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The Movie Poster Art Gallery is pleased to announce a fascinating exhibition of original and rare music posters entitled “The Manchester Connection”, a celebration of Manchester's legendary renaissance in musical and design creativity that exploded in the wake of the Sex Pistols' legendary 1976 Free Trade Hall gig.??The exhibition runs from 12th-25th November at the Movie Poster Art Gallery, 1 Colville Place, London, W1T 2BG.??Read the online press release here.

The art exhibition highlights some of the great designs Factory commissioned from Peter Saville, Central Station Design, Ben Kelly and 8vo, along with the equally inspired design concepts of Morrissey for The Smiths, and the Stone Roses' guitarist John Squire.

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Highlights include rare original music posters from The Smiths, New Order, A Certain Ratio, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Haçienda, plus an ultra rare poster of Joy Division's debut album “Unknown Pleasures”, rare sleeve proofs of The Smiths, A Certain Ratio, New Order, and a unique Morrissey hand-annotated sleeve proof for his album "Your Arsenal", plus rare artefacts including the original FAC51 embosser used at the HAÇIENDA, the original "Gay Traitor" bar menu poster from the HAÇIENDA.

First time collectors and buyers will find many pieces surprisingly affordable.??Posters purchased from the exhibition will include conservation-standard framing and UV glass.??An illustrated online catalogue, including prices, is available to view at www.rock-explosion.com/manchester.html.

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