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Queer Noise: The History of LGBT+ Music & Club Culture in Manchester

Queer Noise: The History of LGBT+ Music & Club Culture in Manchester

(Flyer for Attitude at the Academy, 1990 Design: Homocult)

Queer Noise Launch Night
People's History Museum
Left Bank
M3 3ER
Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:00 to 20:00 
Book your FREE place

Join Manchester Digital Music Archive for the launch of our small but perfectly formed Queer Noise community exhibition at the People's History Museum. Curator Abigail Ward will be in conversation with Rod Connolly and Zoë McVeigh (LIINES) – the DJ/promoter team behind Bollox Club - one of Manchester’s best-loved alt-queer hangouts. 

Abigail will also deliver a lively visual presentation celebrating highlights from the history of queer music and club life in Greater Manchester. Material includes rarely seen photos, flyers, posters and videos from the 1950s to today.

In the foyer DJ Kath McDermott will play classic tracks from legendary queer nights Flesh at the Haçienda 1991-1996 and Homo Electric (1998-2002).

Performance artist Grace Oni Smith will be doing a 10-min projection-based  ‘Welcome’ performance in response to the DJ set.

Fairtrade drinks provided by the Co-op.

Queer Noise tells the story of how proudly queer musicians and clubbers in Greater Manchester helped to redefine attitudes towards sexuality across the city and beyond.  The exhibition is on display at PHM from July 1st until September 10th and is based on the digital project of the same name.


6pm: Free drinks, Introduction from Abigail and DJ Kath McDermott playing picks from Flesh and Homo Electric
6.20pm-6.30pm: Welcome performance by Grace Oni Smith, responding to Kath's tunes
6.30pm-8pm: DJing continues in main space
6.30pm-8pm: Abigail Ward introduces Queer Noise in the Coal Store followed by in conversation with Rod & Zoe about Bollox Club

*PLEASE NOTE* The capacity of the Coal Store is small, so if you want to attend the Bollox talk, you will need to bag a seat early on!

8pm: End
This event is free and anyone can attend.