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FON air radio commission – Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 – Wed 20 March 2013
Delia Darlings: Celebrating the Life and Work of Delia Derbyshire at Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 14th March, 6 to 8pm, Free, booking advisable- book here
As part of ‘Wonder Women | Suffragette Manchester‘, a special Delia Darlings event at Manchester Art Gallery on Thursday 14th March, 6-8pm. With live performances and sharing our insights into the archive of Delia Derbyshire.
‘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.
Impact in Early Modern Studies
John Rylands Library, Manchester
26th Jan 2013, 9:45 am -4:30pm
Delia Darling, Naomi Kashiwagi delivered a presentation on how the University of Manchester works with non-academic institutions in Manchester.
With nearly all her hats on, she will be discussing three projects: ‘The Student Weekender 2012: a weekend of art, music and cultural events happening along Manchester’s student corridor‘; ‘In the Mix: Animating the University of Manchester’s Cultural Wonders through New Commissioned Soundscapes, Art and Music‘ and ‘Delia Derbyshire Day 2013′ & Delia Darlings on Tour: Celebrating the Life and Work of Delia Derbyshire (whose archive is held at the University of Manchester).
This one-day methodological symposium brings young academics (postgraduate, postdocs and early-career researchers) together with a number of cultural partners from Manchester to think about designing and developing ‘impact’ projects relating to their work. The day promises to be both an opportunity to think about and discuss the value of early modern studies beyond the academy, as well as providing networking opportunities for potential future partnerships.
A key part of the day will be sharing best practice amongst the researchers present. We will have representatives from the John Rylands Library, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and Manchester Libraries; they will discuss their own work on the impact agenda, as well as what they hope to achieve from partnerships with higher education and research. We will also have speakers from both university-led and independent outreach activities.
To register for the conference, please email email@example.com. This event has been generously supported by artsmethods@manchester, and so we are able to offer the event free of charge. Thanks to the support of the Society for Renaissance Studies, a number of postgraduate and postdoctoral travel bursaries are also available; if you would like to be considered for a bursary, please let them know when you register.
Manchester Girl Geek Tea Party #29 – Musical Girl Geeks!
MadLab, Edge Street, Manchester
Sunday 27th January, 2-4pm
The afternoon will feature a selection of musical/geeky guests, including:
▪ Naomi Kashiwagi, representing Delia Derbyshire day, who’ll be telling us about their event and work
▪ Electronic musician Lisa, who’ll be demonstrating her equipment and showing us how to loop samples
▪ Composer Emily Howard, who uses mathematics to compose classical works
▪ Geek songstress Helen Arney, singing some of her lovely science songs
As always, there’ll be tea and coffee, plus biscuits and cakes (feel free to bring your own if you’re in a bakey mood!) and the standard good Girl Geek company. Come along, meet our speakers, bring your favourite mug, and chase away those post-holiday winter blues with an afternoon of nerdy tunes.