Hulme 1980s-90s by Richard Davis

SKU: BK-318 BOOK HULME 1980s-90s


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Hulme 1980s-90s by Richard Davis


“Richard Davis perfectly captures the spirit of Hulme in the 80s and 90s.”


“I took to Hulme straight away, how could you not, it was just so damn photogenic and so very different from anywhere I’d seen before. A lot of it was derelict, whilst what was occupied tended to consist of a diverse mix of artists, musicians, drop-outs, ex-students & the unemployed, the kind of people mainstream society seemed to reject. It also had the most amazing creative spirit and sense of community, and for a lot of people a real source of inspiration and get up and go energy. I quickly made friends with various comedians, poets, musicians etc and word got out I had a camera and knew how to use it, it was that easy.”

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Café Royal Books is a publisher of limited edition photographic titles focusing on British documentary photography. Founded by Craig Anderson the aim is to create a focussed and complete archive of British documentary photography.

The publications affordable, democratic, utilitarian and useful, without fuss or decoration. The images, history and the cultural archive are the focus. Helped by, but not overwhelmed by the design. We like Craigs’ work in bringing this collection together and offer a selection of titles here that are a picture record of British culture.

Of the great cities in the UK, there are few, if any, that can match the musical creativity and output of Manchester. With a history of rebellion and innovation, Manchester was one of the great centres of Northern Soul, a big punk player, the Post Punk capital, home to the Hacienda club, an Oasis of indie rock and a raving Madchester.

With bands like The Blinders, Cabbage Band, Man Made and Pale Waves there is no shortage of new talent from Undergrounds hometown. We have curated a collection of books that reflect the music culture of the city from Joy Division to The Buzzcocks, Factory Records and The Hacienda to Kevin Cummins, Oasis and the Stone Roses.

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