Red Saunders' Hidden Project exists to shine a light on oft ignored working class struggles for a better life. In October, Red – who co-founded Rock Against Racism and is a top photographer – will be shooting three or four tableaus of the Peterloo Massacre as part of his Hidden Project.
Hidden has produced some amazing quality real life photo art of everything from Captain Swing to the Peasants' Revolt, with virtually no funding. The photos are put together like film shoots, with sets, expensive props and a huge cast (including people from Salford), while working on a shoestring budget.
Thus, on Saturday 6th October there's going to be a Hidden benefit gig at the Miners Community Arts and Music Centre in Moston. Appearing will be singer songwriter Matt Hill, the Free Radicals - Geoff Higginbottom, Bob Ashworthand Martin Gittins – doing songs from Peterloo, Tony Harper singing contemporary and traditional songs of resistance, singer songwriter Claire Mooney and the Open Voice Choir doing songs of protest.
"The aim of the project is to reproduce important historic scenes involving the dissenters, revolutionaries, radicals and non-conformists who have so often been hidden from history" state the Hidden organisers.
This gig will go a long way to help the Peterloo project to fulfil these aims. It should be well supported.
Gig at The Miners
Saturday 6th October 7:30pm
Miners Community Arts and Music Centre
Teddington Road, Moston, Manchester M40 0DJ
Entrance is £10 or £2 for low waged and the unemployed
To read more about the Hidden Project see previous Salford Star article – click here
Or see the Hidden website – click here
Main photo shows a tableaux from a previous Hidden shoot