There have been loads of films made about Manchester music but this film is perhaps the best one.

This documentary was made by Year 6 pupils at Abbey Hey Primary School, Manchester in Spring 2009 under the direction of their art teacher, Julie Walsh. Julie got her inspiration after attending the Tony Wilson Experience.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. Is it silly that the announcement of Tony’s death here makes me tearful. Granada Reports FFS! You can take the boy out of Manchester.

  2. […] mash of musics from perhaps the ultimate of one of those eclectic Mancunian record collections that Tony Wilson talked lovingly about into a clattering whole of their own.   No one got them until they were as off their […]

  3. […] If you liked that then check this other great film out. It’s a short history of Manchester music made my 11 year old kids using pipe cleaners with famous Manchester icons faces stuck on their heads- really funny and also perhaps the best film made about manchester music. […]


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