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Trailblazer: Delia Derbyshire Exhibition
Trailblazer: Delia Derbyshire Exhibition

Sat, 25 Nov


The Sill Landscape Discovery Centre

Trailblazer: Delia Derbyshire Exhibition

An exhibition of new sound, moving image and interactive sound commissions by Kit Haigh, Victoria Macarte and Kate Halsall inspired by the Delia Derbyshire archive.

Time & Location

25 Nov 2023, 10:00 – 16:00

The Sill Landscape Discovery Centre , Once Brewed, Hexham NE47 7AN, UK

About the Event

Trailblazer: Delia Derbyshire Exhibition

The Stell


Thursday 23rd November 10.00am - 4.00pm

Friday 24th November 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Saturday 25th November 10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 26th November 10.00am - 4.00pm

An exhibition of new sound, moving image and interactive sound commissions by Kit Haigh, Victoria Macarte and Kate Halsall inspired by Delia Derbyshire's archive at The John Rylands Institute as well as original illustrations by Neil Cole for a forthcoming book on Dr Who.

Kit Haigh - Concrète Mixer

A unique hands-on interactive console, styled to resemble something from  the 1960s era BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Play with the vintage knobs and buttons to create your own mix of loops, swoops and samples inspired by Delia Derbyshire’s Musique Concrète sound archive.

Kit Haigh is a multi skilled artist with numerous award winning credits, working across music, photography, sound design and installation.  Always hands-on with technology, he has award winning production credits and has toured internationally as a live sound engineer, built his own guitar rigs, photographic sets and furniture, and creates interactive installations with music & visual content that responds to movement.

Kate Halsall - Outlier

Field recording, spoken word and transformed piano come together in a new soundscape inspired by the outlying rural fellfoot communities and environments of Westmorland and Northumberland.

Kate Halsall is a musician working with old/new music often with improvised elements and electronics. She grew up rurally on North Stainmore in the Upper Eden Valley, then studied at Royal College of Music in London. Kate collaborates with a wide variety of artists and companies, producing events and cross disciplinary performances.

Victoria Macarte - Into the Glisk

Into the Glisk is an eco-feminist sci-fi dance film shot in the local landscape and made with the local community. A group of walkers connect with nature to transcend the human, animal, plant and mineral world to become pure communication and travel freely through space and time. Performers: Ann Stuart, Caroline Steven, Emma Skelton, Lara Martyn, Sharon Robson, Antonia Chica and Amanda Drago

Victoria Macarte is originally from Cumbria but currently lives is Spain. After training in theatre, ballet and contemporary dance she moved into the underground electronic music and digital arts scene expanding across music, performance, spoken word, video and cinema. Immersed in the natural environment, defined by an aesthetic rather than a medium or discipline, her work seeks to reconcile the beauty and horror in the world for an ellipsis in time. When she grows up she hopes to become a force of nature.

Neil Cole - Derrick Serwin: Baptism of Fire

Original illustrations featured in the forthcoming book Derrick Sherwin: Baptism of Fire – A memoir by Doctor Who Script Editor and Producer Derrick Sherwin.  With an introduction by John Levene (Sergeant Benton in Doctor Who: 1969 -1975) with illustrations and afterword by Neil Cole (The Museum of Classic Sci-Fi).

Neil Cole is an artist, musican and curator of The Museum of Classic Sci-Fi, Allendale Northumberland. It is a meticulously curated, small museum, packed with fascinating unique items from the worlds of science-fiction history and classic era 'Doctor Who'. The museum opened in 2018 and houses a collection of more than 200 props, costumes and artworks. Every item has been researched, preserved and displayed by Neil.

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