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Dave Haslam ‘All You Need is Dynamite’ Book Launch

In ‘All You Need Is Dynamite: Acid, the Angry Brigade, and the End of the Sixties’ – the latest in his Art Decades series of small format books – Dave Haslam explores the fading of Sixties dreams of peace and love, and the emergence of urban terrorist groups, particularly the Angry Brigade who carried out dozens of bomb attacks in Britain. Haslam tracks the political campaigns, the police repression, and Angry Brigade links to Manchester and the city’s underground paper ‘Mole Express’ (a bible for local acid-freaks, and fans of the Weather Underground and the Edgar Broughton Band); he uncovers a heady mix of left-wing politics, psychedelic music, police raids and political violence.

At this launch event Dave Haslam will be discussing this new book, and welcoming special guest Bruce Mitchell; a renowned musician who played regularly at venues including Roger Eagle’s club the Magic Village (1968-1970). Copies of the book will for sale; a book signing will conclude the event.

The event will also mark the launch the Manchester Digital Music Archive online exhibition of back issues of ‘Mole Express’.

Although Covid regulations have been relaxed, we have cut the capacity of the venue by 40% to allow more social distancing, and we would ask attendees to wear a mask at least on arrival at the Library.

Tickets are £6 (£3 concessions for unwaged, low-waged and NHS staff)


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