KARIMA FRANCIS SONGWRITING MASTERCLASS

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NOISE LAB ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE KARIMA FRANCIS (KITCHENWARE RECORDS) HOST A FREE SONG WRITING SESSION FOR US ON SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 

ABOUT THE SESSION
THE SESSION IS FOR ANY BUDDING SONG WRITERS. WHETHER A BEGINNER OR AN ACCOMPLISHED WRITER, COME DOWN WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT GETTING INTO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.  OR ANY ADVICE YOU NEED ABOUT WRITING SONGS, STYLE, INSPIRATION, METHOD, ANYTHING YOU LIKE.  KARIMA WILL GO THROUGH HER JOURNEY, AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE ABOUT YOUR OWN.

             
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT KARIMA
"Musically, her songs – deeply personal compositions inspired both by a difficult single-parent upbringing and by moving to Manchester and falling in love – are far removed from the current vogue for folk-tinged whimsy. Comparisons have been made with Joan Armatrading and Tracy Chapman, but these offer only a superficial sense of how unvarnished and arresting – and unlike that of her contemporaries – Francis’s music is.  And her voice, which will journey to the lower reaches of the register one minute, and soar to the top the next, is a once-heard-never-forgotten instrument."

13 February 2010 Starting at 2pm

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Artist URL - myspace.com/karimafrancis

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Karima Francis Songwriting Session

Noise Lab were delighted to welcome Karima Francis (Kitchenware Records) to host a free session for any budding song writers.

Whether a beginner or an accomplished writer, Karima took questions about getting into the music industry, giving advice about writing songs, style, inspiration, and anything that came her way. Karima went through her journey, and answered questions others had about their own.

"Musically, her songs – deeply personal compositions inspired both by a difficult single-parent upbringing and by moving to Manchester and falling in love – are far removed from the current vogue for folk-tinged whimsy. Comparisons have been made with Joan Armatrading and Tracy Chapman, but these offer only a superficial sense of how unvarnished and arresting – and unlike that of her contemporaries – Francis’s music is.  And her voice, which will journey to the lower reaches of the register one minute, and soar to the top the next, is a once-heard-never-forgotten instrument.

Listen to Karima here www.myspace.com/karimafrancis

13 February 2010 Starting at 12am

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Ctrl Alt Shift Comic Exhibition

Comic book heroes fight global corruption


Just as the X-Men fought crime in the pages of comic books, so now an exhibition of comic strips looks set to do the same for global corruption in the real world.


The exhibition launches the new anthology, Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption, a collection from some of the world's best graphic novelists, comic artists and satirists – such as Lee O'Connor, Pat Mills, V V Brown, Dave McKean and Dan Goldman – who have come together to engage and challenge the issues of social justice. The limited edition comic book features original work and hopes to enthuse and politicise a new generation of activists through the medium of popular comic culture.


In September ’09, Ctrl.Alt.Shift ran a competition asking people to create comic strips on the theme of corruption. The winners work was exhibited in the Lazarides Gallery in London in November ‘09 alongside a retrospective look at how comics and satire have been used throughout history to highlight political important issues.

The one-off comic book anthology, Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption, will be available to buy at the exhibition and, for those who aren’t able to attend, can be bought through the Ctrl.Alt.Shift website.


Opening Night: Wednesday 12th May 2010


Exhibition runs: Thursday 13th May – Sunday 16th May 2010
Cost: Free Admission
Time:     Opening night:     6pm – 8pm, Wednesday 12th May
    Exhibition open:     12 – 8pm, Thursday – Saturday
                12 – 5pm Sunday



The opening night will also showcase Ctrl.Alt.Shift’s short films.

13 May 2010 Starting at 12pm

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Dont Pay To Play 3

This event is growing in popularity at an alarming rate!  The last event saw over 500 people come to the LAB to watch what was a fantastic showcase of young talent.  So round three is up - Friday 13th August - don't be superstitious now!!

DON'T PAY TO PLAY!

Your chance to play and listen to the city's hottest new music at Manchester's most unique city centre space.

If you're a musician nowadays it can be a real struggle to find somewhere to play, and an audience to play to. Some venues make you sell tickets in order to play, and in the worst cases, you end up paying the venue! Well here at NOISE we think this is just plain wrong.

NOISELAB is handing the space over to young musicians and bands, offering a venue to play, a sound system, and an audience - for nowt, nadda, nothing - FREE!

Get Involved & Play

Our second 'DONT PAY TO PLAY' session is on Friday the 13th August.  From 7pm, NOISELAB is open to any young musicians or bands wanting to perform.
This session is open to anyone under the age of 30.
If you want to play, please email Emma, community@noisefestival.com for a timeslot.

Get Involved & Watch

Get down to the Lab on the evening of the 13th August, to see the very best new music the North West has to offer.

GET INVOLVED!!

DON'T PAY TO PLAY @ NOISE
Friday 13th August
7-10.30pm
42 Market Street
Manchester

 

 

13 August 2010 Starting at 7pm

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