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The Sense of Adventure Tape Deck Orchestra at Folk Narratives 08/12/12


Rattle, Charles Hayward, Ex-Easter Island Head at Fuse Art Space, Sat 18th Nov

M@BU - Music at Bradford University and Fuse Art Space are very proud to bring a night of rhythmic pioneers to Bradford.

Sat 18th November at At Fuse Art Space, 5-7 Rawson Place, Bradford BD1 3QQ Doors 7.30pm

£7 /£5 concessions plus Pay As You Feel available.  Buy tickets online

Rattle are a duo that play drums and ...more drums... Formed by Katharine Eira Brown (also of Kogumaza) and Theresa Wrigley (also of Fists), Rattle began as an experiment in crafting rich songs and melody using drums and voice alone. Their music weaves and intertwines post-punk, minimalism and experimental rock, through off-kilter rhythms, patterns and counter melodies.

Charles Hayward is a founding member of This Heat and Camberwell Now. He has played drums for ABOUT GROUP and The RAINCOATS. Tonight he will be performing a piece called '30 Minute Drum Roll'.

Ex-Easter Island Head are a Liverpool, UK based ensemble, composing and performing music for solid-body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments. Tonight Ben Duvall will be performing a solo set.

Part of the public programme for the exhibition Full Scale: Art's Use in the Real World at Gallery II, University of Bradford. Supported by University of Bradford and Arts Council England. More info

Stella Chiweshe

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Monday November 27th 2017 

The internationally acclaimed and award winning Queen of Mbira music from Zimbabwe playing since the early 70s


Bradford Scratch Orchestra

Special ambient set from University of Bradford's improvising ensemble for musicians of all levels of experience facilitated by award-winning composer Mariam Rezaei

at Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd, Bradford. BD7 1AA.

£10 / £7 concessions plus Pay As You Feel available. 7:30pm doors. Buy online

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. It is part of the public programme for the exhibition Full Scale: Art's Use in the Real World at Gallery II, University of Bradford. More info at


Stella Chiweshe - The Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe


The mbira consists of 22 to 28 metal keys mounted on a hardwood soundboard, and is usually placed inside a gourd resonator (deze). The keys are played with the two thumbs plucking down and the right forefinger plucking up.

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. 

Chiweshe started to perform solo in ceremonies around Zimbabwe in the early 70s. From 1982 she toured internationally, having performed in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Congo Brazzaville, Zanzibar. Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech-Republic, Slovenia, Serbia, India, China, Korea, England, Ireland, France, Orkney Islands, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Austria, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Spain and Canary Islands, and in Croatia.

In Zimbabwe she released more than 20 singles of Mbira music of which her first single Kasahwa went gold in 1975. She has won several awards in her country. In 2003 the University of Zimbabwe honoured her with the Masters Degree in Arts.

M@BU - Music at Bradford University presents:

The Old Police House and Adrena Adrena

Saturday December 2nd 2017 7:30pm doors. At Fuse Art Space, 5-7 Rawson Place, Bradford BD1 3QQ

£7 /£5 concessions plus Pay As You Feel available.  Buy tickets

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The Old Policehouse

Gateshead’s experimental music hub hits the road with varying formations plus large improvising ensemble ft. Mariam Rezaei, Swarmfront, Blue Lamp Foundation, Kleevex, SW1N Hunter, Mark Wardlaw, Wrest, Gwilly Edmondez, Faye Macalman and local artist Andy Abbott.

Adrena Adrena

Brighton live music and visuals duo ft. filmmaker Daisy Dickinson and Japan’s Boredoms drummer E-Da Kazuhisa

Part of the public programme for the exhibition Full Scale: Art's Use in the Real World at Gallery II, University of Bradford. More info

Supported by M@BU, The University of Bradford, Arts Council England and Fuse Arts Space

Recon, Lumen and M@BU present as part of Drunken Film Fest

An Evening of Out There Sights and Sounds

Wednesday July 19th 2017, 8pm - 10:45pm. FREE ENTRY. at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1AA

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Leeds and Bradford's Recon Festival, Lumen and M@BU join forces to bring a heady mix of experimental film, live performance, music and digital experiences to the awesome surroundings of the Delius Arts and Cultural Centre German Church. Plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the Delius bar.


Bradford Scratch Orchestra: Improvising ensemble for musicians of any level of experience provide live soundtracks to a selection of short films.

Golden Meat: analogue audio and visual experimentalism by James Islip from That Fucking Tank


Short animation and immersive experimental films selected by Lumen

(contains content some viewers may find disturbing and flashing images)

Supported by Lumen, Artworks Creative Communities and University of Bradford with funds from Arts Council England and the Esme Fairbairn Foundation.