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Fertilizer festival highlights and future plans

We?re finally coming down from our Fertilizer festival buzz, but luckily we?ve had lots of love from audiences about this year?s good s**t from Poland to keep us pepped up: ?It was bloody brilliant!? ?Killer show!? ?I love Polish jazz?. Want to re-live the atmosphere? Check out our podcast with the touring trio of Sing […]Read More

Phrased & Confused festival commissions announced

After working through some 75 proposals from poets around the country, we?re really pleased to announce that we?ve commissioned Joshua Idehen, Sifundo & Jamal Msebele, Hannah Silva & Alexis Kirke and Sound of Rum to create new material for the Phrased & Confused stage at Summer Sundae Weekender (14-16 August 2009).   Find out more about […]Read More

Announcing this year’s Phrased and Confused commissions for Summer Sundae Weekender

We?re really excited to be able to commission four spoken word artists to create new material for this year?s Summer Sundae Weekender in Leicester (thank you Arts Council England!) Each commission is worth £1000. We?re looking for new work which responds to the question, Which Came First, The Music or the Words? and which will […]Read More

Fertilizer Festival 2009 is nearly upon us!

Fertilizer 2009? Good S**t From Poland is nearly upon us!! And here at the Fertilizer HQ we?re busy putting together the final touches, ready to hit you with a plethora of underground sounds and leftfield new music. The venues are booked, the artists have their flight tickets and we?re ready to go with this year?s […]Read More

GLA Trainee Music Education Project Officer post

Following the success of the first ever Mayor?s Music Education Summit, which was produced by the hub in January 2009, the GLA has recently announced a new Trainee Music Education Project Officer post.Read More

Phrased and Confused Tour 2009

Phrased and Confused heads off on tour this May, taking an irresistible mix of song-writing genius and spoken word to venues in Bracknell, London, Norwich, Derby, Stockton and Exeter. We?ve invited some of our favourite songwriters and poets to climb aboard the tour bus, get lyrical and explore the spaces between poetry and music. Expect […]Read More

Insulting Cabaret

After its sell out success last year the hub are once again working with our friends at International Pen to produce The Insulting Cabaret. The event is a key part of Pen’s fantastic free the word festival. This year the Insulting Cabaret takes place at Southwark Playhouse on Friday 17th April starting at 10pm. Once […]Read More

Life as the hub Intern…

Life as the hub’s Fertilizer Festival Intern has been fantastic so far, nearly 3 weeks in and I feel like I’ve been here 3 months! That is due to not only to being made to feel very welcome and at home by the lovely directors and hub ‘family’ but also from the fact that there’s […]Read More

Festival Marketing Internship Opportunity

the hub is on the hunt for a hungry marketer looking to get a break in music. If you think you?ve got marketing in your genes, are looking for somewhere to prove it, and are passionate about all sorts of new music, then we?d love to hear from you. We?re looking for a marketing intern […]Read More

Associate on the road!

One of the hub?s associates, John Hart, is taking to the road soon, as part of a 10th anniversary tour by UK folk legends, Edward 11. We?re all off to the London date in London?s Cargo, on 4 February. In a perfect example of how – unlike other consultants and researchers ? everyone at the […]Read More