Hacienda 25 The Exhibition: Fac 491

19 July 2007 – 17 February 2008

RIP Anthony Wilson 20/02/1950 – 10/8/07

Manchester Music Mogul, factory records founder and owner of the Hacienda

Take a step back 25 years in time to the halcyon days of the Madchester music era and revisit the Hacienda, the legendary nightclub that became an international phenomenon and changed the face of the city forever.

Walk through the world famous Fac 51 doors to uncover some of the ideals and ideas behind its conception, as told by many of the creative minds that made it what it became.  Relive the experiences of Peter Saville, Peter Hook, Tony Wilson, Ben Kelly and Rob Gretton through their own stories and items from personal collections, including previously unseen video footage, items from the club itself and the graphic design that was instrumental in shaping the club’s identity. The exhibition also includes the first ever showing of the complete collection of the Hacienda’s iconic birthday posters incorporates original scratch videos by Claude Bessy and Swivel, and of course, will pay tribute to the music played and performed there.

Finally, exhibition traces the impact the club had in shaping the economic and urban development of the city centre, into the unique and original Manchester we know and love today.

Hacienda themed events are organised throughout the exhibition, from talks and debates to film and gig screenings.


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