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

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Est. 2003

Hear my voice in your head and think of me kindly

Manchester District Music Archive & Louder Than Words present:
'Hear my voice in your head and think of me kindly' - a panel discussion exploring the art of song lyricism, Manchester-style.

Sunday 16 November 16:15
Palace Hotel, Oxford Street, M60 7HA, Manchester, United Kingdom

Buy tickets here  

Panelists:

Guy Garvey (Elbow, BBC 6 Music)
Jaheda Choudhury-Potter (Ajah UK)
Jon Higgs (Everything Everything)

Hosted by Abigail Ward (MDMArchive)

In the run-up to the festival we will be compiling a chart of the best of our city's wordsmithery, as chosen by you.

We've put together a little survey here, which will take 2 minutes to fill in:

So, get thinking, and remember:

1. Keep it Manchester
2. Restrict yourself to 1-4 consecutive lines per song
3. It's only a bit of fun


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USER EXHIBITION
GHAST UP BY Martin Ryan

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1st November 1967FLYER
The Odeon – TRACKS
1st November 1975TICKET
Umist – kifs
1st November 1978MEMBERSHIP CARD
1st November 1979TICKET
The Apollo – dubwise-er
1st November 1980BACKSTAGE PASS
Fast Cars / The Apollo – fast cars
1st November 1980TICKET
The Apollo – Grim O'Grady
1st November 1985FLYER
Dislocation Dance, Beyond The Glass, Janet Wolstenholme / The Town Hall – dubwise-er
1st November 1985FLYER
West Indian Sports & Social Club – dubwise-er
1st November 1995ARTWORK
Doodlebug DJs – doodlebug nuggets
1st November 1995POSTER
Doodlebug DJs / The Roadhouse – doodlebug nuggets
1st November 1997POSTER
Muslimgauze – paperhouse
1st November 2001PHOTOGRAPH
Extinguish Her, Future Hero Robot Empire / The Star And Garter – transmission
1st November 2001PHOTOGRAPH
Extinguish Her / The Star And Garter – transmission
1st November 2003TICKET
Aim / Academy 2 (Main Debating Hall) – elina


EXHIBITIONS

City Fun - The Hidden History of Manchester's Post-Punk Fanzines
Moss Side Stories - the Hidden History of Moss Side and Hulme Club Culture
Queer Noise - The Hidden History of Manchester's Gay Music Culture
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ALL ARTEFACTS (10341)
JOY DIVISION, JOHNNY MARR
RARE RECORDS
ADVERT, 1967

TONY/LONGFELLA
BOB WILLIAMSON, MIKE CANAVAN
THE ROYAL EXCHANGE
ADVERT, 1979

1963
TIME AND PLACE
TICKET, 1971

REDMIST
TOOLSHED, HOMELIFE, SPACEHEADS, GRAHAM MASSEY, PADDY STEER, PART TIME HELIOCENTRIC COSMO DRAMA AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
VICTORIA BATHS
PHOTOGRAPH, 2014

GRAHAM
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS, ROB GRETTON
FANZINE, 1977

MARTIN RYAN
THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS
FANZINE, 1977

MARTIN RYAN
SMIRKS
THE APOLLO
ADVERT, 1979

1963
KING'S HALL (BELLE VUE)
TICKET, 1959

1963
DAVE EAGER
TIFFANY'S
TICKET, 1977

REDMIST
SWEET SENSATION
VILLAGE DISCOTHEQUE
TICKET, 1973

REDMIST
LEE WALKER AND THE TRAVELLERS
PHOTOGRAPH, 1963

ABIGAIL
BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST
THE OAKS HOTEL
FANZINE, 1977

MARTIN RYAN
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