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  1. 'The Blanket' sculpture by David Murphy

    Halifax

    The Blanket by David Murphy

    Starting 25th Jan 2019
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    Sculptor David Murphy has been selected from over 40 submissions to create a bold and confident response to the Piece Hall's history as a global ce...
    Sculptor David Murphy has been selected from over 40 submissions to create a bold and confident response to the Piece Hall's history as a global centre for textiles. Commissioned in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) and co-funded by the Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant programme, ‘The Blanket’ is a large-scale floor-based sculpture, positioned at the heart of the 66,000sq ft piazza. Steel tubes create a magnified weave, a shallow grid of intercepting and merging lines of subtly curved metal that together create a large ‘picnic blanket’. Accompanying the installation in the courtyard will be a gallery exhibition displaying further works from the artist, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and maquettes, alongside working drawings and sketches relating to the commission. A programme of workshops for schools, adult learning events and community projects will take place throughout the time of the installation, acting as a warm up to ‘Yorkshire Sculpture International’, the UK’s largest sculpture festival – presented by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and YSP – which takes place across the region from 22 June until 29 September 2019.
  2. Jazzical

    Todmorden

    Jazzical

    30th Mar 2019

    7.30pm - 10pm, Todmorden Town Hall A Classical / Jazz concert created by Daniel Bath. Tickets £10, available from Todmorden Information Cent...
    7.30pm - 10pm, Todmorden Town Hall A Classical / Jazz concert created by Daniel Bath. Tickets £10, available from Todmorden Information Centre, on the door or online from TicketSource Featuring: The Ariana String Quartet Marie Claire Breen (Soprano) Leighton Jones (Composer, Singer, Piano) Daniel Bath Trio (Jazz) Munch Manship (Tenor Saxophone) Two famous Frenchmen have just died: Andre Previn, who played both jazz and classical music, but kept them separate, and Jacques Loussier, who, in his Play Bach Trio, would begin a piece as written by the composer, then begin to improvise on it in a jazzy way. The 'Jazzical' concert captures the spirit of these two musicians, but will provide you with a completely new experience. Daniel Bath will play a piece by Purcell that sounds like pure baroque. And it is 'pure baroque'. It's just that while the left hand obediently lays out the chord sequence as dictated by the composer, the right hand goes off on an improvised baroque journey that reminds one more of the craft of Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum than of something from the early 18th century. It is these links that this concert will be exploring.

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