Culture Manchester

From Manchester with Love: Paul Morley in Conversation

Hosted by LoneLady

  • 9
  • Oct




Head shots of Paul Morley and LoneLady

‘Superficially Wilson was a provocative liberal arts entertainer, minor music-industry player, capricious cultural theorist and abstract, self-celebrating know-it-all’ but in Paul Morley’s stunning biography From Manchester with Love, The Life and Opinions of Tony Wilson, the legendary Anthony H. Wilson is revealed in all his complex, contradictory glory. Founder of the Haçienda and co-founder of Factory Records, Wilson shaped Manchester’s music and cultural scene as much as the city shaped him. Writer, broadcaster, and cultural critic Paul Morley was one of Wilson’s closest friends and the man Wilson himself appointed to write his biography. Join us for an investigation into and celebration of Tony Wilson and the city he loved. Paul will be in conversation with LoneLady.

Julie Campbell a.k.a LoneLady is a musician, songwriter, singer and producer from Manchester. Inspired by British post-punk, she first started making recordings in the early-mid 2000s on a 4-track cassette recorder in her towerblock flat in the city. LoneLady has released 3 critically-acclaimed albums on Warp records – Nerve Up (2010), Hinterland (2015) and Former Things (2021).

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Copies of From Manchester with Love will be available to collect before the event.

This event is sponsored by The Midland Hotel Manchester.

Please note: This event will feature socially distanced seating in order to keep our audiences safe. When you book your seats, the box office will automatically make sure you have empty seats on either side of you. Masks are no longer mandatory under Government guidance but we know that this phase of reopening is worrying for some of our more vulnerable audience members, so we are asking everyone to consider wearing a face covering if they are in close proximity to others for a significant amount of time. For more information on the venue's social distancing guidelines visit: