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Added 3rd November 2018 by Abigail

Featured in the following Online Exhibitions:
We Are Dynamite! Northern Carnival 1978


Buzzcocks, X-O-Dus (Exodus)
Alexandra Park
15th July 1978

Photo © Phil Ramsell

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:

Special thanks to our funders Heritage Lottery Fund and Futura.

Thanks also to all our wonderful volunteers.

Latest Discussion

“Hiya Abigail, I'd love to show this photo in my 35 mini documentary called Block To Block about Manchester's private rental sell off, it covers topics like gentrification and community displacement.

The sequence I would like to use it for is to demonstrate Manchester's historical cultural diversity and would be shown for no longer than 5 seconds! I have photographers such as Al Baker and Richard Davis contributing to it so far.

Here's a trailer and event if you'd like to know more. If that's okay please do email me at, I can answer any questions about it.
09 May 2023
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