Electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day has announced a feast of activity taking place on Delia Derbyshire Day 2021, fixed in the cultural calendar as 23 NOVEMBER — the date Delia’s revolutionary realisation of Ron Grainer’s Dr Who theme first beamed into British living rooms (in 1963).
The main focus of DD Day 2021 will be the Livestream premiere of two new audio-visual works produced by four commissioned North West England-based artists, inspired by Delia and her archive in Manchester.
The online content to be published on 23 November will include:
ONLINE LIVESTREAM EVENT - 7-8pm - supported by Bluedot, the commissioned artists present their new work. To be presented on Bluedot's YouTube and Facebook channels.
WEBSITE CONTENT - including publishing the transcripts from our popular series of masterclasses/expert talks unpacking the work, working methods and archive of Delia Derbyshire.
VIDEO PREMIERE – of a specially commissioned track from 2020 featuring
sounds from the DD Archive and the voice of an inimitable British actor.
COMPETITION – Public are invited to post a photo with your favourite DD Day merch on your social media on DD Day 2021 (23 NOV) for the chance to win a copy of a re-issue of Tape Leaders, the bookby Ian Helliwell - of course including Delia. Tag us to join in. Remember, imagination is the theme for this year!
Full details on the website https://deliaderbyshireday.com/delia-derbyshire-day-2021/
This year's Livestream will be hosted with the support of Bluedot (Winner medium UK Festival, 2019 at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire), who will provide live streaming of this year's event via their YouTube and Facebook channels.