People's History Museum

Queer Noise – launch night

13 July 17 - 13 July 17

Be the first to see our new community exhibition

Queer Noise – launch night

Time 18:00 - 20:00

Duration 2 hours

Cost In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

13 July 2017, Queer Noise – launch night @ People's History Museum. Flyer for ‘Attitude’ club night at Manchester Academy, 1991. Design Homocult. Credit Lucy Scher

Join Manchester Digital Music Archive for the launch of their Queer Noise community exhibition.  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 museum 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 ten minute projection based ‘Welcome’ performance in response to Kath McDermott’s 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 until Sunday 10 September 2017

Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present andHeritage Lottery FundedNever Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights future of LGBT+ activism.

Suitable for adults and young people

  • Treat yourself to 10% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
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(Image credits: photo (R-L) Lee Baxter and David Hoyle outside Paradise Factory, 1993 © Dave Kendrick / flyer for ‘Attitude’ club night at Manchester Academy, 1990. Design Homocult. Credit Lucy Scher)

Booking Requirements

  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk

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