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|28 Sep 2017||
Belfast: My Degeneration, Music, Politics and Experiences
|Belfast: My Degeneration, Music, Politics and Experiences
RadioActive 101 presents the experiences of older people who grew up in Belfast during ‘the Troubles’ and the influence of the emerging punk rock scene. The show has interviews with The Shangrilads, a group of older musicians who experienced life in Belfast in the 1970s growing up through turbulent times. The show has echoes of Carberry and Patterson’s film about the punk music scene in the late 1970s ‘Good Vibrations’ with Terri Hooley’s classic line in 1980:
‘New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers but Belfast has the bands’
The show references the influence of terrorism, music and punk and explores how gross acts of terror have the power to impact not only on British and Irish lives but to disrupt political fundraising for terrorist groups in the USA.
The show goes out 13:00 Thursday 28th Sep and you catch The Shangrilads live at the legendary Hope & Anchor Islington on Friday 29th Sep 2017.
|12 Oct 2017||
Perspectives on the Legacy: Visions through Music
|In November 2015, the Olympic Park’s Aquatic Centre played host to a number of original atmospheric musical performances. ‘Swimming with music’ was a week long series of performances in the Aquatics Centre, Stratford, London. Performing Arts students from University of East London worked over several weeks to create original live music works which took place as the general public were swimming. Our reporters Owen Layzell, Tom Reece and Mark Loughnane investigate.
What did the swimmers and divers think of the event and how did the musicians feel playing at such an unusual venue?
Artists were mentored by professional musicians Shiva Feshareki, Matthias Kispert, Tim Murray-Browne, and Jackie Walduck.
This unique legacy event was a collaboration between UEL, Sound and Music and Bigga Fish.