Mozarmy and Happy Mondays

Yesterday we had the annual Mozarmy visit by Manchester Music Tours. The weekend event attracts visitors from all over the world and this weekend was no exception with fans from New York, Los Angeles Mexico, Germany, France, Spain as well many from the UK.  We also had a small display of Happy Mondays original album covers donated by the family of the late Derek Ryder which is part of a donation of material which we will display later this year.

 

Mozarmy visitors from Los Angeles
 Visitors to the Happy Mondays display

Visit to New York by Salford Lads & Girls

7 young people from the club took part in a 10 day trip to New York recently. The group visited The Boys Club of New York , The Lower Eastside Girls Club , The Saturday Night Lights programme in East Harlem. They attended a first team training session at New York City FC, 25 miles upstate from Manhattan. The group also met coaches and boxers at the legendary Gleeson’s Boxing Gym in Brooklyn and went to Baseball and Ice Hockey games. The trip was funded through links with Manchester Music, Mike Joyce’s photo of Morrissey was used on a T shirt, and promoter Chris Blay has arranged a Manchester music Tribute event at the Castlefield Bowl on the Spring Bank holiday weekend.

Manc Icons Model our new T shirt

Our new fundraising t shirt features an orignal photo of Morrissey by Mike Joyce. Mike offered to help our fundraising and between us we have come up with this great new T shirt to raise funds for a second USA trip for young people at the club, and future activities for young people. The T shirt is in a classic 80s yellow, is available on our shop page. People can also buy them at the club from Saturday 22nd October. Aflecks in Manchester are also supporting our fundraising and the shirt will be available from our popup shop at their famous indie store on Oldham Street all next week. Thanks to Manc icons Chris Eccelston, Maxine Peak, John Thomson, Mark Radcliffe and Mike Joyce for being our “models” joining in the fun and supporting the club.

Morrissey is opening a pop-up store – at Salford Lads Club!

The Manchester Evening News reported our special pop-up shop.

Morrissey merchandise will be on sale in his ‘Mpourium’ including limited T-shirts, vinyl, and his books for three days to coincide with the weekend that the singer is performing in Manchester.

Morrissey’s gig will take place on Saturday August 20th at Manchester Arena and the shop will open each day from August 19th to 21st.

  • Friday 19th August (10.30am – 4.30pm)
  • Saturday 20th August (10.30am – 4.30pm)
  • Sunday 21st August (10.30am – 3pm)

We will also be selling Salford Lads Club merchandise and showing a collection of photographs of Morrissey and Marr taken by fan, Colin Howe, in 1983. Colin will be here in person on Saturday 20th to sign books and posters.

All welcome, no need to book!