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Bradford CREATEPLAY Open Art:Open Music

Bradford CREATEPLAY Open Art:Open Music

Scratch Orchestra

When: 13/06/2013

Genre: Scratch Orchestra

Venue: Delius Arts & Cultural Centre

Cost: Free

Funder: Bradford Council

A daytime into evening event where the audience was invited to work alongside artists to transform the church space into an immersive installation that formed the playspace for an evening performing with community orchestra Dales Jam.

A large multi-media structure was created using grand techniques such as lighting, set design and projection. The musicians gathered at 7pm to work together on an original piece utilising the participants’ unique musical talents, shared skills and interests, and love of music – and, of course, instruments.

An ephemeral, eclectic musical performance in an extraordinary, aesthetic setting. A great and fun session that worked beautifully with the installation giving the participants a very special experience.

This was a free event as part of the Bradford Festival Xtra Programme.

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Bradford Festival: Create Together Day

Bradford Festival: Create Together Day

Family Activity

When: 15/06/2013

Genre: Family Activity

Venue: Delius Arts & Cultural Centre

Cost: Free

Funder: Bradford Council

A Saturday daytime workshop for families to share an experience and create together in a choice of workshops in the church space at the Delius Centre.

Workshops were led by four new Bradford-based community artists.

This was a free event as part of the Bradford Festival Xtra Programme

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Outcomes

A great session type to introduce new artists to community arts, easy to monitor and evaluate effectiveness, would be ideal for post- CPD training for new community artists/facilitators.

Parents and children had a great time working together and making a variety of items that they could then take away with them.

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FRITZ – A System of Weaving

FRITZ – A System of Weaving

Exhibition

When: 31/07/2013

Genre: Exhibition

Venue: Delius Arts & Cultural Centre

Cost: Free

Funder: Foyle Foundation

A specially commissioned musical and movement installation and performance piece to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the composer Frederick Delius, written, produced and performed by local artists Chemaine Cooke, modern space-responsive dancer, and Seth Bennett, musician and composer.

‘FRITZ: A System of Weaving’ explored the various tensions in Delius’ life which impacted his compositions and will also explore the relevance of Delius in today’s Bradford. It included new material generated by the two artists’ responses to various sites in the city associated with him and his family, as well as improvisations based on his works.

Performed in front of an audience of 50

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Testimonials

This event was supported by the Delius Society with its inclusion in their programme of events for Delius’ 150th Anniversary. A 4-page article of the commission and performance was featured in the internationally distributed ‘The Delius Society Journal’. Chris Green, Project Adviser for the Anniversary attended the performance said: “The event featured a specially-commissioned musical movement and text-based performance piece to commemorate Delius’ life which impacted on his composition – it also explored Delius’ relevance to Bradford today with sound bites from members of the community taken at a number of sites associated with him and his family. A very contemporary way to finish the year – a new piece performed to a new audience of young people. We must hope that through events of this kind we really can draw in a future membership to keep our society alive and well.”

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Vinyl DJ Workshop

Vinyl DJ Workshop

Family Activity

When: 17/08/2013

Genre: Family Activity

Cost: Free

Funder: Foyle Foundation

A family friendly event with the aim of families learning DJ skills whilst having fun together. A great workshop to help all ages develop a love of music, bond and build memories.

Children and adults tried their your hand at playing records on decks and created their own set which was played live to the dance-floor. Their was also an activity to create their own poster and LP cover which could be taken home as a souvenir of their day.

The session enabled families to build relationships whilst being creative together.

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Family Concert – Delius and Gauguin

Family Concert – Delius and Gauguin

Family Activity, Classical

When: 05/04/2014

Genre: Family Activity, Classical

Venue: Delius Arts & Cultural Centre

Partner: Midori Komachi

The English composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934) was born in Bradford, and
later on moved to France, where he interacted with many painters,
including Paul Gauguin

Through music and art, the family friendly concert with Midori Komachi and Simon Callaghan explored the life of Frederick Delius and his artistic friends.

This performance was supported by the Delius Trust and ACE Grants for the Arts.

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Alasdair Roberts and The Sound of Yell

Alasdair Roberts and The Sound of Yell

Folk, Live music

When: 20/08/2015

Genre: Folk, Live music

Venue: Delius Arts & Cultural Centre

Cost: Tickets £6 | £4 concession

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn

Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish musician, primarily a singer, guitarist, songwriter, composer, arranger and interpreter of traditional songs and ballads. In 1996 he released his first 7” single on Will Oldham’s Palace Records imprint; since then he as gone on to produce some 13 full-length albums of music, primarily working with Drag City Records of Chicago.

Alasdair has collaborated with a wide variety of fellow musicians as well as with other artists including poets, puppeteers, film-makers and painters. He has toured widely at home in Scotland and abroad – in USA, Canada, Europe, Brazil and Australia – both solo and with various bands.

Supported by Sound of Yell, based in Glasgow and can number as many as twelve. The debut album Brocken Spectre is out now on Chemikal Underground Recordings.

Doors open at 7.30pm

A well-attended mid-week live music performance. Alasdair Robert’s romantic melancholy style suited the atmospheric surroundings of a candlelit church.

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Creativitea & Biscuits

Creativitea & Biscuits

Wellbeing Creative Arts Group

When: 05/01/2016 - 28/11/2017 - 1.30pm

Genre: Wellbeing Creative Arts Group

Cost: FREE

Funder: Champions Show The Way

Every Tuesday afternoon

1.30-3.30pm

A fine blend of art and craft served every afternoon at the Delius Arts and Cultural Centre

We would like to invite new people to join our friendly group, to meet new friends and try new creative activities in a relaxed and informal environment. All abilities welcome.

If you would like more information then please call: 01275 256 919 or email: info@artworkscreative.org.uk

 

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Creative Stroke Recovery Group

Creative Stroke Recovery Group

Stroke Recovery / Creative Arts Group

When: 05/01/2016 - 28/11/2017 - 10.30am

Genre: Stroke Recovery / Creative Arts Group

Cost: £3 Subs

A creative group run every Tuesday morning 10.30am-12.30pm.

Meet new people and learn some new skills in a fun and informal setting. These sessions aim to help stroke survivors increase their self-confidence, self-esteem and the will to improve through the medium of art.

To find out more about the group, please contact us on csrgbradford@gmail.com or by calling 01274 256 919.

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King Ayisoba (Ghana) | Zea (Netherlands, The Ex) | Ayuune Suley (Ghana) | Dean McPhee

King Ayisoba (Ghana) | Zea (Netherlands, The Ex) | Ayuune Suley (Ghana) | Dean McPhee

World Music

When: 21/01/2016

Genre: World Music

Cost: £10/£7 Concession

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Partner: M@BU - Music at Bradford University

M@BU – Music at Bradford University presents:

KING AYISOBA (Ghana)
Traditional kologo music from the Upper East Region of
Ghana brought with the energy and flavour of the twenty first century. The kologo is a two string guitar with a calabash gourd resonator, it is rhythmic and melodic at the same time. King Ayisoba sings in Frafra, Twi and in English and is a big star in Ghana. If you caught him at
Fuse Art Space as part of Recon festival a couple of years back you’ll know not to miss this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy1zVY-mxHc

https://soundcloud.com/makkumrecords/sets/king-ayisoba

http://www.kingayisobamusic.com/

Ayuune Suley (Ghana)
Another traditional musician on Kologo guitar, playing authentic music from East of Ghana.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5BrkEqcBio

