29 Jan 2015
FAC 51 The Hacienda Postcard Box Set 
FAC 51 The Hacienda Postcard Box Set

A box set of 24 full colour A6 size postcard images of local artist Nick Hardy's stunning 1:50 scale reconstruction model of FAC 51 The Hacienda.

The set features quotes from the people who owned it, designed it, ran it, DJ'd in it, worked in it and went to it as customers over the 15 years the club was open.

It's available to buy now from musicglue.com priced 20.00 GBP.

Meanwhile, Nick's original model will be on display at Manchester Central Library until May 2015.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Shaina said...

What will happen to the model after May 2015 (where is it now?) any chance of smaller versions perhaps in limited amounts made for sale? I think that would be very cool, especially if figurines of iconic FAC51 musicians related were made /designed for the small models...just a cool idea...

12/07/2015, 16:18

 

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