Photo © Richard Bundy
Here we see the front of the march snaking past the Playhouse Theatre (now Niamos) in Hulme. From 1956 to 1987 the Playhouse was used by the BBC as a production venue for radio and TV. Police officers are seen clutching their macs on what turned out to be a very sunny day.
This image was featured in Manchester Digital Music Archive's 'We Are Dynamite! Northern Carnival Against the Nazis 40th Anniversary' exhibition, held at Niamos (old Nia Centre) in Hulme in September 2018.
Co-organised by Geoff Brown of the Anti-Nazi League (ANL) and Bernie Wilcox of Rock Against Racism (RAR), the Carnival featured incendiary live performances by pop-punk superstars Buzzcocks and Steel Pulse, the UK's leading reggae band of the period. Support came from Moss Side reggae band Exodus (later X-O-Dus) and China Street from Lancaster, who had released a single on EMI called Rock Against Racism.
You can find out more in our online version of the exhibition here: www.mdmarchive.co...
Special thanks to our funders Heritage Lottery Fund and Futura.
Thanks also to all our wonderful volunteers.
Artefact added : 3rd November 2018