FACTVM - 20th Anniversary Exhibition: Factory Records 1978 - 1992
When: 5th –7th May (from 11am - 6pm on Sat 5th & Sun 6th, from 11am - 4pm on Mon 7th)
Where: The Ice Plant, Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AJ
A unique display of the collection of all the music releases on the Factory label, in their original form
Factory music fan Colin Gibbins is to launch a unique exhibition of his complete collection of Factory discography in Ancoats on 5th May to raise money for Forever Manchester.
The exhibition will display for the first time a complete collection of all music releases on the Factory label, in their original form, as issued at the time, including rarities, promos, test pressings and variations on cassette, CD and more.
Colin, originally from Blackley M9, has spent the last 30 years building his collection and exhibited his pieces for the first time in 2011 with a small weekend long event at the Ducie Bridge Pub. Since then Colin has managed to complete the entire collection, which will be on display at the special Bank Holiday exhibition to be held at the Ice Plant development in Ancoats.
Supporting Colin and Forever Manchester in putting on the exhibition is Trevor Johnson, one of the original Factory designers, and now creative director at Creative Lynx, who is the main sponsor of the exhibition. Trevor has created the ‘FACTVM’ identity for the exhibition, as well as limited edition merchandise to raise additional funds for our charity.
The exhibition ties in with a host of events for those passionate about Manchester music with the Rainband playing the Academy on Friday 4th May, and the Happy Mondays playing a comeback gig at the MEN arena on Saturday 5th May.
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