29 Apr 2005
Biting Tongues Film Event @ Green Room 
From bitingtongues.com

A proposed film event at Manchester's Green Room is scheduled for 24 June and will be centred around Howard Walmsley's new film - provisionaly titled 'Earthquake Land'. Other shorts will include Howard and Ken Holling's recent 'Abduction', together with a new live performance piece by Ken and Graham Massey, based on the life of Martin Denny who died recently.

The Green Room
54-56 Whitworth Street West
Manchester M1 5WW

www.greenroomarts.org

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

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