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Tasmin Little Music Centre

The Sense of Adventure Tape Deck Orchestra at Folk Narratives 08/12/12

M@BU - Music At Bradford University

MSHR and Guttersnipe

(Supported by M@BU)

Tuesday 16th May, 7.30pm, Wharf Chambers, Leeds, £7 (waged) / £5 (unwaged) / payf 

Interactive installations and ritualistic performances from MSHR - Portland based art collective + local noise-makers Guttersnipe

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University of Bradford Music Society (BUMS) and M@BU present

Threadfest Matinee - Saturday 27th May 2017

An Afternoon Celebrating Independent Music, Art and Communities in Bradford with

Gardenback - Grunge inspired pychedelic garage rock from Manchester

The Vision - RnB and Gospel from large University of Bradford ensemble

Night Host  - Soulful keys and driving grooves fusion trio from Manchester

No Borders with Bradford Scratch Orchestra - Open ensemble for musicians and singers facilitated by award winning composer Mariam Rezaei

Plus displays from Bradford’s refugee and migrant support organisations.

2pm - 7pm at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1AA

£7/pay as you feel. All profits go to Bradford Refugee and Migrant Support Groups.

Supported by University of Bradford, Artworks Creative Communities and Arts Council England.

Threadfest 2017 will be an afternoon of live performances and activities at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre. The venue itself is the home of community arts charity Artworks Creative Communities, It is a stunning German Church with a capacity of 120 people standing that has hosted numerous events.

The day will involve a mixture of performances from a variety of Bradford community members. Threadfest aims to be a safe social space to allow for the sharing of experiences from every community. The organisers strongly believe that music has the ability to bring people together, across cultures, across languages and across borders.

UnCommons #3

Sunday May 28th, 1pm - 4pm, Cliffe Castle, Keighley, free entry (register your place here)

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An exclusive afternoon exploration of one of the UK’s most unusual and eccentric heritage museums with music, performance, art and technology events and activities



Renowned sound artist and musician James Mabbett presents a site responsive kinetic composition for live musicians


Workshop for turning objects into instruments from acclaimed technologist, improvisor and live coder


Weirdo spoken word and music duo offer an alternative tour of the Museum


Three special limited edition artworks all made in response to Cliffe Castle's collection will be launched in the gift shop

and special guided tours from the Museum Team including Museum Manager DARU ROOKE...

Supported by University of Bradford, Arts Council England, Bradford Museums and Galleries, South Square Centre

Fuse and M@BU presents 

King Ayisoba / Zea

at Fuse Arts Space (7 Rawson Place, Bradford, BD1 3QQ)

Sun 2 April, 20:00 / £7.00

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From the Upper East Region of Ghana, comes the rebel sound of a man ruling the roost with song, dance and regal Kologo power. The King is all out to get you. The way his raw and uplifting vocals gives real power to the songs, the way he delves deep into local traditions and pulls out new African flavours. Ricocheting between smooth and suave turns, then riffing off urbane Hip Life or rocking to tribal workouts, the King's sonic voice and two string guitar with a calabash gourd resonator are the central centrifugic epicentre for the band who always deliver a floor filling show.

Zea (aka Arnold De Boer, current frontman of Dutch experimental anarcho-punk outfit The Ex) fires out guitar and sampler driven explosions of energy, grounded by manic electronic drums and bass. Check it out: 

Fuse and M@BU presents

Les Filles de Illighadad

at Fuse Arts Space (7 Rawson Place, Bradford, BD1 3QQ)

Sunday 9th April, 20:00 / £6.00

Les Filles de Illighadad

Four-piece Nigerian band Les Filles de Illighadad hail from the village of Illighadad in the region of Abalak. They play a combination of tende and guitar music.

Christopher Kirkley writes on Sahel Sounds, the blog and label that brought Les Filles to western ears:

"Tuareg guitar music as a genre is increasingly familiar outside of the desert. But the origins of the music are in the tende. The tende (previously) is a water drum, formed out mortar and pestle, stretched across with animal skin. It falls into that designation as traditional, though I would offer "village music" as it retains a dominant role, particularly in the countryside; accompanying village celebration, but also a therapeutic and curative trance inducing music.

Les Filles de Illighadad differs from the multitude of guitar bands and tende troupes in their curious bridging of these worlds. Guitarist Fatou Seidi Ghali, one of only two female guitarists in Niger in a overtly male dominated genre, leads the troupe with songs adopted from the tende repertoire – making them one of the few groups to pursue this path. After 30 some years of ishumar guitar, it's a curious and exciting development. As the band makes their first travel across Europe, Illighadad awaits with anxious ears."

Latest episode of The Mirrored Hammer

Art / Music / Technology Events in Unusual Spaces

#2. Thursday 8th December, Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1AA. 8pm - 11pm. £5 / Pay-as-you-feel.

After party for National Science and Media Museums Lates exploring wearable technology in a German Church with …

Immersive Virtual Reality audio visual exploration for smartphones from Annabeth Robinson and Marlo De Lara.

Dead Air Party silent gig featuring Chrononautz, Algobabez and more.

DJs, drinks, and more TBA.

UnCommons is a series of events from ReconBradford ThreadfestM@BU - Music at Bradford University bringing together live music, performance, installations, interactive technology, food, drink and good vibes in unusual spaces in and around Bradford. 

This edition supported by University of Bradford, Arts Council England and in partnership with the National Science and Media Museum and Artworks Creative Communities.

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'.