ZEA (Netherlands)
Solo performance from Arnold de Boer of legendary post-punksters The Ex deploying guitar
and sampler for an almighty bout of high energy songs. Urgent lyrics
over guitar, roughshod beats and grimy bass lines. This is fat-free
music with no words wasted; joyfully obstinate, wonderfully bonkers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEvEmf7m42g

https://soundcloud.com/zea/sets/the-swimming-city

http://www.zea.dds.nl/

Dean McPhee
Blisfull ambient solo guitar compositions from Bingley. His influences include British Folk, Dub, Krautrock, Post Rock, Moroccan Trance and Modal Jazz, and while his sparse, melodic and echo-laden playing has been compared to Vini Reilly, Fripp & Eno and Loren Connors, his singular approach to the instrument is very much his own. Respected dub connoisseur, “On the Wire” presenter and champion of unusual and esoteric music Steve Barker recently described Dean as being “definitely one of the leading contemporary guitar stylists in the UK, and in the world” and his albums have been widely praised by The Wire, Uncut, Record Collector, Music OMH, Dusted Magazine, Brainwashed, DOA, Drowned in Sound, MOJO Magazine, ATTN: Magazine and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekHznRoR_4
http://www.deanmcphee.com/

This event is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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Laura Cannell / Magpahi / Stephanie Hladowski

Laura Cannell / Magpahi / Stephanie Hladowski

When: 23/01/2016

Cost: £5

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Laura Cannell plays fiddle, overbowed fiddle and double recorders. Drawing on ancient transcendental and earthly musics, her sense of space, dynamics and working with acoustics is highly attuned, often utilising a fragment from a medieval theme to her own end, embracing the apparitional, historical or the otherworldly. Her current live music show finds her performing improvisations on ‘over-bowed’ fiddle and double-barrelled recorders creating spell-binding new interpretations and breathing new life into lost and forgotten melodies from the 5th – 14th centuries. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3, 4 and 6Music including performances on Late Junction, The Early Music Show, Stuart Maconie’s Freakzone, In Tune and Radio 4’s 15 minute play. She has also appeared on ITV, Sky Arts and BBC Four. Laura regularly collaborates and was recently awarded a PRSF Beyond Borders grant to work with the Welsh violinist Angharad Davies in a new project which spans England, Scotland and Wales.

Magpahi is the solo project of Todmorden based multi-instrumentalist Alison Cooper. Transposing falsetto fairytale folk songs and 16th century poems from the black and white birds nest Alison joins the dots between Victorian parlour music and a dreamy tone world inspired by forays through the mossy undergrowth, liminal space, and eternally vibrating string that is the Yorkshire/Lancashire boundary line. With solo releases on Bird Records and Devon Folklore tapes, a collaborative streak that has seen her produce some mesmerising performances accompanied by the crystal light refractions of artist Emma Lomax, original soundtrack commissions for the Moomins no less, and releases with Sam and the Plants and N Racker on labels such as Twisted Nerve and Pre-Cert Entertainment, this first performance of 2016 promises to be special indeed.

Singing out from an early age, across a variety of genres, Stephanie Hladowski has slowly surfaced as an enigmatic interpreter of British folk song – most notably through her collaboration with guitarist C Joynes on the album ‘The Wild, Wild Berry’ (Bo’ Weavil) which was nominated for several awards and featured as editor’s choice in fRoots magazine. She has previously released one solo EP, ‘The High High Nest’ on Sheffield’s Singing Knives Records, and has collaborated with a range of acts from A Hawk and a Hacksaw, The Family Elan, and Scatter, to the dub sound system Inspirational Sound, also sharing the stage with such luminaries as Shirley Collins and Martin Carthy. Her last live performance also featured a cameo from new addition to the family Jonah Charlie Smith. Typically performing unaccompanied, Stephanie’s mesmerising, direct performance of balladry tells tales of love, life and loss sure to conjure up a wealth of emotion.

This event is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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Winter Herb Day at Delius

Winter Herb Day at Delius

Family Activity

When: 23/01/2016

Genre: Family Activity

Cost: Activities vary from FREE to £3/£10 donation

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

A day of herbal inspiration led by local Medical Herbalists, Heather Ware and Helen Rideout.

Come in from the cold anytime throughout the day to experience a range of activites that will empower you to use herbs for healthier and happier winter living. Just sit and relax with a tea or join in a workshop.

Free cups of Herbal Tea! Herbal Footbaths! Chats! Library! Hands-on workshops for adults and kids!

Workshops:

12.30 – 13.15 Fire-cider (non -alcoholic) making: learn how to make a stimulating immune tonic herbal vinegar. Bring your own jam jar to take what you make away.

14.00 – 14.15 Herbal Balm making for kids and adults. Make a yummy lip balm (that actually does stop your lips chapping) or a magical healing balm to take away.

15.00 – 15.45 Intuitive herbal tea tasting. A guided sensory experience where you learn about a mystery herb. FREE.

Just come along. No need to book!
Practical workshops £3 – £10 suggested donation.

This event is supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

We’ll be carrying on the herbal antics into the evening’s gig at Delius, where a variety of herbal teas will be served for your pleasure.https://www.facebook.com/events/421311724733806/

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Za! (Spain) | NOPE | FALCO | Bradford Scratch Orchestra

Za! (Spain) | NOPE | FALCO | Bradford Scratch Orchestra

When: 19/02/2016

Cost: £5/£4 concession

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Partner: M@BU - Music at Bradford University

M@BU – Music at Bradford University presents

Za! (Spain)
Two people in front of your eyes, yet a transoceanic, futuristic/primitive orchestra in your ears the duet from Barcelona known as ZA!, keep on with their post-world music conquest of PachaMadreTierraWAH.

Two years after releasing WANANANAI (Rockdelux’s Album of 2013), ZA! present a record that defies many conventions, even their own. The title LOLOISMO comes from ‘Loloiza’, the Spanish phrase for the chants that echo out from football fields, where often the collective act of singing holds more value than the lyrics. The only premise the band set themselves was to avoid repetition of songs. To accomplish this, Spazzfrica Ehd(drums/keyboards/vocals) and Papadupau (guitar/trumpet/samples/vocals) have explored new genres and tried new ways of playing and filtering their instruments. The result is ten hits, ten individual worlds that continue to evolve with each listen.

There is no set style: industrial meets dubstep, hip hop, clicks n’cuts electronic music, math-rock. Diversity is key, from the old-shool hardcore clichés to Asian, Arabic or invented landscapes, sometimes sampling live guitar, sometimes passing the whole drumkit through the amplifiers. The elements have been recorded live, on the same take and in the same room, only adding vocal overdubs.

ZA! call it “Loloizable experimental music with a chorus”, because until LOLOISMO the band’s lyrics had never evolved beyond a concept or a single word. As expected, these newly unearthed lyrics match with the experimental language of music, with repetitions, encrypted metrics and neologisms. The will is always to “loloize” rather than to pontifícate; to sing freely, collectively, and in tune with the Halfmighty Silly Sister of Wisdom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlTj59TSYSM
https://www.facebook.com/putosza
http://www.theaudaciousartexperiment.com/za/

NOPE
On tour with Za are another band from the Audacious Art Experiment stable; krautrocking underground ‘supergroup’ NOPE. Featuring members of That Fucking Tank, Hookworms and COWTOWN NOPE have been pummelling ears and expanding minds for a while now with two albums of duel-drumming psychedelic repeato-rock performed with post punk intensity and a dash of early nineties alternative rock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdhGKCC7Dvo
https://soundcloud.com/obscene-baby-auction/nope-walker
www.justsaynope.co.uk

F.A.L.C.O
Zizek Stardust and her band from another time return to Bradford to teach us in the ways of Fully Automated Luxury Communism. Three teenage girls making a polticised postpunk riot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVJ6uZCnKBE&feature=youtu.be
https://www.mixcloud.com/andyabbott/the-mirrored-hammer-postcapitalism-and-postwork-futures-special-part-one/

Bradford Scratch Orchestra
A performance from the open platform for musicians and non-musicians of all level of experience to make collaborative and improvised music.
https://bradfordscratchorchestra.wordpress.com/

This event is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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Linda Sharrock / (In) The Abyssity Of The Grounds

Linda Sharrock / (In) The Abyssity Of The Grounds

Live Music - Jazz

When: 20/02/2016

Genre: Live Music - Jazz

Cost: £5

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn

An early evening/matinee performance from one of the most uniquely wondrous voices in music – free jazz legend Linda Sharrock! Singing alongside her current band (In) The Abyssity Of The Grounds, consisting of Mario Rechtern (saxophones), Theresa Eipeldauer (voice), Didi Kern (drums) and Margaret Unknown (guitar, electronics and voice), this is a rare opportunity to witness one of the most powerful voices of the 20th Century avant-garde.

