The Salford Star is the city's only independent press, which has been reporting on community issues for 13 years, with over 5,000 articles, ten print magazines and an online readership of around 40,000 per month.
The Salford Star receives no grants or funding and is reliant on donations from the public to keep going. But whatever miserable amounts of money we have will run out at the end of January and the award winning Salford Star is set to close.
In a last bid for survival the Salford Star has been given a unit on Salford Precinct, which is now open every day until 9th December, from 10am until 5pm.
Until Sunday 2nd December there is a display of incredible and unique artwork, photos and artefacts in the shop which will be auctioned by Charles Taylor Auctioneers (Salford) at noon next Thursday 6th December and livestreamed to the Star shop.
The lots are...
1. Two signed photos by Ben Kingsley – framed (1XA4; 1 10"x8")
2. Sticks and Stones by neo:artist Louise Garman – combines solar plate intaglio and silk screen print housed in a floating frame on hand made paper. This is a one off original piece (116cm x 90cm landscape)
3. Double Portrait (Zoe) by neo:artist Louise Garman – framed solar plate intaglio print limited edition (50cmx40cm)
4. Political Spin by neo:artist Denis Whiteside – white 3-D relief on gesso canvas, based on the Dead Or Alive song 'You Spin Me Round'. This is a one off original piece by the artist who recently won the prestigious John Purcell Paper Award.
5. Dirty Old Town by Rob Lever – framed giclee print on 300gsm Klein Imaging smooth rag paper, professionally photographed from the original oil painting to ensure integrity, and signed and numbered by the artist.
6. Signed Guitar by The Stereophonics – signed Fender copy guitar by the band, with photos, back stage passes and framed with red LED lighting.
7. Signed Coronation Street Script – a script from a 1999 episode of Coronation Street signed by the full cast.
8. Made In Salford by Joe Coffey – three signed prints depicting Salford by 'the new Lowry'.
9. Salford City FC Shirts – three vintage tangerine shirts from the pre-Class of '92 days when the club played in the Evo-Stik First Division North + scarves.
10. Friedrich Engels by Matt Carroll – artist famous for creating Happy Mondays and James record sleeve artwork and 'Madchester' graphics has produced a portrait of Engels in his own style. A one-off 50cmx70cm framed signed print on cotton rag hahnemuhle paper.
11. Photos of Salford Reds Rugby Team and Supporters – three x A3 framed prints signed by photographer Gareth Lyons.
To bid and see the lots go online to www.charlestaylor.co.uk/auctions-and-sales.asp and click on 'Next Public Auction' 6th December' View sales items. Our lots are numbered 2000-2010. To bid you have to create an account with i-bidder.com (click on 'Register') on the auction page *(see below for full details). Please note that the hammer price is subject to various taxes and commissions, which are roughly 20% on top of what you bid.
Over the next few days the Salford Star will be carrying features on all the lots plus interviews with some of the artists.
After closing time on Sunday 2nd December the lots will be taken down from display and sent to the auctioneers for viewing at their premises.
Then the exhibition changes into the Million Pound Salford Star Auction which will be held at the shop on Sunday 9th December. More details on this to follow and there will be a further display of incredible Salford Star artefacts.
The unit also includes a Salford Star shop with the last remaining hoodies and sweatshirts on sale, plus a new range of t-shirts and key rings. We've also got the last few remaining All Materials Of Value Have Been Removed CDs, old magazines and photo prints on sale. Every penny we get goes to Save The Salford Star. So come on down!
The Salford Star team will also be in the shop, so if you want to come down to just meet the journalists, photographers, board members and volunteers who put the Star together pop in and you will be welcome.
If you need any further details just give us a bell on 07957 982960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salford Star would like to thank our sponsors for this event – Salford Shopping Centre and Charles Taylor Auctioneers (Salford).
• THE CHARLES TAYLOR AUCTION 6TH DECEMBER
Statement from Charles Taylor Auctioneers...
The Salford Star lots are now available with the images on our website.
These are Lot numbers 2000-2010 inclusive and will be sold at 12 noon on Thursday 6th December 2018.
For bidding remotely on the auction customers will need to register on i-bidder www.i-bidder.com They can then connect to our auction 'Charles Taylor'.
Bids can be placed by proxy as to the maximum customers want to pay on the hammer and the system will hold these bids on commission entering at the lowest bid taken by the auctioneer.
Fees for these lots only are : Hammer Price plus 21.6% online or Hammer Price plus 18% live in the Auction Room.
Viewing at Charles Taylor is 1-3pm on Wednesday 5th December and from 9am to 12 noon on Auction Day Thursday 6th December. Customers can register in person with the Auction House with the relevant identification documents and refundable deposit (details can be found on the website)
We do not deliver goods but customers can nominate a courier / carrier and we will pack goods for an additional fee. We do not accept Credit Cards or payments over the phone. Payments remotely are by Bank Transfer or if in person also by Cash or Debit Card. Collection dates, after cleared payment has been received, are 1pm Thursday 6th December, 8am-4.30pm Friday 7th December, 8am-12 noon Saturday 8th December, 8am-4.30pm Monday 10th December.
All terms and conditions can be found on the i-bidder and Charles Taylor websites.
For full details of the whole Save The Salford Star Show see previous Salford Star Star article – click here