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Star date: 5th December 2018

FOR 5 DAYS ONLY - SAVE THE SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION, POP-UP SHOP AND AUCTION AT SALFORD PRECINCT

RIOT, PROTEST, SOCIAL CLEANSING AND MORE...

Open 10am-5pm 5th-9th December, Salford Shopping City
Unit 23, next to Lloyds Bank on Hankinson Way

A decade of riot, protest, social cleansing, dangerous cladding and more is documented in a new pop-up exhibition, auction and shop on Salford Precinct, launched by the fiercely independent community media group, Salford Star as it tries to save itself from closure.

Full details here...


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A decade of riot, protest, social cleansing, dangerous cladding and more is documented in a new pop-up exhibition, auction and shop on Salford Precinct, launched by the fiercely independent community media group, Salford Star as it tries to save itself from closure.

The exhibition of archives from 13 years of the award-winning Salford Star and over 5,000 articles, includes exclusive photos of riot, protest and the bulldozing of 'proper' Salford to make way for the march of developers.

On display are also exclusive lots for a special auction and day of events to held in the unit on Sunday 9th December. Lots include...

The Toilet of Broken Salford Promises – a decade's worth of 'strategies', 'pledges', 'regeneration plans' and more displayed in a genuine 1970s avocado toilet. Reserve price £1.

A Holiday With The Salford Star – spend a night in a real Salford tower block covered in dangerous Grenfell style cladding! Go for a drink in a real Salford pub with Nigel Pivaro! Take a tour around the social cleansing hotspots and hand out socks and food to homeless people with Salford Street Support. Reserve price £1,000

The Last Brick in Broughton – this incredibly rare brick comes from the very last affordable house demolished in the 'Top Streets' of Broughton. It comes complete with keys from one of the last houses demolished, a teapot that's been CPO'd three times, a full history and a certificate of authenticity. Reserve price £500

Tickets For A Social Cleansing Tour of Salford – this limited place tour will take in the sites of the regeneration areas, focussing on areas where communities have been broken up and 'diluted' so that more 'economically active' people can take their place. This is a must for academics and poverty porn addicts alike. No reserve

Ringo Starr's Brick – A genuine brick from Ringo Starr's childhood home in Liverpool, donated by the Salford team currently working on the house. Comes with a certificate of authenticity and photos to prove provenance. No reserve

A Genuine Piece of the Salford Quays Crane – When Salford Council demolished the beautiful blue cargo cranes at Salford Quays no-one was allowed a souvenir piece of them. However, on the day the Salford Star managed to obtain a three inch long fragment from the jib. This treasured item is both a symbol of old Salford and the heritage destruction reeked on the city by the authorities. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Reserve price £100

A Genuine Piece of the Dirty Old Town Gasworks – the iconic Salford gas holders, made world famous by Ewan MacColl's Dirty Old Town anthem, are currently being demolished and the Salford Star has managed to obtain a genuine beautiful bolt from the structure. Reserve Price £100

The Original 'Silver' Star used in the Salford Star LogoReserve price £1million (or near offers)

The auction will take place around 2pm at the Salford Shopping Centre unit; auctioneer will be special guest star, Nigel Pivaro.

People can bid for the lots in person on the day or send in their maximum bid to info@salfordstar.com

Meanwhile, on Thursday 6th December, at noon, Charles Taylor Auctioneer (Salford) will also be holding a Salford Star Benefit Auction of fine art, photos and memorabilia donated by top artists, photographers and the community.

Lots here include a unique signed print of Friedrich Engels by Happy Mondays graphic artist Matt Carroll, vintage tangerine Salford City FC shirts from the pre-Gary Neville takeover, incredible fine art by the respected neo:artists, a signed Stereophonics guitar and more.

Further details on the Salford Star website http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=4846


Salford Star Editor and co-founder Stephen Kingston, recently named as one of the most respected journalists in the country in the NCTJ Journalists at Work 2018 survey, along with Kate Adie, Jeremy Paxman and John Pilger says:

"I know it's a bit extreme charging over £1million for items that people may regard as worthless but for us they are our treasure...our memories, our pieces of a city fast disappearing into speculators' pockets.
 
"To stay alive we have no money, only these precious artefacts. There is no media fair trade in the UK so we literally have to sell the Salford Star's soul. How much is independent news worth? We believe it's worth a million quid. Hopefully really nice people will buy something at a lesser price and look after it, knowing that they have played a part in keeping the D.I.Y. media spirit alive..."

Nigel Pivaro, long time contributor to the Salford Star, says:

"Dig deep for that fluff covered pound coin, or even better, those dyed stained twenties, because we at the Salford Star love digging...We dig where others like the Council, the developers and big business would rather we didn't. So help us to keep on digging to uncover what you, the readers, deserve...the facts. It's the most we can do for you; it's the least you can do for us..."

Nicholas Pitt, Regional Centre Manager Salford says:

"The Salford Shopping Centre is delighted to support the Salford Star in what promises to be a fun event, happy bidding!"


Alice wrote
at 07:01:34 on 06 December 2018
The exhibition at the Salford Star pop up shop reminds us of some of the sad destruction of the history of Salford. Through unique photographs, set against a background of torn cardboard and blood red graffiti, we see a record of damage and disappointment. It is an angry statement. This maybe the last gasp from the Salford Star as it fights the profit monster with cynical humour. Or, if it raises a few pounds with a few laughs, from its loyal readers, it may, like the Phoenix, rise again to speak the Truth.
 
Pete Fisher wrote
at 18:37:21 on 05 December 2018
I am proud and privileged to be able to say I have contributed several articles and photographs to the Salford Star. Stephen Kingston is a colossus in the world of journalism; he is revered across the country. He is a role model for aspiring students of journalism. Save the Salford Star!
 
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