In Conversation: Stephen Morris

  • DATE

    2 March 2023

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome


    Free (but please book)


    John Rylands Library
    150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH

Creative Manchester presents an evening of music, memories, and culture with Stephen Morris, founding member of both Joy Division and New Order, who will be in conversation with Professor of Popular Culture, Jon Savage, to discuss their work and books.

Following Joy Division’s successful run, Morris has been a consistent fixture in New Order since 1980, and the band’s long career has included multiple world tours and headline appearances. Outside of New Order, Morris has released albums and television soundtracks with his wife, Gillian Gilbert, under the band name ‘The Other Two.’ More recently, he has written two memoirs, ‘Record Play Pause,’ covering the Joy Division years, and ‘Fast Forward: Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist,’ taking the reader from New Order to the present day.

Jon Savage, musical journalist and broadcaster, meanwhile, will lead conversation and chat about his latest book, ‘This Searing Light And Everything Else,’ an oral history of Joy Division.

Both Stephen’s and Jon’s books will be available to purchase on the evening, and a book signing will take place after the event.

This event is presented in partnership with Creative Manchester and the John Rylands Research Institute and Library. The British Pop Archive is the first specifically designated national popular culture archive in the UK. Based at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library, it aims to celebrate and preserve the records of British popular culture, including popular music, recognising its pivotal influence on the world stage.