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The exhibition focuses on Factory’s Records formative years from 1978 to 1982, and what it was about Manchester at that time that allowed the label to spearhead innovation in the fields of music, technology and design, giving the city an authentic voice and distinctive identity, and helping to transform it from a post-industrial powerhouse to a beacon of art and culture.

The images that make up the British Culture Archive section of the exhibition document the city of Manchester during the late 1970s and highlight the mood of the city during the early Factory years.