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Music Artefact Exhibition featuring Joy Division and John Peel  related artefacts is back at Heywood Library foyer from16th March 2010 for around six weeks- admission is totally free


The Music Artefact Exhibition which covers the links between Heywood and Rochdale recording studios and

 Joy Division and John Peel is back in Heywood Library foyer by popular demand. Originally opened by Peter Hook and Chris Hewitt on the 23rd September last year,

the day of the unveiling of the two music blue plaques-

the exhibition could only run until early November owing to prior commitments by the library display area.


But now it is back for another six weeks, so if you want to find out about the links between Heywood and Rochdale and John Peel and Joy Division, the history of the Seven Stars as a music venue, Heywood  and Rochdale rock groups through the years, the history of Wigwam Acoustics and Wigwam as a music venue, Heywood’s Imaginary record label, Deeply Vale Festivals etc get down there to have a look. Items of equipment used by Martin Hannett and Joy Division

are on display along with other interesting music artefacts.


Admission is totally free

Heywood Library Opening times

Monday 10am-7.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am-5.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am-12.30pm
Thursday 9.30am-5.30pm
Friday 9.30am-5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-4pm



Heywood Library
Church Street

 OL10 1LL



John Peel studios blue plaque

is on outside of

58 Market Street

OL10 4LY


and can be seen 9.00am to 4-30pm Monday to Friday when shutters are up on the building


Joy Division studios blue plaque

is at Kenion St, Off Drake St,  Rochdale OL16 1SD


and can be seen 24 hours a day



For further info on the exhibition contact Chris Hewitt on 01565 734066 or email

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