10 Feb 2006
Educational slides of FAC 51 The Hacienda now available 
Educational slides are now available of Hacienda visuals courtesy of Gonnie Rietveld. The slides come in three packs comprising flyers, posters and can be obtained from the Visual Resources Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University priced GBP 75.00 for all three sets.

Gonnie brought these images together for the 1992 and 1993 exhibitions that she curated for the Manchester Institute of Popular Culture to celebrate '10 Years of The Hacienda'. She did this in conjunction with the image and background research that she conducted for the book 'FAC 351 The Hacienda Must Be Built', co-edited by Jon Savage.

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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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