Sharrock’s vocal work on her deceased ex-husband Sonny Sharrock’s albums ‘Black Woman’, ‘Monkey Pocky Boo’ and ‘Paradise’ augured a transition from the old jazz toward a revisionary and visionary smashing of form and idiom. It blended her rich gospel heritage with a drive toward the avant-garde that stood as a hugely powerful symbol for the African-American experience, as the United States moved from the subtlety of the early civil rights movement to the sociopolitical primal scream that was Black Power! Melodic moans and wails slowly unfurled into waves of shrill, powerful screams that mirrored and battled with the ferocity of Sonny’s guitar.

Linda divorced Sonny Sharrock in ’78 and moved to Vienna where she she worked with Franz Koglmann, Eric Watson, and Wolfgang Puschnig into the 1990s. In 2007, after forging a now long-running musical partnership with saxophonist Mario Rechtern, Sharrock suffered a life-changing stroke that not only impaired her ability to move freely but also to sing. It’s no understatement to say that her recent return to performance has been more of a rebirth than a rehabilitation. Gone are the Gospel-infused exultations. In their place a deep, rising moan that extends and draws itself out into a final, lengthy primal wail that illustrates the sociopolitical position of Sharrock’s disability as clearly as the records she made in the ’70s illustrated her position as a Black Woman in America.

This performance precedes the release of a brand new triple album on Golden Lab Records (out March 2016), credited to Linda Sharrock / (In) The Abyssity Of The Grounds – Sharrock’s first major work in years. Needless to say, it is an unmissable event for anyone even vaguely interested in the 20th Century avant-garde, Free Jazz and African-American history.

This event is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation www.artworkscreative.org.uk

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LIVE MUSIC – Lunchtime Jazz with Imani Hekima, Pianist 04/03/16

LIVE MUSIC - Lunchtime Jazz with Imani Hekima, Pianist 04/03/16

Jazz

When: 04/03/2016

Genre: Jazz

Cost: £3 (£2 Conc.) on the door | children are free

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Bradford jazz pianist Imani Hekima has a diverse musical background, and takes us on a journey across genres. His performance blends jazz influences with soul, reggae, Bollywood & Middle Eastern music.

Join us for a lunchtime jazz session and BYOF (bring your own food)

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SORM FEST IV

SORM FEST IV

Live Music

When: 05/03/2016

Genre: Live Music

Annual SORM fest
Plus SORM record label grand launch!!!
Bands tbc

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Women of Palestine: Living through Trauma, Building Resilience

Women of Palestine: Living through Trauma, Building Resilience

Event

When: 12/03/2016

Genre: Event

Cost: Conference: Free Evening event: £10/£5 concession

Join us for a day dedicated to the women of Palestine in this special event for International Women’s Day.

Conference (women only): 12 noon doors open for soup and to browse the exhibition. 1pm for conference opening.

Through film, music, poetry and women’s personal accounts, we will explore the daily trauma endured by Palestinians and celebrate how Palestinian women survive and thrive against the odds supporting each other, their families and their communities by being active both politically and creatively.

This event, at the Delius Centre, is the grand finale of a week of events across the north of England. Come and meet:

• Reem Kelani, the Palestinian singer
• Arwa Haikal from Hebron
• Kholoud al Ajarma from Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem
• Kholood Ersheid from Nazareth
• and view a new a film from The Freedom Theatre of Jenin, who recently toured the UK to great acclaim.

The event is organised by Northern Women for Palestine – a group of activists from seven towns across the north of England committed to campaigning for justice for Palestinians.

Our key message is that all of us, whatever our circumstances, can contribute to the cause of justice for Palestinians – so come along and find out more on March 12th.

The evening celebratory meal, beginning 6 for 6.30pm, is open to all and is £10/£5 concession

Tickets and further info available from hillyfletcher@btinternet.com or call 01422 881 436

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Pleasure Grounds and M@BU Present INCLUSION PRINCIPLE / SOPHIE COOPER / CHRIS BYWATER

Pleasure Grounds and M@BU Present INCLUSION PRINCIPLE / SOPHIE COOPER / CHRIS BYWATER

Jazz

When: 17/03/2016

Genre: Jazz

Cost: £5 (£3 concession)

Partner: M@BU & Pleasure Grounds

Pleasure Grounds and M@BU – Music at Bradford University – present atDelius Arts & Cultural Centre

Inclusion Principle
Martin Archer – electronic keyboards, laptop, saxophones, clarinets, recorders
Hervé Perez – laptop, saxophones
Peter Fairclough – drums and percussion

Inclusion Principle operates in a space between electronics, nu-jazz, contemporary electroacoustic music and free improvisation tending towards a minimalist approach. In performance you will hear pure jazz skill, electronic beats and areas of texture and abstraction all seamlessly woven into a fascinating tapestry of sound.

Both Martin and Hervé play a similar set up of laptop and woodwinds and yet have a different approach to their instruments. Put together, there is a chemistry that inspire and drive their improvisations towards a wide range of soundscapes.

The choice of instruments and sounds on their palette allows them to dramatically change their music between beat driven electro, minimal and microtonal improvisation via electroacoustic experimentation and nu-jazz.

Long time collaborator Peter Fairclough fills a space in the soundscape that was meant for him, bringing a range of sounds and acoustic instruments. His inventive use of hand percussion, cymbals sculptures and bells blend perfectly with abstract textures while establishing definite jazz grooves that sit comfortably amongst electronic beats.

https://www.facebook.com/Inclusion-Principle-110752295685776/

Sophie Cooper
Sophie Cooper is a West Yorkshire based musician influenced by psychedelic pop, weird noise and drone, whose main interest is in experimenting with conventional song writing. Cooper’s music is written to reflect her life and more often than not is inspired by the people around her. The songs have a dreamlike quality, with sounds and vocals drifting in and out of clarity. Cooper has been making music since her early teens and has been in a string of acts including Cooper Jones and Leopard Leg.

http://sophiecoopermusic.com/

Chris Bywater
Part of the stupendous Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere, (with Martin) , Transient Vs Resident and Bradford Scratch Orchestra among many. Synthesised electronic immersive environments a speciality.

7pm – 10pm. at Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, Great Horton Rd, Bradford. £5/£3 concessions on the door.

Tickets: http://estore.bradford.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=9&catid=530&prodvarid=110

Attendees of ‘Reflections on the Work of Albert Hunt/Within the Art School and Without’ (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reflections-on-the-work-of-albert-huntwithin-the-art-school-and-without-tickets-22032647241) at Bradford College during the day can take advantage of the concessionary rate.

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Dales Jam

Dales Jam

Jazz

When: 18/03/2016

Genre: Jazz

Cost: £4 (£3 concession)

DALES JAM
Friday, 18th March

World music and jazz orchestra Dales Jam return to the Delius Centre with Spring in their step and two completely new sets of music for your delirious enjoyment.

Time: Doors open at 7.00pm (band on at 7.30pm)
Tickets: £4 (£3 concession) on the door

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Lunchtime Jazz with Imani Hekima, Pianist (THIS IS A RESCHEDULED EVENT)

Lunchtime Jazz with Imani Hekima, Pianist (THIS IS A RESCHEDULED EVENT)

Jazz

When: 14/04/2016

Genre: Jazz

Cost: £3 (£2 concession) - Children Free

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn

Bradford jazz pianist Imani Hekima has a diverse musical background, and takes us on a journey across genres. His performance blends jazz influences with soul, reggae, Bollywood & Middle Eastern music.

