Posted: 6th February 2020

We’re taking a look at Blackburn’s free party scene from 1988-1991.

How do you want to be remembered?

Discussing the good, the bad and the ugly on Acid House.

A record of this revolutionary scene, generated straight from the mouths of the people who lived and breathed the era. This resource will tell the real story to future generations and help them truly understand the power of the parties.

Following on from our recording sessions and interviews in December, we are gathering images, photos and flyers to create a visual record of this era.

There are two dates to get involved in Flashback:

12th February 2020, Prism Gallery

Drop in between 5pm and 7.30pm and we’ll scan and photograph any images you are willing to share.

Come to:
Prism Contemporary Gallery
(Blackburn Town Centre)
20 Lord St West

6th March 2020, Blackburn Market

Flashback brings a pop-up record shop to Blackburn Market with Andy Charno of Flawless Records & Wigan’s Elite Vinyl and his choice of DJ, with records that take you right back to the warehouse dance floor.

While Charno pulls together Acid House vinyl from 88-91, Flashback will record anecdotes of Blackburn’s parties. We also invite you to bring your photos and flyers from the era for us to photograph for the archive.

Come to:
Blackburn Market
Access from Church Street entry to find us

The FLASHBACK website can be viewed here: www.acidhouseflashback.co.uk. This new archive is a response to Jamie‚Äôs ‘Transform’ commission and research, that was delivered by Uncultured Creatives.. FLASHBACK is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Blackburn with Darwen Town Council.

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