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RDInsights: Ben Kelly


Ben Kelly is the interior designer responsible for the design of the legendary Hacienda club in the 1980’s, which went on to become a catalyst for the regeneration of Manchester.

In this fascinating interview with Mike Dempsey Kelly talks about his early work, from the Sex Pistols to the kids friendly space he created for London's Science Museum. His also shares his early life in Yorkshire and much more.

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