Delia Darlings Caro C and Naomi Kashiwagi will be delivering a taster workshop with 6-10 year olds that explores the processes and techniques that Delia Derbyshire used. This will be at Manchester Art Gallery in May. More details coming soon.
This will be the last event in what has now become Phase I of our Delia Derbyshire Day project.
And what a ride it has been. Mammoth thanks to all organisations, individuals and audiences that made it a thoroughly rewarding adventure and aiding us in our mission to suitably honour the wonder of Delia Derbyshire.
Phase 2 of the project sees the departure of Naomi Kashiwagi from Delia Darlings due to other commitments.
There are more plans afoot for the second phase already – including further touring in England in October 2013.
So if you would like a Delia Darlings info-show to come to a big city or quirky little town near you, do let us know!
Delia Darling Caro C will present a live one hour programme WED MARCH 20 at 13:00 about our first Delia Derbyshire Day, the amazing experimental early electronic music pioneer that is Delia Derbyshire, the Delia Derbyshire Archive, The Delian Mode documentary, the artists involved and playing extracts of the new music-based commissions.
Thursday 14th March, 6 to 8pm, Free, booking advisable- book here
As part of ‘Wonder Women | Suffragette Manchester‘, there will be a special Delia Darlings event at Manchester Art Gallery on Thursday 14th March, 6-8pm (free, booking advised). There will be live performances and we will be sharing our insights into the life and work of Delia Derbyshire. Here’s the schedule for the evening:
6.10pm – Introduction to event and documentary by Caro C and Naomi Kashiwagi
6.15pm- 6.40pm – The Delian Mode documentary by Kara Blake
6.50pm – Naomi Kashiwagi’s performance, including an introduction
7.30pm – Caro C’s performance, including an introduction.
‘Delia Darlings: Celebrating the Life and Work of Delia Derbyshire’ is part of Wonder Women: Radical Manchester inspired by a shock moment in April 1913, when three ordinary Edwardian women turned vigilante, surprising guards at Manchester Art Gallery, smashing glass and causing a commotion in the fight for universal suffrage.
Exactly 100 years later artists and organisations across the city have come together in a short season of events, 3rd March – 4th April, to reflect on its impact. A milestone on the way to 2018 and the centenary of the first Act of Parliament for women, Wonder Women is a distinctive Manchester voice questioning the power of women today. Join in and be heard.
If you missed Caro C’s appearance on CBBC’s Dick & Dom: Absolute Genius: Derbyshire, you can catch it on BBC iPlayer until 3rd April 2013!
Post DD Day 2013 and touring events in Jan 2013 we come with news of more happenings brought to you by the Delia Darlings in honour of the late great Delia Derbyshire.
WED 20 FEB at 18:15: CARO C on CBBC Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom
and on BBC iplayer until April 2013
Delia Darling Caro C was invited to take part in a new series CBBC with Dick and Dom entitled Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom. This is a 10 part series looking at the likes of Archimedes, Newton and Da Vinci. And a programme looking at Delia Derbyshire, her work as an innovative electronic musician and of course her stunning work on realising the original Dr Who theme in 1963.
“We did a ridiculous remake of Delia’s amazing realisation of the original Dr Who theme tune using largely found (and yes) animal sounds.
Once we had gathered a load of pinging, bonging and wooshing bric-a-brac from charity shops, we set about creating the first 45 seconds of her iconic piece using just a laptop and a few software plug-ins.
Therefore, deliberately contrasting Delia’s intricate and time-consuming methods of working with our making electronic music with-a-few-clicks-of-a-mouse times. I also wanted kids to see how easy and accessible making music can be nowadays.”
The show was aired on CBBC on WED 20 FEB at 18:15 and will be available to view on BBC iplayer until beginning of April.
In other news:
UPCOMING EVENT at Manchester Art Gallery Thursday 14th March, 6:30-8pm, Free, booking advisable- book here
A free event as part of Manchester’s Radical Women programme for March 2013, Naomi Kashiwagi and Caro C will present Delia Darlings: Celebrating the Life and Work of Delia Derbyshire. For more information please proceed to our UPCOMING EVENTS page.
Delia Darlings travelled to Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle and were delighted with sold out shows in each venue. We were delighted to see so many of you come to support our work and of course the late great Delia Derbyshire.
Kara Blake, filmaker who presented her 25 minute documentary film about Delia Derbyshire The Delian Mode
Caro C performing her new work Audient, My dear with live visual accompaniment courtesy of Kara Blake
So, DD Day 2013 was magic here in Manchester. There was so much love and respect for Delia in the packed out Band on the Wall. Apologies to those who did not manage to get in.
More about that later, as this week we now embark on our 3 date Northern England Delia Darlings Tour.
Each Tour date will include a screening of The Delian Mode with an introduction to the film and Q&A with its Canadian award winning film director, Kara Blake and performances of the three new Delia Derbyshire inspired music commissions by Ailís Ní Ríain, Caro C and Naomi Kashiwagi with live visual accompaniment by Kara Blake.
Wed 16 Jan 2013, 6.30pm, FACT Free event – SOLD OUT
So, we very kindly have 2 guest mixes to get you in the Delia mood:
Guest mix by Steve Simms-Luddington of Manchester based band Monkeys in Love
Steve is a big Delia D, radiophonic fan and music collector who has kindly compiled this delightful 45 minutes of sounds especially for Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 at BAND ON THE WALL, MCR, UK on SAT 12 JAN 2013 from 3pm.
This shorter mix that is Delia’s music all the way was kindly compiled by the Kraut und Owt DJs who just happen to be Caro C‘s neighbours who look after the cat when she is away and massive Delia fans too.