12 Apr 2007
Best of Manchester Awards 
The Best of Manchester Awards 2007 have been established to reward artists, musicians and designers whose work epitomises the city, writes Ben Rooth in the MEN.

The competition is being run by Urbis in conjunction with the Manchester Evening News and other city-based businesses.

The awards fall into three categories - visual arts, fashion and music. They are open to anyone who feels they are pushing boundaries and helping their creative discipline evolve.

Peter Saville heads the panel of judges which will announce the first winners this summer.

More info including how to submit entries at www.urbis.org.uk

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Biting Tongues

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...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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