Thu 19 April 2018 19:30 – 22:00

From the Jazz bands of the 1920s all the way to dancing at The Ritz, from the Beat groups of the 1960s to raving beyond The Hacienda, the story of Manchester music is a non-stop, action-packed tale of fandom, genius and enthusiasm. Come along and listen to the story unfold as told by CP Lee, author, musician and historian.
CP was a musician throughout the 60s and 70s. In the 1980s he went to university, taught at MMU, co-led the Film Studies course at the University of Salford and ending up an Honorary Fellow upon retirement. Writing extensively on the story of The Manchester Music Scene in numerous articles, CP also has several published books including ‘Shake Rattle and Rain – Popular Music Making in Manchester’ and ‘Like The Night – Bob Dylan at the Free Trade Hall 1966’. As well as guest appearances on many TV documentaries and news programmes, CP has written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4, on topics ranging from the ‘Blues Train Comes to Chorlton’, ‘Tiny Tim’ and ‘Northern Soul’.
Due to the size and nature of the venue, numbers are limited to just 30 people, so this is sure to be an intimate and interesting night.
Tickets: £5 (plus booking fee) available online only. No guest-list.
For this event the boat will be moored at Castlefield Basin, adjacent to the Castlefield Hotel and Castlefield Bowl.
We do not have a licence to sell alcohol on board but guests are welcome to BYO in limited amounts. Please drink responsibly on board and be aware of the hazards associated with the canal and its environs.
There are steps on board and surfaces may become slippy if wet. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Nearest car parks are at Stone Street, Deansgate and Bridgewater Street. The nearest Metrolink/Rail station is Deansgate/Castlefield.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?Please e-mail: allaboardmcr@gmail.com

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