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Keeping it Vague

Fri 25 Jul 2014

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This week’s Keeping it Vague (and probably the majority of future editions) comes courtesy of Charles Lewis, our new Marketing and Press Officer. Expect video games, fashion and rubbish off the street.

Violintendo

The first item comes on a recommendation from our digital man, Zen Grisdale (you can read his Keeping It Vague blog from a couple of weeks ago here). It is simply this: man plays along to Super Mario on the violin. It’s a great idea, but it sounds horrible.

Silly Arse Broke It

That’s the name of a photography project by artist Jason Wilde. Well, less a photography project, more a collection of scraps of paper found on a housing estate in Camden. He’s been picking rubbish off the streets since 2003 and reckons he gets 10-12 good ones every year.

 

You can see more of the project on Jason’s website, or at the Guernsey Photography Festival 2014.

Shark suits

What is the best way to defend yourself from shark attack? Kevlar? Harpoons? Dressing as a bigger shark? Surf entrepreneurs Hamish Jolly and Craig Anderson have paired up with The Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia and they suggest these:

Apparently a human dressed in black is more appetizing to a shark than a human dressed as Beetlejuice. But ask yourself this – is it really worse to get mauled by a shark than spend £300 on one of these and then have to wear it in public?

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Keeping it Vague

Fri 11 Jul 2014

keeping it vague

Hey there, we’re back with some more highly concentrated vagueness, courtesy of Zen Grisdale (digital content officer aka renderboy) – this week we feature a drone-cat, slow-motion commuters, expandable paper sculptures and some owls looking a bit wiped out.

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Speed Interview – Cecelia Bruggemeyer

Fri 13 Jun 2014

The Night Shift: E1

Double Bass Player Cecelia Bruggemeyer joins us for The Night Shift: E1 at Village Underground on 18 June.  She spoke with us about how she got into music and Ms. Dynamite.

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The Night Shift: E1 – New details announced

Tue 10 Jun 2014

The Night Shift

Next week we’re making a return visit to the fantastic Village Underground, an amazingly atmospheric venue hidden in the heart of Shoreditch. We can now reveal some more details of the event, which is a bit different to your normal Night Shift…

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Keeping it Vague

Fri 6 Jun 2014

Keeping it Vague

In today’s Keeping it Vague, controversy, Star Wars, cats and pugs.

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Speed Interview – Katherine Spencer

Fri 6 Jun 2014

The Night Shift E1

We spoke with clarinettist Katherine Spencer who joins us on 18 June for The Night Shift: E1 at Village Underground, as part of Spitalfields Music Summer Festival.

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Keeping it Vague

Fri 16 May 2014

Keeping it Vague

In this week’s Keeping it Vague, we tell you what different people in the office have been looking at.  It’s like a box of Celebrations, minus the Bountys – because everyone knows they’re rough.

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The Night Shift – Twitter Speak

Thu 15 May 2014

The Night Shift

We’ve been very busy this week, drinking beer, playing music, drinking beer, playing music. It’s not easy…. but thankfully you (our amazing Night Shift audience) were there with us the whole time.

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Speed Interview – Idle Fret

Wed 14 May 2014

The Night Shift

Darren Brooker of Idle Fret join us tonight to close The Night Shift at Wilton’s.  Here he answers some of our questions…

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The Night Shift – Playlist

Tue 13 May 2014

The Night Shift

Tonight we head to The Doodle Bar, Battersea for some drinks and insanely good opera.  Then tomorrow we’re off to Wilton’s.  Click on the link below for a taste of the music we’ll be playing…

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Idle Fret

DJ

The Night Shift

Over the last three years Idle Fret have put on shows at The Lock Tavern, The Social, The Shacklewell Arms and The London Palladium and have released records by Stealing Sheep, We Were Evergreen and Listing Ships.

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

Sat 10 May 2014

The Night Shift

In honour of the upcoming Night Shifts 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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Speed Interview – Olivia Chaney

Fri 9 May 2014

The Night Shift

Singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney joins us on Wednesday to opened The Night Shift.  We spoke with her about her approach to writing and what she fears most.

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Olivia Chaney

Singer-songwriter

The Night Shift

Multi-instrumentalist and accomplished lyricist and vocalist, the London-based singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney has built a loyal and growing audience, both in the UK and internationally, following her eponymous debut EP in 2013.

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The Night Shift – in rehearsal. Purcell’s ‘Fairest Isle’

Thu 1 May 2014

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with soprano Julia Doyle and members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. In rehearsal at the Doodle Bar, Battersea.

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Doodle Bar, Battersea The Night Shift

Wed 30 Apr 2014

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If you’ve ever been told off for writing on the walls, try and put that behind you.  The next Night Shift will take place at The Doodle Bar, where aspiring doodlers can have a drink and scrawl all over the walls to their hearts content.

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Matthew Truscott on Purcell

Tue 29 Apr 2014

Matthew Truscott

This May, The Night Shift is back to make your ears smile in two amazing venues.  What will we be playing?  Purcell that’s what.  Here’s violinist Matthew Truscott to tell you why that’s a good thing…

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How would you like your Purcell?

Tue 22 Apr 2014

Wilton's Music Hall Doodle Bar

The Night Shift is back in May with two consecutive nights of classical goodness served up for your aural pleasure, with events on 13 May at Battersea’s Doodle Bar and 14 May at Wilton’s Music Hall.

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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

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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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