Village Manchester Football Club - 20th Anniversary Tournament

21 April 2016 by Pure Radio

VMFC is a gay, bisexual and inclusive men’s team.

They have been playing in a number of local and LGBT leagues since 1996.

To celebrate the group’s anniversary, they are hosting an international LGBT football tournament in August.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to one of their Communications Officers, Steve Joyce.

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LGBT History Month - It's Queer Up North?

28 January 2016 by Pure Radio

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month.

On Saturday the 6th, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford will be hosting an event about working-class men and same-sex desires in the 20th century.

It will include readings by ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, and a talk by Helen Smith from the University of Lincoln. Under the Rainbow has been speaking with Helen.

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Peter Hook On Fuzzbox

12 July 2013 by Pure Radio

Bass player with Joy Division, New Order and The Light. Paul Holloway has an extensive and candid interview with Hooky

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Peter Hook On Stockport Focus

16 October 2012 by Pure Radio

Peter Hook has written his 2nd book, Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division in which he gives the inside story of the ledgendary band in which he played bass.

Hooky is no stranger to stockport spending many recording sessions with both Joy Division and New Order in the world famous Strawberry Studios on Waterloo Road in the town centre where his Hacienda Record label has recently rented office space.

Pure’s Russ Smith caught up with Hooky to find out more.

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