Part of our Cobalt Seasonals: 4 parties a year, one for each season, part performance, part art, part live gig, part club night... a twisting journey of unexpected moments, music and dance, low tech, hands on and high colour! Confirmed so far for Summer are:
Anthony Joseph is a poet, novelist, musician and lecturer described as ‘the leader of the black avant-garde in Britain’. His written work and performance occupies a space between surrealism, Jazz and the rhythms of Caribbean speech and music. He is the author of four poetry collections and a novel The African Origins of UFOs. In 2005 he was selected by the Arts Council of England and Renaissance One as one of 50 Black and Asian writers who have made major contributions to contemporary British literature. He has received an Arts Council of England touring award, and an AHRC postgraduate scholarship to complete his doctoral thesis; a ‘fictional biography’ of the legendary Trinidadian calypsonian Lord Kitchener. In January 2015 he presented Kitch a BBC4 documentary based on his research.He holds a PhD in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths College and lectures in creative writing at Birkbeck College, University of London.
“afro-blue to astro-black and what glimmers in between” – The Times
“One of the most talented and engaging purveyors of the music right now” – Mojo.
Brigitte Aphrodite is a punk poet, musician, theatre maker and feminist showgirl. With her band she has played Leeds and Reading Festivals, Bestival, Latitude, Kendal Calling and supported Kate Nash and Josie Long on their UK tours.
Sound of Thieves
Formed in 2014 in Nicosia, Cyprus, and now based in Manchester, Sound Of Thieves are an experimental electro-funk duo consisting of Phoebe Pope (UK) on vocals and Jan Bures (Poland) on the electric bass.
Performing a range of unusual covers as well as original music, Sound Of Thieves take their inspiration from all forms of music surrounding them, be it classical, funk, electronic, or even world music, and transmit this inspiration in their live shows, electrifying audiences with their grooves, beats and sounds.
DJ and performers to be announced soon.