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It's Alright: A Celebration of Manchester’s Rave Heritage 1985-1995

‘The Lapsed Clubber’ and MDMA present:
It's Alright: A Celebration of Manchester’s Rave Heritage 1985-1995

A one-off collaborative event exploring what it means to grow up and grow old with rave culture in Greater Manchester, curated by Beate Peter.

Sat, June 10, 2017
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

70 Oxford St (old Cornerhouse)
Manchester
M1 5NH

FREE ENTRY – ALL WELCOME
Book via Eventbrite

'It's Alright' will be an immersive experience with curated spaces dedicated to celebrating different aspects of the rave scene. You are invited to join a panel discussion, take part in a quiz, and listen to tunes by some of Manchester’s finest DJs, all of that whilst jointly mapping out Manchester’s rave culture between 1985 and 1995.

We will be documenting your memories of the places, music and the moments that meant the most to you.

All of this will be captured for an exciting new research project led by Manchester Met and Manchester District Music Archive, details of which will be unveiled at the event.

In addition, we'll be hosting the exclusive launch of Manchester District Music Archive's brand new device-responsive website, part of our current Heritage Lottery-funded project ‘Rebel Music: The Sound of Politics & Protest in Manchester’. MDMA curator Abigail Ward will be delivering a presentation in the old Cinema 3.

Representing very different eras and club cultures, we are chuffed to have DJs Hewan Clarke (Haçienda), Rob Fletcher (Herbal Tea Party), Andy Harris (Havok) & Aniff Anikola (Chapter & The Verse, co-writer of Voodoo Ray) spinning their top tunes from 1985-1995.

More contributors to be announced.

Come and relive your memories of good music, great people, and a strong community!

#RebelMusicMcr


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MANCHESTER ACADEMY MEMORIES: CONCERTS & CLUB LIFE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER 1963-2016 BY Abigail

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

25th May 1971TICKET
Free Trade Hall – rs129
25th May 1977PRESS ARTICLE
Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias / The Squat – mdma_volunteers
25th May 1979FLYER
Fireplace / Russell Club – kcid21
25th May 1982VIDEO
New Order, 52nd Street – jsz
25th May 1983SETLIST
The Passage, Pete Shelley, Howard Devoto, Tony Walton / Legend – dubwise-er
25th May 1984FLYER
Mike Shaft, Colin Curtis / Cloud 9 – dubwise-er
25th May 1985PRESS ARTICLE
Corbieres – shivadescending
25th May 1987TICKET
The Apollo – Robin
25th May 1989TICKET
The Boardwalk – jsz
25th May 1991ADVERT
Rig – Dale Jowett
25th May 1991PRESS ARTICLE
The Stone Roses – Dale Jowett
25th May 1991ADVERT
New Fast Automatic Daffodils, Jam MCs / International 2 – Dale Jowett
25th May 1995FLYER
Andy Votel, Chubby Grooves / Equinox – knockoffnigel
25th May 1997TICKET
The Hacienda – scoot
25th May 1997PHOTOGRAPH
Spin Masters, Tintin / Zumbar – tintin
25th May 1997POSTER
The Hacienda – tintin
25th May 1997POSTER
The Hacienda – shivadescending
25th May 2003TICKET
Witchwood – dlz1965
25th May 2005TICKET
Urbis – scoot
25th May 2005PHOTOGRAPH
Academy 3 (Hop & Grape) – sinuf_mood
25th May 2005PHOTOGRAPH
Academy 3 (Hop & Grape) – sinuf_mood
25th May 2005PHOTOGRAPH
Academy 3 (Hop & Grape) – sinuf_mood
25th May 2005PHOTOGRAPH
Academy 3 (Hop & Grape) – sinuf_mood
25th May 2005TICKET
Academy 3 (Hop & Grape) – Dale Jowett
25th May 2007FLYER
Born Idle / The Retro Bar – foz
25th May 2008PHOTOGRAPH
The Deaf Institute – mat
25th May 2008PHOTOGRAPH
Balearic Mike / The Deaf Institute – mat
25th May 2008PHOTOGRAPH
Hooker, Kath McDermott, Zoe McVeigh (LIINES) / The Deaf Institute – mat
25th May 2012FLYER
Mark Burgess, The Evil Poor, The Last Party, Buff, The Brakes, Mark Kennedy, Joshua Ben Joseph / Gullivers – foz


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ROB FLETCHER
429B BURY NEW ROAD
PRESS ARTICLE, 1994

ROB FLETCHER
ROB FLETCHER
THE NEW ARDRI
FLYER, 1994

ROB FLETCHER
ROB FLETCHER
THE NEW ARDRI
PRESS ARTICLE, 1994

ROB FLETCHER
PSYCHE OUT, ROB FLETCHER, ANDY LEES
ROCK WORLD
FLYER, 1995

ROB FLETCHER
OUT COLD (SIMON ALDRED), CHERRY GHOST
VIDEO, 2013

ABIGAIL
ISHERWOOD, PULLOVER
OLYMPIAN SHOWCASE
PRESS ARTICLE, 1996

MARTINISHERWOOD
STACKWADDY
PONDEROSA CLUB
FANZINE, 2003

SHIVADESCENDING
ISHERWOOD
BAND ON THE WALL
FLYER, 1995

MARTINISHERWOOD
ROB FLETCHER
THE NEW ARDRI
TICKET, 1994

ROB FLETCHER
ROB FLETCHER
THE NEW ARDRI
FLYER, 1994

ROB FLETCHER
ROB FLETCHER, ANDY LEES, IAN FLETCHER
ROCK WORLD
TICKET, 1995

ROB FLETCHER
PHIL MARTIN CENTRE
FLYER, 2017

ABIGAIL
ISHERWOOD
ALBERT SQUARE, MANCHESTER
PROGRAMME, 1990

MARTINISHERWOOD
PULLOVER
OLYMPIAN SHOWCASE
PRESS ARTICLE, 1996

MARTINISHERWOOD
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