Get Featured in Afflecks Book: Celebrating 40 Years of History in the Northern Quarter

By Emma Davidson | February 17th '22

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This year, Afflecks will celebrate its 40th birthday, so the team behind the iconic Manchester institution desperately need YOUR help!

If you have any wild teenage tales reminiscent of Afflecks’ Madchester era, or, maybe a few stories about starting one of your early enterprises at the emporium, whatever the connection, no matter how big or small you think your story is, they want to hear it right from the horse’s mouth! (My mate definitely has a horse mask from Afflecks, so I’ll give him a shout, too).

To commemorate the fully independent emporium officially stepping into the naughty forties, a special birthday portrait exhibition and book have been commissioned. ‘Afflecks 40′ will celebrate everyone who has been part of its wild journey, with your personal stories at the very heart!

The project aims to capture 40 people who have been significant to Afflecks’ five-decade-strong journey, and it’s being delivered in collaboration with acclaimed photographer, Paul Wolfgang Webster.

Rochdale-born Webster has captured iconic shots of Northern legends over his career, including Bez, Brian Cox, Ian McCulloch and Foo Foo Lamar, and his collaboration with Afflecks on this brand-new book and exhibition will make sure fans are immortalised in history forever!

You can submit your stories by emailing for a chance to be involved!


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