Music Artefact Exhibition

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

Tractor Music in the 1980s Joy Division and Martin Hannett in Cargo Studios, Rochdale
The Chameleons in Cargo Studios, Rochdale  

Images kindly supplied by Chris Hewitt

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