The city that gave birth to the Prefects, Spizz, Steel Pulse, the Au Pairs, and Dexy’s has tended to be overlooked in most received histories of the era.
Vivid Projects and Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCU) welcome Moseley-born music historian and legendary Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam on Friday 07 June, 7.30pm for a talk exploring and celebrating music activity in Birmingham from 1976 to 1982, drawing on interviews with Lesley Woods, Kevin Rowland, and Duran Duran’s John Taylor among others.
The talk will be followed by an in conversation with Jez Collins, founder of the Birmingham Popular Music archive, and discussion with the audience on collective and personal memories of Kahn & Bell, Barbarellas, Fashion, Ranking Roger and who knows what else from a very creative era in the city’s cultural history.
DATE/ TIME – FRI 07 JUN, 7.30PM (doors open 7.15PM)
ADMISSION – Capacity limited. Tickets £5.95 (incl booking fee) in advance/ £7 on the door Advance tickets available here: http://vividprojects.eventbrite.co.uk
VENUE – Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5RS
EVENT – Legendary Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam presents Searching For the Young Punk Rebels, a talk exploring and celebrating music activity in Birmingham from 1976 to 1982. Haslam will be joined by Jez Collins, founder of the Birmingham Popular Music Archive for an in conversation following the talk.