Open Music Archive’s 42nd street project re-broadcasts tomorrow night!






(image courtesy of 42nd Street)

OMA (Open Music Archive’s) 42nd Street project is being part re-broadcasted tomorrow night on Unity.

For anyone who missed A Different Spirit’s Open Music Archive Local Recall with 42nd Street (and curated by Helen Wewiora from Wewiora Projects), Graham Massey (808 State), RNCM, and Beating Wing at Halle St Peters, we are pleased to inform you that you can catch some of the evening tomorrow night, 12 March 2015, on Unity Radio 92.8fm.

If you can’t pick that up listen online at  / The piece will receive around 20minutes of air time from 8.40pm, and will be introduced by Unity Radio’s youth Show, NGY.

You can access the full recordings at

If you missed A Different Spirit  or want to learn more about the programme from a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective, please go

Click on films tab and you will find three films that tell some of the stories behind A Different Spirit. The films are produced by Belle Vue Productions and Professor Helen Rees Leahy from the University of Manchester. You can hear from 42nd Street staff, young people and the artists involved, including Alistair Hudson who was then at Grizedale Arts. They are great films, providing lots of insight, and I am sure you will enjoy them.


Local Recall – the final leg of a Different Kind of Spirit, live this Thursday!



HALLÉ ST PETER’S, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF. Event runs 7- 9pm, Thursday 20th November 2014.

Local Recall is a live sound performance and screening by artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive), with young people from 42nd Street, Unity Radio 92.8fm and invited guests. For their live artwork Local Recall, Open Music Archive connect with the social history of Ancoats through music, specifically looking at archival material associated with Manchester Art Museum (1886-1953) and re-visit the free art, music and lectures offered to the Ancoats public from the late 1800s to mid-1900s. The whole project is part of the overall ‘A different Kind of Spirit’ programme which has been curated by one half of Wewioraprojects, Helen Wewiora as part of her current work with 42nd Street.

And as part of Elizabeth Wewiora’s current Hankering for Classifiction events programme, which focuses on artists exploring collecting, archiving and classifying what better an off-site event than that of Open Music Archive’s to tie in a Curator’s walk from the Hankering for Classification exhibition this Thursday evening on to the Ancoats Local Recall event. If you would like to join in on the walk from one project to another then please RSVP to as tickets for the event are limited. The walking group will leave Federation house at 6.45pm.