4 Sep 2006
Manchester Special in Guardian Travel 
Saturday's Guardian carried an extensive special Manchester and the north west of England in its Saturday edition.

Among the extensive highlights ...

The Haçienda - Photographs of Manchester's Legendary Club
18 Oct - 4 Dec
Urbis

"Urbis has really upped its game in the last 12 months. It is, increasingly, the dynamic space that a "museum of the city" should be. Photographer Ian Tilton's homage to the Hacienda should interest veteran ravers and students of pop culture alike, and whet the appetite for a much larger Hacienda retrospective next summer."

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The Warehouse Projec
Boddington's Brewery
6 Oct - 31 Dec

"InBev should never have moved production of Boddington's bitter to Wales, but at least the old buildings are being put to good use. Over 12 weeks this autumn, they will play host to a series of 25 unique warehouse 'raves' the line-ups ranging from the jazzy beats of Gilles Peterson and Mr Scruff, through Justice and Soulwax's New Rave disco-punk to the non-deeper Detroit techno of Theo Parrish and Moodymann."

Saturday 7 October
GBP 12.00 Adv
Xfm / Mike Pickering Presents
'Welcome To The Warehouse'
Kasabian [DJ Set] / Mike Pickering / Doves [DJ Set] / Lorraine [Live] / The View [Live] / Ali Love [Live] / Kieth [Live] / The Box: Aim [Live] / Sugardaddy [Live]
Tom Findlay [Groove Armada] / Dexter [The Avalanches] / Krysko

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Plus: In The City, One Love and, next year, The Manchester International Festival.

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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

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