Hear fascinating stories from Manchester music’s movers and shakers
4 June 2016
Time 12:00 - 17:00
Duration 5 hours
Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3
12.00pm – 5.00pm (12.00pm – 2.00pm: Scanning Room / 3.00pm – 5.00pm: Show and Tell)
Passionate about Manchester music? Interested in hidden histories? Come to this event and hear fascinating stories from Manchester music’s movers and shakers, told through a series of rarely seen artefacts and materials. Bring along prized items from your own collection and learn how to archive your music heritage online.
Manchester District Music Archive is a user-led online archive established in 2003 to celebrate Greater Manchester music and its social history. The website is a place for ordinary fans, clubbers, musicians, artists, photographers and DJs to document and preserve their own musical heritage.
Archives are closely linked with how we understand history and can be a site for resistance and celebration in challenging how history is defined. This event will explore some of Manchester’s less visible musical histories whilst opening up access to rare and fascinating material, including objects from the People’s History Museum’s own archive. It will reveal how music and politics are inextricably linked in our city’s history.
This event will bring together a diverse group of speakers who have helped to shape the landscape of Manchester music. Each guest will present an object that is important to them (such as a photo, flyer, record, instrument or autograph) and tell its story. These items will then be scanned or photographed and uploaded to MDMarchive’s online archive.
We are also inviting members of the public to bring along something that is precious to them, which can be scanned and added to the online archive. There will be a room set up for scanning artefacts and uploading them to the archive with volunteers on hand to assist you.
This is event is part of MDMarchive’s continuing Manchester Music, Politics and Protest project. It is being organised on behalf of MDMarchive by Joe Watson and Rory Cook as part of the University of Manchester’s Researchers In Residence programme. Part of Manchester Histories Festival 2016.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking Requirements: Booking advised
Sent out approximately every two months.