April / May 1999
The world is not what you know but who you know. Soap takes this as it's basis for a new series of multimedia events. Everyone involved is connected by a place - Manchester Metropolitan University, be it as Manchester Poly or even further back as the Art College. Whether it is a D.J, artist or bar man - all have been to M.M.U. at some point. Famous folk include Mick Hucknall, Julie Walters, Divine David and Steve Coogan. Soap also uses the idea that not only do telly soaps mirror real life, but many of our lives have become like a soap - for some it's Brookside, other's its Coronation Street and for Flux it's Sunset Beach. Finding interesting candidates and ideas, was not a problem for fast talking Tracey Sanders-Wood. And as Tracey states, it's plotting and juxtaposing people who have gone to work in a creative field, whether it's arts, music or writing. So watch out she'll be hunting you down. It's based on the one person away from six experiment, an interactive network of the way things work. Soap will be occurring in: C.D. rom, C.D. (music), art shows, club nights, photography, sculpture and a television programme. Tracey says the event is 'not just a Manchester event, but a national, in fact international event'. Don't miss out.
The next SOAP in your eyes is 9th April '99 - "VIOLET CLUB" NIGHT at V night spot, Deansgate, Manchester 10pm - 3am £5/£3 conc. Set to go with a blast, "VIOLET CLUB" (a British nuclear warhead) follows on from CUBE opening night with Doria Hemming (aka Prof John Hyatt; Tracey Sanders-Wood and Dr. Stephen Twigge) plus MUMBO JUMBO'S resident art lovers, Mr. and Mrs. McClung-Oakes, take a violet perspective into Mumbo space. Mumbo Jumbo's dj's Barney Doodlebug, Daniel Dwayre and Steve Cato bringing you latin, cha cha, bump and grind . . . . .