Saturday: Shenanigans

Sat 25 Aug 2018

A Jaunt Through The Kingdom

The Globe joins hands with St Mary’s Church, Richard Booths Bookshop & the Old Electric as a part of an exciting teaser event marking the official launch of the 2019 KINGDOM project to be staged annually in Hay. Where grassroots creators converge, anarchy prevails and the eccentric reign.

Featuring solo performance by FOOTDRAGGER at 19:15 and LIVE DJ Sets 20:00 RITA RAY 21:00 DON LETTS 22:30 TOM RAVENSCROFT

Tickets £20 available here


FOOTDRAGGER : ‘A mesmerising revelation, Footdragger is a guitar strung cab ride into the heart of darkness’. ‘A post late junction revelation’ Max Reinhardt, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3. Amongst an overwhelming pride for cows & an underground grind violence scene, lies Footdragger.  A weird sci fi loving 30 year old musician/artist raised by old skool hippies with a childhood of Dylan, Guthrie and Floyd.

RITA RAY GLOBAL BEATS BBC WORLD SERVICE / LIVE DJ SET : In Radio, Rita is one of the regular presenters and contributors on Global Beats, BBC World Service, the flagship music series that features up and coming artists around the globe who have something to say. As a DJ, Rita plays the whole spectrum of global music, getting her start on the ‘ones and twos’ at the legendary Mambo Inn club nights in the 1990s, she was part of the exciting revitalization of the world music scene in London. Then, along with colleague, Max Reinhardt, founded the influential, family friendly Pan Afro music and culture session, Mwalimu Express, as well as the pioneering Fela Kuti inspired Shrine club nights, out of which came their ‘live artist meets distressed global beats’ band ‘ The Shrine Synchro System where they work with a variety of artists, including Tony Allen, Eliza Carthy, Shingai Shoniwa, Andy Sheppard and Alabama 3. 

DON LETTS CULTURE CLASH BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC / LIVE DJ SET : Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70's through the 80's, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honoured at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival. In March, 2003 Don won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’. Letts was DJ at the Roxy club in 1977 playing reggae and dub to the punk crowd. Working later with The Clash and The Slits he co-founded founded Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones in 1984. Letts presents Culture Clash, his weekly music show on BBC Radio 6 Music

TOM RAVENSCROFT BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC / LIVE DJ SET : Radio presenter & modern day musical anti-hero (with a record collection to die for!) we are delighted to welcome Tom Ravenscroft to appear as a part of the Kingdom project program. When playing live Tom selects diverse and eclectic tracks featured on his radio show. The result - an up-tempo mash up of pioneering underground music, and at breakneck speed! Tom introduces quality new music to listeners around the globe via a number of projects including his regular Friday night 9pm show and Recommends show on BBC Radio 6Music. Showcasing music hand picked from as many far flung places a possible, a mish mash of sounds painstakingly put together into a coherent mix.

Tickets £20 available here


Community event 7.00pm
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Sat 8 Sep 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: The Hawkmen

The Hawkmen draw from an array of influences such as rhythm’n’blues, soul, and rock’n’roll which they bring together in a classic, rootsy, hybrid blend. In 2017 Love Is Blind was released and features on the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club Vol.5 compilation and received BBC 6 Music airplay.

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Sat 22 Sep 2018

Saturday Shenanigans: Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Norwich based folk trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. The independently-released debut album ‘Call Me Home’ was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. 

‘It’s lovely stuff’  –  Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016

★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine 2016

★★★★ Songlines  –  ‘Obviously something of enormous promise’ 

★★★★ R2  –  ‘Talented and poetic triumvirate’

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Sat 29 Sep 2018

Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line. 

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia, Spain
Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent
‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times
‘an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’  BBC Radio Scotland
‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’  The Guardian
‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’  Times Literary Supplement
‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’  Acoustic Magazine
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Book tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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