Ten Sound City Saturdays events set to partner with Edge Hill University

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Ten Sound City Saturdays will celebrate Edge Hill partnership with the Liverpool’s forthcoming Sound City festival, as GetintothisDavid Hall reports.

Edge Hill University has laid on an exciting series of weekends from March 4, between Liverpool and their Ormskirk campus in celebration of their partnership with Sound City.

The programme will feature Edge Hill students alongside an exciting range of performances from cutting edge artists and talks from leading music industry figures in venues including Static Gallery, Liverpool Small Cinema, Bluecoat and The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University.

The first two of these events will take place on Saturday March 4, featuring a vintage mobile cinema at Liverpool’s Albert Dock screening a selection of music videos from Edge Hill’s The Label Recordings. Following on from this, four signees to The Label Recordings, Shrinking Minds, Oranj Son, Ali Horn and Youth Hostel will play exclusive sets at The Arts Centre.

Local music legend Roger Hill will also host a symposium on the subject of Radio Merseyside’s Popular Music Show, the UK’s longest-running independent music radio show. Other talks presented throughout Spring will discuss issues including women in music, art and pop music.

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Avant-garde Liverpool act a.P.A.t.T are also set to present a performance installation at the Sound City Festival site, whilst bands from the Label Recordings stable will take over the festival’s Emerging Talent stage for a three hour slot.

Ten Sound City Saturdays‘ programme also features a zine-making workshop with performer, artist, writer and musician Mark Greenwood, You Say You Want a Revolution, a suite of ten one-minute sound works with visual artist Alan Dunn and Surround Sounds, a programme of music films, documentaries and videos.

Edge Hill University‘s Arts Manager Cathy Butterworth says: “It’s exciting to be bringing this new element to what is already a very successful partnership with Sound City. Ten Sound City Saturdays will provide Edge Hill students with enhanced industry opportunities and experience and strengthen the University’s links with Liverpool arts venues, organisations and artists.”

Ten Sound City Saturdays full programme:

March 4: Vintage Mobile Cinema, 11am-5pm, Albert Dock. Tickets FREE, no booking required.

March 4: The Label Recordings present Shrinking Minds, Oranj Son, Ali Horn and Youth Hostel, 8.00pm, The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University.  Tickets £10, £8, EHU students £5.

March 18: Zine making workshop featuring Mark Greenwood, 2pm-4pm (drop-in session), Static Gallery. FREE, no booking required.

March 25: You Say You Want a Revolution, 2pm-4pm, Static Gallery. FREE, no booking required.

April 15: 30th Century Woman: Women in Music Symposium, 2pm-4pm, Bluecoat, School Lane. FREE, booking required.

April 22: Things May Come and Things May Go….Art & Pop Symposium, 2pm-4pm, Bluecoat, School Lane. FREE, booking required.

May 6: Surround Sounds: Film and Music, 1pm-6pm, Liverpool Small Cinema. FREE, no booking required

May 20: Resilience and Revolution, 2pm-4pm, Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool. FREE, booking required.

May 27: a.P.A.t.T : Observed Music, 10am – midnight, Sound City festival site. FREE, Sound City ticket holders only.

May 27: Emerging Talent Stage – The Label Takeover, 6pm-9pm, Sound City festival site. FREE, Sound City ticket holders only.

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