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Friday 24th September 2021

Saturday 25th September 2021

Thursday 30th September 2021

Friday 1st October 2021

Tuesday 5th October 2021

Wednesday 6th October 2021

Friday 8th October 2021

Monday 11th October 2021

Thursday 14th October 2021

CHIAROSCURO QUARTET (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2021-10-14T19:00:00Z2021-10-14T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

Alina Ibragimova violin
Pablo Hernán Benedí violin
Emilie Hörnlund viola
Claire Thirion cello

Led by Alina Ibragimova, the Chiaroscuro Quartet is revered as one of Europe’s leading period instrument ensembles today. This evening we are delighted to welcome them for the beginning of a two year partnership as Turner Sims Associate Artists, an opportunity to enjoy and experience their insights in to some of the defining works of the Classical period. Full programme details will be announced in due course.

 

FREE TICKETS FOR 8-25 YEAR OLDS TO SELECTED CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.

The Chiaraoscuro Quartet are Turner Sims Associate Artists 2021-23. Further performances in 2021-22 take place on 9 January, 3 May, and 21 June 2022

Sunday 17th October 2021

THE DIME NOTES (15:00)

15:00 - 17:00
2021-10-17T14:00:00Z2021-10-17T16:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

David Horniblow clarinet
Sam Watts piano
Dave Kelbie guitar
Louis Thomas bass

This all-star quartet takes us back in time to the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, with the stomping riffs and sultry melodies of 1920s jazz the hallmarks of this vintage jazz band.

Propelled by quicksilver, quirky piano, and soaked in smooth bluesy clarinet and guitar, this is both a stylish homage and a contemporary recreation of the infectious and unforgettable sound of one of the great eras in jazz history.

Swings from start to finish… Just Jazz
Inspired! Sunday Times

Ticket price includes complimentary cup of tea and slice of cake

Monday 18th October 2021

Models for Cause and Effect: causal inference for social scientists

Additional Place Info: Online run by University of Southampton and University of Essex

The fact that correlation does not equate to causation is so well known that it has become a popular saying in itself. Yet the way that quantitative analysis is discussed in much popular and political discourse, as well as interpreted by many social scientists, fails to take issues surrounding causality fully into account. This may be because randomized control experiments, widely understood as the most defensible method of establishing causality, are frequently impossible or unethical to conduct in social science settings.

Analysts thus have to work with observational data, which often miss information crucial for making causal interpretations of statistical associations. However, under some circumstances and subject to specific assumptions, one can interpret estimated associations as casual with substantially higher confidence.

This course deals with methods that can be used under such circumstances and subject to the specific assumptions. The course offers practical skills in implementing these methods and the theoretical skills needed to understand and discuss evidence from them.

Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11554

Tuesday 19th October 2021

RGS-IBG TALK: TOM HEAP - 39 WAYS TO SAVE THE PLANET (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2021-10-19T19:00:00Z2021-10-19T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

An evening about climate change to put a smile on your face. Tom Heap – BBC CountryfileCosting the Earth – talks about the inspiring people delivering solutions to global warming. There are so many ways to cut carbon emissions – some proven and growing others promising but craving uptake. Adopt all the 39 Ways and we can save the planet without breaking the bank or sending us back to the stone age.

In association with the Royal Geographical Society with IBG

Thursday 21st October 2021

SAM LEE - OLD WOW (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2021-10-21T19:00:00Z2021-10-21T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

Sam Lee plays a unique role in the British music scene. He’s an acclaimed, award-winning inventive singer, a folksong collector, conservationist and founder/director of The Nest Collective who’ve helped shake up the music scene and injected life back into the folk trad and world acoustic scenes. With his critically acclaimed new album, Old Wow, he takes the listener on a truly compelling and emotional journey that takes his work to yet another level.

His first release, Ground Of Its Own in 2012, was short-listed for a Mercury Music Prize. Sam’s 2015 album The Fade In Time broke further ground with Lovely Molly winning a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track. He also won Artist of the Year at the 2016 Songlines Magazine Awards. Sam wrote and performed the lead song for Guy Ritchie’s Hollywood film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Old Wow pushes Sam’s music into further remarkable territory with producer Bernard Butler’s (Suede, McAlmont & Butler) electric guitar playing and a rare and gorgeous contribution by Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins, Massive Attack). Her spine-tingling vocals were joined on the album by other stellar performers including Cosmo Sheldrake, spoken-word poet Dizraeli and The Gloaming’s Caoimhin O Raghallaigh.

Sam is a committed environmental campaigner whose work includes the annual sell-out Singing With Nightingales, helping to highlight the threat to these and other endangered species. In 2019, Sam was musical director for the RSPB campaign Let Nature Sing, which resulted in 3 minutes of bird song entering the Top 20 UK music charts. Sam is a founding member of Music Declares Emergency and is closely involved with Extinction Rebellion. He has recently released his debut book, The Nightingale: Notes on a Songbird, out now on Century/Penguin Random House.

