All About The Music: An AV Archive Selection

  • Sunday | 26.02.12
  • 2.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Free admission. E...


Presented as part of the Manchester Histories Festival, this is a fascinating audio-visual music event featuring a programme of  short films spanning five decades from North West Film Archive plus a showreel of live performances from Band on the Wall. With free admission, the event programme features:

Rewind- Manchester’s Music Scene Remembered

A programme celebrating Manchester’s eclectic music scene: its heritage: the people, the places and the music.

Using footage from the North West Film Archive’s magnificent collection, this selection of films spans five decades, from an arty student documentary about Roxy Music fans to frenzied backstage footage at a Beatles concert, plus a film on the regeneration and memories of the legendary Ritz venue and a poignant documentary about the influential Mancunian musician Bryan Glancey. 

Band on the Wall: Portraits and Performances

From the music venue’s AV Unit, a showreel of performances 2009-2011 plus a selection of still photographs of musicians at the venue, 1988-95. Also, information about the venue’s 19th century history when it was a market pub, on the doorstep of the Industrial Revolution.

Times: Doors open at 2pm and screenings will take place between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

Presented as part of Manchester Histories Festival by Band on the Wall and North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University. Band on the Wall archive is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Manchester City Council