- Manchester Opera Project Festival ONE: ONE X 1: Crabtree (the Libretto) , 3rd Aug, 7:30 pm
One X 1: A performance of Tom Jenk’s: Crabtree (the Libretto) commissioned by Manchester Opera Project. Featuring the poet himself (as Crabtree) plus mystery guest poet playing a bear. Accompanied by Steve Berry on improvised bass.
A partnership event with Red Ceilings Press.
- The Happy Soul Vs Hairbrain's Bedtime Stories , 19th Aug, 8:00 pm
The Happy Soul Vs Hairbrain's Bedtime Stories will be a unique and wonderful evening. One of the most meldodic subversive soul/pop bands around meets a weird and idiosyncratic radioshow for one night only in the beautiful Kings Arms Theatre.
Hairbrain (and their brilliant radio show Hairbrain's Bedtime Stories) are Jack Hairbrain and Garth Simmons. Soundtracked by a huge catalogue of rare and jarring records, expect tales of millenial unease, puerile space opera filth, and perhaps a guest appearance by David Lynch. It will certainly no longer be a goof off.
For more on Hairbrain, listen to their radioshow here:
The Happy Soul:
‘The bastard children of Nilsson's harmonic heartbreak and Sam Cooke's lapsed Gospel, The Happy Soul are a four piece Soul/Pop group from the North-West.
Melodies draped upon organ, harmonies strewn with wistful melancholia, and three minute wonders haunted by Spectoresque arrangements.’
Their debut album is available here:
A unique and strange collaboration, The Happy Soul Vs Hairbrain will include projections using flashing images.
- Vanishing and Bernholz in a unique visual and intimate seated performance. Plus Tombed Visions DJ's , 31st Aug, 7:30 pm
Exploring rage, despair, beauty and provocation, Vanishing is the sound of blunted beats, stripped electronics and flairs of melody.
'Smith's words exit him like ten thousand cubic metres of silt, suspended in the garbage rich, caramel brown waters of the Humber' - John Doran, The Quietus. Number 22 in 2017's album of the year.http://www.ticketweb.uk/event/vanishing-and-bernholz-in-a-the-kings-arms-tickets/7598595
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