A live event created by Nick Fox, The Longing Disco, at Vane on Friday 1 February 2013 from 7:30pm – 12:05am, is part of The Longing Archive, a project started during Fox’s residency at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland in 2009. The Longing Disco recreates the nostalgia of the ‘Lucky 7s’ disco where everyone brought their own records to the party. Disco guests are invited to bring their own records to play, as well as their personal stories of courtship, romance, unrequited love and hope.

Records must have personal significance: songs played during the first rush of passion, break-up songs, proposals, secretive encounters, last-snog-of-the-night songs. All musical tastes are welcome but limited to three songs per person. In keeping with the spirit of the event, vinyl records are encouraged, though CDs, MP3s, and other devices will also be accepted! Disco goers will also be able to email us their requests for songs, though all email submissions should include their reasons or stories behind the song choices.

All The Longing Disco guests will also have the opportunity to anonymously record the reason behind their song choices in a specially created recording booth. These recordings will be compiled as a limited edition vinyl record, celebrating the power of music to evoke a cultural and personal longing that can unite us all.

By making a contribution to The Longing Archive you are consenting to the possible use of your contribution(s) to be published or exhibited by Nick Fox, either as an extract or in its entirety.