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Blinded by the Light + short + short

1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers Springsteen his world is turned upside down and his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet. Yearning to escape the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is ‘Born to Run…’ Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, Bhaji on the Beach) and based on the memoir of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, this timely coming-of-age story proves that the right song has the capacity to transcend race, religion and place.

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Short film screening alongside this feature film: Glorious Phantoms

Two new short films by artist family Grace, Gary, Hope and Merrick, marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre, are screening at HOME whilst also  being shown simultaneously at Dunham Massey and Quarry Bank. The films are inspired by questions about protest, rights and responsibilities, freedoms and the power to create change.

Glorious Phantoms – Dunham Massey – 6mins
Glorious Phantoms – Quarry Bank – 3mins 50″

The have been commissioned as part of the National Trust’s People’s Landscapes programme (#PeoplesLandscapes) which explores sites where people came together to have their voices heard. Other sites include Kinder Scout, Tolpuddle and the Durham Coast.

An exhibition of the artistic process plus Dunham Massey and Quarry Bank’s stories, research and links to Peterloo will be shown in cabinets at Manchester Central Library as part of the Peterloo 2019 commemoration project.

This commission is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England with additional support from Art Fund.


Short film screening alongside this feature film: The Record Collector

A short film following Chorlton resident Bernard Browne whose passion for music has been with him at every step of his life. At 78, Bernard finds it difficult to shop for the things he loves most but one business is changing that for him.