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  • 23-11-2017
  • Nathaniel Mann selected for residency programme in Brazil.

  • British Council has announced that Nathaniel Mann is one of three artists selected for the first Musicians in Residence, Brazil programme with PRS Foundation. Nathaniel and two others selected Phantom Chips and Lady Vendredi will each travel to different parts of Brazil for up to six weeks to explore creative opportunities, engage with the local community and create new music.

    "A fabulous way to understand another part of the world is through its music," explains Cathy Graham, Director Music at the British Council, "and Brazil offers up a wonderful variety for us to discover through our musicians in residence. From the rich and lively carnival heritage of Recife to the underground experimental scene of Rio de Janeiro to the music of the Xingu indigenous communities, there will be so much to enjoy over the next few months. In turn, each resident will take their own brand of UK music to South America so there are sure to be some fascinating collaborations.”

    Nathaniel will stay in Mato Grosso where he will work with the Mato Grosso State Orchestra, the Instituto Homem Brasileiro (Institute for the Brazilian Man) and the Wauja Tribe – an indigenous tribe of Xingu, for whom music plays an integral part of society and culture.

    For more information please visit http://music.britishcouncil.org/projects/musicians-in-residence-brazil/m...

  • 22-11-2017
  • Gregory Batsleer at Festival Voices: Session Ugly Duck

  • Festival Voices: Session Ugly Duck, London 25th November, 19.30pm.

    Gregory Batsleer has recently co-founded vocal ensemble called Festival Voices, which has been set up to explore new ways of interpreting the great art of choral music and actively challenge some of the pre-existing perceptions as to what a choral concert is.

    Ugly Duck is an evening of collaborative choral music from Festival Voices, featuring works by Arvo Pärt, Frank Martin and Henry Purcell.

    Pärt’s Magnificat and The Woman with the Alabaster Box are illuminated by bespoke lighting design, transforming aural colours into stunning visuals.
    Martin’s Five Songs of Ariel are embodied by Paris-based mime artist Jason Ribes, who transforms the role of Shakespeare’s supernatural spirit into something rich and strange.
    Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas is rescored with electronic music by producer and DJ Nico Bentley and the Pencil Collective.
    Please check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgD9dwGokiU.
    Visit website for further info www.festivalvoices.com

  • 21-11-2017
  • Sara Radstone: More Than Words

  • 17 November-10 June 2018, York Museums Trust.

    The Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) presents a moving retrospective exhibition of work by British artist Sara Radstone. It features 50 works which looks at how her work has changed and developed over the course of a career spanning nearly 40 years.
    Designed by Martin Smith, the exhibition follows the quiet progression of Sara’s life in ceramics beginning with early works created as she sought to reinterpret the vessel form. Following her struggles and successes with the material, the exhibition tracks the evolution of Sara’s ideas as she moved from vessels to freestanding sculptures, wall-based multiples and installations.
    Radstone’s work has been shown all over the world and constantly tests and challenges many of the preconceptions of what ceramic art should be. The exhibition will also include new work created by Radstone especially for the show.
    For more information visit https://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk/exhibition/sara-radstone-more-than-words/

  • 15-11-2017
  • Harold Offeh performs at Attenborough Centre Brighton.

  • Harold Offeh will perform in 'They Taught Me Laughing to Keep From Crying' at Attenborough Centre, Brighton on 20th November https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/they-taught-me-laughing-to-keep-fro...
    Drawing on the University of Sussex’s archives, this event explores Dutch academic Rosey Pool’s exceptional life and her relationships with prominent black writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Part talk, part experimental performance, Doug Haynes, Diarmuid Hester, Joanna Pawlik and Harold will be bringing to life the University’s rich archival holdings in African American culture in unique and inspiring ways.

    Harold Offeh has also co-curated a project called 'House Taken Over' with Eduardo Padilha at Balin House Projects in London, October - December 2018. https://balinhouseprojects.wordpress.com. BHProjects also features a programe of Saturday Lunches, an exhibition, a walk & talk and workshops. With commissioned writer in residence, Jes Fernie and a publication designed by graphic designer Sarah Boris.