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Frank at 'Cities in the Park'
Frank at 'Cities in the Park'

Frank at 'Cities in the Park' 1991


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Frank at 'Cities in the Park' 1991

3 mins United Kingdom

Come 'backstage' with Frank Sidebottom at the 1991 'Cities in the Park' festival in Manchester's Heaton Park, held in memory of Factory Records producer Martin Hannett. Featuring the Bard of Salford, John Cooper-Clarke, music impresario Tony Wilson, New Order's Peter Hook, and the Buzzcocks, this is a typically odd film from Timperley's most famous - but strangest - resident.

Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.


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