Join us for a lunchtime jazz session and BYOF (bring your own food)

Cost: £3 (£2 Conc.) on the door | children are free

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Family Spring Wild Food Day

Family Spring Wild Food Day

Family Workshop

When: 16/04/2016

Genre: Family Workshop

Cost: £0-£3

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

A day to explore Spring Wild and Urban Gleaned foods, led by Grow Bradford and Plenty Preserves.
…zingy tonics, hedgerow salads, wild food pizza and perfect pestos!

Spring has sprung and shoots and leaves are appearing! Learn how to find and make foods from what’s right on your doorstep and make delicious foods which have added micronutrients and can give you a boost after winter.

Free zingy tonic concoction! Hedgerow salads! Perfect pestos! Wild food pizzas! Come in and have a chat, make your own wild food lunch and contribute to our community foraging map! Hands-on workshops for adults and kids!

Make your own spring tonic – fun for all ages – make a concoction that is guaranteed to put a zing in your step! FREE to all…

Wild food lunch
Make your own perfect pesto – perfect healthful and delicious topping for pasta or pizza £3

Hedgerow salads – learn about where you can find foods right on your doorstep through foraging and urban gleaning.
Make your own salad – £3

Wild food pizza – make your own pizza with wild food pesto and foraged leaves – £3

Wild food lunch – make all the above for £7.50

 

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Howard Alden

Howard Alden

Jazz

When: 27/04/2016

Genre: Jazz

Cost: £10/£8 concessions

Virtuoso award winning American jazz guitarist Howard Alden is making a rare appearance in the area.

TICKETS £10 and £8 conc

Sat 30th April 2016 (2pm)Workshop at theYorkshire Music School Salts Mill, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3LA Tele: 01274 595954Email: info@ymss.co.ukwww.ymss.co.uk

“He may be the best of his generation,” Owen Cordle in JazzTimes.

George Kanzler of the Newark Star Ledger proclaims that he is “the most impressive and creative member of a new generation of jazz guitarists.” And Chip Deffaa of the New York Post observes that he is “…one of the very finest young guitarists working today.”

As well as on many albums Howard can also be heard on the soundtrack to the 1999 Woody Allen movie “Sweet and Lowdown”, starring Sean Penn, who was also nominated for an Academy Award for his role as a legendary jazz guitarist in the ’30s. Howard not only played all the guitar solos, but also coached Mr. Penn on playing the guitar for his role in the film.

Jazz critic Wayne Thompson writes simply, in Jazzscene, “If there are better young jazz guitar players in America than Howard Alden, I have yet to hear them.”

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Kascarade – Debut Album Launch

Kascarade - Debut Album Launch

Live Music

When: 30/04/2016

Genre: Live Music

Cost: £5 advance / £6 on door

Debut album launch

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Daniel Wakeford, Stearica (Italy), Fling

Daniel Wakeford, Stearica (Italy), Fling

Pop/Psychedelic Rock/Psychedelic Pop

When: 25/05/2016

Genre: Pop/Psychedelic Rock/Psychedelic Pop

Cost: £7/£5 concession

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Partner: M@BU - Music at Bradford University

M@BU – Music at Bradford University in association with Constant Flux present a Bradford Threadfest lead-in gig with ..

Daniel Wakeford

Pure and ecstatic pop from a charismatic, charming and honest individual. Daniel Wakeford is a singer-songwriter from Brighton who has written and recorded over 5 albums. He has been performing in and around Brighton and London for years and due to the purity in Daniel’s songs and performances, he wins over pretty much every audience he plays to. His songs are about his life and the things he loves, from his family and friends, to Beethoven. Daniel is an important part of the learning disabled music scene in Brighton, centred around a night called The Rock House, and through celebrating Daniel as an artist who has autism, it will portray a much needed positive image of learning disabled people in the media and will help highlight the challenges faced by musicians with learning disabilities.

“Daniel Wakeford brings heartfelt euphoria wherever he goes. His seemingly bottomless well of material offers up classic after classic in the shape of relentlessly catchy pop naivetes. It’s the delivery that sets Daniel apart, anyone with a shred of a soul can’t help but be won over by his unbounded joy and enthusiasm.” – Supernormal Festival

“The music has a real 1st Television Personalities LP vibe, but the vocals are utterly unique! I love the lyrics too… they’re so blunt yet so poetic.” – Daniel Lupton, Sorry State Records

https://rockhouserecords.bandcamp.com/album/daniel-wakeford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzFfu6WDP6E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGnkJzuFYWU

STEARICA (Italy)
Post-prog-psychedelic-experimental instrumental rock outfit from Turin who have been on tour with legends of the independent scene like NoMeansNo, GirlsAgainstBoys, Suzuki Damo, Ex El, Karate, Acid Mothers Temple (with whom they shared a 32 gigs on a European tour) and Tarentel.

Francesco Carlucci: guitar, bass, piano, loops, vibraph.
Davide Compagnoni: drums, piano, loops,marimba.
Luca Paiardi: bass, electric piano, synth.

http://aloudmusic.com/en/artists/stearica/

FLING
Off kilter psychedelic pop from Bradford with members of NGOD and Illusory Centre in a Syd Barret era Pink Floyd vein.
https://soundcloud.com/flinggg

7:30pm. £7/£5 concessions.

Tickets comings soon to www.brad.ac.uk/music

This event is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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Movement From The Mills

Movement From The Mills

Dance/Film/Music

When: 28/05/2016

Genre: Dance/Film/Music

Cost: £5/£3 concessions

Artist Bryony Pritchard presents a new movement piece developed from workshops with local Gujarat-connected dancers, graphic artist Anna Peaker and Joanne Armitage (Yorkshire Sound Women Network) using material from Tim Smith’s India’s Gateway exhibition at Gallery II , University of Bradford.

The sharings of the performance in progress will also be accompanied by film and music works from the India’s Gateway exhibition and musician Alison Cooper (Magpahi) perfoming a live soundtrack to footage from Yorkshire Film Archive shown as part of the I Am No Bird exhibition at South Square Gallery, Thornton.

Presented in association with Bradford Literature Festival and Bradford Threadfest.

4pm – 6pm @ Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd.

£5/£3 concessions

Tickets coming soon to www.brad.ac.uk/music

India’s Gateway exhibition
http://www.brad.ac.uk/gallery/whats-on/

Bryony Pritchard
http://www.artfever.org.uk/performance.html

Joanne Armitage
https://soundcloud.com/joannnne

Yorkshire Sound Women Network
https://yorkshiresoundwomen.wordpress.com/

Anna Peaker
http://www.annapeaker.co.uk/

Magpahi
https://soundcloud.com/magpahi

Bradford Threadfest
http://www.bradfordthreadfest.com/

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Aşıq Nargile

Aşıq Nargile

World Music / Folk / Poetry

When: 03/08/2016 - 7.30pm

Genre: World Music / Folk / Poetry

Cost: £5

Partner: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Born in Tbilisi and now based in the Borcali region of Southern Georgia, Nargile Mehtiyeva aka Asiq Nargile has been playing saz (long-neck lute) and singing since the age of 15. Fluent in Azerbaijani, Georgian, and Russian, Nargile represents the cosmopolitan heritage of old Tbilisi, a city once known as a meeting point for multilingual aşıq bards who would travel through the region serving as conduits for news, ideas, music and culture. A powerful solo performer, her vocal recital of epic folk poetry is by turns ecstatic and deeply expressive, and is interspersed with bursts of virtuosic, highly ornamented saz.

Equally comfortable performing moving laments or upbeat folk dances, Nargile is currently the only female aşıq living and performing in the ethnic Azeri region of Georgia, and has been teaching the art to new generations. A recording of her live performance at Cafe OTO, which took place during a hugely successful UK tour with kindred folk channeller Richard Dawson in 2015, is out now on the OTORoku label.

