower brooch workshop: suitable for ages 16+. Ordsall Hall Museum, 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall. 1-4pm. £10. 0161 872 0251. Book online at salfordcommunity leisure.co.uk. Rapunzel: story-based theatre. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ. £8.50. 1pm and 3pm. 0843 208 6000. Spring Fair: raising funds for the Animals in Distress rescue centre. Home-made cake stall selling a selection of treats and cakes, secondhand clothes for sale, gifts, tea and refreshments, raffle. Animals in Distress, 55 Silver Street, Irlam. M44 6HT. 11am-4pm. 0161 775 2221. Absolute Beginners: Strictly Come Dancing. Swinton Palais Dance Centre, Station Road, Swinton. £5 - 6.30pm7.30pm, call 0161 794 0459. Tour of Ordsall Hall: Ordsall Hall, Ordsall Lane, Salford. 2pm. £2. Call 07724 418564.
MONDAY, APRIL 27
Opening the City’s Photo Album: see the photographs unearthed as part of the Digital Salford project. Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, Crescent, Salford. 2-3.30pm. Free. 0161 778 0800. Knit and Knatter social: Art and Craft House, 195 Monton Road, Monton.
Swanhunter. is at The Lowry on Saturday, April 25.