The British Music Experience hosts an evening celebrating Manchester's music scene of the late 80s/early 90s with a screening of '24 Hour Party People' and conversation with renowned Manchester DJ Dave Haslam.
24 Hour Party People (1h 57m)
Manchester, 1976. Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan) is an ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter looking for a way to make his mark. After witnessing a life-changing concert by a band known as the Sex Pistols, he persuades his station to televise one of their performances, and soon Manchester's punk groups are clamouring for him to manage them. Riding the wave of a musical revolution, Wilson and his friends create the legendary Factory Records label and The Hacienda club.
Film Certificate: 18 (visitors must be over 18 to attend this event)
In conversation with Dave Haslam (approx. 30m)
DJ and writer Dave Haslam made his DJ debut at the Hacienda in 1986. He played there almost 500 times; including on the club's final night in 1997.
Laurent Garnier, Ian Brown and the Chemical Brothers have credited his sets as an inspiration. He’s appeared on TV and radio discussing subjects as diverse as urban regeneration, Friedrich Engels, Rock Against Racism and Daft Punk. The latest of his four books ‘Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues’ was published in 2015.
He attended Joy Division's last ever show in May 1980, Sonic Youth have slept on his floor, Tony Wilson threatened to shoot him, he went with John Peel to see Public Enemy and he’s interviewed the likes of John Lydon, Jeremy Deller, Jarvis Cocker, Neneh Cherry, Nile Rodgers and David Byrne.
Tickets are £10 (£9 for Resident Pass holders*)
*proof of Resident Pass must be shown on arrival at venue
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