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Photograph
The New Ardri
1985
Photograph of the New Ardri club in Hulme, Manchester. The photo is taken from the book Irish Manchester by local broadcaster Alan Keegan, Sutton Publishing, 2004.

This photo shows the gable-end artwork which, the book tells us, was painted by Mike Regan in 1985 as part of his GCSE school work.

A long-standing Irish venue, bought by Tommy McKenna from Jim Connell in 1978, the venue hosted gigs by bands such as Fugazi and Sonic Youth in the mid-80s. Then, in the early days of dance many soon-to-be-massive bands and djs played at the seminal Herbal Tea Party nights.

The venue was eventually demolished to make way for a business park.

It seems this was known as the New Ardri as the original Ardri club was the former College Cinema on Coupland St, Chorlton- Cum-Medlock which hosted roulette, cabaret and wrestling.
Artefact added : 16th March 2008
by Tony/Longfella
KH Says –
This takes me back - Hulme had many wonderful murals back then :-)
COMMENT ADDED 17th March 2008
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