4 Feb 2012
FAC 251 The Factory Second Birthday 
FAC 251 The Factory celebrates its second birthday this and next weekend with a series of films, gigs, DJ Sets and more.

Part 1 kicks off today Saturday 4 February will a free Rebel Cinema film screening, a first come first served free gig featuring The Covelles and then a club event with Peter Hook, Tim Burgess and Norman Jay.

The second weekend on Saturday 11 February will feature another free gig from Reverend and The Makers followed by Zane Lowe, Doorly, Dave Haslam and the NME Awards Aftershow.

Tickets for the free cinema screening are limited and for tickets email liam@factorymanchester.com [may still be some available]

Part 1 Saturday 4 February 2012

7-9pm Rebel Cinema Screening – 24 Hour Party People [Free Entry with ticket]

Intro and Q&A Session from: Peter Hook, John Robb & Clint Boon

9pm-10:30 The Covelles + Super White Assassin Live) - Free Entry
10:30-3am Club Lineup:

Room 1 Tim Burgess (DJ Set)
Room 2 Norman Jay (Good Times Set)
Room 3 Peter Hook (DJ Set)

Part 2 Saturday 11 February 2012

7:30-10:30pm Reverend & The Makers Full gig – Free Entry

10:30-3am Club night

Room 1 ‘In New Music We Trust’ Zane Lowe & Doorly
Room 2 Dave Haslam
Room 3 NME Awards Tour After Party Tribes (DJ Set) + Guests

More info at: factorymanchester.com / Facebook/factorymanchester

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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.

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