1973 and all that

4th February 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Bureau Centre for the Arts
St Johns Centre
Victoria St, Blackburn BB1 6DW
07845 964802

1973Free. All welcome.

A Heritage Lottery funded project set to uncover and celebrate the 1973 year of concerts at King George’s Hall

A reminiscence and memorabilia event ‘1973 And All That’ on Saturday 4th February, 1.00 – 5.00pm at The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Victoria St. Blackburn.

image002This is a chance for interested music fans and those who attended any of the 1973 gigs to bring their own objects – tickets, posters, photos – to share and be documented for the project. It is also an opportunity to sign up to take part in oral history interviews of their memories and experiences of 1973 concerts at KGH.

The free event includes a new presentation and Q and A by music Dr. Toby Manning, music author and academic, 1973 The Year Bowie Came to Blackburnauthor and academic, Dr. Toby Manning on the 1973 music era and the bands who played KGH. Music and heritage fans will also have the opportunity to see rarely seen films and footage of the era from the archive of the project’s oral historian, Ian Alderson, who also attended a number of the concerts, including Bowie, in 1973. Ian is one of the fans who started the project after the death of David Bowie.

David Bowie and Slade 1973 Concerts Lancashire Evening Telegraph Newspaper AdvertIan said:
‘The drop in event is a chance to meet people who have stories and objects to share and tell us about in a relaxed and informal setting at The Bureau. Many people have already come forward to tell us they still have their tickets and programmes and so on, so we’re really looking forward to welcoming them and any others who are interested in finding out more about this fascinating heritage to the event on Saturday.’

The event is free. All our welcome. Tea and cake will be provided1973