A festival celebrating the heritage of Bury New Road, which runs from Prestwich to Strangeways, will be held next week with a host of entertainment.

The Bury New Road Festival will be held at the Broughton Hub on Rigby Street in Lower Broughton from noon until 7pm on Friday, July 15.

An array of activities will take place at the event, including performances from poets and bands with photographs and artefacts also on display as well as films.

A free limited edition North Manchester Yiddish Dictionary will be launched too.

The 40-page dictionary has been compiled by Jewish women in the area and to compliment it the festival will be running two special Yiddish workshops on how to speak, act and pronounce the previously hidden slang language.

The festival will include an exhibition of abstract paintings by the Mental Wellbeing Group at The Fed, based on their reactions to the Longfield Centre in Prestwich, which is set to be redeveloped.

As part of this process, organisers developed a special "Prestwich Palette" of colours based on buildings in the precinct with people invited to look out for Prestwich Library yellow, Village Greens green and Bollard blue in the artwork.

The Manchester District Music Archive will also be on hand to scan photos and interview people about the amazing events, people and places connected to the road.

Residents can just turn up and add to the archive, together with the Salford Local History Group, whose Paul Kelly will be giving an illustrated talk about big tunnels under Bury New Road.

Meanwhile, history collector, Craig Brisbane will be bringing along his incredible collection of artefacts, including ancient flint arrow heads found on Rainsough plus other vintage wonders of Salford and North Manchester.

Manchester Fringe Spoken Word winner, John Darwin, the "Prestwich Poet", will be performing his laconic verse, while the Strummalongs will be singing songs about Salford and Bury New Road.

Exhibitions by artists and films from local filmmakers will be on show. 

Bury New Road Project co-ordinator, Stephen Kingston said: “This one day free Bury New Road Festival is to celebrate the half way point on our project and we would like as many people as possible to come and tell their stories of the road and bring their photos so we can add to our incredible archive.”

Salford Cllr John Warmisham added: “The project is going from strength to strength.

"Having lived around Bury New Road most of my life it’s incredible the things that have come to light that I didn’t know.

"I look forward to the festival which will be a celebration of all things Bury New Road and the first milestone of this worthy heritage enterprise.”