Salford’s The Crescent is one of the newest up and coming neighbourhoods starting to develop outside of the city centre. It’s a celebration of thriving independents with brunch destination Procaffeinated recently opening its doors there and an abundance of quaint local pubs perched quite nicely along its streets.
Next Thursday, a free all-day festival will take place on The Crescent to celebrate the Rediscovering Salford project finally coming to a close. The project has been city-wide, aiming to highlight and celebrate Salford’s green spaces – inspired by the launch of RHS Bridgewater gardens in May 2021. Over 2020-2022, Rediscovering Salford animated the city with new commissions, exhibitions, workshops and events.
Salford Rediscovered will feature music, film, workshops, tours and performances alongside a joyous exhibition that brings together the art and experiences collated over the past couple of years. GRUB will also be on hand to provide loads of great, independent street food and there’ll be live music that will carry on the party late into the evening, too.
One of the workshops taking place across the afternoon is with Lowri Evans. In autumn, Lowri sat under trees in Salford as passers-by stopped and wrote what they wanted to let go of on a fallen leaf. It’s summer now. And as the exhibition draws to a close, Lowri will invite guests to breeze in, look forward and write what they want to bloom. This will take place on the day between 5pm and 7pm.
Between 7pm and 8.30pm, there’ll be a series of immersive performances and installations created by the University of Salford’s Multi-Media Performance students. From picnics to park benches, the playful and evocative work explores Rediscovering Salford’s central themes. Another one to check out is the You Belong Here exhibition.
Exhibition curator, Claire Corrin is providing a tour of You Belong Here, which will showcase archive material, photographs and historical artworks, as well as work commissioned as part of Rediscovering Salford by Salford-based artists Jack Brown, Cheddar Gorgeous, Hilary Jack and Lizzie King.
Guests will also get the chance to enjoy live music and DJ sets in the marquee and New Adephi Atrium, featuring some of Salford’s fantastic music talent including DJ and Lovescene vocalist, P-Ro Jones, as well as Honey Bee Jazz, Katie Cheung and Lissy Nicholson.
Salford Rediscovered is led by the Salford Culture and Place Partnership, the University of Salford, Solid Ground, Salford City Council, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, and RHS Garden Bridgewater. The event is free to attend and will take place across Salford’s The Crescent on Thursday 16th June from 4pm – 10pm.
Register for your free ticket now via the link below.