This performance forms part of Sam’s Old Wow tour, for which he is releasing a special tour edition of the same title including the full original album together with 6 special bonus tracks.

…a daring piece of chamber folk whose human dramas – abandonment, loss, love – come suffused with the natural world. The Guardian

Monday 25th October 2021

Multilevel Modelling: A robust analytical method for randomised controlled educational trials

Additional Place Info: Online run by University of Southampton and University of Durham

This four day course (running from 10am - 4pm each day) will focus on the conceptual understanding of multilevel modelling and its relevance for robust analysis of evidence from randomised controlled trials, with case studies from educational trials. It will focus on ‘meaning’ and application of multilevel models instead of computations.

The course will run for four days, with the first day focusing on the transition from linear regression models to multilevel models. Practical examples with simple exercises will be used to motivate the need for a more robust approach than t-tests or linear regressions in educational trials. The different sources of variability will be discussed as well as their implications on effect size.

The course will primarily be taught in R, but we would also be able to support individual exercises in SAS and STATA. This is an intermediate course that requires good understanding of linear regression model as a prerequisite.

Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11285

2021 Research Methods e-Festival

Additional Place Info: Online

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is delighted to bring you the 2021 Research Methods e-Festival in collaboration with methods@manchester.

Held on 25-29 October 2021, the event will be a celebration of research methods with an interdisciplinary social science flavour.

There will be more than 80 sessions run over five days, with more than 130 speakers offering diverse perspectives on the festival’s theme: innovation, adaptation and evolution of the social sciences.

The e-festival will be 100 per cent web based and hosted on a dedicated interactive platform, where attendees can join sessions via live video streams, take part in community discussions and network with other guests.

View the full e-festival programme and register

Wednesday 27th October 2021

Online workshop, Public Policy Southampton, How to influence Policy Makers (12:30)

12:30 - 15:00
2021-10-27T11:30:00Z2021-10-27T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Online, MS Teams

Go to StaffBook - Login (soton.ac.uk)​ to book​

About this workshop: In this interactive workshop, you will gain practical knowledge on how researchers can engage policymakers and contribute to policymaking. Before the workshop you will be asked to read some information on the policy process and policymakers, including tips from a range of policy makers. Then during the workshop the trainer will share her experiences of successful researcher - policymaker collaborations and discuss effective influencing techniques. She will encourage you to share any of your own experiences with policy makers, answer your questions and give practical tips and advice to help you.

 

Note: As the workshop is designed to be interactive, we kindly ask you to keep your cameras on throughout the training session.

 

About the trainer: Dr Helen Goulding of Quercus Training is an alumnus of the University of Southampton and has been providing professional skills training to researchers for 18 years. Her career includes many years of policy making and regulation. After her PhD she started work as a Fast Stream Civil Servant in the Department of Trade and Industry (now Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). She then worked at the Wellcome Trust (medical charity) in policy and programme management. After that she spent seven years at the Audit Commission (regulator of Local Government and Health bodies) so she has excellent understanding of how central Government policy is translated in other organisations. She returned to the Government to work in policy and R&D programme management. Her final post before setting up training business was at Ofgem, the gas and electricity regulator. She now spends most of her time training researchers at all levels, with workshops on policy making, soft skills including personal impact and negotiation, and careers.

 

By the end of the workshop you will:

♦ See the policy process through the eyes of a policy maker, understanding their tasks and the pressures they face

♦ Know how researchers can get involved in the policy process and influence effectively

 


Monday 1st November 2021

Call for schools to participate in Mexican Day of the Dead 2021 (00:00)

00:00 - 2021-11-02 00:00
2021-11-01T00:00:00+00:002021-11-02T00:00:00+00:00
For several years now University staff and students and school children, have gathered at the end of October to celebrate El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Tuesday 2nd November 2021

LA SERENISSIMA - GREAT ITALIAN CONCERTOS (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2021-11-02T20:00:00Z2021-11-02T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler violin, director
Tabea Debus recorder

Brescianello Sinphonia III for strings and continuo in C, Op 1
Vivaldi Concerto for violin, strings and continuo in E minor, RV 281
Vivaldi Concerto for sopranino recorder, strings and continuo in C, RV 443
Sammartini Concerto for recorder, strings and continuo in F
Vivaldi Concerto for violin, strings and continuo in A, RV 353
Brescianello Ouverture-Suite for strings and continuo in D

Orchestral pioneers La Serenissima and their director Adrian Chandler return to Turner Sims with a magical programme of baroque music. The dissemination of the Italian style throughout Europe during the first half of the eighteenth century was both successful and complete. Vivaldi’s concertos were extremely popular and were imitated by Italians and non-Italians alike; their popularity led to many Italian musicians emigrating north of the Alps. Brescianello settled in Stuttgart, and produced an excellent (if not prolific) collection of concertos and suites that drew on the styles of Italy, Germany, France and England. Sammartini, a Milanese oboe player settled in London where his concerti grossi enjoyed great success alongside those of Handel; his concerto for recorder is one of only a few examples to survive in addition to those by Vivaldi.

