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Keeping It Vague

Fri 11 Apr 2014

GOT

In this week’s Keeping It Vague I explore the relationship between hip-hop and high art, go on an audio tour of languages and accents and share an artist with you that uses sheet music as a medium.  Oh and Game of Thrones!

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Keeping It Vague

Fri 7 Mar 2014

basketball

In this week’s Keeping It Vague I take a look imitation art.  They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so here are examples of flattery within fashion, music and art.

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Try out an orchestra in the palm of your hand…

Mon 24 Feb 2014

hand painting orchestra crop

Calling all you early adopters…

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Keeping it Vague

Fri 21 Feb 2014

Keeping it Vague

In this week’s Keeping it Vague, when the world of art meets the world of crime.  Is it a crime to love art?  Is it an art to commit a crime?  No.  crime is always wrong.  Plus, other unrelated pictures and a video.

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Keeping It Vague

Fri 7 Feb 2014

Sully

In this week’s Keeping It Vague I’m feeling nostalgic, looking at childhood toys from a new perspective, remembering the 90s, contemplating the evolution of music and reminiscing on my favourite arcade game.

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The Night Shift, 6 Feb, what you thought…

Fri 7 Feb 2014

The Night Shift

Last night, over a hundred of you braved the tube strikes and miserable weather to join us at the top of The Old Queen’s Head, for a few drinks and some music by John Blow, Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell.  Here’s what you had to say about it…

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Get on top of travel!

Thu 6 Feb 2014

car-man

Due to the London tube strikes, Angel station is closed.  But no worries, there are still plenty of ways to get to The Old Queens Head for tonight’s Night Shift.

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5 Things you (probably) didn’t know about Henry Purcell

Tue 28 Jan 2014

The Night Shift

In honour of the upcoming pub Night Shift, featuring the music of Henry Purcell, we present you with some little known facts about the composer and the future musicians he inspired.

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Keeping It Vague

Fri 24 Jan 2014

boggie

In this week’s Keeping It Vague – things that are ugly/terrifying.

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Keeping It Vague

Fri 10 Jan 2014

photoshop

My new year’s resolution is to bring you a blog of even higher credibility.  Not really, it’s to come up with brilliant puns.  And, as you’ll see below, I’m currently nailing it.

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The Night Shift Pub Tour Top 10 Pictures

Wed 11 Dec 2013

The Night Shift

The hangovers have just about worn off now, so as the year draws to a close, we look back at some of our favourite moments from The Night Shift Pub Tour 2013 as captured by photographer Joe Plommer.  Thanks so much to all of you that helped make this happen.

 

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We love opinions – give us yours.

Mon 9 Dec 2013

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We’re thinking about venues and start times mostly here at Night Shift HQ at the moment.

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Keeping it Vague

Fri 29 Nov 2013

The Night Shift

In this week’s arts blog – more creative parents, camouflaged products, Doctor Who and the greatest holiday location of all time.

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The Night Shift, 26 November 2013 -Audience Feedback

Wed 27 Nov 2013

Ya-Fei Chuang OAE

Last night was the last Night Shift of the year, featuring music from Beethoven and Mendelssohn, Robert Levin and Ya-Fei Chuang on fortepianos, Maggie Faultless directing from a first edition manuscript, pre-show excellence from Harry Harris, an amazing DJ set from Clean Bandit and the ever popular Alistair Appleton keeping the whole thing under control, like a lion tamer with a penchant for knitwear.  Here’s what you had to say…

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Maggie Faultless on Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8

Tue 26 Nov 2013

OAE

OAE violinist Maggie Faultless tells you why you should come to The Night Shift at Queen Elizabeth Hall tonight, where she’ll lead a performance of Beethoven Symphony 8 – direct from copies of Beethoven’s original edition of the music.

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Speed Interview – Harry Harris

Mon 25 Nov 2013

Harry Harris OAE

Songwriter Harry Harris joins us tomorrow night to open The Night Shift at 9pm.  Here he tells us about his biggest fear and where is music comes from…

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Beethoven at the movies

Fri 22 Nov 2013

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Beethoven, without knowing it, wrote the soundtrack to a hell of a lot of movies – Die Hard, Bill and Ted, A Clockwork Orange – to name just three.

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Clean Bandit to close next event with DJ set

Thu 21 Nov 2013

Clean Bandit

We’re excited to announce that classical-electro pioneers Clean Bandit will close our next event on 26 November with a DJ set.

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The Night Shift Set List

Wed 20 Nov 2013

The Night Shift

Thanks to all of you that joined us at last night’s gig.  Here’s a reminder of what we played…

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Keeping It Vague

Thu 14 Nov 2013

Keeping it Vague

In today’s Keeping It Vague; Fashion, cigarettes and other things that will destroy you.

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