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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
My Glass World
'The Year Of HAPPY' is the new album by My Glass World featuring 11 songs written by Jamie Telford, on a hillside in Scotland in the winter of 2012/13. These were deported, and recorded in 'Din' and 'Luxury Noise' Studios London, recorded and co-produced with Julian Simmons. It is the follow up full length to the My Glass World debut album 'Book One'.
A scathing attack on the Blair years weaves in astrophysics, while a note in a second-hand book sparks a meditation on love and mortality. Welcome to the universe according to Jamie Telford backed by his talented associates, Cameron Graham, and Julian Simmons. It's a haunting, beautiful place to visit and the culmination of a chameleon's career in music. The songs are as likely to draw inspiration from New Scientist articles, or Shakespeare, the life of St. Francis of Assisi or Mad Men's Don Draper. Live performances have featured artworks and installations - including images created from the microscopic worlds of plants by Rob Kesseler.
The sound is eclectic and literate - powered by an uncommon lyrical and musical intelligence. The resultant music - animated by Jamie's exceptionally clear and true vocal - is wry, wise, occasionally weird, and utterly fresh. As well as contributions from the three main players, the musical landscape of the new album has been augmented with Baroque Bassoon from Jane Gower, Bass from Jon Kensington, guitar from Ivor Talbot, Horns from Matthew Tucker and John Croft, and the beautiful Mezzo Soprano voice of Lore Lixenberg, giving it an impressively varied sound-world.
"Rachael Dadd is an artist that is destined to define the genre." The Line of Best Fit
"Rachael Dadd can’t stop creating beautiful things, both tactile and musical." John Kennedy (XFM)
"Absolutely staggering." Sunday Best
"Delicate, thoughtful and precise - one of the most fascinating female talents we’ve come across." For Folks Sake
Experimental folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is one of the busiest artists we've encountered. Living her life between Japan and England, she is constantly touring, writing and skipping from one unlikely show to the next - whether it be a church in England, a gallery in Japan or atop a mountain in Switzerland. Her recordings are often born from late nights at home plugged into her 4-track. When she's not playing, she's sewing album sleeves and record bags. A true DIY artist in every sense.
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The Vortex Jazz Club
Live Jazz Award winner in the
2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
Sat 15 Mar
Thu 20 Mar
Fri 21 Mar
Vortex City Sessions @ Bishopsgate
Sat 22 Mar
Bobby Wellins / Andrew Cleyndert / Paul Harrison / Clark Tracey
Sat 29 Mar
Thu 1 to Sat 3 May
Led Bib - 3 Night Residency