Manchester Art Gallery

Shirley Baker open day

Were you living in inner city Salford or Manchester in the 60s and 70s?

Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 11 March 2017, 11am–4pm


If so we’d like to hear from you to contribute your memories to our forthcoming exhibition at the Gallery.

Between1960–1980 Salford born photographer Shirley Baker photographed the inner city communities of Manchester and Salford as their terraced homes were demolished to be replaced by high-rise living. In May 2017, a touring exhibition of Baker’s photographs, including many previously unseen colour images of 1964, will open at Manchester Art Gallery.

To accompany this significant exhibition, we’d like to include voices of people with memories of these neighbourhoods for a pioneering free exhibition audio guide.

If you have memories you’d like to share about those times and would be willing to be recorded during March 2017, come along to our Shirley Baker open day on 11 March, 11am–4pm at Manchester Art Gallery, where you can see some of Shirley Baker’s photographs, talk with the curators (why not bring along family photographs of your own from that time) and have light refreshments (subject to availability).

Places are free, turn up at any time. If you cannot attend but would like to find out more, please contact Anna Douglas, exhibition curator:

Tel: 07966 507 808


Shirley Baker Hulme, July 1965 (detail)
© Shirley Baker Estate