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Odessa Files

We landed in Odessa yesterday and immediately met a host of other artists from countries as diverse as Sweden, Romania and Croatia ? all here to participate in the SEAS adventure! We?ve been too busy to do any real exploring of the city as yet, but on first impressions, Odessa is a beautiful place, with […]Read More

All aboard the SEAS Club – on tour and uncovering the best Black Seas sounds

All aboard! the hub and Black/North SEAS present the SEAS Club from Wednesday 28-Saturday 14 June in the Black Sea ports of Odessa, Varna and Mangalia. Music wise, Irish DJ Deirdre Melvin promises to bring a broad-ranging mix of great tracks ? everything from regular club pint spillers to more experimental drum n’ bass and […]Read More

Phrased & Confused is back once again!

Yes, we?re pleased to announce the return of Phrased & Confused, back to once again explore that creative common ground between music and lyrics. This year we?re shaking things up a bit, and are packing up our Phrased & Confused belongings to take over a stage at the award winning Summer Sundae Weekender festival, which […]Read More

Last, But by no Means Least – Podcast Connections

Our Saturday morning podcast project at Stratford Media Circus finally came to an end this week. We were joined by two BBC radio producers who offered feedback to the participants and talked about how they could develop there skills.With bags of experience and enthusiasm, we all benefited from there received wisdom and we at times […]Read More

The Insulting Cabaret – This Saturday!

The Insulting Cabaret will be occupying the Late Lounge of the National Theatre this Saturday. Hosted by Perrier award winning funny guys Noble & Silver, the event will showcase a fine array of international artists all performing around the theme of the Insult. For more information, download a flyer by clicking here. Be there or […]Read More

Call for UK’s Young Music Entrepreneurs

The British Council and NESTA opened applications for a new award that seeks to stimulate the development of the UK music industry in an international business context. This aims to find the most talented young entrepreneurs in the UK?s music industry and give them the chance to find out more about what is happening out […]Read More

The Music Mashup Podcast Group

With one more session to go, we’ve been busy tying up any loose ends and making sure we have recorded all the material we need to assemble all our shorter audio pieces into one big one. One big Podcast that is – made up of interviews, the groups favourite tracks, stories, sound FX, narration and […]Read More

Help us to Free The Word! at the National Theatre

As part of International PEN’s Free The Word! festival, the hub are producing a lively event to be held in the Late Lounge at the National Theatre on Saturday 12 April called The Insulting Cabaret. So what’s it all about I hear you ask? Hosted by comedy duo Noble and Silver, you can expect fast-paced […]Read More

Podcast Connections Session Three

This Saturday saw the podcast group get to grips with creating an original story and learning how to jazz it up and flesh it out with sound effects sourced from the collective hard drives of Stuart and Tom. Hosting more participants than ever, we worked in separate groups to create two very different pieces of […]Read More

Bring Out the Percussion

This week, we have focussed on working as a group. After an initial brainstorming session, we came up with the name Music Mashup Podcasters which we think reflects what we have been up to in our workshops. The next logical step was to create an indent for the group which was a lot of fun […]Read More