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SHIRLEY BAKER EXHIBITION HUGE SUCCESS AT MANCHESTER AT GALLERY
 

Star date: 21st July 2017

PEOPLE INVITED TO SHARE EXPERIENCES OF BAKER'S PHOTOS THIS WEEKEND

The Shirley Baker Exhibition, currently running at Manchester Art Gallery, has already been a huge success, with over seven thousand people alone 'engaging' with the audio guide, never mind actually just looking at the brilliant photos of Salford and Manchester.

This weekend, 22nd and 23rd July, between 10:30am and 4:30pm, visitors are being asked select an image and make a three minute audio recording, sharing whatever the photo triggers, which could end up in the official audio guide to the exhibition.

Full details here...


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Thousands and thousands of people have already viewed the amazing Shirley Baker Exhibition of old classic Salford and Manchester photos, currently running at Manchester Art Gallery.

The Exhibition features audio stops for 37 of the photos, in which three memories related to the photos can be heard. Already, 7,351 people have 'engaged' with this guide, said to be unprecedented for a temporary exhibition.

This weekend, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July, there's a special event called Conversations with a photograph: That Was Then, This is Now, during which visitors are invited to selected one of the 37 'audio stop' Shirley Baker photos and make a three minute audio recording sharing whatever thoughts and experiences the image triggers.

"Using the photograph as a prompt for memories and conversation, participants are free to talk about whatever comes to mind, and having experience of living in the areas or times Shirley Baker photographed is not necessary" state the exhibition organisers.

Participants' recordings may then contribute to a second version of the exhibition audio guide which is launching on 29th July.

The Salford Star already highly recommends this superb exhibition which runs until the end of August this latest event just lets people become even more involved in the exhibition.

Conversations with a photograph: That was Then, This is Now
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Lecture Theatre
Manchester Art Gallery free


To read the Salford Star preview of the Shirley Baker Exhibition: Women and Children; And Loitering Men   click here

To read the Salford Star interview with the Williamson brothers, Derek, Peter and Steven, who feature in one of the photos click here

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