The Iconic Hacienda Experience comes to a Chapel in Halifax

24 Hour Party People + Q&A + Live DJ Set with Original Hacienda DJ Graeme Park

Friday 2 February, 7.30pm

Those who remember the original and legendary Manchester nightclub The Hacienda, can relive those party days as the iconic experience comes to Square Chapel Arts Centre in the heart of Halifax on Friday 2 February from 7.30pm.


Music lovers are invited on a journey through the birth and evolution of Factory Records and Manchester’s iconic Hacienda scene with a screening of Michael Winterbottom’s 00’s cult classic 24 Hour Party People starring Steve Coogan as the ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter, Tony Wilson. The film also stars Shirley Henderson, Ralph Little, Paddy Considine and Andy Serkis.


The screening will be followed by a Q&A and exclusive House DJ set from the original Hacienda DJ, Graeme Park. Square Chapel will stay open into the wee hours (2am) with a special late license, giving fans a chance to get all nostalgic and for others to experience the scene if they never had the chance before.


Original Hacienda DJ Graeme Park, said: “I’m very much looking forward to the Q&A session after the screening of the superb 24 Hour Party People film. As someone who was heavily involved in Factory Records and The Haçienda, I can tell you that the film is a very true account of what actually happened in Manchester in the 1980s. The actors play eerily accurate portrayals of all the strong characters involved and the Haçienda scenes are amazing, as anyone who went will testify once they’ve see them. As there was always a large contingent of ravers from West Yorkshire who made the weekly pilgrimage across the Pennines to Manchester to visit The Haçienda, I’m very much looking forward to some great questions and sharing some stories from what was an epic period in musical history.


In her weekly podcasts, Edith Bowman talks to film directors, actors and composers about the music that inspires them and how they use music in their films. Square Chapel are delighted to be working with Edith who has exclusively picked five films to screen in Halifax that showcases her love of music in film. Bowman’s choices include Arrival, Trainspotting, Lost in Translation, This is Spinal Tap and 24 Hour Party People – all of which will be screened at Square Chapel Arts Centre between January and March 2018.

The Hacienda Q&A and live DJ set is an exclusive event at Square Chapel Arts Centre taking place from on Friday 2 February. Audiences can purchase tickets priced at £15 to attend the screening of the film from 7.30pm, plus the Q&A and the live DJ set. Or tickets for just the evening live DJ set, from 10pm, are priced at £10. For more information and to buy tickets visit or call the Box Office on 01422 349422.

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