Announcing: Delia Derbyshire 80th birthday electronic music heritage project

Delia Derbyshire Day

We are very excited to be able to announce that funding of £42,600 has been awarded by The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a programme of activities and events to celebrate the late Delia Derbyshire’s 80th anniversary year.

With our board of trustees, we have devised a variety of events and activities giving lots of opportunities for people of all ages, with lots or no knowledge of Delia to enjoy and be inspired by what we think is a gem of electronic music heritage.

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Project partners include the Delia Derbyshire Estate, John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, One Education Music, Full of Noises Festival, Digital Women’s Archive North and Band on the Wall. Recruitment managed with two DD Day trustees has led to the appointment of Caro C as the Project Manager and Vicky Clarke as Assistant Project Manager.

Nathan Lee, Head of HLF North West comments:

“We’re delighted to…

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Published by: Jez Stevens

Jez is an artist specialising in video projection and installation with an interest in sound art, noise and drone music. He has received several commissions to commemorate historical events and figures including Erik Satie, Henry VIII, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and The Victoria Cross. Jez currently runs and curates a quarterly event called SHNDG which features circuit bending, noise, experimental and electronica artists the event often includes live video performance and live film score work. Jez is also a specialist in reclaimation and restoration of antique and vintage glazing, doors and structural joinery.

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