An artist will dish up a history lesson with a difference in Salford. For ‘In Service 1918-2017’, war artist James Bloomfield has created an installation of 226 ceramic plates remembering every war of the past century. To create the eye-catching decorative crockery, he dug into the archive of Salford Museum & Art Gallery and the Working Class Movement Library. This is no static display – the plates are being used in the museum café. For the project’s launch night – and to mark the anniversary of the 1917 Battle of Passchendaele – Bloomfield will host a special talk with Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace at Bradford University, looking at “New wars and how to prevent them”. Refreshments will be provided and the event is free but spaces are limited, so it’s worth booking in advance. The installation itself will run until Friday 10 November 2017.

Thu 27 Jul, Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford M5 4WX. Tel: 0161 736 3601, 6.30pm, FREE,

Thu 27 Jul
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Wed 26 Jul 2017