Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2011«

Sleeves rolled up: Projects Director Dominic Gray wrestles with the idea of Liberty.

March 31, 2011

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Kettling, extraordinary rendition, Wikileaks, no fly zones...

Some sense of place and roots

March 23, 2011

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In a recent article in the Yorkshire Post, ahead of the The Unthanks’ sold-out appearance over two nights at the Howard Assembly Room this weekend, Tina Jackson spoke to Rachel Unthank about the growing appeal of contemporary folk music. How folk struck a chord with a new generation Once upon a time, there was folk […]

A folk renaissance? Alex Neilson of Trembling Bells picks his top ten folk albums

March 18, 2011

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Our back-to-back gigs with The Unthanks and support act Trembling Bells are fast approaching and sold out on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 March. Perfectly timed to coincide with Spring 2011’s “folk renaissance” with big wins for UK folk acts Mumford and Sons and Laura Marling at the Brit Awards,  join the celebration of all things folkie, with drummer […]

When they sing, the voices spread all over the room…

March 16, 2011

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Young reviewers share their thoughts on new children's opera Cautionary Tales!

Life Cycle… we are counting

March 10, 2011

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With just three days to go until the premiere of Life Cycle at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 13 March, here are some more of Toby Litt’s lyrics from the series of twenty songs, composed by Emily Hall for voice, piano and cello. Life Cycle is a performance of one hour following the journey from conception […]

Life Cycle… the journey continues

March 7, 2011

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A selection of lyrics from new Opera North Projects commission, Life Cycle, written by Toby Litt

From Conception to Cradle – Life Begins

March 3, 2011

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A brand new song series, Life Cycle, charting one woman’s progress on her journey to becoming a mother, premieres next week as part of the WOW-Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre, London. The series of twenty songs about creating and nurturing life is less frequently explored in music and has been commissioned by […]