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24th of August 2013
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Dave Haslam

DJ, pop-journalist, writer, lecturer and talkshow host.

DJ and writer Dave Haslam DJ'd over 450 times at the legendary Hacienda in Manchester during the late 1980s and has since DJ'd worldwide. In the 1980s Haslam founded 'Debris', a post-punk fanzine. He's the author of, 'Manchester England', a groundbreaking study of Manchester's radical and musical history. On World Book Day in 2003 'Manchester, England' was declared one of the ten books that best represent England.

He's subsequently written two more books; an alternative history of the 1970s ('Not Abba', some reviews here) and 'Adventures on the Wheels of Steel', a book about superstar DJs (reviews here). His journalism has appeared in 'NME', 'The Times', 'The New Statesman' and 'The Guardian' and he's a contributor to 'The London Review of Books'

He's been an Associate Lecturer at the University of Salford (School of Journalism) and Manchester Metropolitan University (School of Art and Design). In September 2009 he was a keynote speaker at the 'Post-Punk: the Alternative 80s' conference at the University of Leeds. In March 2010 he delivered lectures on Joy Division in New York, Cleveland and at the Middle Tennessee State University. In November 2011 he presented a lecture on creativity and regeneration at NEIMED Krimplezing in Heerlen (Holland). 

This year (2012) Haslam has worked on 'Thirty One Songs' a compilation album (featuring the likes of Everything Everything and Elbow) released to raise money for CALM, a charity devoted to reaching out to young people (particularly) who are suicidal. 

He has also recently co-curated an exhibition 'Dreams Without Frontiers' at Manchester Art Gallery (featuring the artists Cyprien Gaillard, and Kelley Walker; and running until May 2013). 

Why should you listen to him?

Dave Haslam will be the (talkshow) host of TEDxEutropolis 2013.

Where can you find more about him?

Visit Dave Haslam's website here

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