Fans of The Beatles can purchase a copy of the NOT YET released book of very limited edition unseen Beatles photograph book 'Looking Through You' from Browsers bookshop in Woodbridge in advance of publication. This is the only place in the world you can do this and the exclusive offer is part WAME's new word festival strand. And Broswers has introduced a whole new music books section to celebrate.
Woodbridge Art and Music Events Announces Music Book Panels for Literary Festival Line-Up and three Art Exhibitions
Music Book Festival Line up
Featuring: Looking Through You: The Beatles’, ‘Visions Dreams and Rumours’ the Stevie Nicks biography, and ‘Peter Gabriel - Without Frontiers’
Chris Charlesworth, editor of new book of never seen before Beatles photographs. Zoë Howe, biographer of Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, Daryl Easlea, biographer of Peter Gabriel, Gracie Wright, singer and author of children’s book ‘Silly Eric’ and Suffolk story teller Justine de Mierre.
The Old Mariner, 26 New St, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DX.
Sunday 9 August 1:30pm - Close
Entry with festival wristband. Discount advance tickets are currently on sale for limited period from the Riverside Box Office and on line at www.woodbridgeartandmusic.weebly.com
Woodbridge Art and Music Event will be holding its debut literary strand on the Sunday of this year’s festival weekend.
The Literary strand will feature books about music, including a yet to be released special edition book of new Beatles photographs, and the biographies of Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Peter Gabriel plus a book at bedtime session for younger festival goers between 4:30 and 6pm.
Taken between 1962 and 1966, the Beatles photographs are part of a never-seen-before collection that was originally shot for the Beatles Monthly magazine. The photos, which are published for the first time in a limited edition cased hardback book, capture the Beatles in their private moments.
The book’s edited by Chris Charlesoworth, a friend of John Lennon’s, who will give a talk on how the photographs were discovered, as well as recalling his own experiences with John Lennon and Yoko.
Other books being discussed include Zoë Howe’s biography of Stevie Nicks, following the highs and lows of her epic rock and roll lifestyle as pin-up front women for Fleetwood Mac. Daryl Easlea will also be discussing his biography of the pioneering artist Peter Gabriel.
Art Exhibitions at Woodbridge Art and Music Event
Friday 24 July - Sunday 9 August, Suffolk Students WAME designs, The Old Mariner 26 New St, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DX.
Earlier this year design students at University Campus, Suffolk, were asked to create visions of what future Woodbridge Art and Music Event posters, flyers, leaflets, T-shirts and bags might look like. These visions are being displayed at a pop-up gallery at the Old Mariner. Students being exhibited include:
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August, Planet Patrol WAME exhibition, The Fire Station, 21 A The Thoroughfare, Woodbridge IP12
Screen print specialists Planet Patrol will be holding a special Woodbridge Art and Music exhibition at The Fire Station, sister cafe to Woodbridge’s award winning ‘Cake Shop’.
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August, Woodbridge Art Club, 15 Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1BY
Alongside their Summer exhibition, Woodbridge Arts Club will be holding a “Creating Art” event over the festival weekend, with potters, painters and lace makers working live in the studio next to the Tide Mill between 11am and 5pm. All festival goers are welcome to come and see them at work and talk to them, or simply wander around the gallery.
About the authors.
Zoë Howe (Picture attached)
Zoë Howe’s books include the highly acclaimed ‘Barbed Wire Kisses – The Jesus and Mary Chain Story’, ‘Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits’, ’Stevie Nicks - Visions, Dreams & Rumours’ and ‘Wilko Johnson – Looking Back At Me’. Her ninth book, Lee Brilleaux: Rock ’n’ Roll Gentleman - The Adventures of Dr Feelgood’s Iconic Frontman (Polygon) will be published in October 2015.
Daryl Easlea is a DJ, compere, and consultant to record companies. His books explore great pop eccentrics, populist African-American music and prog rock. His essay, The Story Of The Supremes, accompanied the V&A exhibition of the same name. His writing can be found in Mojo, Record Collector, bbc.co.uk and many other places.
Justine de Mierre
Justine celebrates her 20th year as a professional performing artist this year – from a background in community and street theatre she moved over to storytelling seven years ago. Her multi-faceted storytelling practice ranges from the Storyplaytime and Adventure Tots sessions she creates for under 5s, to adults-only pub story nights and the rock ‘n’ roll and storytelling duo Darklove.
Gracie is a singer songwriter and the author of the recently published children’s story, Silly Eric, based on her experiences while working with toddlers.
Chris Charlesoworth is in-house editor for Omnibus Books, the worlds largest publisher of music books.
More info to come...
Ok so the real front page news in this weekend's East Anglian Daily Times is that, local hero, nurse Will Pooley's been awarded a much deserved MBE, but we're delighted to see Woodbridge Arts and Music 2015 get front page banner headline on the weekend edition too! A massive thank you to all at the EADT!!!
Woodbridge Art and Music'c friends at Aldeburgh Music and Suffolk Coastal District Council have announced a competition for an outdoor sculpture for children at Snape Maltings.
