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Posted by admin at November 6, 2016

Category: 2016, Andrew Bain, Goodfellowship, Hull, Hulljazz, Jazz, Live music, Music, Musicians, Students

Hulljazz presents Andrew Bain

Goodfellowship Inn, Cottingham Road, Hull

8:30 pm Wednesday November 9th

Don’t miss out on a real treat! Renowned Jazz musician Andrew Bain makes a rare appearence live!

Contact Hulljazz: £10 / £5 with student concession

Posted by admin at September 1, 2016

Category: '30s, 1930s, 2016, Art, Autumn Leaves, Blues, Culture, digital media, Educational, Europe, French, Gershwin, Jazz, Music, Musicians, Summertime

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Back to the daily Grind; a new Seasonal Cultural Perspective for the Chalk Face?

 

Celebrating George Gershwin

Tip for young minds: make sure your children get exposure to this in your households along with some classical music before the anaesthetic of pop-porn hits them on their smartphones!

Finding a single composer is tricky as it appears to have French lyrics: if you listen, it definitely sounds like autumn with familiar falling leaves caught up in strengthening swirling breezes 🙂

 

Nick

Posted by admin at May 1, 2016

Category: '50s, 1950s, 2016, Jazz, Music, Musicians, Oscar Peterson

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Cottingham.tv celebrates two ‘modern’ jazz piano music movements:

Brazillian “Bossa Nova”

Canadian “Mainstream” Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson

Comment

The Editor admires jazz musicians as many actually know how to play their instruments really well, without being hidebound by classical training!

Popular music nowadays seems to be much more about visual impact, posing and dance rather than skill and, dare I say it, loud noise!

Mind you, all successful music gets condemned to become ‘hotel lift music’, ‘soft music’ or “Musack” eventually – please don’t let them (Queen) turn Freddie Mercury into another ‘casualty’ like the Bossa Nova track above! 🙁

Wishing the Jazz and Quiz Night this evening in the Cottingham Civic Hall every success today – we’re busy watching the final leg of the Tour de Yorkshire as they pass Whitby Abbey heading South to Scarborough – it’s all up-hill and down dale and into the wind no doubt. To windy and cold for me – but did cycle to Morrisons this PM and was besieged with headwinds heading South to Cottingham and freezing drizzle!

Unlike many musicians who can ‘pack up their troubles in an old kit bag‘, a piano in the right hands is an orchestra in its own right ..

Listening to keyboard genius Oscar Peterson, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that his sheer virtuosity makes him struggle to be a ‘team player’ in today’s management-speak (see above). Look honey, I brought the whole damn orchestra!

Nick (wimp)

PS couldn’t resist adding a personal favourite 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y34I-NfHkVg&index=28&list=RDXzOwrqlVFu4

May Bank Holiday Weekend Approaches!

Plenty to see – but expect considerable traffic disruption

Friday 29th. April

Stage 1 Tour de Yorkshire departs from Beverley heading West through the villages including Cherry Burton and Market Weighton – we’ll bring you some pictures on Friday

Saturday 30th. April – through Bank Holiday Weekend

Stage 2 Tour de Yorkshire departs from Doncaster heading North to Otley

Stage 3 ends on Sunday heading South from Middlesborough to Scarborough

Sunday 1st. May

East Riding Jazz Youth Orchestra – Civic Hall

25th. – 27th. May

Cottingham Springboard weekend approaches

Olive Garden hosts some Cottingham Springboard events for 2016

4th. July

Cottingham Day 

26th. Aug

Chas & Dave – entertainers with a comedy touch 🙂

Let us know your up-and-coming events!

We’re on Facebook as cottingham.tv

Bowie Songs

David Bowie Tribute

Weekend gets off to a cracking start!

Jess and The Bandits

Jess and the Bandits playing to packed Cottingham Civic Hall at 9PM yesterday.

Emma King

Emma King playing at 3PM this afternoon

Live performances are on-going throughout the weekend, so if you just turn up you’re likely to get entertained!

Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox: don’t miss Sunday Afternoon’s Star Attraction! 1PM – 5PM

for full event details visit: www.cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk

Posted by admin at August 3, 2015

Category: Cottingham, Cottingham Folk Festival, Folk and Rock, Folk Festival, Music, Musicians

Folk Festival Lineup

Morris dancers setting out from the ERT in Beverley today

Giving an impromptu’ performance in Toll Gavel before Coaches ferry people on to Beverley Racecourse for the Beverley Folk Festival

Prior footage shown

 

Local Voice: Martin Greene champions culture at the YIBC!

Credit to Martin Greene leader of the Hull City of Culture who is “on a cultural mission” speaking out for the inclusion of Culture in the YIBC local business awards ceremony last week 05.06.2015!

“You can create all the local employment and enterprise you want, but if people don’t want to come and stay to live in the City, it is futile!”

He gave a passionate and impressive address to the conference and it’s wider televised audience and the message was to have empathy for and support people who have and pursue creative and cultural interests.

Putting individuals first rather than the blanket imposition of business models

The editor has met numerous creative local individuals over the years, having come from Hull originally, studied in London and worked abroad and returned to the region. He has met numerous struggling musicians, creative writers, artists, designers, poets and law graduates who have been unable to gain employment relevant to their skills and talents. Scholarships and support for students wishing to study in London that were available in the ’70s are now insufficient, with many potential students opting to not take up places at the London Colleges on financial grounds – fear of getting into debt being foremost.

Supporting art students to study in London colleges

The efforts of creative individuals create networks ‘bottom-up’, not the other way round. Collaboration and culture are generated from having trust, support and empathy for these individuals in their endeavors, not just developing the network ‘top-down’!

The blanket imposition of business rules and networks to cultural development are it is argued inappropriate and stifling of individuals and their creative and cultural initiatives

The Doughnut Effect, cultural dilution of the few by the many and The Noblesse Oblige

Inner City Regeneration

The Doughnut Effect

Although Hull suffers like many other cities from The Doughnut Effect, The Noblesse Oblige  of Hull and its  hinterlands (East Yorkshire and The Humber Region), need to support local cultural initiatives by creative and gifted and talented individuals within the City boundaries, not just through the imposition of business rules and networks where the benefits of the many always always seem to outweigh those of the few, but not the one. Calling Star Trek –  we need your assistance!

Putting the Horse before the Cart – rather than the other way round

Two Cultures: putting one culture before the other counter-culture

We’re not just widgets!

In our inner-city secondary schools, a battle for the hearts and minds of pupils is taking place pupil-by-pupil on a daily basis. In the classroom, the learning culture of the individual pupil is counteracted by the counter-culture of the collective. Often mob rule applies and some pupils are discouraged from studying by the many, where learners may risk becoming labelled as ‘swats’ or worse suffer from bullying out of class. This counter culture often runs in families and spreads through communities and generations as is shown well in the film (and now latterly musical) Billy Elliot: –

Billy Elliot

http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/430301-billy-elliot-the-musical-at-the-victoria-palace-theatre

It has been shown and is now recognized that the best way to tackle disruptive pupil behavior is to treat them as individuals and to give them one-on-one support away the classroom. In the majority of cases the needs of the many are prioritized over the needs of the few (again by the blanket imposition of business methods appropriate to mass production but inappropriate to individual human development) – but when the needs of the few are ignored, they may disrupt the needs of the many!

It is a priority that The Noblesse Oblige should identify and embrace Hull’s cultural arbiters individually!

Cultural activity is also potentially disruptive by its very nature. A well-oiled machine by comparison only produces one thing repetitively. Stifling individual creativity in a post-industrial economy that is traditionally suited to a business culture of mass-production is damaging to the whole – where the whole comprises both the many and the few.

Hull: One City: Two Cultures?

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Nick

Posted by admin at May 28, 2015

Category: Art, Beverley, Folk and Rock, Music, Musicians, Uncategorized

Beverley Racecourse

Beverley Folk Festival at Beverley Racecourse  Coming Soon!