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Hot. Sweaty. Boozy. What happened when The Night Shift did Duckie?

Fri 12 Dec 2014

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A month or so ago we took The Night Shift out clubbing. Night Shift team member Will blogs about the experience:

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What happened last night?

Tue 25 Nov 2014

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Sometimes musicians can be unpredictable. They say they’re going to do one thing and then they go straight ahead and do another.

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“It’s a dream come true”. We talk to Richard Tognetti

Sat 22 Nov 2014

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That’s what violinist Richard Tognetti when he was asked what it’s like working with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. And we didn’t even pay him to say it! Richard features in our latest event this Monday when he directs and plays violin in our 9pm concert with music by Grieg, Elgar and Dvorak.

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Playlist: 24 Nov 2014

Fri 21 Nov 2014

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Seem cultured and knowledgeable ahead of our gig on Monday by giving our Spotify playlist a listen.

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Richard Tognetti speed interview

Fri 21 Nov 2014

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Richard Tognetti is leading The Night Shift on Monday. The man composes, plays the violin, surfs and has tutored Russell Crowe. We put him through our speed interview.

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The Night Shift – support acts

Thu 20 Nov 2014

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As you may/should be aware, The Night Shift is back at its spiritual home at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on 24 November. That means live, pre-concert music from 8pm and a post-concert DJ set until late.

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Keeping it vague

Fri 14 Nov 2014

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I’m meeeelting….

…is what the house made of wax would wail, if it could talk.

Built from 8000 paraffin wax bricks, the Georgian house in London’s Southwark Street is brainchild of artist Alex Chinneck. It’s part of a festival, of course, and celebrates the history of an old shoe factory. Not really. It celebrates the history of an old candle making factory, obviously, which was in Bankside 200 years ago. The piece is called ‘A Pound of Flesh for 50p.’ Lovely.

At first glance I thought the walls had some kind of dead creeper plant growing up them, but actually that’s the melted wax. It’s not quite clever enough to be melting without a bit of help, in the form of people with massive hand held torches.

It’s rather effective though, and it will be there until 18 November when all that’s left will be a roof with a pile of melted wax beneath, a bit like the Wicked Witch of the West’s hat at the end of that movie.

The artist Alex Chinneck, above with his creation, is the guy responsible for the levitating market building in Covent Garden (I didn’t think that one was very impressive) and this crazy cool house in Margate:

 

 

No more Ocean’s 11 for China

Chinese censors are tightening even more on Film and TV that are streamed through the internet. They are trying to ban anything that includes one-night stands, murder, adultery, supernatural occurrences and gambling.

So no Love Actually (adultery), no ET or Harry Potter (supernatural), no Finding Nemo (I’m pretty sure in the Pixar world one fish eating another counts as murder). Hmmm.

 

Tall and small

To start your weekend with a smile, here’s a photo of the world’s tallest and shortest men, meeting in London to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Guinness World Records.

By the way, if you’ve read this far in order to find out why there is cake as the feature photo, there isn’t really a reason. We had brownies in the office today, and this is Keeping it Vague, so… yeah, brownies. Yum.

Back to the photo: Sultan Kosen 8ft 3 inches, and Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 1 ft 9.5 inches. That’s like 6ft 6 inches difference.

 

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Keeping it vague

Fri 31 Oct 2014

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It’s the weekend after Halloween. It’s been a long week. It’s going to be unseasonably good weather. It’s time  to sit back and relax with a bit of culture. Here’s a trio of suggestions to get you started.

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Vote now and keep us looking sharp

Tue 28 Oct 2014

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Hard to believe, but The Night Shift has been running since 2006. Where did the time go?
A lot’s changed since then so, about to embark on another round of events, we decided it’s time to freshen up our look.

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Pub profile: The Vauxhall Griffin

Sat 25 Oct 2014

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This November we’re packing up our theorbo and heading out to Vauxhall, hitting up a new venue: The Vauxhall Griffin.

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The Night Shift: what was that tune?

Tue 21 Oct 2014

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One of the problems with classical music is that you can’t Shazam it. I mean, how the hell are you supposed to find out what that great tune was?

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Speed Interview: Jon Jacob

Tue 14 Oct 2014

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We’re pretty happy about the fact that writer and blogger Jon Jacob will be hosting The Night Shift in Brighton on Friday. So happy, in fact, that in an effort to get to know him better, we subjected him to the rigors of our speed interview.

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The Night Shift to appear at Duckie

Mon 13 Oct 2014

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We’ve kept it under wraps for a while, but we can now reveal that The Night Shift is going to be making an appearance at the legendary post-queer club night Duckie.

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The Night Shift Playlist

Sun 12 Oct 2014

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You know that feeling when you go to see a band, you’re really enjoying the show, but the rest of the crowd know every single song and you don’t?

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Pub profile: The Marlborough Pub & Theatre

Fri 10 Oct 2014

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Quirky, different, individual… these are some of our favourite words, and they happen to describe our newest venue. Yep, we’re headed to the Marlborough Pub and Theatre in Brighton.

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Set list announced for Brighton Night Shift

Thu 9 Oct 2014

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As you might/should be aware, we’re returning to our favorite seaside town next week. Brighton, the home of rock, piers and retro sub-culture violence.

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Keeping it Vague

Fri 3 Oct 2014

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What sort of interesting and vaguely arty things have been happening this week? Let us fill you in…

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Keeping it Vague

Fri 19 Sep 2014

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David Attenborough eat your heart out, this week on Keeping it Vague: Wildlife Special

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The Night Shift – As it happened

Mon 15 Sep 2014

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Kings Place was rammed on Friday as the Kings Place Festival began in earnest. We were there, tucked away in Hall Two, for our debut Night Shift in Kings Cross.

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

Tue 9 Sep 2014

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In honour of the upcoming 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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