Carousel presents Shut Up and Listen
music by artists with a learning disability
February 16, 2015 04:42 AM PST
Fran Reynolds takes a look at Carousel Singers: a 30-strong choir of singers with learning disabilities. Carousel Singers was formed in 2011 as part of a Paralympic Project called Gold Run, a multi-media show they devised with support from Carousel, Glyndebourne and Pallant House Gallery.
Since Gold Run, Carousel Singers has continued to meet weekly during term time. The singers have worked with a number of musicians and choir leaders to develop their skills and create new music. Carousel Singers have started working with their own dedicated band of musicians. A lively choir, Carousel Singers is made up of people with a broad range of learning disabilities with an infectious enthusiasm for performing their own compositions. They seek to challenge assumptions of what a choir can be.Creative Minds
February 04, 2015 03:57 PM PST
Creative Minds is led by learning disabled artists and performers. It is about seeing, talking and questioning. The events aim to get people talking about how we know that art by learning disabled artists and performers is good and of a high quality. Francis visited the first conference to find out what is was all about.Daniel Wakeford
January 04, 2015 02:18 PM PST
After a 2014 performance at the Blue Camel Club, Shut Up & Listen spoke to singer/songwriter Daniel Wakeford about his music, his performance at the European Song Festival in Stockholm and his romantic adventures on the Channel 4 TV show, 'The Undateables'.Shut Up & Listen meets Radio Valo
December 11, 2014 06:35 AM PST
Fran talks to Sami Helle, bass player for Finnish Learning Disability Punk rockers, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät. Sami presents a regular radio show called 'Across the Borders' where he speaks to people around the world using Skype. This show airs on www.radiovalo.fi - a radio station that produces radio made by people with a learning disability. Presented by Kieran.Shut Up & Listen at the Unlimited Festival
October 31, 2014 05:14 AM PDT
Ryan O’Donovan visits Unlimited: the Southbank Centre’s festival that celebrates the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists.
July 14, 2014 01:57 PM PDT
Shut Up & Listen catch up with Australian Rock band, Rudely Interrupted, in Melbourne before they set off on tour dates in Russia, Los Angeles, Italy and Australia. They are promoting their new singles, 'I am Alive' and 'Ran over a Lizard'. They talk about writing songs, touring, making music videos and introduce some of their favourite Rudely Interrupted tracks. Presented by DJ Cranberry. Interviews recorded by Simon Wilkinson.Constant Flux & The Fish Police Tour
May 27, 2014 06:30 AM PDT
Constant Flux are an organisation who aim to create opportunities for musicians with learning disabilities. In April 2014 they organised a UK tour for London-based Pop band, the Fish Police. In this show we hear from Constant Flux and the team who have worked with the Fish Police on their debut album, the Marzipan Transformations.Barner 16
April 29, 2014 02:19 AM PDT
Shut Up & Listen caught up with Hamburg based arts group Barner 16 on their visit to the Oska Bright Film Festival in Brighton. They talk about their award winning music videos and bands such as Station 17, Kollektiv Barner 16, The Living Music Box, Kundekoenig and Turiazz.Station 17
April 01, 2014 03:51 PM PDT
Shut Up & Listen caught up with German electro pop-rock band Station 17 on their visit to the Oska Bright Film Festival in Brighton. Sebastian and Ernesto talk us through the highlights of their last three LPs.
A monthly show of music made by artists with a learning / developmental disability. Produced in Brighton, UK by carousel.org.uk
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