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Creative Stroke Recovery Group – Open Day

Creative Stroke Recovery Group - Open Day

Stroke Recovery / Creative Arts Group

When: 09/08/2016 - 10.30am

Genre: Stroke Recovery / Creative Arts Group

Cost: FREE

Come along to the Delius Arts & Cultural Centre to learn about all about who the Creative Stroke Recovery Group are, and what they get up to in their sessions every week.

There will be tea and cake, creative activities and a tombola.

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Tomorrow We Sail

Tomorrow We Sail

Ambient Folk

When: 01/10/2016 - 8pm

Genre: Ambient Folk

Cost: £5 | £3.50 Concession.

Partner: M@BU - Music at Bradford University

Tomorrow We Sail is a group of musicians based in Leeds, UK. Formed in 2009, their sound has developed into what is now an impressive landscape of billowing, reverb-soaked guitars, orchestral strings, piano, organ and multi-layered group-harmony vocals.

Folk, slowcore, neo-classicism, minimalism, ambient and post-rock are all apparent in the music Tomorrow We Sail create together. If you’ve ever been moved by albums like Talk Talk’s ‘Spirit Of Eden’, Sigur Ros’ ‘( )’ or Low’s ‘Secret Name’, you may find yourself falling for this music.

After releasing their debut album, ‘For Those Who Caught The Sun In Flight’, to high acclaim in 2014 via Gizeh records the band have spent the last year tucked away working on new material. They will be returning to the stage later this year with new songs in tow.

“Rich in texture and atmosphere, delicate and ethereal, and nothing short of magnificent” Whisperin & Hollerin

“Simply Breathtaking.” The Guardian

Website: http://www.tomorrowwesail.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowwesail

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/tomorrowwesail/

Support by Gerrard Bell Fife

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/GerrardBellFifeMusic/

Bandcamp: http://gerrardbell-fife.bandcamp.com/

This event is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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Bradford Social Scene Spectacular ’16

Bradford Social Scene Spectacular ’16

Student Event

When: 08/10/2016 - 4pm

Genre: Student Event

Cost: FREE

Partner: Bradford Brewery, The Brick Box, Westgate Social, Oi!,

An immersive miniature City experience; the Delius Centre brings together a taste of local venues and organisations so you can get to know your new City.

Fun and exciting things to expect:

  • Discount Voucher Booklets
  • Venue passports
  • Face Glittering
  • Competitions
  • Activities
  • Free Snacks!
  • Free Boozy Samples!
  • Brick Box’s Temple to Toast!

 

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Green Your City

Green Your City

Urban Growing, Family Friendly Event

When: 08/10/2016 - 11am

Genre: Urban Growing, Family Friendly Event

Cost: FREE

SEED – SOIL – PLACE – CARE – HARVEST – CONTINUE

A day to explore different elements of growing and the cycle of growing, led by Grow Bradford.

A family-friendly open session covering the elements of growing – What skills are needed, what growing gives to us and how it is good for us.

The session will include seed planting for you to take home.

Tell us about how you currently engage with your City and where you find the opportunity to engage with nature, there will also be signposting to other green projects in the City that you may be interested in being a part of.

This is a free activity.

Bring a packed lunch!

This event is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation www.artworkscreative.org.uk

 

 

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Songs Without Frontiers: an Afternoon of Harmony and Solidarity

Songs Without Frontiers: an Afternoon of Harmony and Solidarity

Acapella Performance

When: 09/10/2016 - 2.30pm

Genre: Acapella Performance

Cost: FREE

Bradford Women Singers (our very own radical acapella group) are joining with a German women’s choir Picanta in a very special one off concert at the Delius Arts and Cultural Centre on Sunday October 9th from 2.30pm to 5pm.

Picanta are touring their special brand of powerful songs from around the globe and have chosen this venue for their sole Bradford concert for its historic role as the German Church, its glorious acoustics and for its welcoming atmosphere.

This wonderful afternoon of singing, song sharing, lovely cakes and refreshments is free entry and will be raising funds in support of the awesome BIASAN Women’s Group. This Group of women asylum seekers, refugees and their supporters has been meeting weekly for over 15 years; providing support, sustenance and sisterhood on a voluntary basis.

All are welcome at this unique, uplifting and inspiring event.

 

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Training: Social Media for Creative Enterprises

Training: Social Media for Creative Enterprises

Training Opportunity

When: 15/11/2016 - 6pm

Genre: Training Opportunity

Cost: FREE but spaces are limited so please book

Artworks Creative Communities and enterprising professional Jane Wynn bring you a programme of creative enterprise training sessions to help people who are trying to make a go of their creative small businesses.

First up is SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CREATIVE ENTERPRISES.
The trainer is Becky Moore who has many years’ experience working in the voluntary and community sector, as an educationalist, writer, event manager, community worker, and PR manager.

Becky explains “This workshop will be interactive, participatory and hopefully fun too! We will look at how you can maximise the potential of your social media marketing, marrying it with your business plan and desired outcomes. By the end of the session, you will have the tools to build your own social media plan, and resources to help you create engaging and effective content.”

There will be hot drinks on arrival and the chance to socialise and network with the other creatively enterprising after the session from 8-9pm. The bar will be open and we can all practise tweeting!

Although this is a free event there are limited spaces available so please book by emailing: thealternativeshop@yahoo.co.uk to book.

This is a free workshop sponsored by Artworks Creative Communities and Two28.

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The Problem of Perspective: An educational documentary

The Problem of Perspective: An educational documentary

Film

When: 17/11/2016 - 7pm

Genre: Film

Cost: £5 | Pay As You Feel On The Door | Free to Students

Partner: M@BU, University of Bradford

This screening brings together three moving-image projects produced in Bradford during the ‘70s which present alternative documentary viewpoints on ideas of education and work.

Programme:
The Unteachables (aka. Open Night) (Media in Education Unit, c.1971, c.30min)
An experimental ‘educational documentary’ produced by the Media in Education Unit, a group led by Albert Hunt which grew out of the Bradford Art College Theatre Group.

[Two studies from] A Documentation of Bradford Working Life (Darcy Lange, 1974, c.20min)
Lange produced a series of 15 anthropological video studies of single workers performing tasks across four different Bradford factories, with the unfulfilled intention of presenting the work in this context too.

Black Future (Jim O’Brien, 1977, 40min)
Jim O’Brien’s film Black Future (1977) imagines England in 1983, where modern industry has destroyed the labour market leaving millions of young people permanently unemployed and living in controlled ‘welfare zones.’

 

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Buy Nowt Day

Buy Nowt Day

FREE! Community Event

When: 25/11/2016 - 3pm

Genre: FREE! Community Event

FREE! FREE! FREE!

Coinciding with the world wide phenomenon Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day was created as an international protest to consumerism. People around the world celebrate the day by engaging in low-cost or free events and activities that often promote happiness and wellbeing.

A creative exploration of value and worth.

Artworks welcomes you to come and enjoy a few hours of costless fun at the Delius Centre, the perfect antidote to the Black Friday craze…

Take the weight off your credit card and rediscover just how much fun you can have without spending.

Featuring workshops, activities, food and festivities – All ages welcome.

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The Delius Festive Evening Fair

The Delius Festive Evening Fair

Family-Friendly Festive Fair

When: 02/12/2016 - 3pm

Genre: Family-Friendly Festive Fair

Cost: FREE

Join us for the third Delius Festive Evening Fair – featuring live music.

Evening festive fun, early doors opening to purchase last minute xmas gifts from local producers, makers, artists and entrepreneurs.

This free, family friendly event will be a music filled evening with a seasonal open mic, mulled cider, delicious food and a select range of stalls.

Featuring:
– HustlerbyName
– Paperbird Souvenirs
– Ruth Fettis
– Record stall
– and more!

Also…a tombola and free decoration making activity for children.

