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On The Road with Proper Magazine and Manchester Modernist Society

The Manchester Modernist Society have teamed up with our friends at Proper Magazine for a film night celebrating the history of motorways in the north west of England

Now approaching it's 18th edition Proper Magazine started it's life off as a Stockport based fanzine and is now a fully formed, grown up (kind of) magazine that's sold in actual shops, shops in places like New York and Moscow. Driven by an appreciation of well made clothes and pointing at things and laughing, each mag features all manner of articles from the best jumpers spotted in classic films to 'Nuts in May' referencing photo shoots. Their latest edition is all about roads, motorways and getting from A to B in style.

We have three films for your delectation on the night.

The first is from 1958 and is a record of the opening of the Preston and Lancaster motorways and was made by Ribble Buses.

The second is from 1966, was made by The Cement and Concrete Association and is an in depth look at the design and building of our very own Mancunian Way.

Finally, is a rarely seen film from 1968 made by Laing about the construction of the M6 as it makes its way through the beautiful Lune Valley in Cumbria.

Venue: Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB

Full price 4.00 / MMS Members & concs £3.00

Book here

With thanks to: North West Film Archive, Castlefield Gallery, Proper Magazine


Earlier Event: October 31
A (W)Inter War Walk
Later Event: December 2
Spatial Resonances - Sheffield