The Manchester Photographic Gallery are hosting an exhibition to celebrate the legendary Haçienda club’s 30th birthday next month.
Rare historical photographs from Haçienda by Ian Tilton forms part of the exhibition, ‘Haçienda 30 XXX’, along with a model of the Haçienda’s interior, created by local artist Nick Hardy.
There will also be a selection of posters and memorabilia from Joy Division bassist Peter Hook’s private collection, including the doors to the club and never previously displayed stained glass windows.
There will also be a series of events, named X1, X2 and X3, taking place in late May and early June.
The first will take place in the car park of the Hacienda, which is now a block of apartments. X2 and X3 will be held at Sankeys nightclub in Manchester to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Haçienda became engrained in Manchester’s cultural history forever during the ‘Madchester’ years of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The Smiths, The Stone Roses and Madonna are among the artists who performed at the club during its heyday.
The launch party evening will feature a guest DJ session by Peter Hook and a special online auction will take place, which will see some of ‘FAC51 – Haçienda’ memorabilia up for grabs.
Auction items include the famous front doors, the infamous board room table, internal signage, bollards, original posters and flyers and Y3 trainers.
The website will go live on May 2 and will contain more information about the exhibition, www.HaciendaXXX.com