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Cafe into Opera closed on Sat 29th Sept; Arrival of Spring closing at 2:30 that day.
The Arrival of Spring Gallery will close early - at 2:30 - on Saturday, 29th September for a private function. Cafe in to the Opera will be closed all day for private function Saturday 29th September 2018. Opening hours resume as normal the next day. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
LITERARY LUNCH WITH AUSTIN MITCHELL - Tuesday October 9th
Join Austin Mitchell, former MP for Grimsby and one of the original political mavericks, for a literary lunch to celebrate his new book 'Confessions of a Political Maverick.' The event runs 11:30am - 1:30pm. Tickets £12, includes finger buffet lunch and a glass of wine, on sale in the 1853 Gallery or call to book on 01274 531163
For thirty-eight years Mitchell was a fly in the parliamentary ointment, annoying the whips, threatening party discipline and challenging the solemnities of Parliament.3
A career-long backbencher, Mitchell relished being in opposition. Dissenting from the conformity of career politicians climbing the greasy pole may have been a lonely job, but someone had to do it – and it was a lot of fun. Here, he tells the story of how he waltzed into a seat in Labour’s heartlands, outlines his views on the European question and explains his long, torrid love affair with the Labour Party.3
Brimming with revealing details of his dealings with all the major political players from Thatcher to Cameron, and enlivened by hilarious anecdotes and a real fondness for his time in Grimsby, these are the political memoirs of a true parliamentary rebel – with a cause.
Breakfast at Wetherspoons - Jim Greenhalf
Book Launch and Poetry Reading
Friday September 7th, 6.30 – 8.00 pm
Café into the Opera, 3rd floor, Salts Mill
Join Jim Greenhalf, acclaimed writer of poetry and prose and Saltaire resident, for the launch of his new poetry collection Breakfast at Wetherspoons. Jim will read a selection of his new poems and sign copies of the book he describes as ‘a meditation on the idea that man is born free and everywhere he’s in chainstores.’ It’s a book about freedom and necessity, mortality and time, Tolstoy, Diogenes and Jihadi John.
Tickets £5.00 (includes drink) available from the 1853 Gallery
Tel. 01274 531163
A new exhibition by the superb social documentary photographer Ian Beesley in Gallery 2. Opens mid September.
THE WORK OF SALTS BY ALKE SCHIMDT
This new commission, now showing on the 3rd floor in the People and Process gallery, is a multi-layered work referencing the vision & energy of the mill, its visual impact on the landscape and those who have worked within it, past and present.
UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS
We’re always planning new exhibitions, talks and events. Keep checking in here and on our twitter.
Arrival of Spring Gallery closed on Saturday 29th September 2018
Café in to the Opera and the Arrival of Spring Gallery will be closed for a private Function on Saturday 29th September 2018 – Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Attention all early birds! Salts Diner is now open for breakfast at 9am on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. The Diner will continue to serve breakfast from 9:30 Mondays-Fridays. Come and enjoy homemade granola, smoked salmon & scrambled eggs or the whole works surrounded by David Hockney’s beautiful art.
To access Salts Diner before 10am, please use the external lift. If you’re coming from the carpark, walk through the tunnel to the right of the glass entrance, turn left at the end and take the lift to the second floor. Coming down the cobbled yard, proceed through the mill gates and you’ll find the lift at the end on the right hand side, under a roof.