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Art / Music / Technology Events in Unusual Spaces

#1. SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER, Wild Woods, Darley St, Bradford BD1 3HN. 6pm - 12am. The event is free entry and visitors are welcome to drop in at any time to experience the installations, hang out and socialise as well as enjoy the planned activities and performances.

UnCommons is a series of events from Recon, Bradford Threadfest, M@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.

For our first event we are proud to be working with our art party partners The Brick Box to bring a special night to their ‘Wild Woods’ in a former Marks and Spencers department store in Bradford city centre.

Trail led to/from Fuse Art Space, 7 Rawson Place. BD1 3JP at 7pm for Subveillance presents The End / Bridget Hayden and Claire Potter (ticketed event).

Installations and interactive environments from:

Stuart Childs - LED badge making

Sonolope - movement responsive sound and visuals

Figure-Ground - audio visual Virtual Reality experience from Lewis Hackett of Prefix Studios Ltd

Lumen - immersive projections

Pop up Performances and Live music from:

Aliyah Hussain and John Powell-Jones (Manchester) - amplified drawing with wooden instruments

The Bongoleeros (Pitchley) - primitivist rock’n’roll troubadours. 

From 9pm European Noise Rock showcase with:

Don Vito (Germany) - guitar bass drums noise rock trio

Daikiri (France) -  bass and drums noise rock duo

La Confraternita Del Purgatorio (Italy) - guitar and drums noise rock trio

From 10pm (Silent) Disco from:

Simpatico DJs (Leeds) and guests

Plus all night (or until it runs out)

Drinks by The Sparrow with special cocktails by Bare Plume, and Indian street food by Sonia Sandhu.

See or search #UnCommons for updates.

Supported by University of Bradford, Arts Council England, City of Bradford MDC, and The Brick Box.

Subveillance presents The End / Bridget Hayden and Claire Potter

Saturday October 29th 2016. at Fuse Art Space, 7 Rawson Pl, Bradford BD1 3JP.

7 - 9pm. £5 suggested donation entry (Free for concessions/students). Buy tickets online

The End performance

Gallery II , University of Bradford and M@BU - Music at Bradford University presents as an off site event for the exhibition curated by Helen Kaplinsky Subveillance: 50 years of the University of Bradford from below..

As part of Subveillance Helen Kaplinsky has invited theatre maker Javaad Alipoor to devise a series of workshops around David Edgar's 1972 play 'The End'; involving students and staff at the University and local activists. 

Workshop participants will share their reflections on revisiting the unpublished work for the first time since it was performed at the University more than 40 years ago and David Edgar will attend to contribute to discussion. 

‘The End' is an agit-prop narrative about CND peace activists and anxiety surrounding the technologies of war. The original production featured a command module for polaris nuclear submarine and audiences were linked to 3 computers across the UK playing a war game that decided the end of the play.

Expanding on the concepts of sharing and purging employed within the exhibition, Hayden and Potter will perform their recent collaborative work. Influenced by luxury holiday brochures, second hand anecdotes, and a recording of Manningham swimming pool, the work is constructed with methods of redaction and erasure of written materials and memories.

Bridget Hayden and Claire Potter
Bridget Hayden (musician and artist) and Claire Potter (artist writer) make vocally charged sound works rooted in the affective nature of trauma. The duo’s first EP 'Mother To No Swimming Laughing Child' (FortEvilFruit, 2015) was described by The Wire’s Frances Morgan as ‘rooted in quotidian horror’ and by Radio Free Midwich’s Sophie Cooper as ‘one of the most intriguing and thought provoking recordings I’ve ever heard’. Claire Potter has contributed texts on sharing and purging to the Subveillance exhibition.

Javaad Alipoor
Javaad Alipoor is a theatre maker that makes formally challenging, politically committed and provocative work that situates audiences and communities at the heart of the artistic process. He is an artistic director of Northern Lines and associate director at Theatre in The Mill, University of Bradford. Javaad is currently working on a solo show "Believers are But Brothers", developed from creating online relationships with the ISIS activists, fantasists and police spies who spread ISIS's iconic propaganda, to tell a story of violence, resentment and the what young men will do if they don’t get the power, money and sex they think they deserve. He recently helped to organise "Bradford Says Everyone Stays", a political event in support of EU migrants and refugees and against the spike in hate crimes following the Brexit vote.

Followed by UnCommons event at a secret location on Darley Street in association with The Brick Box.

Supported by University of Bradford and Arts Council England. 

More information about Subveillance: 50 Years of the University of Bradford from Below at

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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'.