Three days jam packed full of music – a Womex review
From 24th to 27th October the hub team were at Womex, here is Matthew Linley’s blog diary of the gigs the team saw… Thursday It would have been wrong to start a womex in Wales without a harp. But in front of a classic band set up of guitar, bass, drums Georgia Ruth seems to cut [...]Read More...
Get your aural 5-a-day!
For one weekend each year the Digbeth arches in Birmingham vibrate with strange, wonderful sounds as the Custard Factory becomes the focal point for one of the UK’s most distinctive and respected music festivals…Supersonic Festival. A dynamic and constantly challenging experimental multi disciplinary arts festival, Supersonic identifies the otherwise indescribable connections between contemporary music, art, [...]Read More...
We’re interrogating happiness!
Here at hub towers, it’s all about happiness right now. That’s because we’ve just started work on programming this year’s Interrogate! festival at Dartington, which will take place 12-14 October. This year, the focus of this unique little festival – which has one foot in Dartington’s arts programme and the other in its social justice [...]Read More...
Serious fun for the open minded – the INTERROGATE! festival is born!
Performance, debate, comedy, film, art, workshops and ideas. That’s what’s on the cards at INTERROGATE!, the UK’s first festival of social justice, that the hub is programming on behalf of Dartington. Brand new and unique in the UK, INTERROGATE! will take place between 23 and 25 September, taking a fresh approach to looking at income [...]Read More...
We’re busy setting up HOME in Dartington!
With just 24 hours to go till the ribbon is cut (not really!) on the 2011 HOME festival, we’re busy getting ready for the off. We’ve been working with the Arts at Dartington team on HOME for over six months now and are really excited it’s nearly here. Producer Matthew Linley is already on site, [...]Read More...
Life after the cuts – roundtable discussions at Association of Festival Organisers’ conference
Last week, I headed to the Association of Festival Organisers’ conference, charged with facilitating a roundtable discussion on life after the cuts. Conference organiser and AFO chief, Steve Heap’s, brief was clear. ”You’re not here to pretend it’s all going to be fine…We want you to give delegates some pointers on how to manage the changes [...]Read More...