FOLK OFF – starring Marianne Hyatt & Steven Stewart

September 30th, 2010
 

What?

Who? Work by Myka Baum, Marianne Berglund and Evgeniy Kazannik.

When? OPENING 30th September at 7.30pm and the exhibition will then be running from the 1st October – 17th October. (By appointment only during the week, weekend open as usual.)

Cost? Its free!

Where? Green Lens Studios, 4a Atterbury Road,
London, N4 1SF

Contact? Liz Rose, 020 8350 5915 or

 

A photographic group exhibition entitled ‘Folk off.

Marianne Hyatt & Steven Stewart sing and play their hearts out - so FOLK OFF!

http://greenlenstudios.com/

The North is Another Land on Resonance104.4fm – Friday 1st October 23.30 GMT

September 30th, 2010

Mining For Gold presented by Radio Joy:

 The North is Another Land…

Resonance104.4fm

 

Every Friday for six weeks at 11-30pm, starts Oct 1st

An American musician finds herself disillusioned in London. After a breakdown in the city she embarks on a wayward journey through the North of England. On her way she visits a traditional horse fair in the town of Appleby, invokes transitory disturbance at Sellafields power station, discovers the beauty of nature in the abandoned Teeside chemical plants, encounters Islamophobia in Gateshead and much more along the way before finding the holy musical grail in the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Featuring Marianne Hyatt with sound by Band of Holy Joy and James S Finn. The North is Another Land is a mix of fact, fiction and soundscape with special guests each week:

The series will culminate with a live performance by The Band of Holy Joy and a Talking Musical Revolutions symposium at the Star and Shadow cinema in Newcastle on November 6th.

Cris Lapthorne – soundscape – studio enabling – research – voice

Chris Brierley – violin – voice – soundscape

Inga Tillere – soundscape – visuals

James S Finn – soundscape – piano –guitar – studio enabling – voice

Andy Astle – guitar voice

Marianne Hyatt – Lindsey Lowheart

Gavin Martin – voice, vibes

Bill Lewington – percussion

Johny Brown – text – voice

David Barbenel – cello

Friday October 1st 11.30pm

THE END OF THE WORLD THIS TIME

Soho burns as our protagonist turns and heads north.

The show will be archived later at www.radiojoy.co.uk

Friday October 8th 11.30pm

THE GIRL AT APPLEBY HORSE FAIR

Our protagonist pitches up at Appleby Horse Fair, meets travellers and traditional gypsies, thinks about outsider culture and encounters cruelty to animals, cruelty to humans…

The show will be archived later at www.radiojoy.co.uk

Friday October 15th 11.30pm

FABLED WOMEN TRANSITORY DISTURBANCES

Our protagonist invokes halucinatory nuclear meltdown and provokes other transitory disturbances outside Sellafields nuclear power station

The show will be archived later at www.radiojoy.co.uk

Friday October 22nd 11.30pm

VISIONS OF BEAUTY AND VOICES OF DESPAIR

Our protagonist finds a new beauty flourishing in the old steel works and chemical plants of Teesside. Hears a story about a much-loved local character who was murdered. Hears the ghost of Raymond Cass drifting up from the south, experiences a disintegrating vision of St Cuthbert to the north.

The show will be archived later at www.radiojoy.co.uk

Friday October 29th 11.30pm

THIS IS HOW WE DO THINGS IN GATESHEAD.

Our protagonist encounters Islamophobia in the town of Gateshead. Drinks in a pub with an old man who tells her about Durham Miners Gala.

The show will be archived later at www.radiojoy.co.uk

Friday November 5th 11.30pm

MEET ME ON THE CORNER WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE COMING ON

Our protagonist finds musical nirvana in the town of Newcastle, is transported to the past, has a vision of the future…

The show will be archived later at www.radiojoy.co.uk

Broadcasting to an estimated 1 million listeners on Resonancefm104.4fm Mining For Gold is produced by Radio Joy and goes out every Friday night at 11 30 pm

Country Dirt down EasyCome this humpday, last Wednesday of the month, 29th Sept

September 28th, 2010

Country Dirt are back and this time they’re twangier than hell –

Frank Brown has comeback from the great beyond, with his paw restored.  He’s strapped on his steely banjo nails and is ready for Autumn…. We’re celebratin with a gig down The Nun’s Head, pickin up where we left off as hothouse band to the truly weird and wonderful EasyCome this Wednesday 29th September.

