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Louder Than Words 2017: Saturday Pass (11th November)

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The page takes you to our FULL DAY PASS for SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER. We also have event-by-event tickets for each day, discounted full weekend passes and discounted passes for Friday evening and Sunday 12th November. Please see the relevant sections of this site or use our links at: http://louderthanwordsfest.com/tickets/

Our programme for Saturday 11th November includes access to all of the following as you prefer!

10am Watch this space - announcement coming soon!

10.15am Watch this space - announcement coming soon!

10.15am Watch this space - announcement coming soon!

12noon REBEL WOMEN: Panel hosted by Manchester Digital Music Archive:

12.15pm EYE WITNESS PUNK POWER: The Spirit of 76 & Beyond:

When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the very heart of the scene. Struck by the music, fashion and sheer iconoclasm of a little-known outfit called the Sex Pistols, Ingham conducted the first interview with the band, partied with its members and even bailed Sid Vicious out of jail; he also witnessed and documented the group’s evolution at legendary gigs shared with other pioneering punk bands in their earliest days, including the Damned, the Clash, Subway Sect and more. The result is Spirit of 76: London Punk Eyewitness, a revelatory collection of photography and fly-on-the-wall reportage showcasing the punk movement from its most raucous, bewildering beginnings. Containing the only color photos from British punk’s first wave alongside Ingham’s inimitable prose, this volume constitutes a rare from-the-trenches report on the UK punk explosion from one of its original participants. Here is the story of a year made up as it happened, lived with excitement and the belief that you could make the future whatever you wanted it to be.

Mick O’Shea’s ‘Anarchy in the UK’ is a partially fictionalised account of The Sex Pistols ill-fated 1978 British tour of the same name. Mick is the perfect person to tell this intriguing story as he was actually there with them! He also has the wit, humour and imagination to visualise and express the aspects of the band’s lifestyles and antics that he was not personally privy to and, as we’re talking about arguably the most controversial and outrageous rock band of all time, there’s a fair bit for him to visualise and express.

On June 4, 1976, four young men took the stage of the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester and, in front of a handful of people, played one of the most important live sets of all time. Alongside Woodstock and Live Aid, the Sex Pistols' performance has been named by critics as one of the most pivotal performances in music history...not necessarily because of the quality of the music - but because of the effect the music had on the audience. The crowd were mesmerized by the power and possibilities of punk - and it inspired them to create their own music that would shape the sound of rock music for decades to come. Members of Joy Division and New Order, the Smiths, the Fall and Buzzcocks were there that night as well as Tony Wilson, a key player in the story of Factory records, the Hacienda, Madchester and beyond. This was truly a gig that changed the world. The truth behind that gig - plus the Pistols' repeat performance six weeks later and their first ever TV appearance - has been shrouded in mystery for forty years. Until now, everyone's been happy to print the legend. In this excellent account, David Nolan, for the first time, outlines the truth. Featuring previously unpublished photos, interviews with key players and audience members, David Nolan's "I Swear I Was There" brings pop culture to life forty years after the Summer of Punk.

Join John, Mick and David for conversation, insights, anecdotes and images from those who really can swear they were there...

12.15pm THE VINYL REVIVAL & THE SHOPS THAT MADE IT HAPPEN: Interactive conversation with JEN OTTER BICKERDIKE and GRAHAM JONES. Less than a decade ago, the record store was an endangered species, with multiple stores closing across the country on weekly basis. On the brink of total extinction, something amazing happened: record stores started not just staying opening, but thriving, with new shops popping up on high streets across the UK. How did this mainstay of independent thinking make such a monumental comeback in the face of a market crowded with streaming, downloading and ‘free’ pirated music? Writers and culture provocateurs Jennifer Otter Bickerdike (Why Vinyl Matters) and Graham Jones (Last Shop Standing) discuss this amazing turn around in fates, as they examine the importance of record stores and vinyl albums in defining culture and communities.

2pm SMASHING IT UP: A decade of Chaos with THE DAMNED: KIERON TYLER and RAT SCABIES in conversation An in conversation that celebrates Kieron’s meticulously researched book and spans The Damned’s individual involvement in the birth of British Punk Rock, their signing to Stiff Records, making friends with Marc Bolan and Motorhead and charge off the rails at great speed. Conflicts, disarray and success on both sides of the pond, we’ll explore and reveal how – and why – the wayward, wild and wilful Damned are the punk band that have survived.

2.15pm ROCKANORY with ZOE HOWE: Music writer Zoë Howe invites you to tell your own rock ’n’ roll tales at a brand new storytelling session entitled Rockanory! Did you work as a roadie for Black Sabbath? Did you trouble the charts yourself? Did you trip over and fall into the arms of Morrissey at the Twisted Wheel? Basically, do you have a story to tell that’s rock ’n’ roll and true? Then come and join in the fun!

