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Single Cell present Stacey Cohen + support

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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.”


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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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


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)

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
*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

0161 226 1912

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…


The Destroyers

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.


Upcoming Single Cell gigs:

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

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

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

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.

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

Single Cell – June 2009 Update

Guerrilla Busking – Unheard, Unseen, Unauthorised

We have some great new videos of the event, a big thanks to People’s Voice Media for these. You can view them here:
- A selection of acts
- At the Betham Tower
- Lunar Coup at the Central Library

Single Cell takeover at Eurocultured

Another great day, thanks to all the acts that played and the people who dropped by.

We have some videos of this event too, thanks go to Marina at Futureworks for these. You can view them here:
Mind on Fire Collective
Julie E Gordon

Upcoming gigs…

Single Cell Collective


3-5pm, Saturday 18th July 2009, outside location in Hulme

Land-Girls in association with Single Cell presents an Acoustic Poetry, Comedy, Music Event on the wastelands of Hulme raising money for Swat Valley Crisis Appeal and part of the “Not Part Of” Festival. Wear your socks and sandals combo with pride, tie knots in the corners of your hanky, eat triangular cucumber sandwiches in the rain- we are celebrating the Great British Summer and extolling upon the virtue of scones and bunting! A Single Cell event for the whole family. x

Garden City Social

7pm-11pm, Thursday 23rd July 2009, St Margarets Church, Rufford Road, Whalley Range.

Climate Camp 2009 fundraiser featuring Honeyfeet, Mind on Fire Collective and poet Dominic Berry + inspirational films.

Donation on the door

Shambala Festival

Friday August 28th – Caulbearers, Lunar Coup and You and Boo play at Shambala Festival.

27th-30th August, “Shambala is a creative, non-commercial, ethical and family-friendly festival with a wild side”

Playing in the Rebel Soul area – a celebration of rebellion, resistance and the exploration of positive futures – the social mouthpiece of the festival; the beating heart of consciousness of Shambala.


Caulbearers gigs

Jacksonbury Festival
Saturday 27th June 2009
One day festival also featuring Nucleus Roots, Ken Evil, Rob Bright plus loads of other live acts and DJs – Saturday 27th June 2009 at Jackson’s Boat, Rifle Road, Sale from midday until 01:00am

Beatherder Festival
Sunday 5th July 2009
Now in its fourth year, the Beat-Herder Festival is unique, evolving from the northern underground party scene it is spiced with artistry, musical madness and theatrical nonsense.
Caulbearers will be playing on the Stumblefunk stage.

Deaf Institute
8pm, 21st August 2009

Single Cell – Six Rivers LP

Single Cell’s 14 track, debut compilation, Six Rivers, is available from 19th February 2009, as a free download or a limited edition, hand-made CD album.

The album features exclusive photography by Andrew Brooks taken from his Hidden Manchester exhibition.

Six Rivers – buy now/download


Copies of the Single Cell compilation album Six Rivers, are available from 19th February 2009. The album features 14 tracks from Single Cell artists including You and Boo, Caulbearers, Mel Uye Parker.

A limited run of handmade CD albums are available directly from Single Cell. Designed by Because Studio and featuring exclusive inlay photography from Andrew Brooks the  albums are priced at £8.

To order and album go to: http://www.singlecell.co.uk/sixriverscd.html

An mp3 version of the album is available to download for free, just visit this link and follow online instructions.

Excerpts from Six Rivers tracks online now


We’ve got six excerpts of tracks from the forthcoming Single Cell compilation, Six Rivers, to download now.

Just follow this link:
…to find previews of tracks by bands including Caulbearers, You and Boo and Brocken Bow.

We’ve spent the last week assembling the Six Rivers albums with recycled CD sleeves from Portland Oregon, photography from subterranean Manchester and graphic design from Wigan.

They look fantastic and you can get a special peak of the inlay poster by visiting our website splash page: http://www.singlecell.co.uk

The album is available from this Thursday at our launch night for a one off, special knock down price of £5! After that the price goes up, so get ‘em while they’re hot.

Six Rivers launch, 7.30pm-2.00am, Thursday 19th February 2009, at the Ruby Lounge, 26 High St Manchester M4 1QB, tickets £4/5.

Live music from Single Cell artists:
Mel Uye Parker
You and Boo
Julie E Gordon
Badger The Hermit
Brocken Bow
Andrew Mucha

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Single Cell – Six Rivers launch

Single Cell Collective launch their 14 track debut
compilation: ‘Six Rivers’.

7.30pm – 2.00am, Thursday 19th February 2009,
The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Live music from Single Cell artists:
Mel Uye Parker
You and Boo
Julie E Gordon
Badger The Hermit
Brocken Bow
Andrew Mucha

DJ sets from
Defunkles (Single Cell)
Lazy Susan (Solid Earth, Stumblefunk)


Contact 0776 138 4271
join us on Facebook or at: http://www.singlecell.co.uk