Manchester’s queer music history is celebrated in a new exhibition at the People’s History Museum. Queer Noise is a crowd-sourced project featuring rarely-seen material from the archives of the Manchester Digital Music Archive. The memories of LGBT+ music culture and club life date back to The Union Hotel in the 1950s, which later became the New Union, right through to Madchester with Flesh at the Hacienda. The exhibition runs throughout the summer and is part of the Museum’s Never Going Underground, a year-long season of showcases exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism. A launch night (Thu 13 Jul, 6pm, FREE) features conversations between the Archive and the brains behind the Bollox Club, classic tracks from DJ Kath McDermott and live projections from artist Grace Oni Smith. The exhibition is free, but suggested donation is £3.
Thu 13 Jul – Fri 1 Sep, People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER. Tel: 0161 838 9190, 10am – 5pm (8pm on 2nd Thursdays), FREE, www.phm.org.uk
Published on: Sun 16 Jul 2017