Huddersfield Bicycle Orchestras!

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Been working the last couple of weeks on a really exciting project for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival to coincide with the Tour De France’s Grand Depart from Yorkshire in July.

You can see various stages of production on one of our newly developed instruments for the commission, the Frame Harp.

There will be two public workshops on the 20th and 21st June in Huddersfield. Find out more here.


LBO instruments

One of just a whole bunch of photos taken of the Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra gear the other week with art direction by Jack Alexander. The images will be turned into posters and exhibited as part of the papergirlmanchester exhibition opening on 1st October @ The Soup Kitchen in Manchester.

New LBO pic, Tour links, Tele links…

Bathed in blue light. original pic here taken by Insa.

Some weblinks for tour below too:

24th June Liverpool Lost Voices @ View Two Gallery
25 th June Glasgow @ 13th Note
26th June Leeds @ Cardigan Arms
28th June Basel @ Obst & Gemuse
29th June Dornbirn @ TIK
30th June Geneva @ Cave 12
1st July Grenoble @ Le 102
2nd July Stuttgart @ FFUS
3rd July Prague @ Final Club
4th July Leipzig @ Conne Island
5th July Berlin @ Madame Claude
6th July Hamburg @ Golden Pudel
7th July Mainz @ Walpoldenakademie
8th July Amsterdam @ Delicatessen

Also amazing set of photos here from Huw of the now infamous BBC North West Tonight featuring the LBO earlier in the year. Filmed between 8.30 am and 9.30 am on the day of broadcast. I had to go to bed with a terror headache afterwards. Note pictures of Karl Marx added as feeble subversive element, wanted pictures of Bakunin or Colin Ward ideally but realised that sadly no one would recognise them…

This weekend…

We’re doing a couple of LBO gigs. First one is on Friday 30th April at Greenroom as part of “BIG VAUDEVILLE” in the mighty theatre space.

Then on Sunday 2nd May we play at The Kings Arms near Salford Central station (please note this is a change of venue from The Salvation Army) of as part of Sounds From The Other City. This is organised by Wotgodforgot & Mind On Fire, we should be onstage around 4.40pm.

There’s a nice little mix here of various people playing at SFTOC.

These might be the last Manchester/Salford gigs for a little while.