Peter Bargh

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May 19th, 2015

Mew at the Ritz

Danish alternative rock band, Mew, live at The Ritz in Manchester. This is the second gig this year where I’ve been stopped from taking photos. They probably would have taken the camera at the door (like they did at The Leadmill) when the bouncer asked to look in my bag…and then asked if my camera had interchangeable lenses. Of course I said no, even though I had two lenses in the bag he looked in. With  Gerald Garratty and  Phil Otter


Mew ticket


March 14th, 2015

Steven Wilson at Bridgewater Hall

Steven Wilson on the Hands Cannot Erase tour at Bridgewater Hall Manchester with Gerald Garratty

We we very high up in the centre gallery but central, but the sound was excellent, as were the visuals.

steve wilson ticket

This was the set list

First Regret
3 Years Older
Hand Cannot Erase
Perfect Life
Home Invasion
Regret #9
Harmony Korine
Happy Returns
Ascendant Here On…

(Bass Communion song) (Watchmaker Intro Video)
The Watchmaker
Sleep Together

Encore 2:
The Raven That Refused to Sing

April 5th, 2010

Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths, ManchesterI’ve neglected my blog here so though I’d update with a recent photography excursion – yesterday in fact. I ventured out to Manchester Victoria Baths – a fascinating restoration project taken on by locals when the baths closed in 1993.

The Baths has a small entrance charge (£2 at the time of writing) and offers free guided tours around the premises. Unlike most NT and English Heritage buildings you’re free to wander around with a camera, even tripod, and take photos. The Victorian fixtures are brilliant subjects to photograph. Wandering around is almost like urban exploration, but without the trespass element.  Derelict areas, partly restored, old glazed tiles vivid green and fabulous coloured stain glass windows, rusty metal works, broken showers, taps, buzzers, victorian electrics, old flaky doors – it’s almost an urbex dream.

Victoria Baths, Manchester

The volunteers are really helpful and there’s a cafe serving baked potatoes with Chilli, Beans or Cheese and sandwiches, along with some great home made cakes.

Allow a couple of hours and be prepared to shoot loads of tripod mounted HDR brackets.

Victoria Baths, Manchester

April 9th, 2004


Went away but not sure where yet…more research needed. I flew from Manchester Airport

December 4th, 1980

Throbbing Gristle live at Rafters 4 December 1980

Went with Robert Baker and Mark Holmes to see Throbbing Gristle live at the Rafters Club in Manchester on 4 December 1980

Here’s a video in association with Mute

and photos I took on a budget Agfa 110 point and shoot camera