Shelagh Delaney competition – calling all young Salfordians

You know her and it – A Taste of Honey.


I’m one of the judges for this new competition, open to all Salford residents between the age of 14 and 22, and part of the inaugural Shelagh Delaney Day run by Salford council. I’ll be posting application forms and further details soon so keep checking back. (Did you know she wrote this when she was just 18?!)

More details here:

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