 

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Training: Product Photography for Creative Enterprises

Training: Product Photography for Creative Enterprises

Training Opportunity

When: 03/12/2016 - 10am

Genre: Training Opportunity

Cost: FREE but spaces are limited so please book

 A self taught photographer from the 1970’s, I picked up a camera and never put it down. Born in Bradford and still live here now and would never think of living anywhere else.

Getting the image is more important than developing or printing it. Without an image you have nothing. I process images very little now and try and achieve the image in the camera. The digital camera has taken over and everyone wants to take photos so I teach people how to get the best out of their cameras and themselves. I teach on the basis of workshops dealing with product images for those selling on the internet. For those who want to just take better photos generally, I also lead photo walks in Saltaire.

Although this is a free event there are limited spaces available to allow for one to one tutoring from the photographer so please book by emailing: thealternativeshop@yahoo.co.uk to book.

This is a free workshop sponsored by Artworks Creative Communities and Two28.

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UnCommons #2 – Art, Music, Wearable Technology Party

UnCommons #2 - Art, Music, Wearable Technology Party

Art / Music / Technology Events in Unusual Spaces

When: 08/12/2016 - 8pm

Genre: Art / Music / Technology Events in Unusual Spaces

Cost: £5 | Pay As You Feel On The Door

Partner: M@BU, University of Bradford, National Media Museum

After party for National 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 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.

 

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Rumi Urs – Illuminated Heart

Rumi Urs - Illuminated Heart

World Music

When: 11/12/2016 - 7pm

Genre: World Music

Cost: £15 | £12.50 - Discounted group tickets available

Join us for an uplifting evening to celebrate Mevlana Rumi’s return to the Beloved with sacred music, poetry and whirling dervishes.

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Son De La Zona

Son De La Zona

Film + Discussion

When: 13/12/2016 - 7pm

Genre: Film + Discussion

Cost: £2 on the door

A night of music, film, discussion and crafts.

Music from the barrios of Venezuela. 45 minute film followed by Q&A with the presenter Magú Guzman. Bar , empanadas and Latin American crafts.

Viva! Bradford in partnership with Artworks Creative Communities and financial support from Film Hub North, through Live Cinema UK’s programme of Bradford community screenings, presents Son de la Zona film and Q&A with its presenter. Guided by Magú, we get to know the barrios and alleyways of Venezuela, and immerse ourselves in the lifestyles of their inhabitants and how they emerge through music:

“We went deep into each parish to find out the sound of the people, what their talents and their flavours are; that research resulted in experiences which are not commonly known, but are teeming throughout Venezuela.”

That is how we are able to witness the creative process and the work of the main characters and cultural collectives, living in different communities in Caracas and other parts of the country. Magú is not only a musician himself, a player of Venezuelan ska band Desorden Público, but also a curious recorder of the rhythms, sounds, flavours, colours and traditions of Venezuela, Latin America and the world.

This programme of music is nourished by day to day stories of life in barrios and parishes of Venezuela such as Petare, San Agustín del Sur, El Cementerio, El Valle, and outside Caracas: Los Teques in Miranda State, and the more distant Aragua, Yaracuy and Lara.

Son de la Zona was awarded the National Prize for Journalism Simón Bolívar in 2015, for Best Television Show. It is a co-production between Ávila TV and Calalú Estudio Creativo.

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Wilful Missing Christmas Party & Midland Rd Nursery School fundraiser

Wilful Missing Christmas Party & Midland Rd Nursery School fundraiser

Music | Festive Fundraiser

When: 16/12/2016 - 7.30pm

Genre: Music | Festive Fundraiser

Cost: £5 On The Door

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, we’re having a party, and also raising funds for a new sensory room at Midland Road Nursery School where the (very) small Kipling hangs out.

A catch up with friends and some snacks, and some music – what’s not to like. Festive drinks, possibly Gary Stewart as Singing Santa, Joe Cox back on drums as a one off after his world tour. Funk & Soul DJ from London! All in the lovely German Church that is Delius Arts and Cultural Centre.

Oh and there will be a festive performance of Fairytale Of New York, with special guest…

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Training: Small Business Accounting for Creative Enterprises

Training: Small Business Accounting for Creative Enterprises

Training Opportunity

When: 16/01/2017 - 10.30-12.30

Genre: Training Opportunity

Cost: FREE

A learning opportunity for creative individuals and enterprises with Samantha Martin. 

This workshop will cover topics such as:

– Book-keeping, including setting up systems and maintaining your records.
– Suggested templates and spreadsheets.
– General accounting procedures, such as self-assessments, HMRC and Companies House.
– Other useful information such as what can be claimed on expenses, managing payroll, etc.

If participants have specific questions, please e-mail them in advance (no later than Monday 9 January) as this will give Sam the opportunity to prepare the information most useful to you.

This workshop is a collaborative effort by Bradford Independent Creative Enterprise Network, Artworks Creative Communities and Two28.

To book your place, please e-mail thealternativeshop@yahoo.co.uk

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Leave to Remain (15) Film Showing

Leave to Remain (15) Film Showing

Film

When: 18/01/2017 - 6.30pm

Genre: Film

Cost: FREE

Partner: UNESCO City of Film

The second film in the series is ‘leave to remain’ – three teenagers forced to leave their family, friends and homes behind learn to live in yet another hostile country. That country is the UK.

Omar, a charismatic afghan teenager, is at the precarious juncture of having his refugee status decided, when the arrival of a boy from back home threatens to change everything. Forced into a position where the outcome may be the difference between life and death, his only options are to tell the unbelievable truth or to tell a good story? For Omar, and thousands like him, who arrive alone and scared to our shores each year, the asylum system is a cruel game of chance.

 

Film rated ages 15+

Learn more about the film HERE, and watch the trailer HERE.

 

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Green Your City: Winter ‘Hygge’ Together

Green Your City: Winter ‘Hygge’ Together

Mental Wellbeing + Environmental Project

When: 18/01/2017 - 08/03/2017 - 10.30am

Genre: Mental Wellbeing + Environmental Project

Partner: Grow Bradford

A follow-on project based on our Green Your City project ending in 2016, Winter ‘Hygge’ Together is a project focused around ‘hygge’ (pronounced hoo-gah), a Danish word that describes a sense of wellbeing that comes from taking genuine pleasure from making ordinary, everyday moments more meaningful.

During this 8-week programme we will come together as a community to explore ways of reconnecting with nature, and discovering how we can each have a sense of ‘hygge’ in our lives, whether in the workplace, at home, or outdoors.

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Bradford Palestine Solidarity Campaign AGM

Bradford Palestine Solidarity Campaign AGM

Annual General Meeting + Film

When: 07/02/2017 - 6pm

Genre: Annual General Meeting + Film

All are welcome to attend, meet us and find out more, get involved!

Starting at 6pm with food, there will be reports on our activities in 2016 and discussion of the priorities for 2017, followed by a screening of Balls, Barriers and Bulldozers – a journey into women’s football in Palestine

“What is it like to live and play football under occupation? What is it like to play football if you are a woman in Palestine… Illustrated by interviews and footage, this documentary follows the personal journey of the Easton Cowgirls and Republica Internationale FC during their week inside the West Bank”

This is a free event and open to all. Only members can vote.

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Training: Photographing Your Work for Creative Enterprises

Training: Photographing Your Work for Creative Enterprises

Training Opportunity

When: 11/02/2017 - 10am

Genre: Training Opportunity

Cost: FREE

A learning opportunity for creative individuals and enterprises with Geoff Tynan. 

This introductory session with Geoff Tynan will help you create photographic images of your products for sale, without any fancy gear. This is a vital skill particularly if you are developing online sales.

This workshop is a collaborative effort by Bradford Independent Creative Enterprise Network, Artworks Creative Communities and Two28.

