ran tan

Friday 30th September

The Big Ran Tan Castle Square 5pm Come and make a happy noise through the streets of Lincoln. Starting at Castle square in front The Magna Carta alehouse at 5pm.  There will be a multitude of marvelous musicians, singers and noisiness.  This is our opening event.  Come and join the…

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Saturday 1st October

Sonophilia Superfolk! Saturday 1st October 2016 from 2pm to 10pm       Alive Church, Newland Ticketed from 4pm Book Your Tickets here Headline: Stick in The Wheel “A record of real vitality, Stick In The Wheel rip apart the preconceptions surrounding folk music and retrieve the tender, beating heart at the centre…

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amp me mood

Sunday 2nd October

AMP ME LIVE The Angel Coffeehouse 2pm    Go to the AmpMe site with links to download the app here Be part of this crowd sourced PA experience.  This is the new candle in the air moment but it doesn’t have to be slow and sedate!  Hold up your phone…

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Monday 3rd October

Open Mic Night The Lion & Snake 8pm This is a Free Event!!! Continuing our theme ‘sonic pleasure for all’ we are very happy to have The Lion & Snake on the bustling Bailgate of Lincoln hosting our Open Mic Night. This is an opportunity to fluff your feathers and…

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Tuesday 4th October

ESP St Mary Le Wigford Church Approx 7pm – 9.30pm This is a free event!!! Extra Sonic Practice (ESP) are a group of scholars and artists from the University of Lincoln who work with sound in multiple contexts and configurations. Playfully and knowingly (re)appropriating the abbreviation from its origin –…

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the hot club

Wednesday 5th October

ESP Research Seminar The University of Lincoln, Room MC3107, MHT Building 1-3pm  This is a free event!!!  Reserve Tickets Extra Sonic Practice (ESP) are a group of scholars and artists from the University of Lincoln who work with sound in multiple contexts and configurations. Playfully and knowingly (re)appropriating the abbreviation…

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Thursday 6th October

Sonophilia Conference 2016 Day 1 ALIVE Church  9.30am – 4pm  This is a FREE event!!! Book Tickets DAY ONE: MUSIC & LANGUAGE – NATIONAL POETRY DAY Join us for the first day of the Sonophilia Conference – #SonCon16 – as we celebrate National Poetry Day with a host of talks…

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Friday 7th October

Sonophilia Goes Loopy Lincoln Drill Hall 5pm – 11pm Book Tickets This family friendly headline event marks the climax of the Sonophilia 2016 Festival programme with seven loopy acts to round off your week in style! Featuring: COLDCUT From a revolutionary beginning in UK Electronica, Hip Hop and dance, pioneering…

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about sonophilia A brand new, dedicated festival of Sound, Sonophilia has its head in the stars and its feet firmly on the streets of Lincoln. Taking over venues across the city and presenting everything from ancient acoustic instruments to cutting edge digital audio production technology to live showcases, Sonophilia celebrates the link between audio art and music performance with a joyous event built on Lincoln’s own talent and expertise.
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Installations We have a Headphone Installation Trail throughout the festival in lovely welcoming venues! There is also a new commission for Lincoln: ‘Silent Spaces’ is a tour of uniquely immersive sonic locations in the city. Lastly, our City Centre major Public Installation will fill Lincoln’s High Street with Sound.
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Conference The first day of the conference will focus on music and language. It will feature a mixture of talks and workshops designed for KS4 students that will complement the national curriculum for music and English. Day two will focus on sound as art, activism, music technology & creative careers. It too shall feature a mixture of talks and workshops aimed at FE & HE students.
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Our Patrons

Robert Wyatt

Robert Wyatt is an English musician, and founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine, with a long and distinguished solo career. He is married to English painter and songwriter Alfreda Benge. Wyatt was born in Bristol. His mother was Honor Wyatt, a journalist with the BBC, and his father, George Ellidge, was an industrial psychologist. Wyatt had two half-brothers from his parents' previous marriages, Honor Wyatt's son, actor Julian Glover, and George Ellidge's son, press photographer Mark Ellidge. His parents' friends were "quite bohemian", and his upbringing was "unconventional". Wyatt said "It seemed perfectly normal to me. My father didn't join us until I was six, and he died ten years later, having retired early with multiple sclerosis, so I was brought up a lot by women." Wyatt attended the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Canterbury and as a teenager lived with his parents in Lydden near Dover, where he was taught drums by visiting American jazz drummer George Neidorf. It was during this period that Wyatt met and became friends with expatriate Australian musician Daevid Allen, who rented a room in Wyatt's family home.

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Jim Broadbent

James "Jim" Broadbent (born 24 May 1949) is an English actor, voice artist, and comedian. Born in Lincolnshire to parents who were both amateur actors, he was educated at Leighton Park School, a Quaker school in Reading and briefly attended art college before transferring to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, from which he graduated in 1972. His early stage work included appearances as Patrick Barlow's assistant in the mock "National Theatre of Brent". He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Iris and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Moulin Rouge!, both in 2001, and the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his portrayal of penal reformer Lord Longford in the drama Longford in 2006.

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