Friday, 2 July 2010

Today's idea - Christopher Guild (piano) "Off the beaten track"

Tonight we like the sound of some little heard and somewhat neglected gems of the piano repertoire alongside masterpieces of the musical canon with a few surprised on the way! There'll be works by Respighi and John White alongside Shostakovich's '10 Aphorisms', Beethoven's Appassionato Sonata and Chopin's 4th Ballad with food and wine. For classical music lovers or anyone who wants a low-cost delve into a live performance of the genre, this sounds good.

Time: 7.30pm
Cost: £4/6
Map: here
Location: St Luke's Church, Queens Park Terrace
More information: here

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Today's idea - The Basement presents Quantick, AND Lighthouse's First Monthly Media Talk

Today TWO fantastic sounding events are taking place. We recommend both wholeheartedly.

The Basement opens their doors to the author behind Brass Eye, the Day Today, and Charlie Brooker's Screen Wipe as he delves into his musical side, showing his face as the songwriter behind the legendary Ian Dury & the Blockheads. Tonight he performs in the Basement's artily titled 'The Space' alongside the Blockhead's Chaz Jankel, and will also provide a brilliant short set. If you don't know who he is, we recommend finding out more about the pop culture critic and finding him on Twitter @quaintick.

Cost: £7.50, £5 concessions
Time: Doors 7:30
Event information: here

SECONDLY, The Lighthouse is launching a Monthly Talks Programme to focus on moving image and digital art, with talks from some brilliant bigwigs from the BFI and art directors. Today's sounds well worth a visit as they invite filmmakers Semiconductor along who have just ended a NASA residency. If you're interested in video, sound and digital animation with a bit of a science spin, this is your thing.

More info: here
Time: Doors 6:30pm, 7pm start
Cost: £3
Tickets: here
Facebook event: here
Twitter: @lighthousearts