Keep 'There is a Light That Never Goes Out' in MCR

by 'There is a Light' exhibition in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

£820

raised of £25,000 target
22
supporters
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by June 27th 2019 at 9:08pm

Help us celebrate Manchester’s amazing rock music heritage with a permanent photography exhibition at the University of Manchester

by 'There is a Light' exhibition in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

About the exhibition

Music matters and Manchester is a city inextricably linked to its musical heritage, so here more than anywhere, it really matters. Indeed the music of Manchester is so deeply ingrained in the DNA of the City that you cannot imagine rock music or the city without it.


‘There is a Light That Nevers Goes Out’ is a photography exhibition that celebrates Manchester’s unique rock music history. A collection of over 80 gritty photographs, it takes the punk era of the late 1970's as its starting point moving on through the Factory records era and Madchester years, to the rise of Oasis in the mid-1990s. In addition a number of photographers have contributed more contemporary images of the Manchester scene, giving an overall picture of Manchester’s music heritage from the mid-1970’s right up to the present day.

Photographs include classic images of Buzzcocks, Joy Division, The Fall, The Smiths, The Stone Roses and Oasis, as well as highlighting some of the people and places who helped make it all happen such as Tony Wilson, the Hacienda and Electric Circus. Many of the iconic images were taken from a pool of the UK’s most talented music photographers, including legendary Manchester based lensman, Kevin Cummins, as well as Paul Slattery, Pennie Smith and Rockarchive founder Jill Furmanovsky.

This extraordinary exhibition curated by Rockarchive.com and Jon Savage was first displayed a few months ago at Manchester Central Library where it was enjoyed by over 38,000 visitors. So great was the local acclaim and pride in the exhibition that we wanted it to remain in and belong to the city, to inspire current and future generations to keep the flame of Manchester's vibrant music scene burning.

The exhibition is now on display at The Market, a food market and exhibition space at the University of Manchester where it can be enjoyed by the people of Manchester, students and visitors. Entrance is free for all.

What do we need?

So now we, Rockarchive.com & The University of Manchester, are crowdfunding to keep this great visual record in its home city - where it belongs - and we are asking for your help.

To ensure the exhibition can stay on permanent display, we need to raise £25,000 to cover costs such as the prints, framing, hanging, maintenance & insurance. So we have created a range of fantastic unique and limited edition rewards that you can buy to pledge your support.

Here's a few examples of what we currently have on offer .... more rewards will be added soon

  Greetings Cards          Oasis T-shirt                    Oasis Print
 
                                                                   

   The Smiths Print & Book     Joy Division Print & Book

The Stone Roses Print by Pennie Smith



No copyright is printed on the actual print

For international delivery for the rewards of postcards, t-shirts and prints please add an additional donation of £10 at the checkout.

Please help us keep this great exhibition here, to celebrate Manchester’s unparalleled music legacy, past & present, in a city whose light will never go out.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Social Media Shout-Out

As a 'Thank You' for supporting us we'll give you a heartfelt shout-out on our social media channels

£10 or more

0 of 500 claimed

Specially designed 'Thank You' postcard

Receive a special 'Thank You' postcard signed by legendary music photographer Jill Furmanovsky

£15 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Photography workshop on band portraiture

Join music photographer Karen McBride for a unique 2 hour workshop on band portraiture. Using examples from the exhibition you will study shots of bands & the photographers who took them. You will gain an understanding of what makes a shot work & how you can apply successful techniques to your own photos. In addition you will learn approaches to take when contacting bands for shoots & how to handle group shots and individuals. Final dates tba

£20 or more

0 of 100 claimed

Unique pack of Manchester bands greetings cards

Receive a pack of 5 greetings cards featuring images included in the 'There is a Light That Never Goes Out' exhibition. Includes Joy Division, Stone Roses, The Smiths, Oasis & Mark E. Smith.

£25 or more

7 of 50 claimed

Specially designed Oasis t-shirt - Size Large

Black Oasis T-shirt designed by Jill Furmanovsky. The words 'The best there was, the best there is and the best there ever will be' were written by Noel Gallagher on a pub blackboard in Kings Cross Pool and Snooker Club, London in May 1997 whilst Oasis were on a press shoot for the release of Be Here Now. Made of 100% Cotton

£25 or more

7 of 50 claimed

Specially designed Oasis t-shirt - Size Medium

Black Oasis T-shirt designed by Jill Furmanovsky. The words 'The best there was, the best there is and the best there ever will be' were written by Noel Gallagher on a pub blackboard in Kings Cross Pool and Snooker Club, London in May 1997 whilst Oasis were on a press shoot for the release of Be Here Now. Made of 100% Cotton

£50 or more

6 of 100 claimed

Exclusive limited edition signed Oasis print

Receive a limited edition print of Oasis by Jill Furmanovsky. This is a 11x14" fine art print produced on museum quality cotton based rag paper. Each print is numbered, signed by Jill Furmanovsky and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Photography Masterclass on shooting live gigs

Join music photographer Karen McBride on a visit to a local Manchester music venue. In this 3 hour Masterclass you will learn the best techniques to overcome the challenges of shooting in low light & how to compose and take the perfect live shot. Once you have uploaded and finalised your images there will be an online review via email of a small selection of images & guidance on how to improve on your next live gig shoot. Final dates & venue tba

£125 or more

0 of 24 claimed

Include your own photo in the exhibition

Have your own photograph displayed within the exhibition! We will print and display your photograph of a current or upcoming Manchester band within the exhibiton for one month & promote your work on our social channels. We will also send you a print of the image to keep yourself. The prints will be displayed in monthly rotation for one year. All prints will be reviewed to make sure they have appropriate content.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Rare 'The Smiths' Print & Book by Paul Slattery

Opportunity to own a rare 'The Smiths' print by Paul Slattery plus a vintage copy of his book 'The Smiths: The Early Years'. This is an A2 fine art print produced on museum quality cotton based rag paper and is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity. The print & book are both signed by Paul. For more details please contact Rockarchive.com

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Rare 'Joy Division' Print by Paul Slattery

Opportunity to own a rare 'Joy Division' print by Paul Slattery. This is an A2 fine art print produced on museum quality cotton based rag paper. Each print is signed by Paul and accompanied with a certificate of authentic. Also included is a copy of Jon Savage's book 'The Searing light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division: An Oral History'signed by Jon. For more details please contact Rockarchive.com

£2,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Very Rare Pennie Smith print of 'The Stone Roses'

A very rare opportunity to own a genuine print of 'The Stone Roses' by world renowned music photographer Pennie Smith. This is an A1 fine art print signed by Pennie. It was printed especially for this crowdfunder campaign. For more details please contact Rockarchive.com


Let's make 'Keep 'There is a Light That Never Goes Out' in MCR' happen

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