13 Apr 2007
Peter Saville for Six Cities Design Festival 
The Six Cities Design Festival will feature more than 300 events in Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling with the aim of raising the profile of design in Scotland.

The Festival programme was announced this week and includes a series of designer 'double bills', which see local designers paired up with their international peers.

Pairings include Peter Saville with Glasgow-based Robert Johnston.

The Festival runs from 17 May to 3 June.
More details at www.six-cities.com.


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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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