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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


University of Bradford Music Society and M@BU - Music at Bradford University present

Threadfest Matinée: Live Music Benefit Event

Saturday 27th May 2-7pm at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre 

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


Gardenback - Grunge inspired pychedelic garage rock from Manchester

The Vizion - 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.


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

Featuring:

NAPOLEON IVth

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

JOANNE ARMITAGE

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

REET MAFF’L

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

AMELIA CROUCH, LUKE DROZD and KATCH SKINNER

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

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

More information

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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.

Unfortunately, due to illness, this event has been cancelled: El Hombre Trajeado (Chemikal Underground Records) Matinee

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M@BU - Music at Bradford UniversityBradford Threadfest and Recon presents an early evening matinee of post punk, post rock and post folk sounds in a German Church:

Sunday February 19th 2017, 4pm - 7pm. at Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1AA.

Tickets £8 full / £4 unwaged advance. 

El Hombre Trajeado (Chemikal Underground Records)
Legendary Glasgow SST loving postpunkers who went on to be (in) RM Hubbert, Sound of Yell and many more return with new album Fast Diagonal on Chemical Underground Records. Peers and collaborators of Mogwai, Arab Strap, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Sebadoh, The Delgaodos, Tortoise etc. and an old fav of John Peel. 

Mojo Magazine on Fast Diagonal: “There’s a jazzy intuition to their jerky kinetic jams that recalls fIREHOSE, Slint and prime-time Minutemen………..underlining the sophisticated, nonlinear pleasures at the frenzied core.” (4/5 stars)

http://www.elhombre.co.uk/

Aby Vulliamy
The musical jewel in Shipley’s crown Aby is a musician and composer, performing and recording frequently as a violist, pianist and vocalist in a range of ensembles and collaborations spanning jazz/improv, classical, folk and pop including Bravest Boat with Stevie of El Hombre Trajeado. Her recent solo performances put viola, voice and casio keyboard to innovative and disarmingly touching effect. 

http://www.abyvulliamy.co.uk/

H. Morse
Bradford’s finest large format post rock noise folk ensemble whose epic cinematic compositions promise to fittingly lift the roof of the Germanic Church surroundings of Delius Arts and Cultural Centre. Think Explosion in The Skies, Dirty Three, Godspeed but more Bradford like. 

https://hmorse.bandcamp.com/ 

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


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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Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/king-ayisoba-tickets-32952110650

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: https://zeamusic.bandcamp.com/ 

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."