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Delia Derbyshire Day 2021 to Go Ahead Online

A new programme of activities has been announced for Delia Derbyshire Day (DD Day), including five, free, online masterclasses which will be running monthly from July to November, online electronic music courses, and an expansion of DD Day’s education work.

Published: 08 June 2021 | 11:19 AM
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Honouring Delia’s legacy by educating and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds on the creative and technical aspects of music and sound. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Delia Derbyshire Day (DD Day) is an annual programme of events and activities celebrating the work of pioneering musician Delia Derbyshire. This includes a series of music and sound masterclasses, music production courses and artist commissions - starting in July and culminating with an online event on DD Day on the 23 November.

Supported by Arts Council England (ACE) and The Granada Foundation, this year all events focus on the theme of imagination, encouraging participants to look beyond limitations and take inspiration from the innovative spirit of Delia and her contemporaries.

The masterclasses schedule

There will be five free masterclasses, held online with a live Q&A on the first Wednesday of every month from July to November, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST.

The classes will feature a series of artists and Delia experts, with the aim of imparting inspiration, knowledge, creativity and technical skills. Places are limited to 100, and further information on how to book will be available on the DD Day website when tickets become available.

Session 1 – Wednesday 7 July, DD Day artists Caro C & Mandy Wigby. Book your place now.

Session 2 – Wednesday 4 August, DD Day trustees David Butler & Mark Ayres. Tickets available 8 July.

Session 3 – Wednesday 1 September, award-winning composer Nainita Desai. Tickets available 8 July.

Session 4 – Wednesday 6 October, award-winning music producer & tape composer Marta Salogni. Tickets available 8 July.

Session 5 – Wednesday 3 November, DD Day 2021 commissioned artists. TBC.

Further details on the activities planned for DD Day can be found on the charities website.

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