Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Liberty80: At Royal Exchange


The Mezzanine Gallery – Royal Exchange Theatre
St Anne’s Square
Tuesday 21 October 2014 -  Saturday 17 January 2015

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre is set to stage a free exhibition which marks the 80th anniversary of Liberty, the campaigning organisation for human rights.   

Liberty80 – The Anniversary Exhibition – which runs at the Exchange’s Mezzanine Gallery  from Tuesday 21 October to Saturday 17 January 2015 - celebrates eight decades of Liberty holding the powerful to account, showing battles fought and won for freedom, fairness, justice and equality – with some striking parallels between 1934 and the present day.  

Historic items on display range from a copy of the original Manchester Guardian letter announcing NCCL’s formation in 1934 to a whiteboard depicting Labour’s backbench rebellion on 42-day pre-charge detention during Liberty’s victorious Charge or Release campaign in 2008. There are also pieces from Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing OBE, Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE and photographer Mary McCartney.   

Admission is free to the exhibition and the Mezzanine Gallery is open on Monday to Friday, from 10am to 7.30pm; on Saturday from 10am to 8pm and on Sunday from 11am to 5.00pm.  

For further information please contact JOHN GOODFELLOW (Press & Communications Manager) on 0161 615 6783 /

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