To book your place, please e-mail thealternativeshop@yahoo.co.uk

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Dales Jam plays Delius

Dales Jam plays Delius

Music | Interpretive Jazz

When: 11/02/2017 - Doors at 7pm

Genre: Music | Interpretive Jazz

Funder: The Delius Trust

Dales Jam plays Delius at the Delius Arts and Cultural Centre

This will be a very special evening of unique interpretations of Bradford born composer Frederick Delius’ music. His family have a long association with the German Church, in which the Delius Arts and Cultural Centre is based.

Community Jazz Band Dales Jam have been playing concerts at the Delius Centre for several years. This has led to the band creating a number of unique pieces inspired by the music of Delius (Koanga, Brigg Fair, The First Cuckoo In Spring) all with a Dales Jam twist and space for improvisation by members of the band. The concert will be completed by a set of Dales Jam’s own arrangements of world music, in keeping with Delius’s enthusiasm for other musical cultures.

Dales Jam is led by multi-instrumentalist and award-winning Yorkshire Jazz Musician Richard Ormrod.

This commission has been generously supported by The Delius Trust.

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Delius: Love, Loss & Longing

Delius: Love, Loss & Longing

Poetry

When: 18/02/2017 - 7pm

Genre: Poetry

Cost: FREE

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Join us for an evening of art and spoken word performance set to the theme of love, loss and longing.

Poetry performances on the night from Jane Steele and new work showcased by members of the Delius Writers Crew.

The source material for work at this event is very relevant to the Delius Arts & Cultural Centre and reveals part of composer Frederick Delius’ life from a viewpoint that has not yet been explored.

In 1997 an article by violinist Tasmin Little was featured in The Telegraph titled ‘The loss at the heart of his about the life of Delius. In the article she explains her search for evidence and accuracy about the relationship Delius is believed to have had with a black woman called Chloe, and the son they may have had together, while Delius was living at the Solano Grove plantation in Florida. The romance of this unproven relationship developed into the theme of ‘Love, Loss and Longing’.

New work by printmaker Ruth Fettis will be unveiled at the event, a piece that will be part of the centre’s permanent collection.

FREE Event

All ages welcome

This event was commissioned by Artworks Creative Communities with funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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Training: Pricing Your Work for Creative Enterprises

Training: Pricing Your Work for Creative Enterprises

Training Opportunity

When: 21/02/2017 - 6pm

Genre: Training Opportunity

Cost: FREE

Partner: BICEN + Two28

A learning opportunity for creative individuals and enterprises with Jane Wynn. 

Pricing your own creative output for market can be really tricky. This workshop will give you an opportunity to discuss the issues, look at production, wholesale and retail pricing and help you structure your own pricing methods. After all that there will be some convivial networking with drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

This workshop is a collaborative effort by Bradford Independent Creative Enterprise Network, Artworks Creative Communities and Two28.

To book your place, please e-mail thealternativeshop@yahoo.co.uk

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The Athlete (PG)

The Athlete (PG)

Film Showing

When: 22/02/2017 - 6pm Doors for 6.30 Showing

Genre: Film Showing

Cost: FREE

Partner: UNESCO City of Film

Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefoot Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country, this soldier and quiet son of a shepherd is considered by many the greatest long-distance runner in history.

Join us for this evening showing of The Athlete; Ethiopia’s first submission to the Academy Awards, and winner of the “Best of Fest” award at Edinburgh International Film Festival. Refreshments available.

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Priscilla Queen of the Delius Experience

Priscilla Queen of the Delius Experience

Film Experience Event

When: 25/02/2017 - 7pm

Genre: Film Experience Event

Cost: £15 (£12 Earlybird ) | £3 Film Only 15-18 Ticket

Warm up your glittery cockles this February and join us for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DELIUS EXPERIENCE, the ultimate get away from the winter blues. Make your way through the chilly night to the warm oasis that is the Delius Arts & Cultural Centre!

Happening on Saturday 25th February as part of LGBT History Month this movie night experience will have a whole host of warming activities including themed food, drinks, décor and drag entertainment, competitions and after party hosted by Bubbles! Step into a winter wonderland like you’ve never seen before.

The film will run from 7.30-10pm with an interval to refresh your cocktails. After that, get your dancing shoes on for the after party, and entertainment for just us grown-ups. We’ll be crowning our very own (YOUR NAME HERE) Queen or King of the Delius – dress up fancy and show us your best frock to be in with a chance of winning. We have a special late night licence just for this event so you can dance ‘til you drop!

This film is certified as ages 15 and over so unfortunately we can only offer tickets in this age bracket.

The Delius Centre is completely accessible including bar and toilets. Please let us know when purchasing your tickets if you have any accessibility requirements that we can help with.

GOOD VIBES AND LOVE ONLY PLEASE!

When: Sat. 25 Feb | Doors 7pm – Late (10.30 onwards 18+)
Where: The Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, BD7 1AA.
Tickets: http://www.drunkenfilmfest.com/shop

We are very excited to have this event as part of LGBT Bradford – A celebration of LGBT History Month 2017.
http://lgbtbradford.co.uk/events/category/all/

Thank you to all of our amazing partners and sponsors:

LGBT Bradford, Drunken Film Fest, The Equity Centre, Live Cinema UK

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Reem Kelani in Concert

Reem Kelani in Concert

Palestinian Music

When: 09/03/2017 - 7.30pm

Genre: Palestinian Music

Cost: £13 | £7 Concession)

Partner: The Miktab limited

Following Reem’s participation in Women of the World (WOW) Bradford in November 2016, she returns to perform in concert, accompanied by the ever impressive Bruno Heinen on piano.

This event is a partnership with Artworks Creative Communities and The Miktab limited.

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Scars On 45 Intimate Acoustic Performance

Scars On 45 Intimate Acoustic Performance

Acoustic Pop

When: 24/03/2017 - 7.30pm

Genre: Acoustic Pop

Cost: £10

Partner: Scars on 45

Scars on 45 are coming back to home to Yorkshire to play a one off intimate acoustic show in our lovely hometown Bradford!

We’ll be debuting a load of new songs as well as favourites from the first and second record in this beautiful converted church in the centre of the city.

Seating is strictly limited to this show and sold out quick last time so book now to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are £10 and available online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scars-on-45-intimate-acoustic-performance-tickets-32038880153

**Full paid bar available on the night

Please let the venue know ahead of time if you have access needs.

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Ways Forward for Housing in Bradford

Ways Forward for Housing in Bradford

Community Interest Event

When: 27/04/2017 - 7pm

Genre: Community Interest Event

Lots of us in Bradford are looking not just for a decent house to live in but a community we want to be part of and where we can feel at home.  A few of us have come together as Bradford Cohousing Group to try to find a way of creating a community where we can support each other to live sustainably.

We would like to meet with others who are also looking for positive ways forward for housing in Bradford by inviting anyone who is interested to come to an information and networking opportunity

We will be looking at cooperative approaches to housing and hearing about what is working elsewhere. We are hosting the meeting together with Leeds Community Homes who are supporting groups like ours to build affordable, sustainable homes for young and old alike. Lilac and Chaco, two cohousing schemes in Leeds, will be with us on the 27th April to tell us about what they are doing.

Most importantly we want to hear from you if you live in Bradford about what you want and to share ideas.

To find out more about Leeds Community Homes, Lilac and Chaco, visit their websites:

http://leedscommunityhomes.org.uk/

There are ways forward for housing, come along on Thursday 27th April at 7 pm and help us to find them for Bradford!   There will be tea and cake!

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Lunchtime Jazz with Imani Hekima

Lunchtime Jazz with Imani Hekima

Lunchtime Concert

When: 27/04/2017 - 12.30pm Doors

Genre: Lunchtime Concert

Cost: Free with collection for artist.

The Delius Arts and Cultural Centre presents 4 free events that are open to all!

Bring your lunch and enjoy a soulful treat from this versatile Bradford pianist mixing standards with reggae, soul, pop and his own compositions.

Light refreshments will be available available to purchase and there will be a collection for the musician. 

