25 May 2014
The man the music the machines 
Martin Hannett - The man, the music, the machines

The Liverpool Radical Documentary Film Festival presents an evening dedicated to ground-breaking record producer and sound explorer Martin Hannett - 'The Man The Music The Machines' on Sunday 22 June 2014 at 7.30pm at Leaf, Bold Street, Liverpool.

The evening includes a screening of 'He wasn't just the 5th member of Joy Division', a film about Martin Hannett, an exhibition of Martin Hannett studio equipment and instruments and a Q&A session with film-maker Chris Hewitt.

Tickets are £5 on the door. After costs are covered, all money goes to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.

Meanwhile, read the Flipside Review of the Martin Hannett DVD.

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