Neu! Reekie! Where Are We Now?
Neu! Reekie! ask WHERE are We now? **with:
BILL DRUMMOND - CLARE POLLARD (book launch) - CALLUM EASTER - IAIN GARDNER - WILL ANDERSON & AINSLIE HENDERSON - 404 INK / NASTY WOMEN (featured publication) - GUEST DJ (tba) - GAVIN MITCHELL - & mare.
Bill Drummond was born in 1953, since leaving Liverpool School of Art in 1973 he has used various ways to investigate and converse with the world. These investigations and conversations have sought expression via words, music and actions. His words have found their way into numerous books, over 500 different posters and The 25 Paintings. The music between 1977 - 1992 comprised of various projects, from Big In Japan to The KLF, the details of which have now faded into the twilight world of pub pop quiz questions and car boot sale bargain box oddities.The music between 2003 2013 was a choir called The17. The17 was Drummonds response to the ubiquity of recorded music. From its inception, The17s end date was always known. The actions have been the one constant in his practice. There have been thousands over the years, nearly all carried out anonymously and left unrecorded.
(launching new collection Incarnation')
Bolton born poet / Eric Gregory Award Winner / Bloodaxe poet four collections deep / editor, broadcaster, teacher / first play The Weather (Faber, 2004) premiered at Royal Court Theatre. The poems in her new collection Incarnation are about our children and the stories that we tell them.
Her work really is emphatically of our time, capturing the world in its beauties and horrors in writing thats technically superb, but which also has what, if I was a sentimental chap, Id call heart. Ian McMillan, The Verb
Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter / Soulpunk artist / owner of huge hand-built satellite construction and strobes / former Staggerrat / first EP Get Dont Want launched in late 2016 with a mammoth show at Biscuit Factory / dwells in Young Fathers Leith studio / occasional collaborator with YF and Law Holt / back and booming too - the spectacular awaits.
404 INK / NASTY WOMEN
404 Ink is a new, alternative, independent publisher based in the UK set up by Laura Jones and Heather McDaid. Their first book is Nasty Women is a collection of essays and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century.
Iain Gardner is a Bafta nominated Animator based in Edinburgh Scotland, specialising in 2D Animation. His short, THE TANNERY, featured on the Oscar long list in 2011. The new work we'll be screening is for the band Looper.
WILL ANDERSON & AINSLIE HENDERSON
Will Anderson & Ainslie Henderson are BAFTA winning writers and directors that have screened the world over and picked up many awards. Online their videos have many millions of views.
NEU! REEKIE! Where Are We Now?
'The UK has reached a crossroads. Where it goes next is anyones guess. Dark divisive forces of racism and prejudice are stirring across the UK (and Europe) in the wake of Brexit and across the Atlantic following the election of Donald Trump. We need to ask our artists, musicians & writers where they stand. Come together. Ask questions. Listen & watch. Dance. Shake things up. This is where we're at. Neu! Reekie!'s Where Are We Now? Festival will take place in Hull for Hull City of Culture 2017 in June 2017 - the questions start now Edinburgh.;
Neu! Reekie! is supported by Creative Scotland
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