Kevin Cummins and Peter Hook in Conversation – Thursday 23rd February 2012
Peter Hook and The Light – Saturday 25th February 2012
Manchester's own, legendary post-punk band Joy Division has a groundbreaking sound and tragic history, which has made them forever influential and crucial in development to the music industry. From 1977 until 1980, when the troubled lead vocalist Ian Curtis ended his life, the band's time together was short, yet extraordinary, and was fortunate to have been captured by great rock band photographer Kevin Cummins. Kevin's photography exhibition 'Exemplar', on display at Manchester Photographic Gallery, features his stunning images of 'Joy Division' that skill-fully depict the band's public persona. The exhibition has been so well received that it has been extended until the end of March.
Now, Kevin Cummins and Joy Division's own bassist, Peter Hook, are coming together to talk publicly about the band in their early days, the importance of the music and the iconic photography that surrounds them. Kevin and Peter will hold lively conversation and Q&A for the audience's preference on Thursday 23rd February, 7pm until 9pm. However, seating is limited and only includes 100 places, therefore it's vital to purchase your ticket quickly, for the exceptional price of £5 via the Manchester Photographic Gallery website. The event itself will be held on Tariff Street, while the gallery will be making a donation to MIND, the UK's leading mental health charity.
The following Saturday, Peter Hook and his band The Light, featuring talented guest vocalist Rowetta, who was previously a backing vocalist for the Happy Mondays, will perform to close the 'Four Four Time Festival' at the prestigious Buxton Opera House. Peter and the band are playing their first gig of 2012 on Saturday 25th February, where they will be covering both of Joy Division's seminal albums 'Unknown Pleasures' and 'Closer'. The performance will take place from 7.30pm until 10.30pm and tickets can be purchased for £18 to £20 via the Buxton Opera House website.