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Phrased and Confused pictures

This August the hub was invited to produce Phrased and Confused at the Summer Sundae Weekender 2008 in Leicester. We had a ball with some inspirational performances and some hugely appreciative audiences. Below you find a slideshow of some of our festival highlights. Watch this space; we?ll publish a short movie featuring our commissioned artists […]Read More

Training brochure out now!

Here we?re at hub towers we?re excited and delighted to be launching our new training brochure this month. It?s full of training courses based on client feedback about what they – and the people they work with ? need, and covers areas such as business planning, fundraising, digital strategy and production, legal and finance essentials, […]Read More

SEAS Podcast #3 Romania

In the third podcast, Deirdre Melvin discovers the artists reactions to the local audiences they encountered in Mangalia in Romania, a sleepy seaside town in the grip of Euro 2008 Championships and Mayoral Election Campaign fever. Dogus Bitecik is amazed how the dance piece Monday in the Sun ?transformed? the young local football fans into […]Read More

SEAS Podcast #2 Bulgaria

For the second SEAS podcast Deirdre Melvin tells the story of the SEAS events in Bulgaria ? Varna and Balchik. Venelin Shurelov describes the inspiration behind the Fantomat installation. Dave Parkin and Tom Adams from Metro-Boulot-Dodo discuss the highs and lows of their tour diet (sizzling meat platters and buckwheat porridge). Hear about the amazing […]Read More

Phrased and Confused at Summer Sundae

After ploughing through some eighty-odd proposals, we?re really pleased to announce that we?ve commissioned Jean Binta Breeze, Aoife Mannix & Janie Armour, Andy Craven-Griffiths and Mark Grist & MC Mixy to create new material especially for the Phrased & Confused festival stage at Summer Sundae Weekender 8th-10th August 2008. Visit www.phrasedandconfused.co.uk to find all details.Read More

Odessa: the SEAS podcast

The first of three Black/North SEAS podcasts, produced by the hub, brings to life the tour?s opening week in Odessa. Wunderbaum?s Dutch take on Manchester United, the wonderful Fantomat installation which stopped the city in its tracks, altercations with the authorities. Listen here: (warning: contains strong language)Read More

Evaluation Podcast

Earlier this year the hub was commissioned by Sound Connections to deliver a podcast training project for young disabled musicians and producers. Over the course of five half day workshops we worked with the participants to develop their recording and production skills and to devise and record content for their own podcast. We also invited […]Read More

Sinful Dragons at Comics

Varna’s Sinful Dragons’ were our Guest DJ at Club Seas on Saturday night. When DJ Mitach one half of the Sinful Dragon collective shared with us a cheeky techno track sampling an old Bulgarian Folk Tale we knew we had to have him play. His beats have real personality & style. It’s a pretty sparse […]Read More

Deirdre’s Diversion

On Friday I went looking for Sigma . Their performance is taking place in an unmarked building in Varna. Before long I realised I was lost and was throughly enjoying myself. I’m staying in a hotel sandwiched between a triangle of 24hour petrol stations, the Railway Station and an Industrial Port. All of this circled […]Read More