Manchester District Music Archive
is a user-led online archive established to celebrate Greater Manchester music and its social history.

We are a registered charity run by volunteers.

Est. 2003

Queer Noise presentation at the Superbia Weekend

(Lesbians at New York, New York, Manchester, 1986. Taken from NSM magazine. CREDIT: Michelle Smith)

Queer Noise: The hidden history of LGBT music and clublife in Manchester’ 

Date: Saturday 27th August 2016
Time: 8pm-9pm
Venue: Number 70 Oxford Street (old Cornerhouse)
Room LB02
FREE

The Superbia Weekend is a programme of free LGBT events that runs alongside Manchester Pride's Big Weekend. Held at the old Cornerhouse building (now run by Manchester Metropolitan University), Superbia offers an array of arts and culture events for all ages.

Queer Noise is a musical and pictorial journey through the little-known corners of LGBT music and nightlife in Manchester, including a feast of touching images, snippets of classic songs, hilarious anecdotes and LGBT lives remembered, all taken from Manchester District Music Archive and presented in a small cinema screen setting by MDMarchive's Abigail Ward.

Facebook page here.

No need to book, just turn up! Seats are limited, so arrive in plenty of time.


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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

30th August 1980PRESS ARTICLE
Dislocation Dance, The Manchester Mekon, Manchester Musicians Collective, The Still, Cajun Cutie – shivadescending
30th August 1980ADVERT
Pete Shelley – KHassall
30th August 1980PRESS ARTICLE
Buzzcocks – KHassall
30th August 1982POSTER
New Order, Section 25 – mat
30th August 1982ADVERT
New Order, Section 25 – shivadescending
30th August 1984TICKET
Legend – dubwise-er
30th August 1984PHOTOGRAPH
The Smiths – Tony/Longfella
30th August 1986PRESS ARTICLE
Biting Tongues – shivadescending
30th August 1988TICKET
The Jam Mcs / Legend – graham
30th August 1995FLYER
Mr Scruff / The Hacienda – 1963
30th August 2008PHOTOGRAPH
Take That, Broken Glass, Greg Wilson, Hewan Clarke, Mike Shaft, Colin Curtis, Chad Jackson, Street Machine / Islington Mill – mat
30th August 2008PHOTOGRAPH
Take That, Broken Glass, Street Machine / Islington Mill – wayne2008
30th August 2013PHOTOGRAPH
Liam Frost, TOKOLOSH / Whitworth Art Gallery – MissEmmaGibbs
30th August 2013PHOTOGRAPH
Denis Jones / Whitworth Art Gallery – MissEmmaGibbs
30th August 2015PHOTOGRAPH
The Marquettes / Redbankco – MissEmmaGibbs
30th August 2015PHOTOGRAPH
Redbankco – MissEmmaGibbs
30th August 2015PHOTOGRAPH
The Last Party, Liam Manton / Redbankco – MissEmmaGibbs
30th August 2015PHOTOGRAPH
Fear Of Music, Jo Rose / Redbankco – MissEmmaGibbs
30th August 2015PHOTOGRAPH
Jordan Allen / Redbankco – MissEmmaGibbs
30th August 2015PHOTOGRAPH
Adam Walsh / Redbankco – MissEmmaGibbs
30th August 2015PHOTOGRAPH
Feed The Kid / Redbankco – MissEmmaGibbs
30th August 2015PHOTOGRAPH
Hugo Kensdale / Redbankco – MissEmmaGibbs


EXHIBITIONS

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Queer Noise - The Hidden History of Manchester's Gay Music Culture