Single Cell Collective – Finding Zion special


Single Cell Collective – Finding Zion special

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It’s two weeks to go before the finale of Finding Zion. Hulme Busking will feature musical performances all around Hulme from midday on Saturday 27th March. We’re nearly full in terms of performers but email us findingzion@singlecell.co.uk if you’re interested in playing.

People’s History of Hulme

We had a great day on Sunday with around 70 people turning up for the People’s History of Hulme event. A rambling journey through Hulme myth and history ensued culminating with a local history slide show and much drinking in Kim By the Sea. Stand out signts included a beer swilling, stranded alien, an angry demonstration and an ecology walk over Birley Fields. Thanks very much to the Loiterers Resistance Movement (nowhere-fest.blogspot.com) for organising the day!

Check out our Flickr page for photos.


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More Finding Zion events…

For Folks Sake

20:00, Thursday 18th March

Coming up next week, the very best in live folk music and spoken word comes to Hulme. Featuring Little Red Rabbit’s Anna Kashfi, fresh from the release of their latest album, Survival (www.annakashfi.co.uk) plus performance poet, Mab Jones (www.mabjones.webs.com) and special guests Honeyfeet.

Where: Theatre space at Zion Arts Centre

Cost: £3 (available on night or in advance
from venue)

Organised by For Folks Sake (www.forfolkssake.org.uk)


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noiZ@Zion

Workshop 14:00-17:00, Performance 18:00-20:00, Saturday 20th March

An incredible opportunity for MCs, DJs and spoken word artists to collaborate with experimental electronica musicians. An afternoon workshop with music facilitators followed by an evening performance before a select crowd. All ages, all abilities welcome.

To participate book soon as places are nearly full: findingzion@singlecell.co.uk

Organised by Single Cell Collective


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People’s Kitchen Meal and Hulme Film Night

18:00-23:00, Tuesday 23rd March

Places at the table are very limted, so please book findingzion@singlecell.co.uk soon if you want food! Otherwise just turn up for the films after the meal.

Where: Gallery space at Zion Arts Centre

Get involved: Contact us to book a place at the table: findingzion@singlecell.co.uk
Or get in touch if you have film footage of Hulme you want to share: findingzion@singlecell.co.uk

Cost: Suggested donation £3

Organised by People’s Kitchen of Bentley House TARA, Clearer Channel www.clearerchannel.org and Single Cell
Collective


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Hulme Busking

12:00-21:00, Saturday 27th March

We’re casing out locations at the moment so let us know if you have a suggestion of somewhere in Hulme you’d like an act to play.

Where: Meet at midday in Hulme Park outside the Zion Arts Centre. Midday-6pm, various locations tbc around Hulme, 6pm-9pm Zion Arts Centre

Cost Daytime event: free; Evening event: suggested donation £3


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Single Cell Newsletter//December 2010


Single Cell Collective – December 2010 update

Single Cell Collective
Friday 10th December 2010

Single Cell present Stacey Cohen + support

Single Cell present Stacey Cohen + support

Friday 10th December 2010

£3, 8:30-11pm Oakwood, Glossop

Upbeat and heart-felt singer songwriter Stacey Cohen.

Folky-Bluesy-Crazy-Jazzy-Comedy-Earthy-cheeky Magical Mountain music, straight from the quartz charged lands of from Bethesda, Snowdonia.

http://www.myspace.com/staceycohenmusic

With support from Rik Warren + Invertor.

Transport to and from Manchester City Centre available, contact us to book: info@singlecell.co.uk

Friday 10th December 2010

Caulbearers live at Lloyds Hotel


20:30-23:30, Lloyds Hotel, Wilbraham Road, Chorlton

Caulbearers play 2 sets @ Lloyds Hotel, so dust those snow boots and get your dancing shoes on for a night of festive funky madness. Free entry.

Peace n Love Caulbearers x

+ the perfect Christmas present

Caulbearers’ T-Shirts


Available in a variety of sizes and colours from the Single Cell BigCartel site.

New Julie E Gordon EP


Julie has her first EP out from 7th December 2010, Deep Inside by Zamali & Julie E Gordon, through Timewarp music. Check it out here.

OK Cafe returns!


Manchester institution the OK Cafe has returned this December. Based in a squatted former pub the cafe is located in the Northern Quarter where Newton Street meets Great Ancoats. Single Cell acts are hoping to play in the next few weeks, find out more from the OK Cafe website

Music for Beyond The Tipping Point? by brocken bow

Gathering pieces commissioned for Stefan Skrimshire’s film, Beyond the Tipping Point? it presents 13 meditations on that film’s themes as a 45 minute story of its own.

