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The Preston Guide – April / May 2014

The Preston Guide – April / May 2014

April 3, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

Here it is folks!!! The Latest edition of the invaluable Preston Guide. We’re delighted to feature one of Bernie Blackburn’s latest bus station collages which imagines Chistopher Walken recreating his dance for Fatboy Slim’s Weapon …

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Ian Nagoski’s ’100 Moons’: Fascinating Interactive Lecture on Disappearing Music of the 20th Century

April 14, 2014 – 10:34 am | No Comment

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A fascinating interactive lecture on disappearing music of the 20th Century comes to The Continental on Tuesday April 22nd. Baltimore’s Ian Nagoski runs Canary Records, a label that reissues early 20th century recordings in languages other than English, and he’s coming to the Preston venue with an exploration entitled “100 Moons: Stories of Great Forgotten Musicians and the Boundaries of Humanness from 78rpm Records“.

‘Lecture’ seems too formal a term for something so immersive and transporting as one of Ian’s 90-minute explorations of the disappearing music he unearths and its social/cultural roots and routes. Ian shares his love of his findings both in words and by listening to and discussing various carefully chosen shellac gems with you.

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In the past year, Nagoski has published acclaimed collections of Hindustani classical vocal music (100 Moons and Kesarbai Kerkar 1944-54), Greek urban folk music (Rita Abatzi – 1933-37), the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Widow’s Joy: Eastern European Immigrant Dances, 1925-30), and published writing in Yeti, Sound American, Ephemerotera Quarterly and The Wire.

Canary’s Bandcamp site was compared favourably by Damon Krukowski in Pitchfork to Revenant Records and Jack White’s Third Man label, and Nagoski’s deep views on music and recording caused Krukowski to compare him to Harry Smith, just as Marcus Boon also did in The Wire.

In recent years, he also published compilations on the Dust-to-Digital and Tompkins Square labels. Nagoski’s work is now highly regarded, with high profile admirers ranging from DJ/rupture to Henry Rollins, and you can also still read several interviews with and articles by him from 2013 at the Sound American site.

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All starts at 8pm on Tuesday April 22nd in The Continental’s Art Space.

Tickets are £7 or £5 concessions and are available online from See Tickets & Skiddle.

Available in person from The Continental’s Bar (01772 499 425), Action Records (01772  & Preston Visitor Information (01772 253 731).

 

The Preston Guide – Out and About

April 8, 2014 – 8:36 pm | No Comment
The Preston Guide – Out and About

The Preston Guide is out and is getting into all sorts of places…..

Storyteller Tim Padmore presents ‘Giants’

April 8, 2014 – 10:57 am | No Comment
Storyteller Tim Padmore presents ‘Giants’

Tim Padmore of Gearshift Theatre stops off at The Continental on his journey around the world a one-man piece about climate change.

The Preston Guide – April / May 2014

April 3, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment
The Preston Guide – April / May 2014

Here it is folks!!! The Latest edition of the invaluable Preston Guide. We’re delighted to feature one of Bernie Blackburn’s latest bus station collages which imagines Chistopher Walken recreating his dance for Fatboy Slim’s Weapon …

FutureEverything Festival – Experiment and collaborate

March 26, 2014 – 11:37 am | No Comment
FutureEverything Festival – Experiment and collaborate

Running for almost twenty years and hailed by The Guardian as one of the top ten festivals in the world, the anuual FutureEverything festival returns this weekend. It includes a two day conference with over …

MIRO: Manchester International Roots Orchestra

March 25, 2014 – 3:31 pm | No Comment
MIRO: Manchester International Roots Orchestra

A unique, new, musically diverse orchestra which aims to nurture musical collaboration between refugee and other culturally diverse musicians comes to The Continental on Friday April 4th.

Musical identities

March 21, 2014 – 6:46 pm | No Comment
Musical identities

 
This week’s Conversation marked the last of the series at UCLan. We have seen talks on poetry, philosophy, architecture and geology, but tonight it was music. It was the end, but no fat lady sang …

Bruce Nauman Artist Rooms at Harris Museum & Art Gallery

March 21, 2014 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

Clarissa Corfe taks about the latest show at The Harris Museum & Art Gallery and gives us an insight into the work of Bruce Nauman.

The last week of UCLan’s ‘Conversations’

March 16, 2014 – 4:36 pm | No Comment
The last week of UCLan’s ‘Conversations’

Yes, the series of UCLan talks I have been covering is finally coming to an end. So this Wednesday is your last chance to come to the free, open to all, ‘conversations’ in the UCLan …

The Preston Guide – April/May Listings Call

March 13, 2014 – 4:13 pm | No Comment
The Preston Guide – April/May Listings Call

Get your listings in for the only FREE listings magazine in Preston.. and share this post with anyone who you think would benefit from such a ridiculous offer.
The Preston Guide is a bi-monthly magazine with …

Public Lecture by Photographer George Hallett

March 13, 2014 – 10:45 am | No Comment
Public Lecture by Photographer George Hallett

George Hallett, First Encounter (Johannesburg, 1994). Courtesy the artist.
The University of Central Lancashire’s Distinguished Visitor Programme is pleased to announce the visit of award-winning South African photographer George Hallett, from 18-21 March 2014.