In the seventh annual JH Whitley lecture, Dr Whyeda Gill-Mclure will examine the history of Whitleyism and public service unions, before looking forward to the present to examine Whitleyism’s legacy and how its erosion can help to explain the current crisis in the public sector.
Refreshments available from 5:15pm, lecture to begin at 6pm.
Nitin Sawhney is one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices around today, achieving an international reputation across every possible creative medium. In 2017 he received the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award, and is firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer, with recent works including the entire composition of 'Mowgli’, Warner's 2019 landmark release with Nteflix. He is also a supporter of work placements at the University.
Nitin comes to the University of Huddersfield to share tales and highlights from his fascinating career so far.
This event will take place in the Phipps Hall, in the Richard Steinitz Building (formerly the Creative Arts Building).
For our 2019 edition, we are delighted to welcome Jessica Coon to talk about her work on the Hollywood film Arrival, and much more. Jessica will discuss her linguistic work in fieldwork and Universal Grammar, and how these interests can shed light on what it might be like to communicate with aliens.
Booking details coming soon.
Orpheus Britannicus VIII: An Entente Cordiale Amanda Babington, David Milsom - baroque violin John Bryan - viola da gamba Graham Cummings - harpsichord
Thursday 11 October, 1:15pm, St Paul's Hall
Four’s Company is an ensemble-in-association with the University’s newly formed Early Music Research Group. Its players share an enthusiasm for performing rarely played pieces of baroque chamber music, exploring questions of historical style and communicating these in concert. In this Anglo-French programme, Four’s Company celebrate the 350th anniversary of one of France’s greatest composers, François Couperin, with a performance of his L’Apothéose de Corelli. This is framed by two highly contrasting sonatas by Henry Purcell along with works by John Blow and Jacques Hotteterre. Hosted by the ReCePP Early Music Research Group.
Monday 29 April 2019 (postponed from 29 November 2018) 7:30pm St Paul's Hall
Daryl Buckley, Peter Neville and Tristram Williams of Australia’s famed ELISION ensemble premiere new works by Huddersfield postgraduate composers alongside Richard Barrett’s world-line, ahead of its 2019 release on CeReNeM’s label, Huddersfield Contemporary Records.
Tickets available soon - please check back
MohammadReza Beladi and Friends: Music from Bushehr
Thursday 4 April Phipps Hall 1:15pm
Seyed MohammadReza Beladi is a musician and practice-based researcher, originally from Iran, now based in Huddersfield.
He has been a researcher of music and culture of Bushehr (southern Iran) for nearly thirty years.
This performance will feature an ensemble made up of students from the University of Huddersfield, who have been learning music, rhythm and songs as well as folk dances of Bushehr during this academic year.
They will perform different parts of Bushehri music that clarify how this music is affected by different cultures. This culture had been influenced by the people that immigrated to Bushehr 250 years ago. These parts include Neymeh (sea shanties), Neyanban (Iranian Bagpipe), Chardasmal and Moloodi (types of Bushehri dance) and much more.