Last chance to bid in this Manchester music themed online charity auction

Prizes in the Forever Manchester auction include a handwritten poem by John Cooper Clarke, a signed New Order box set, VIP tickets and more

On the back of the success of its online art auction in 2020, which raised £8k for community groups throughout Greater Manchester, Forever Manchester is running another auction – but this time focusing on Manchester music. 

A fantastic selection of prizes are on offer, including collector’s items, VIP packages, signed rarities and music memorabilia.

And due to more incredible items being added, they have extended the deadline for bidding until Sunday 31st October.

Some of the items included in the auction include: a VIP Package for the original Manchester band, The Halle Orchestra; a handwritten poem and merchandise by the one and only Dr John Cooper Clarke; a signed box set by New Order; signed drumsticks by Mike Joyce, drummer of The Smiths; a t-shirt, In Isolation CD and cassette all signed by Blossoms…

There’s the opportunity to bid for a recording session and track mastering at Black Triangle Studios; a personal message made by broadcaster, DJ and musician Clint Boon; and recording a podcast with Capital Radio’s Wingman.

Other music items include: 4 x VIP tickets for The Hacienda at the Warehouse Project; Jane Weaver has offered a signed limited edition of her current album, Flock, plus there will be a special back catalogue collection from Denise Johnson; and 2 x VIP tickets for Strictly Come Dancing at the AO Arena.

There’s also Matt and Phreds VIP stage side table for 4 people; a guided walk for up to 10 people from The Modernist round Manchester city centre; and 4 x VIP tickets for Sir Tom Jones at the Manchester AO Arena. 

Plus, lots of other music-themed signed prints, photographs and artwork by Trevor Johnson, Justin Eagleton, Kevin Cummins, Leo Stanley, Mancsy, Sophie Nixon… and many more. 

The Forever Manchester Music Auction is a brilliant opportunity to pick up some rare and/or unique items to add to personal music collections or to give as a special present for someone.

All profits from the auction go to Forever Manchester to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.

The online auction will close at 10pm on Sunday 31st October. You can take part here.


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