The Hacienda is thirty years old today! We’ve taken two pieces from the LGBT archive to celebrate. Both items are leaflets promoting Flesh club night at The Hacienda, one of the North West’s largest gay events, which ran in conjunction with the North West Arts Board, It’s Queer Up North and Manchester City Council. The first item is taken from 29 September 1993.

Manchester Archives holds more information on Queer Up North, including photographs, film and promotional material from 1992 – 2006. The wider LGBT archive also includes Manchester Pride parade posters 2005 and Mardi Gras Newsletter 1999. The second item is taken from 30 September 1992.

Manchester Libraries also have some amazing books  detailing the history of The Hacienda, Factory Records and the Manchester music scene including,  The Hacienda: how not to run a club, Manchester: Looking for the light through the pouring rain and Factory: the story of the record label.

If that’s not enough for you The Manchester Photographic Gallery are hosting ‘Hacienda 30 XXX’ The Hacienda’s Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition’, which includes memorabilia from Peter Hook’s private collection, a model of The Hacienda interior and historic photographs.

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