18 Jul 2007
Confusion - the book launch 
To launch the new book BERNARD SUMNER – CONFUSION: Joy Division, Electronic and New Order Versus the World by David Nolan a book launch is being held on 1 September 2007 at the Bull's Head, Market Square, Stockport.

4.00 GBP entry on the door. Numbers strictly limited. Pre-booking advised.

Live music from TRANSMISSION (Warsaw set/Joy Division set) punk, post punk and dance DJ sets. Book readings by author David Nolan plus books for sale at cheaper than the shops prices! Get your copy signed.

If you send an email to davidnolanwriter@hotmail.com with your name and how many peoplke you want in – and you arrive before 20:30 – you'll get an confirmatory email and be guaranteed entry.

After 20:30 it's first come first served.

Running order

20:00 - Doors
20:30 - DJ (Curfew for 'guest list'. If you've registered your name you will get in if you are there before 8.30pm.)
21:30 - 1st reading plus short 'Warsaw' set
22:00 - DJ
23:00 - 2nd short reading plus 'Joy Division' set
Followed by DJ
Close – LATE

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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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