Saturday, 23 August 2014

Hacienda DJ heading to Morecambe as part of Vintage Festival

Mike Pickering
A DJ from the legendary Hacienda nightclub in Manchester will be appearing at a special Q&A session in Morecambe, followed by a one-off party in the town's Winter Gardens. 

Mike Pickering, who signed James and the Happy Mondays to Factory Records, is the latest industry figure to take part in one of Creative Lancashire's Conversations in Creativity


Mike is also a founder member of M People. After working at Factory, Mike went on to become co-director of Deconstruction Records and now works for Sony BMG with artists including The Gossip, Calvin Harris and Kasabian.

The Q&A session takes place at 4pm on Saturday 6th September at Hothouse, 13-17 Devonshire Road. Mike will be joined by fellow Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam.

The event will be hosted by journalist and author Dave, who DJ'd 450 times at the Ha├žienda and has since performed sets worldwide. He's currently finishing his fourth book - previous titles include 'Manchester England' (1999).

The Warehouse will bring the north’s distinctive dance culture and DJ history to the fore in the remarkable Winter Gardens. Hacienda legends Mike and Dave will evoke memories of Manchester's Acid House era. This special gig takes place from 9pm to 2.00am on Saturday 6th September at the Winter Gardens, Marine Road Central.

Tickets for the Warehouse are just £15 each, plus booking fees. For tickets and more information, visit www.skiddle.com and search for Mike Pickering.

The Conversations in Creativity series is organised by Creative Lancashire and has included some of the country's leading creative people including Simon Aldred from Cherry Ghost, Nick Park, Jeanette Winterson, Lemn Sissay and Wayne Hemingway.

Vintage By The Sea takes place at the Midland Hotel on Saturday 6th September and Sunday 7th Septrmber. 

Morecambe’s seafront will be transformed into a multi-venue playground where visitors can ‘learn the dances’, take in live performances, exclusive DJ sets, catwalk shows, food and cocktails, or take advantage of the decade-specific hair and beauty makeovers and wonderful vintage shopping.

The festival will offer a packed weekend with something for ev! eryone, combining a mix of dancing, music, fashion, glamour, film, classic cars, delicious street food, creative workshops, activities for kids, street theatre, a vintage fairground, vintage bus tours, as well as an eclectic vintage and upcycled market place to browse vintage treasures. 

• For more information, visit www.vintagefestival.co.uk. Follow the Vintage Festival on twitter - @Vintage_2014

• Creative Lancashire is a service provided by Lancashire County Council through its economic development company - Lancashire County Developments Ltd (LCDL). They support creative and digital businesses and work with all sectors to realise creative potential. For information visit www.creativelancashire.org. You can follow them on twitter - @CreativeLancs. 

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