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Out There Sounds For All The Family

Out There Sounds - the Hepworth

With The Space Lady | COWTOWN | Wakefield Zodiac + more 

Saturday 17th June. 12.30-16.30 at The Hepworth, Wakefield

Tickets £12 | Members or Concessions £9 | Under 18s £4 | Under 5s Free

Join The Hepworth Wakefield for an afternoon of strange and wonderful music and participation for old and young alike! 

Out There Sounds For All The Family will transform The Calder - The Hepworth's contemporary art space opposite the gallery - into a family friendly environment, with performances and activities by a line-up of exciting musicians and artists.

Brought together in partnership with M@BU - Music at Bradford University and Recon, Out There Sounds For All The Family at The Hepworth Wakefield follows successful events at The Tetley, Leeds and Bradford Playhouse. The line-up includes:

- Child-friendly set from Leeds’ own idiosyncratic DIY Indie Pop bandCOWTOWN. ' A delicious and riveting carnival of mischievously inventive pop ‘n’ roll', Ring Master Review.

- Special performance from the USA’s legendary outsider musician The Space Lady. 'Bathed in echo and a warm blanket of hiss, Suzy Soundz' voice is utterly without guile on her Casio covers and Outsider Art explorations', The Guardian. 

- Wakefield Zodiac, a live performance installation by artist Andy Abbott. Commissioned by Wakefield Arts Partnership, the project explores the hidden and under appreciated aspects of the Wakefield district.

- Audio Visual treats from James Islip of Lumen. James will transform our mill space The Calder with visually captivating projections, creating an immersive experience for all ages. 

- Participatory activities for children and adults

Outside we'll have further activities, street food and drinks, as part of The Great Get Together (further details coming soon.)

This event is supported by University of Bradford and Arts Council England

M@BU - Music at Bradford University presents:

Stella Chiweshe

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The internationally acclaimed and award-winning Queen of Mbira music from Zimbabwe playing since the early 70s

Plus Guest Support TBA

at Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd, Bradford. BD7 1AA.

£10 / £7 concessions plus Pay As You Feel available. 7:30pm doors. 

This event is supported by University of Bradford and Arts Council England and is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.


Stella Chiweshe - The Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe


The mbira consists of 22 to 28 metal keys mounted on a hardwood soundboard, and is usually placed inside a gourd resonator (deze). The keys are played with the two thumbs plucking down and the right forefinger plucking up.

Stella Rambisai Chiweshe - The Queen of Mbira music from Zimbabwe - is the first female artist who gained prestige in a music tradition that's been dominated by men. Her Solo work has established herself as one of the most original artists in the contemporary African scene using mbira music to show the depth and power of her traditional spiritual music at home and abroad. 

Chiweshe started to perform solo in ceremonies around Zimbabwe in the early 70s. From 1982 she toured internationally, having performed in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Congo Brazzaville, Zanzibar. Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech-Republic, Slovenia, Serbia, India, China, Korea, England, Ireland, France, Orkney Islands, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Austria, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Spain and Canary Islands, and in Croatia.

In Zimbabwe she released more than 20 singles of Mbira music of which her first single Kasahwa went gold in 1975. She has won several awards in her country. In 2003 the University of Zimbabwe honoured her with the Masters Degree in Arts.

Wednesday July 19th 2017 

Recon, Lumen and M@BU present

An Evening of Out There Sights and Sounds 

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as part of Drunken Film Fest

Leeds and Bradford's Recon Festival, Lumen and M@BU join forces to bring a heady mix of experimental film, live performance, music and digital experiences to the awesome surroundings of the Delius Arts and Cultural Centre German Church. Plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the Delius bar. 

at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1AA

8pm - 10:30pm. FREE ENTRY.

Supported by Lumen, Artworks Creative Communities and University of Bradford with funds from Arts Council England and the Esme Fairbairn Foundation.

Full: £10

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About Music at Bradford University

A place to find out about, experience and get involved in music on campus and beyond.

Based on University of Bradford campus, Music at Bradford University offers four threads of provision. A programme of events that brings cutting edge music in all its forms to Bradford; a hub to find out about and promote music opportunities accessible to students and staff; small-scale rehearsal and practice facilities; and a base for workshops and facilitated opportunities for music-making.

The Tasmin Little Music Centre is a great place to drop in to find out about what's going on musically on campus and in the local area. It is also used as a practice space for members, and plays host to performances, workshops and various open groups and ensembles.

The programme of events is delivered by 'Fellow In Music' Andy Abbott.

TLMC is a space for members of The Bradford University Music Society. You can find more information about joining in 'BUMS' and 'Tasmin Little Music Centre'.