12 Nov 2007
Factory & The Haçienda 
A reminder that Peter Saville and Ben Kelly deliver a "keynote lecture" to an Urbis audience (both real and virtual) as part of their ongoing Haçienda exhibition this coming Wednesday:

Design Lecture: Factory and The Haçienda

Wed 14 Nov
6-8pm (uk time) 11am - 1 pm (Linden Time)

SOLD OUT - But still available in Second Life Urbis

Don't miss this chance to catch up with two design gurus and members of the original Haçienda crew, Peter Saville and Ben Kelly in this Urbis talk and question and answer session. So get on down and find out how things were done the first time around. Any (sensible) questions may be put to our guests...so if you have any burning questions you would like answered from the good old days, then this is your chance!

This event is sold out in real life, but we will be streaming it into the virtual Urbis in Second Life. Our guests are also hoping to field some Second Life questions, so if you have any burning design issues to discuss, now is your chance!

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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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