The aim is to offer a vantage point across the marshes at Snape and a new view over this flat and beautiful landscape. This new piece will sit in the landscape amongst other works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas and Alison Wilding. Submissions will be made in the form of sketches and a 200 word description of the entrant’s vision.
The competition is open to all and the organisers encourage entrants to think broadly and creatively whilst paying close attention to the Equality Act 2010. The winning entry may take the form of a viewing platform, an optical device, a moving structure or a technological marvel. The sculpture must be self-supporting and designed so that it can be put up and taken down annually, with the prospect of touring the region in the future.
Roger Wright, Chief Executive at Aldeburgh Music, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to create a wonderful sculpture, inspired by the tradition of children climbing on the site’s existing artworks. We hope that, after its initial siting at Snape Maltings, other destinations will host the new work and that it will tour the area”.
A shortlist of three entrants will be awarded £1,000 each to develop their idea further. They will be given time with a structural engineer to help them evolve their scheme into a feasible design.
A panel of distinguished judges will select a winner, who will be awarded a commission of £15,000. The winning design will be installed in time for the 69th Aldeburgh Festival in June 2016. The winning designer will have a construction budget of £50,000 and will be supported by the competition organisers throughout the process.
Competition brief, pdf document of the Equality Act 2010 plus context photographs can be viewed and downloaded at: http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk/designcompetition
With Early Bird tickets now sold out and the Woodbridge Art and Music Event rapidly approaching, here's a reminder of some of the fun we have in the park last year. Advance discount tickets are now on sale at the Riverside box office and online here.
Woodbridge 2015 Launches new Music and Words strand with Browsers Bookshop - and don't miss Wednesday 20 May event at Riverside
Woodbridge Art and Music Event is teaming up with local independent bookshop Browsers and leading music book publishers to launch a new music and literature strand at the 2015 event.
The planned events will see literature join the music and arts programme, with talks and book signings being planned alongside the rest of the festival's activity.
Watch this space for more information.
In the meantime don't miss Browsers literature and music event with James Runcie, author of the Grantchester Mysteries, at The Riverside Theatre on Wednesday 20 May.
Find out about the filming of the hit tv drama ‘The Grantchester Mysteries’ and the inspiration behind the new volume of adventures for the Cambridge vicar, in this very special evening.There’ll be live jazz fro Jenny Wren, clips from the tv programmes on the big screen and conversation with the author/ TV presenter. Doors open at 7.30pm.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS CLICK HERE
Thank you to everyone who came to last weekend's events. The next one-off in the lead up to this year's Event takes, place on Fitzrovia village borders Friday 15 May. Details are below
Woodbridge Art and Music 2015 presents Saycet (Live) (Fr) and DJ Ben Osborne followed by the Heavenly Social club night. The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD 7pm-10pm (followed Heavenly Social until 1am). Free Entry all night
“Paris’ Saycet conjures enigmatic, glacial electronic textures as fragile as frost on a badger’s beard, and fit for soundtracking a Nordic noir crime series.” (The Guardian, March 2015)
Having wowed critics at his London debut show at Noise of Art in March, Saycet returns to play the first London event being organised in the run-up to the Woodbridge Art and Music Event 2015.
The event, being held at the Social on Friday 15 May, will see Pierre Lefeuvre jet in from Paris to join Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne for an early evening session, followed by the Heavenly Jukebox club night.
A multi faceted artist, as well as creating synaps tickling electronic music, Lefeuvre, is the sound designer for the Pompidou Centre in Paris, often creates music for french national radio station France Culture and shows on Arte, ZDF and the BBC. His music for commercials includes the campaign for Audi TT.
His show tonight will offer a rare chance to see the critically praised live audio visual show in an up close and personal venue. This is part of a series of events being organised by the Woodbridge Art and Music Event.
“Pierre Lefuevre is the chief sound designer for the Pompidou Centre in Paris, a man whose every waking hour is dominated by the way we hear things. It's no surprise, then, to discover that the producer's own work is a feast for the ears.” (Clash Magazine)
Thank you to everyone who came out for the music over the bank holiday weekend.
Discount advance tickets to the event have now sold out online, but only just started selling from the Riverside, so grab them quick.
More news soon
A big thank you to everyone who has bought tickets and supported the Woodbridge Art and Music Event so far this year and last.
All three batches of early bird tickets have sold out, so a further batch of super discount tickets have been added. Snap them up quick.
More announcements soon, but also the Club Night will be returning to the Riverside on Friday 24 April (the first one to be held on a Friday, so be good to hear what you think). It then returns on Saturday 27 June, the same day our friends at the Blue Bus Tour put on the A Midsummer's Night Dream open air theatre event.
And there's more events to be announced around town soon for the festival weekend and beyond.
Summertime Woodbridge is looking fun...
Phil Hartnoll, half of celebrated electronic act Orbital, is to headline the second Woodbridge Art and Music Event on the weekend of 8 August, alongside Coldcut’s Matt Black and pioneering 1960s electronic act White Noise.
East Anglian Daily Times news feature here: http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/trio_of_top_electronic_acts_head_to_town_for_second_woodbridge_art_and_music_event_1_4003350