Beat Film Festival supported by the British Council in Russia presents a joint project with the Manchester International Festival — Manchester of the 80 s Night. This audio-visual show will take place on 31 May outside the Strelka Institute of Media, Design and Architecture, as part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014.

The A-Z of Manchester project was brought to life by the Manchester International Festival — whose programme last year included Massive Attack’s version of the Russian song «Все идет по плану» (All Is Going According to Plan) and The xx playing chamber concerts for an audience of 100 people ten days running — as a visual anthology of Manchester’s music from the 70 s to the noughties. The musical part was delivered by Rob Da Bank, the famous British DJ, BBC radio presenter, and John Peel’s successor. The visual element was created by Kevin Cummins, a legendary photographer from Manchester who spent 20 years of his career working for the New Musical Express and has photographed everyone from Morrissey to Bowie (he’s responsible for all the iconic pictures of Joy Division you might have seen). The British version of the audio-visual show ran for four nights and each night celebrated a different decade in music history.

In Moscow, one part of the project will be presented — the part dedicated to the Manchester of the 80 s: when Joy Division became New Order, the Hacienda opened its doors for the first time, The Smiths released their first album, and Factory Records’ was enjoying fame all over the country. DJ of the night on 31 May at Strelka will be British DJ Mike Pickering, who knows the 80 s first-hand. He was one of the first residents at the Hacienda, worked at Factory Records — he was the one who signed Happy Mondays — and played himself in 24-Hour Party People, highlighting his own historical significance.

The show starts at 22:00
Advance ticket price — 500 RUR
Ticket price on the doors — 700 RUR
Tickets are sold via ponominalu.ru