An advert displaying the entertainment available at the two (slightly competitive) Unions for the back end of 1967.
UMIST has Acker Bilk, The Zombies and Davy Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, whist over at MDH, legends of the folk scene, Jansch, Renbourne and Pentangle were visiting. Soul star P.P. Arnold was bringing up the rear at MDH, with more jazz and blues promised at the Open Lounge.
The North West Homosexual Law Reform Committee (later Campaign for Homosexual Equality) posted regular ads in the Independent offering support to gay men. In 1967, the Sexual Offences Act decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men, provided they had reached the age of 21.
Taken from the Manchester Independent newspaper, written and edited by University of Manchester students. With thanks to James Peters at the University of Manchester Archives and Ben Ward at University of Manchester Students' Union.
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Artefact added : 21st August 2016