8 Jul 2009
You're Entitled to a Book Launch 
Stockport Library and Information Service is very proud to welcome local author David Nolan who is launching his latest book You're Entitled To An Opinion - The High Times and Many Lives of Tony Wilson, Factory Records and The Haçienda (yes, the title has changed again and now it's published by John Blake Publishing), Marple Library on Thursday 30 July 2009 at 19:00 BST.

You are invited to come along and hear David talk about his book and the research he did with local people into the early life of Tony Wilson when he lived in Marple. You will be able to buy a signed copy of David’s book for a great price too!

The evening is free but you will need to book your free ticket to ensure a place.

Please contact our the Reader Development Team on 0161 474 5751 or email readers@stockport.gov.uk


Marple Library
Memorial Park
Stockport SK6 6BA

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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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