Sunday, August 15, 2010

Follow in Ian Curtis' footsteps . . .

. . . though I would advise stopping a step or two before he hangs himself in his flat.

Ian's final few footsteps would be too morbid and final for me to follow, but the prospect of sauntering about Macclesfield to ogle locations central to Ian's formative years does sound like a fun time. The Silk Museum in Macclesfield has created a map of the area annotated with locations noteworthy in Ian's life. This map coincided with other community events through the summer 2010 commemorating the 30th anniversary of Ian's demise.

    The Silk Museum [of Macclesfield] has released a map of Ian Curtis’ Macclesfield to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the singer’s death. Destined to become a real collector’s item, the iconic map guides visitors to the key sites in Macclesfield associated with Ian Curtis and Joy Division.
    The reverse of the A2 fold-out map features a poster sized image of an iconic shot of Ian Curtis by long-time friend of the band Mark Reeder alongside a specially commissioned article by music writer Paul Morley.
    The map, produced by designers Gary White and Colin Gardner of Pure Designs Limited, will be obtainable from the Tourism Information Centre in Macclesfield Town Hall (price £1.00) or the Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield where a limited collector’s edition of 500 is for sale (price £3.00 plus P&P where necessary).


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