💥 Flashback to this day 34 years ago (1988) when thousands of protestors marched through city to protest the introduction of "Section 28" - a diabolical act which prohibited the promotion of homosexuality 😔
Manchester stood together to make their voices heard as part of the largest LGB rights demonstration in British history ✊ and we think these images from the council's image collection capture the spirit very well.
Read more about it here https://bit.ly/3o0ZZOh
Credit to Archives+
Supporting Le***an, Gay, Bisexual, Trans History Month UK
Seven hundred years after Dante's death, it is right to celebrate him by writing a novel about his life, in a simple and popular way, quoting some passages from the Divine Comedy and romantically reconstructing the path of his incredible material and spiritual life, without claiming to document historical value, but with the profound pleasure of sharing with him the loves and emotions of the greatest poet of all time, more relevant than ever, to deeply understand that man must live following virtue and knowledge, to save one's soul and attain earthly happiness and spiritual and universal bliss. Dante is the poet of the life and the earthly and divine love. Health also depends on what you read. Dante has a beneficial effect and brings happiness. Now there is DANTE AND HIS LOVES ebook
For the next hour, go behind the scenes on the Demo Tapes project we aired in July, and find out how young musicians at More Music , Collective Encounters and Brighter Sound wrote new protest music in response to the region's sound archives.
Following the story from the first workshop to the final gig, hosted by Unlocking Our Sound Heritage at Archives+ on 13 July.
Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Listen now at reformradio.co.uk
Watch now We Had The Magic by LYVE (More Music), and set your alarm for 6pm today as we'll have another protest song available, this time by Baybeat Streetband.
In partnership with Archives+ Brighter Sound More Music Collective Encounters National Lottery Heritage Fund BL Sound Heritage
On the countdown to the premiere of the radio edit of the Demo Tapes on Fri 30 July, we're excited to present We Had the Magic, created and performed by LYVE.
Over the summer term musicians from More Music, Brighter Sound & Collective Encounters created new protest songs inspired by North West sound Archives+
Tune in to the Demo Tapes radio edit this Fri 30 July from 1 - 3pm on Reform Radio: https://www.reformradio.co.uk/play/Demo_Tapes_30th_July_2021
As part of the Demo Tapes new protest music performances, watch again Last Chance to Dance by More Media Collective, now available at anytime here:
And save the link for the 2nd performance premiering today at 6pm on More Music: We Had The Magic by LYVE
- In partnership with: More Music Brighter Sound Manchester Libraries Archives+ Collective Encounters National Lottery Heritage Fund & BL Sound Heritage
Over the summer term musicians from More Music, Brighter Sound & Collective Encounters created new protest songs inspired by North West sound Archives+ Manchester Libraries.
The musicians performed their songs in a livestreamed gig on 13 July. If you missed the stream, the radio edit of the Demo Tapes gig is going out this Fri 30 July from 1 - 3pm on Reform Radio: https://www.reformradio.co.uk/play/Demo_Tapes_30th_July_2021
Ahead of the radio edit, we're excited to share the songs created by More Music participants. First up - Last Chance to Dance by More Media Collective.
On Friday, from 1pm to 3pm we'll be broadcasting the recording from Demo Tapes' gig at Manchester Libraries with Archives+ More Music Collective Encounters Brighter Sound Ríoghnach Connolly National Lottery Heritage Fund & BL Sound Heritage -
Leading up to the radio show, you can discover some of the performances created by More Music participants, starting with Last Chance to Dance by More Media Collective, premiering today at 6pm:
It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to help today with the removal of the tributes, which will be conserved and archived. Many thanks to our students, our partners Manchester Art Gallery, Archives+, Belle Vue Productions and People's History Museum and everyone who contributed to this amazing public response!
Join young musicians from across the North West next Tue 13 Jul on 's Mixcloud Live for an evening of new protest music in response to the region’s sound archives 📣
Online. Tune in from 6-8pm 👉 northwestsoundheritage.org/demo-tapes
Archives+ Collective Encounters Brighter Sound National Lottery Heritage Fund
Join us next Tuesday 13 July on Reform Radio's Mixcloud Live for an evening of protest music in response to sound archives from the North West, created as part of Demo Tapes 📣
Demo Tapes is a music-making project hosted by Archives+ (Manchester Libraries) and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund which brings together newly-digitised sound archives and young musicians from More Music and Collective Encounters to create new tracks around the theme of protest. Tune in from 6-8pm 👉 http://ow.ly/Ahmb30rMZgJ
Happy birthday to our NHS & a huge thank youBlue heart
The NHS was launched 5 July 1948 by Health Secretary Aneurin Bevan at Park Hospital, Davyhulme (image 2 aerial view 1930).
Image 1: Child Welfare Clinic MCR 1950.
Image 3: MRI 1950.
Image 4: Wythenshawe Hospital 1972
Thank you to Archives+for the images and NHS facts!
Archives+ at Manchester Central Library allows visitors to create, contribute and respond to events past and present in Manchester - making it a true reflection of the community it serves.
Manchester Central Library
Read more about the project here: https://bit.ly/3w6Vu6E