Rockanory will work a little like an open mic session - you register that you’d like to take part in the session in advance through the Louder website, entering your name. Ensure your rock ’n’ roll story is strictly no longer than 10 minutes (you might want to give it a practice run… no verbal diarrhoea here, everyone deserves a chance to speak!) and then just come along.

2.15pm Watch this space - announcement coming soon!

4pm Watch this space - announcement coming soon!

4.15pm STEVE IGNORANT in conversation. Steve Ignorant is a singer/songwriter and artist. He co-founded the anarcho-punk band Crass with Penny Rimbaud in 1977. After Crass stopped performing in 1984, he worked with other groups including Conflict, Schwartzeneggar, Stratford Mercenaries, Current 93, and US punk band Thought Crime, as well as occasional solo performances.

Steve’s autobiography ‘The Rest Is Propaganda’ was first published in 2010. The revised version is now available from Steve’s own publishing company Dimlo Productions.

In August 2017, Steve will release his next book ‘References’ a 160 page collection of Steve's lyrics, illustrations and photographs presented through a flowing text of conversation with Professor Matthew Worley who will join Steve in this special event.

Steve is also a wood sculptor, a traditional Punch and Judy performer and after being a volunteer for 5 years on the Sea Palling Independent Lifeboat, he now focuses on the fundraising side of it. In addition to all this, Steve continues to write and perform with his band ‘Slice of Life’, perfectly and acoustically capturing ruminations from the bar stool honed on the late-night walk home.

4.15pm Watch this space - announcement coming soon!

6pm HORACE PANTER in conversation: Born in Croydon in 1953 Sir Horace Gentleman Panter met Jerry Dammers while doing an art degree at Coventry University. They, together with Lynval Golding, were the founding members of the iconic British ska band, The Specials, setting out to change the world by making people ‘dance as well as think’. As bass player, Horace continues to tour with The Specials, including this year in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. Although better known as ‘that guy in The Specials who plays bass’, Horace is also a professional artist and since 2008, has exhibited throughout the UK and in Singapore, New York and Los Angeles.

6.15pm TIME-TRAVELLING SUFFRAGETTES: Inspired by the enduring influence of Music Hall and its power to subvert whilst being thoroughly entertaining, Kitty and Lilibet cast a queerly suffragette eye upon songs such as The Boy I Love Is Up In The Gallery, I’m Shy Mary Ellen and Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy – and many more.

6.15pm JORDAN in conversation: Jordan, together with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, created and established the Sex and Seditionaries-era platforms from which Punk was launched. She went on to contribute to the rise of the Sex Pistols, star in Derek Jarman's film ‘Jubilee’ and manage and sing with Adam and the Ants. A self-described living work of art, Jordan remains a central icon of and for the outlier, ensuring her style, presence and personal expression remain both relevant and as gritty as those early photographs portrayed her to be.

8pm A Celebration of the life of POLY STYRENE: Two special works focusing on late X-Ray Spex star Poly Styrene: a book, Dayglo: The Creative Life of Poly Styrene (working title, Omnibus) and also a documentary film, titled Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, are currently in production. In conversation with John Robb, writer, musician and close friend of Poly, are CELESTE BELL, Poly’s daughter, and writer ZOE HOWE, both of whom are collaborating on the projects.

Beyond the songs, the look (incorporating the most famous braces in rock) and that warrior-cry voice, Poly Styrene's fascinating and sometimes frightening story - incorporating struggles with misogyny, racism and mental health issues - has remained largely untold until now. In both book and film, the jigsaw pieces of Poly’s life will be brought together for the first time. Combining original interviews, new research and previously unseen archive materials - and underscored with Poly’s music from throughout her career - these two projects celebrate one of punk’s most uncompromising mavericks. Both the film, directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain; Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle), and the book (published by Omnibus Press) will be released in November 2018, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of seminal X-Ray Spex album Germ-Free Adolescents.

8.15pm Watch this space, announcements coming soon!

8.15pm Watch this space, announcements coming soon!

Louder Than Words 2017 includes 'in conversation with...' sessions, panel discussions, interviews, workshops, performances and casual opportunities for engaging with like-minded individuals; each encouraging interaction and engagement with performers, authors, editors, publicists, reviewers, press, artists and aficionados.

From Rock to Pop and Punk to Folk, from Poetry to Publishing, Art and Performance and all things in between, Louder Than Words Festival has something for everyone - engagement and involvement are central to all we do. Join us and enjoy a taste of something different!

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