Manchester District Music Archive
is a user-led online archive established to celebrate Greater Manchester music and its social history.
We are a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Defining Me: Musical Adventures in Manchester
(Denise, Joan and Jodie © Kevin Cummins 1977)
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Sat 28th September - Sun 23 February
We are thrilled to announce that our long-awaited exhibition, Defining Me: Musical Adventures in Manchester, opens at The Lowry this Saturday.
Through key artefacts such as photos, posters, ticket stubs and press articles, the exhibition explores the emotional and sometimes life-altering experiences we all have with music, as told by members of our online community.
The exhibition touches on a range of milestones in Greater Manchester's musical history including the Hallé; the folk and trad jazz scenes of the post-war years; the beat clubs of the 1960s; Bob Dylan at The Free Trade Hall; the punk explosion of the 1970s; the underground black dance clubs of the late 80s; and our proud tradition of independent record shops.
The show marks the start of a 5-month project for MDMArchive, which will include:
- a calendar of events including film screenings, talks, and a collaborative community concert
- an oral histories project involving 10 volunteers from across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester
- a relaunch of our existing website plus a brand new 'Defining Me' micro-site, which will allow our members to curate their own online exhibitions
This project is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.
Please note that due to Flash incompatibility with current versions of Firefox and Safari, these exhibitions are best viewed in Google Chrome browser.
BACKSTAGE PASSES (141)
MEMBERSHIP CARDS (90)
PRESS ARTICLES (794)
PROMOTIONAL ITEMS (129)