“Officially London’s longest running acoustic night, Easycome has been providing a stage for the Capital’s up and coming singer-songwriters and bands for 17 years, ……they’re still going strong.”

Hopefully get a few new songs up on that spooky, rushable stage *****  Junkbond******Home*****Don’t let the nuns go down on me*****

Awww, you know the drill….

Come back to the five & dime, Frankie B, Frankie B

The Old Nuns Head, Nunhead Green  SE15 3QQ
Tel: 020 76394007

Edinburgh Festival 2010

September 21st, 2010

GEORGIANS ON GEORGE STREET  – This year’s festie, I saw an amazing production – Do We Look Like Refugees .  at The Assembly Rooms, George St.  Really fascinating performance style called “Recorded Delivery Verbatim Technique”. Actors recited text with earphones – repeating what they hear, copying not only the words but also every cough, stutter, hesitation.

http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/10003672-do-we-look-like-refugees/

DON’TCHA THINK ODETS IS GRRREAT!  Waiting for Lefty, The Pleasaunce – Conflict revolution from cacophonous continuation of its 1st performance by the Group Theatre in NYC 1934, when audiences had the last word by yelling back at the actors, “STRIKE!”.  In this production the performers tear down the 4th wall and call the audience to deeper response, ie reconsider the argument in the growing shadow of globalisation. The action is transferred to contemporary Britain – we punters are in attendance at Association of British Workers meeting to address substandard conditions at the plant, waiting for hero, Lefty (any relation to Godot?).  Some of the excuses for why workers shouldn’t strike, not to mention such gems as “I’d like to slap you in the mouth, sometimes” (Joe to Edna) and racial profiling do not at all date this play – defo makes you think. To describe content here as deja vu doesn’t even touch the sides.  Brilliant motifs such as floor littered by toothpicks thrown down by informers and racketeers and greco-choral entre-scene blasts of staticised, overloaded radio-hopping

Saw this and just loved it – Bette & Cavett – SUPERB!

http://www.onstagescotland.co.uk/reviews/bettecavett/

I met Grant Smeaton as well. Can you believe he’s broke – I mean this guy was the toast of Edinburgh this year. Really felt I was there in the studio w Dick & Davis – Grant Smeaton is a shapeshifter of the loftiest order. The ads at station break were so Madmen marvellous too – including Henry Fonda and a 4 year old Jodie Foster for a ViewMaster ad, not to mention Ayds slimming chocolates. FUCK!

Feel compelled to write about my fave piece o theatre at this festie tho – Theatre with Teeth’s production of Photo 51 at The Zoo. I’m not even sure that this particular performance space within this complex is not haunted (a converted church – hmmm let me think….).   I was high as hell on a hash brownie and wandered in multi-texting, not realising that I’d based my Dr Francine Stein on the main character – real-life crystallographer Rosalynd Franklin. This play alleges that she was the true founding genius to postulate the construct of the dna double helix – not Crick & Watson. When I did my research at the WellCome Centre I just nearly heard voices that someone somewhere had sabotaged her findings and why was she just a person who became corporate consultant to those wonderful 50s style textile motifs. The resourceful heartfeltness of this production was just….. I was tryin not to sob out loud (again high as hell). Valerie Solanis was wiping my tears away I swear in that converted church/Celtic temple….. and the music was just amazing – the theatre bug bit my butt fer sure this trip.

http://monohouse.co.uk/photo51/

Afters, en route to Meow Meow cabaret at Assembly on the Mound, I was tracing electrons in the shape of double helix infinity with my finger rather than texting (cue Close Encounters theme tune) 

Did a lil cabaret spot at the festie too, with my own engineered backing – COUNTRONICA had a preview. Will post up as soon as I receive the footage – love to lure cabaret fluff to me and then hit them with my grrrlilla theatre. People start twitchin and lookin round for the exit – but stay, probs to wait for the stripper. I also busked with guitar on the street a fair bit and bought myself dinner a coupla times.

Comin together through music