For the past four months has been celebrating Manchester’s rich rock music heritage with an extensive free photography exhibition at Manchester Central Library.

The highly acclaimed ‘There is a Light That Never Goes Out’ exhibition has attracted nearly 35,000 visitors to date and charts the legacy of bands such as The Fall, Joy Division, The Smiths, Happy Mondays & James as well as showcasing images of more contemporary bands including The Courteeners, Pale Waves & IAMDBB.

As the exhibition draws to a close, visitors are now being invited to buy the framed prints currently on display. There is a fantastic choice of limited edition fine art prints available that should thrill any music fan. Highlights include Jill Furmanovsky’s iconic shot of Oasis performing at Maine Road in 1996, Kevin Cummins’s classic images of Joy Division taken at the TJ Davidson rehearsal rooms in 1979 and Paul Slattery’s stunning photograph of The Smiths at Manchester Central Station in 1983. Each print is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.

Jill Furmanovsky, renowned photographer and Rockarchive founder states, “This exhibition was a labour of love for the Rockarchive photographers collective. When the call went out to photographers that we wanted to celebrate Manchester’s music legacy in pictures, our distinguished contributors did not hesitate for a moment. Every one of them wanted to pay homage to a music legacy that is second to none. My only regret is that we have to go. I wish the whole exhibition could have stayed here in Manchester forever to inspire generations to follow”

Proceeds from the print sales will pay for the cost of putting on this and future music exhibitions. To find out more or to buy a print from the exhibition contact Rockarchive at or on 020 7267 4716


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