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TRUE FAITH 1980 – 2010:




Saturday 15th May 1:30pm / Duke of York’s, Brighton / £10/£8


Marking the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtis' death (18th May 1980), this special Alternative Escape event (part of Brighton’s music festival, The Great Escape), at Brighton's prestigious Duke of York's cinema, will include a screening of Anton Corbin's Control, the highly acclaimed biopic on the Joy Division front man. Following the screening, there will be a very special guest panel with leading figures connected with music from Manchester.


Special guests include Stephen Morris of Joy Division and New Order, Mike Pickering, Factory Records' A&R boss (signed Happy Mondays and James and Hacienda DJ, and legendary music photographer Kevin Cummins.


As well as discussing the impact and influence of Ian Curtis and Joy Division, the panel will assess the huge impact, of Manchester's music and its key artists over the last three decades – which could include Factory Records, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, The Verve, Oasis, Badly Drawn Boy, Elbow, James, Doves and The Smiths, among others. There'll also be a look at musicians and bands that were influenced by Joy Division.


No British city has spawned so many influential and successful musicians. For decades, Manchester has, particularly over the last 30 years, produced a wealth of legendary acts within various genres, especially “indie”. This special event will bring together some key figures from the Northern city to a particularly creative Southern city. Despite not matching Manchester’s musical output, Brighton has seen a rapidly increasing amount of acclaimed and successful acts emerging, such as Bat for Lashes, The Kooks, British Sea Power, White Lies and The Freemasons. Brighton has a hugely vibrant music scene, as demonstrated through events like Brighton Live and The Great Escape.

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