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Stepping Out of Line featuring Sound Company Men’s Choir

Stepping Out of Line featuring Sound Company Men’s Choir

Music / Film Event

When: 28/04/2017 - 7.30pm

Genre: Music / Film Event

An exploration of protest, walking and song. Raise your voice and stretch your legs and join the historic and contemporary fight for change. Stalls, speakers, films and song combine to make this a unique evening.

Bar available to purchase refreshments.

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Industrial Workers of the World May Day Celebration Event

Industrial Workers of the World May Day Celebration Event

Community Interest Event

When: 01/05/2017 - 7pm

Genre: Community Interest Event

Join the Bradford branch of the Industrial Workers of the World in celebrating May Day. Classic documentary film on the Wobblies and a fine selection of May Day tunes from our very own Wobbly Brothers.

Bar open, food available. Come and find out why we are Bradford’s fastest growing Trade Union

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Limpe Fuchs / Sam Mcloughlin + more tba

Limpe Fuchs / Sam Mcloughlin + more tba

Experimental Percussion

When: 20/05/2017 - 8pm

Genre: Experimental Percussion

Cost: £5

LIMPE FUCHS

Limpe Fuchs is a legendary experimental percussionist, instrument builder and violinist from Germany. In the late 1960s she formed the group Anima Sound who created spontaneous, anti-formalist avant grade performances of wild percussion, vocals and horns. They also pioneered DIY touring, at one stage travelling across Europe on a tractor with stage and mobile home in tow.
Her recent solo performances feature an amazing assortment of wood and granite marimba blocks, skin and bronze drums, resonant metal pendulums and a host of other clanging, clanking homemade instruments.
Rare chance to see her live in the UK, don’t miss this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blUSO_7wzuI
http://www.limpefuchs.de/en/

SAM MCLOUGHLIN

Instrument-builder, sound-machine creator from the borderlands between Yorkshire and Lancashire. Sort-of-songs and compositions deftly formed with percussive gizmos, home-made harps, repurposed household objects, warbling synth-lines and controlled feedback.
http://samandtheplants.com/
https://soundcloud.com/rural-colours/sam-a-mcloughlin-the-dawn-trance-snippets

Plus one more TBA

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Lunchtime Jazz with TCHA

Lunchtime Jazz with TCHA

Lunchtime Concert

When: 25/05/2017 - 12.30pm

Genre: Lunchtime Concert

Cost: Free

TCHA bring their Django inspired music featuring guitar, violin, vocals and double bass. A lunchtime delight.

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Voice of The Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho

Voice of The Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho

Film Showing with Live Music

When: 25/05/2017 - 7pm

Genre: Film Showing with Live Music

Cost: £5

Partner: Camera Shy CIC

Artworks Creative Communities and Camera Shy CIC present this film screening and live music performance.

Film screening of biographic documentary that looks at the extraordinary life and music of American guitarist Robbie Basho, with performances by special musical guests Gerrard Bell-Fife and Helen McCreary.

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Threadfest 2017

Threadfest 2017

Arts & Community Festival

When: 27/05/2017 - 2pm

Genre: Arts & Community Festival

Cost: Pay as You Feel / £7 suggested donation

Partner: University of Bradford

Running from 2-7pm 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. The Delius Centre is a stunning German Church with a capacity of 120 people standing that has coordinated numerous arts and community 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.

Supported by University of Bradford, Artworks Creative Communities and Arts Council England. All profits go to Bradford Refugee and Migrant Support Groups.

Line up and timings coming soon.

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The Lunar Lunch before The Launch

The Lunar Lunch before The Launch

Community Celebration Event

When: 18/06/2017 - 7pm

Genre: Community Celebration Event

Cost: FREE

Funder: Postcode Local Trust

Partner: Bradford Refugee Week

As part of The Big Lunch and The Great Get Together 2017 Artworks Creative Communities bring you a free event fit for the whole family.

A FREE family friendly celebration brought to you as part of Refugee Week 2017 and the Delius Community Gardening Project. This event will feature gardening activities, a film screening of Grow Your Own, and a FREE communal meal to break fast when the sun goes down.

We want to make the most of this community initiative! Invite your friends, your family, your colleagues, and share the event with anyone you would like to come. Everyone is welcome!

Grow Your Own (2007) is rated PG for Parental Guidance.

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Lunchtime Jazz with SCHWA!

Lunchtime Jazz with SCHWA!

Lunchtime Concert

When: 22/06/2017 - 12.30pm

Genre: Lunchtime Concert

Cost: Free with collection for artist.

Artworks brings you the last Lunchtime Jazz Concert of the programme with…SCHWA!

A refugee week special treat, Schwa presents Threshold: Songs and Stories of Hospitality.

With original songs, explorations of classic texts and beautiful storytelling, Schwa is the collaboration between Peter Spafford, Richard Ormrod and Jacqui Wicks.

Join Schwa for post show refreshments and cake and leave your own story in their travelling guest book.

“A perfectly-blended mixture of spoken word and beautiful music on the theme of hospitality and our shared experiences of the kindness of strangers” – HeadingleyLitFest

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Bushes & Briars with The Hepton Singers

Bushes & Briars with The Hepton Singers

Fundraiser, Folk Chamber Choir

When: 24/06/2017 - 7.30pm

Genre: Fundraiser, Folk Chamber Choir

Cost: £9/ £6 Concession / £1 (under 18s)

For this concert renowned Hebden Bridge-based chamber choir The Hepton Singers are having fun with folk songs as well as supporting White Ribbon Campaign (UK), a charity which has close links with local communities, and especially with Bradford College and Council.

Being the adventurous choir we are we decided to explore some of the lesser-known regions of the genre, as well as one or two classics including Bushes and Briars and The Iona Boat Song. We’ve broadened the definition of folk song to include Pseudo-Yoik by the Finnish composer Jaako Mäntyjärvi, and Thea Musgrave’s incomparable Subway Piranhas.

The programme will also include a mellow arrangement of The Parting Glass by Anne Heath, one of our tenors, and three new and original folk song settings by the choir’s musical director, Alison West.

Please come and support White Ribbon, hear about their important work, and have fun while you’re at it!

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Stella Chiweshe

Stella Chiweshe

Zimbabwean Mbira

When: 12/07/2017 - 7.30pm Doors

Genre: Zimbabwean Mbira

Cost: £10 / £7 concession with Pay As You Feel option on the door

Partner: Bradford University Music Society, Recon Festival

Stella Rambisai Chiweshe – The Queen of Mbira music from Zimbabwe – is the first female artist who gained prestige in a music tradition that’s been dominated by men. Her Solo work has established herself as one of the most original artists in the contemporary African scene using mbira music to show the depth and power of her traditional spiritual music at home and abroad.

This event is supported by University of Bradford and Arts Council England and is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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Drunken Film Festival @ The Delius Centre

Drunken Film Festival @ The Delius Centre

Film Festival

When: 15/07/2017 - 3pm

Genre: Film Festival

Cost: Free

Partner: Camera Shy CIC, Drunken Film Fest

Artworks Creative Communities brings you a film festival featuring short films from around the globe. This event is run in two halves in line with the following themes:

Perspective 3-6pm

Darkness 7-10pm

For information about the films featured at this event check out the full festival programme.

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Bradford Family Film Festival @ The Delius Centre

Bradford Family Film Festival @ The Delius Centre

Film Showing with Family Friendly Activities

When: 12/08/2017 - 4pm

Genre: Film Showing with Family Friendly Activities

Cost: FREE

Partner: Bradford City of Film, National Science & Media Museum

Happening as part of Bradford Family Film Festival 2017, Artworks Creative Communities brings you this FREE family friendly event with free crafty recycling activities and film screening of Wall-E. 

Child friendly craft activities from 4pm, followed by the film screening at 5pm.

Refreshments and food will be available to purchase.

This event is brought to you as part of the Delius Community Gardening Project funded by the Postcode Local Trust.

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