Fractured choirs slide from stillness into euphoric breakbeats, cellos ghost across chittering techno, electric guitar is transformed into musical boxes, birdsong and air raid sirens. Composer Matthew Gannicliffe (brocken bow and guitarist in Caulbearers) used chance techniques and electro-acoustic manipulation to explore states of faltering grace, beauty that never escapes uncertainty.

The CD is available at Single Cell events and from beachowl@gmail.com for £4.50.The album can be heard and downloaded as full quality wav files from www.brockenbow.bandcamp.com at 50p/track. More information about brocken bow at www.myspace.com/brockenbow

Single Cell present Stacey Cohen + support

Stacey Cohen photo

Single Cell present Stacey Cohen + support
Friday 10th December 2010
£3, 8:30-11pm Oakwood, Glossop

Upbeat and heart-felt singer songwriter Stacey Cohen.

Folky-Bluesy-Crazy-Jazzy-Comedy-Earthy-cheeky Magical Mountain music, straight from the quartz charged lands of from Bethesda, Snowdonia.

Promoting her debut LP ‘Butterfly Kisses Squeeze my Mind’ recorded in North Wales and Punta Carretas, Uruguay, the album’s potential is as wide as the geographical locations it spans.

Stacey Cohen’s songs and voice have an emotional content that cuts right through you, sometimes urban, sometimes sweetly folky and angelic. An amazing voice, distinctive and captivating, a joy to listen to.

“A hypnotic medley of stunning folksy-blues, which really makes her stand out from the crowd, innovative sounds & hypnotic music.”

http://www.myspace.com/staceycohenmusic

With support from Rik Warren + Invertor.

Transport to and from Manchester City Centre available, contact us to book: info@singlecell.co.uk

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Single Cell – July 2010 update

Single Cell T-Shirts now on sale

The perfect festival accompanyment has to be one of the brand new Single Cell T-Shirts!

Especially designed by Because Studio, they come with a choice of three slogans: Hulme Grown, Free Music and Single Cell. Hand made by Salford-based screen print collective One69a, these fair trade, organic T-shirts are available in both mens and womens’ sizes. Order them now from our store.

Beyond the Tipping Point?

Single Cell member Stefan Skrimshire launches his first film this month. Beyond the Tipping Point? is a documentary film about climate, action and the future. It is a free resource for groups to provoke discussion and open up debate. The film features songs from Caulbearers and an especially composed soundtrack from musician Matt Gannacliffe.

You can view the trailer here or the project website here.

Single Cell Collective Glossop gig

9pm-midnight, Saturday 31st July 2010

Oakwood, High Street, Glossop SK13 8AZ

Tanglewood: Aidan and Tom showcase life affirming orchestral folk

Phil Davies: bitter sweet ballards

Invertor: dark electronica

A fundraiser for Moot*, Glossop’s new fibre arts co-operative.
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Case Hardin

7.30-11.30pm, Friday, 09 July 2010

The Britons Protection, Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester

Case Hardin will be playing a rare Manchester gig as a full band, playing top notch Americana with a twist; subject matter covers not just love and whiskey but Iraq too; Pete has spent time there as a journalist and we challenge anyone to hear him sing The Letter and not feel moved. A splendid band.

Support from Single Cell member Phil Davies and the Tao of Steve featuring Steve Roberts.

Finding Zion continues…

Things are coming to a head as we enter the final ten days of Finding Zion. This Thursday there’s live folk music with For Folk’s Sake, on Saturday there’s the noiz@zion workshop and performance, People’s Kitchen next Tuesday is now booked up but come along to the short films afterwards if you’re not on the list. Finally Hulme Busking rounds things off next Saturday.

More details…

For Folk’s Sake
20:00, Thursday 18th March
This Thursday the very best in live folk music and spoken word comes to Hulme. Anna Kashfi headlines at 10pm. Their new album, Survival, released in February, will be for sale on the night. We’re also fortunate as Anna Kashfi will be playing with an extended lineup and will include Dan Melrose and members of Samson and Delilah.
Support comes from Mab Jones, performance poet from Cardiff, who will be taking her show to the Leicester comedy festival later this year and Honeyfeet who kick proceedings off at 8.15pm
Where: Theatre space at Zion Arts Centre
Cost: £3 (available on night or in advance from venue)
Organised by For Folk’s Sake (http://www.forfolkssake.org.uk)

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Hulme Busking
12:00-21:00, Saturday 27th March
We have a provisional timetable and line up for the finale of
Finding Zion. Catch us around Hulme during the day or come to the Zion Centre for the party and live performances starting at 6pm.
Where: bands may change and be added to in the next week but locations and times are relatively fixed, there is a map here.

