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The Old Dr Bells Baths
121 Great Junction Street, EH6 6JB Edinburgh, United Kingdom
NEU! REEKIE! APRIL SPLASH: a very special Neu Reekie core show in a bobby-dazzler of a new space (to us). The Old Dr Bells Baths in Leith becomes an arts venue set to make big waves.
Starring: * HANNAH PEEL * WILLIAM LETFORD * EMPRESS * SPECULATIVE BOOKS * plus hosts Michael Pedersen & Kevin Williamson & mare.
-artist info — HANNAH PEEL
The Northern Irish artist, singer and electronic composer Hannah Peel has collaborated with the likes of John Foxx, Paul Weller, The Magnetic North, Rae Morris, Erol Alkan and OMD. Her work includes her 2016 album Awake But Always, which was Observer Readers Album of the Year 2017, earning her the accolade of A latter day Delia Derbyshire and winning 'No.1 Electronic Album of the Year' by Electronic Sound Magazine. Her most recent album Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia, released in 2017 is a seven-movement odyssey composed for analogue synthesizers and full, traditional 29-piece colliery brassband. Described by Mojo magazine as celestial, mysterious and awe-inspiring and the first album of its kind, it explores one person's journey to outer space by recounting the story of an unknown, elderly, pioneering, electronic musical stargazer and her lifelong dream to leave her terraced home in the mining town of Barnsley, South Yorkshire to see Cassiopeia for herself. hannahpeel.com
Billy Letford comes from Stirlingshire and worked in various jobs and in his family's roofing business in his twenties. Carcanet published his debut collection Bevel in 2012, and his second, Dirt, in 2016 both attracted rave reviews. He has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, received a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust, and an Edwin Morgan Travel Bursary. He has taken part in translation projects through Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine, and travelled to India with the Commonwealth Poets. In 2014 a chapbook of his poetry, Potom Koa Toho Druhého, was published by Vertigo in Slovakian. His work has appeared on radio and television, and he has performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and at many other events and venues throughout the world.
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