Women at Factory Records: An evening with Audrey Golden - Liverpool


Thu Jun 08 2023 at 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm


Waterstones | Liverpool, EN

Join us for a fantastic evening with arts and culture writer Audrey Golden as we hear about her new book, I Thought I Heard You Speak.
About this Event

Join us for a fantastic evening with arts and culture writer Audrey Golden as we hear about her brilliant new book, I Thought I Heard You Speak: Women at Factory Records. The evening will be in conversation with journalist and TV producer, Sally Williams.

Factory Records has become the stuff of legend. The histories of the label have been told from many perspectives, from visual catalogues and memoirs to exhibitions. Yet no in-depth history has ever been told from the perspectives of the women who were integral to Factory's cultural significance.

The untold history of Factory Records is one of women's work at nearly every turn: recording music, playing live gigs, running the label behind the scenes, managing and promoting bands, designing record sleeves, making films and music videos, pioneering sound technology, DJing, and running one of the most chaotic clubs on the planet, The Hacienda.

Told entirely in their voices and featuring contributions from Gillian Gilbert, Gina Birch, Cath Carroll, Penny Henry and over fifty more interviewees, I THOUGHT I HEARD YOU SPEAK is an oral history that reveals the true cultural reach of the label and its staying power in the twenty-first century.

Audrey Golden is an arts and culture writer with a focus on music, cinema, and politics. She also manages the new Louder Than War Radio station where she's a weekly presenter. Her show Breaking Glass highlights women in all aspects of the music industry, from artists to managers to engineers.

Sally Williams is a North West based award winning journalist and TV producer with a keen interest in music, film and all forms of popular culture.


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Waterstones, 12 College Lane, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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