Compere: poet Dominic Berry
12:00 – Zion Arts Centre/Hulme Park – Honeyfeet (tbc)
12:30 – Hulme Community Garden Centre – Phil Davies/Helen Lagoe/Beaky Sue/Steve Durrant
14:00 – Hulme Common – Calypso/Stray Dog Cafe
15:20 – Mancunian Way underpass – Badger the Hermit (tbc)
16:00 – Spider Park - Autonomads (tbc)
16:40 – Hulme Park – Craig Winterburn
17:20 – Hulme Park – UFO landing pad -  Glass Ankle/Republic of Swing

noiZ@Zion
Workshop 14:00-17:00, Performance 18:00-20:00, Saturday 20th March
There are a few final places available for the workshop but all are welcome for the performance at 6pm.
To participate contact findingzion@singlecell.co.uk
Organised by Single Cell Collective

People’s Kitchen Meal and Hulme Film Night
18:00-23:00, Tuesday 23rd March
Places at the table are booked up but just turn up for the films after the meal even if you are not eating.
Where: Gallery space at Zion Arts Centre
Cost: Suggested donation £3
Organised by People’s Kitchen of Bentley House TARA, Clearer Channel http://www.clearerchannel.org and Single Cell Collective

Finally check out our Finding Zion pictures on our Flickr page

More information:
http://www.singlecell.dreamhosters.com/blog/?p=75
http://www.findingzion.org.uk
http://twitter.com/single_cell
http://www.zionarts.com/residencies

Finding Zion: Critical Mass comes to Hulme

One down, five to go. Single Cell’s Finding Zion festival kicked off in style with Critical Mass‘ visit to Hulme.

Clad in orange, around 150 cyclists deposited their bikes in the Zion’s gallery before enjoying tasty food and a bike-powered sound system. The Spokes bike troupe performed in the theatre and the night was rounded off by a fantastic céilidh.

Finding Zion

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Running from 26th February—27th March 2010, Finding Zion is a month long festival of events taking place in and around Zion Arts Centre, curated by Single Cell Collective.

We’ve chosen to stage events that promote the creative talent of Hulme while exploring the politics and culture of this unique area. There’s plenty of opportunities to get involved, whether it’s bringing your bike to the critical mass, siting down for a meal at the People’s Kitchen or taking a walk through Hulme’s psychogeography. The events culminate with Hulme Busking, a day of incredible musical performances throughout Hulme, ending with a special event at Zion Arts Centre.

At some events we ask for a donation rather than charge a ticket price to take into account personal circumstances. All donations go to the running of the events and/or funding future creative activity in Hulme.

Respond’ is Zion Arts Centre’s trilogy of residencies which ask for creative solutions to engaging communities. Finding Zion is Single Cell’s Response during which we aim to open up this resource to the community, bridging the gap between the vibrant creativity of Hulme and this amazing building that lies at its heart.

This programme is about providing opportunities for creative people in Hulme, so if you want to get involved get in touch.

Critical Mass comes to Hulme
18:00—00:00, Friday 26th February
What: Mass bike ride through Manchester followed by party at Zion Arts Centre including The Spokes Bicycle Dance Troupe, Pedal Powered Soundsystem, DJ’s including Sir Robin from Longshot playing reggae and 2 step, amazing bands and delicious food.
Where: Meet at the Central Library at 6pm for the ride and 7pm at Zion Arts Centre for the after-ride party.
Get involved: Bring a bike, wear orange, free bike valet parking at Zion!
Cost: Ride – free. Party – suggested donation £3
Organised by Manchester Critical Mass, I Bike Mcr (www.ibikemcr.org.uk)

Peoples’ History of Hulme
13:00, Sunday 7th March
What: Create a fantasy map and embark on a metaphysical treasure hunt, discovering performers, musicians, and random surprises on this pyschogeographic tour of Hulme exploring politics, regeneration and myth.
Get involved: The Peoples’ History of Hulme is suitable for people of all ages, some gentle walking outdoors is required so dress for the weather.
Where: Meet at 1pm at Kim By the Sea, Old Birley Street M15 5RF
Cost: Free of charge
Organised by the Loiterers Resistance Movement (nowhere-fest.blogspot.com)

For Folks Sake
20:00, Thursday 18th March
What: The very best in live folk music and spoken word featuring Little Red Rabbit’s Anna Kashfi, fresh from the release of their latest album, Survival (www.annakashfi.co.uk) plus performance poet, Mab Jones (www.mabjones.webs.com) plus very special guests.
Where: Theatre space at Zion Arts Centre
Cost: £3 (available on night or in advance from venue)
Organised by For Folks Sake (www.forfolkssake.org.uk)

noiZ@Zion
Workshop 14:00—17:00,  Performance 18:00—20:00, Saturday 20th March
What: An incredible opportunity for MCs, DJs and spoken word artists to collaborate with experimental electronica musicians. An afternoon workshop with music facilitators followed by an evening performance before a select crowd. All ages, all abilities welcome.
Where: Various spaces at Zion Arts Centre
Get involved: All noise-makers, word-shapers, beat-breakers and soundscapers!
Avant-garde electro pioneers come forth! Whatever your skills sign up.
Cost: Free but registration for the workshop is essential: findingzion@singlecell.co.uk
Organised by Single Cell Collective

