Abigail Ward

Curator, Presenter, and Producer in Manchester, United Kingdom

Abigail Ward

Curator, Presenter, and Producer in Manchester, United Kingdom

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I’m a co-founder of Manchester Digital Music Archive – an online archive established to celebrate Greater Manchester music and its social history.

I specialise in curating music and heritage events, usually with a strong community focus.

As a DJ I love creating unique, atmospheric mixes for a variety of venues and occasions.

I have a quarterly radio show on NTS live.

I work regularly as a freelance project manager for Drake Music – a charity that opens up access to music for disabled people of all ages.

Other clients include: New Order / Warner Music Group, Manchester Academy, The Lowry, Manchester Pride, People’s History Museum, University of Manchester, The Refuge: Manchester

Selected exhibitions:

- Queer Noise: The History of LGBT+ Music and Club Culture in Manchester at People's History Museum

- Defining Me: Musical Adventures in Mcr - a major exhibition exploring music & identity at The Lowry

- Unknown Pleasures: a Joy Division exhibition at Macclesfield Museum

- Moss Side Stories: an online exhibition celebrating black music and club life in Moss Side & Hulme

Recent public speaking engagements:

– Rod Connolly & Zoë McVeigh (Bollox Club) – In Conversation event, People’s History Museum, 2017

– It’s Alright: A Celebration of Manchester’s Rave Heritage 1985-1995, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2017

– Putting Women Upfront, Women in Music panel, Ladyfest, Islington Mill, 2017

– Brix Smith Start & Abigail Ward – In Conversation event, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 2016

– Jon Savage & Abigail Ward – In Conversation event, Bird’s Nest Cafe, Shrewsbury, 2016

You can find out more here: http://terminaljive.com/

  • Education
    • School of Sound Recording