Steven Severin, a founder member of the legendary band Siouxsie and the Banshees, returns to Aberdeen for a rare LIVE performance at Peacock Visual Arts on Saturday, 1st June. Following on from his 50 date Vampyr world tour throughout 2012, Steven Severin returns for 9 select UK shows, giving audiences a rare opportunity to hear his electronic score for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. This score was first premiered in a series of performances at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 and is the fourth in his ongoing film accompaniment series – Music For Silents. In live performance, this acclaimed solo artist and founder member of Siouxsie and the Banshees, presents a mesmerising synthesis of sound and image, heightening appreciation of [...]
In this weeks issue
- Old Susannah No. 121 – Creative Writing
- John Clark Group To Sponsor Speedfest 2013
- The Badger Song
- Record Breaking £15,000 Raised At Charity Spring Fair
- Man Or Moose?
- Aberdeen People’s Assembly: Sat 25th May
- Former Banshee Steven Severin Live At Peacock
- Smithy’s Scribblins No 6 – Aboot Treatin The Earth Weel
- Black & White: Gothenburg Winners And Hidden Aberdeen
- World Class At Woodend Barn
Moray based theatre company Right Lines Productions, in association with Eden Court, are touring a powerful new play throughout Scotland in May. Be Silent or Be Killed, written by Euan Martin and Dave Smith, and is based on the true story of Roger Hunt as told in his book by Roger Hunt and Kenny Kemp.
A production of intense, dramatic theatre, Be Silent or Be Killed concerns the impact of international terrorism on the individual and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
The tour will commence in Inverness and other venues include Musselburgh, Perth, Cumbernauld, Falkirk, Greenock, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Findhorn and Paisley, before finishing in Aberdeen
With thanks to Helen Trew.
Described as, “remarkable, original and daring,” Robert Rae’s epic, sweeping portrait of a definitive moment in British history is a ground breaking work that casts the people of Fife at the heart of their own story, told in their own voices.
This work draws its audience into Britain’s only revolutionary action, the General Strike of 1926 – only seven years after the slaughter of the trenches, miners unions lead the country against savage austerity cuts handed to the nation by a Liberal/Conservative government.
Inspired by true stories from local families in Fife, The Happy Lands follows the journey of law abiding citizens who become law breakers in a heroic battle against the state.
Peacock Visual Arts presents Colour Abstracts, a new solo exhibition of large-scale oil paintings and prints by Scottish artist J. Gordon Brown, inspired by the Granite City. On 10 May 2013 Peacock Visual Arts will open its doors to reveal a new solo exhibition of dramatic large-scale oil paintings by J. Gordon Brown. It will also include a new photo etching, created specially for this exhibition, in collaboration with Michael Waight in Peacock Visual Arts’ print workshop. Winner of the first prize at the Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition 2012 for his painting, Night City Jazz, J. Gordon Brown offers an alternative, abstracted view of the city lights. His paintings are grand and beautiful, portraying scenes of Aberdeen that may not [...]
With thanks to David Officer. Placido Domingo set to wow Deeside audience Monday 29th April at 7:15 p.m. Placido Domingo, one of the famous Three Tenors, is set to entertain in Banchory when the Royal Opera House production of Nabucco is screened, via satellite from Covent Garden, to the Woodend Barn, when he makes his debut in the lead role. Verdi’s Nabucco, which is based on a biblical story telling of the plight of the Jews under the rule of the Babylonian King Nabucco, was written in 1841 and first performed in 1842. The original production was such a triumph that it was revived the same year with a run of 57 shows. As Verdi wrote at the time: “With [...]
It’s a rare thing – a collision of worlds that makes complete sense. The legendary Patrick Duff plays the legendary Blue Lamp on Sunday 28th April. Add local singer Craig John Davidson, poets Eddie Gibbons and Gerard Rochford and that collision promises to be a stunning spectacle glowing with talent. Esther Green tells us more.
Patrick Duff was the singer of Bristol band Strangelove, a group that spanned the ‘90s and were never quite like anyone else. They toured with Radiohead and supported Suede in Aberdeen’s Music Hall, on that occasion outshining the main feature.
Their accomplished musicianship and the ferocious star quality of their singer/lyricist Patrick shone brightly, but burned out months after their third album release in 1998.
This month, Patrick Duff makes his return to Aberdeen, a very different artist yet still not quite like anyone else.