People’s Kitchen Meal and Hulme Film Night
18:00-23:00, Tuesday 23rd March
What: A delicious communal meal* cooked on site by volunteers from that Hulme institution, People’s Kitchen. Followed by a selection of short films depicting the cultural history of Hulme, exploring issues such as politics, parties, housing and immigration, with guest speakers.
Where: Gallery space at Zion Arts Centre
Get involved: Contact us to book a place at the table: findingzion@singlecell.co.uk
Or get in touch if you have film footage of Hulme you want to share: findingzion@singlecell.co.uk
Cost: Suggested donation £3
Organised by People’s Kitchen of Bentley House TARA, Clearer Channel www.clearerchannel.org and Single Cell
Collective
*All dietary requirements catered for on request, food is vegan and where possible organic

Hulme Busking
12:00—19:00, Saturday 27th March
What: Finding Zion culminates with a day when Hulme reveals its true musical creativity. Featuring musical performances in spaces all around Hulme. Look out for some surprise acts in some unusual locations. The day ends with special performances from 6pm-9pm at the Zion Arts Centre.
Where: Meet at midday in Hulme Park outside the Zion Arts Centre. Midday-6pm, various locations tbc around Hulme, 6pm-9pm Zion Arts Centre
Get involved: Get in touch if you are a musician who would like to play or would you like to suggest a location or request a song: findingzion@singlecell.co.uk
Cost Daytime event: free; Evening event: suggested donation £3

More information
www.findingzion.org.uk
twitter.com/single_cell
www.zionarts.com/residencies

0161 226 1912
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Single Cell October 2009 Update

Featured event:

Saturday 31st October; Freaks, Ghouls and Graves…
Oh golly, we’re back – and this time we not only are we bringing you the finest live band in Birmingham – the 15-piece punk klezmer outfit known as The Destroyers, we’ve also teamed up with local heroes Single Cell for another diabolical night of Halloween naughtiness in the fabulous St Margaret’s Church. Tenner in – all of which goes to a very special cause…

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Live:
The Destroyers
Caulbearers
Honeyfeet

DJs:
The mighty DJ Xander (Planet X, Romp, Flux) & the predictably casual Lazy Susan (Stumblefunk).

Sound by Stumblefunk, lights by Monkey Puzzle, installations by Bigger Bang, bar by Jam St Cafe.

All proceeds go to providing safe drinking water to the Kailash Children’s Hostel, Nepal and other communities in the Kathmandu Valley. In memory of Lynette Ghilks Mahoney.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127742136993&ref=mf

Upcoming Single Cell gigs:

FOR FOLKS SAKE
Thursday 1st October; For Folk’s Sake’s first birthday party with Welsh-American duo, Ember; Cup cafe, Manchester
Saturday, 10th October 2009; Kirsty McGee’s live album recording; Contact Theatre, Manchester

AIR CAV
Saturday 17th October 2009
Revue – ITC Special, Bar Centro, Manchester
Sunday 18th October; Busk – ITC Special, The Garratt, Manchester
Thursday 22nd October; Mushaboom at Nexus Art Cafe, with Alaska in Winter
Thursday 29th October; Cardigan Arms, Leeds, with Daniel Land And The Modern Painters

CAULBEARERS
Saturday 3rd October; Lloyds, Chorlton
Saturday 24th October; 7pm-2am; Halo Bar in London with Stacey Cohen and more acts tbc; The Halo Bar, 317 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4LT
Saturday 31st October;  Caulbearers – Freaks, Ghouls and Graves – Solid
Earth/Single Cell’s Halloween Charity party – St. Margaret’s Church,
Whalley Range

BADGER THE HERMIT
Saturday 10th October, 12 noon; St. Margarets, Whalley Range.  Community event.
Sunday 1st November, 1pm; the Sparrow Hawk Hotel, Burnley
Sunday 1st November, 9pm;  the Hillary Step, Whalley Range
Thursday 5th November, 10pm; Matt and Phreds Jazz Club, Manchester.

PHIL DAVIES
Sunday 4th Oct 2009; Country Club at the Bayhorse, Manchester
Thursday 29th Oct 2009, The Icarus Club,
Thursday 10th Dec 2009, 6pm; For Folks Sake at Cup Cafe, Manchester