7pm Pre-concert in conversation with Adrian Chandler

Read the review of La Serenissima’s new album Extra Time from Early Music Review

This concert has been achieved in partnership with Orchestras Live

Supported by Arts Council England

Wednesday 3rd November 2021

CHEP online workshop: Advancing your educational portfolio (12:00)

12:00 - 13:30
2021-11-03T12:00:00Z2021-11-03T13:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS teams event

A strong educational portfolio is increasingly important in supporting career progression for all staff involved in education, and particularly for those in teaching focussed roles.  However, it can be a challenge to engage in the kinds of activity that contribute to such a portfolio given the pressures associated with the multi-faceted role of the modern academic. 

This workshop will give practical examples of how colleagues can develop their educational portfolio in a way that complements the ‘day job’, supporting enhanced effectiveness as well as enhancing the CV.  Pathways to Senior/Principal Fellowship of the HEA will be discussed, along with the prestigious National Teaching Fellowship administered by AdvanceHE. ​


Friday 5th November 2021

MANU DELAGO - ENVIRON ME (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2021-11-05T20:00:00Z2021-11-05T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

World renowned handpan player and composer Manu Delago presents his first audio-visual solo-programme Environ Me. After several years as an international touring musician with Björk, Olafur Arnalds, Cinematic Orchestra and Anoushka Shankar, as well as the multi-award-winning music- and mountain-film Parasol Peak, the Grammy-nominated artist transforms into a one-man-orchestra.

Somewhere between ambient electronica and neoclassical music, Manu Delago’s acoustic percussion instruments are melting with electronic beats and the sound of our environment. In addition, the astonishing live visuals are bringing the sound of water, fire, animals, locomotion, wind and other surroundings into the auditorium.

For many years I’ve been living between urban London and the Tyrolean Alps, and with my new project Environ Me I wanted to create awareness for our immediate surroundings. As a musician it’s easiest to do that with sound, so I’ve done various adventurous outdoor recordings incorporating our environment and integrated them into my compositions. My previous projects Parasol Peak and Circadian were fully acoustic and included many humans. On the new album Environ Me the sound of our surroundings melts with the digital age and electronic music, with highest appraisal for nature.

Tuesday 9th November 2021

Using Creative Research Methods

Additional Place Info: Online run by University of Southampton

This online course will outline creative research methods and show you how to use them appropriately at every stage of the research process.

The course assumes that you have a good working knowledge of conventional research methods, and builds on that knowledge by introducing arts-based methods, embodied methods, research using technology, multi-modal research, and transformative research frameworks such as participatory and activist research. Any or all of these techniques can be used alongside more conventional research methods and are often particularly useful when addressing more complex research questions.

You will have the opportunity to try applying some of these methods in practice, and attention will be paid to ethical issues throughout. The course will include plenty of practical advice and tips on using creative methods in research.

Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11389

Wednesday 10th November 2021

Mini-Hartley Residency with Dr Joseph Browning, City, University of London (01:30)

01:30 - 16:00
2021-11-10T01:30:00+00:002021-11-10T16:00:00+00:00
For more information regarding this seminar, please email Hettie Malcomson at h.malcomson@soton.ac.uk

Saturday 13th November 2021

ASHLEY HENRY (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2021-11-13T20:00:00Z2021-11-13T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

We are delighted to welcome South London pianist Ashley Henry with his trio. One of a new generation of musicians that have been raised with a wide range of influences, Ashley is clearly influenced by hip-hop but has his roots firmly in jazz.

Having recently embarked on world tours with Loyle Carner and Christine & The Queens, Henry has a rapidly growing international profile.

My music is a straight-up reflection of who I am; London in all its mixed-up glory. The immigrant in me has musical roots traced back to the 1940’s, so it’s important my music reflects that jazz narrative across different genres and generations.

Following the success of the 26-year-old’s Easter EP, the genre-blurring pianist heads to Turner Sims with music from his debut album Beautiful Vinyl Hunter.

It’s just incredible. Gilles Peterson 
A triumph in every sense. Clash Magazine 

Tuesday 16th November 2021

PAVEL KOLESNIKOV- GOLDBERG VARIATIONS (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2021-11-16T20:00:00Z2021-11-16T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Published in 1741 the Goldberg Variations is one of the iconic works of classical keyboard music. Through a simple opening and thirty variations, Bach explores multiple ways of improvising on a musical theme, taking the listener on an endlessly fascinating and rewarding journey. Fresh from the release of his acclaimed Hyperion Records account of the work, which The Guardian described as ‘revelatory’, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov brings his unique interpretation of Bach’s masterpiece to Turner Sims.

Just when you think there are enough recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, here comes one that makes the music sound fresh off the page… Kolesnikov’s Goldbergs are softly spoken, but they are also extraordinarily eloquent. The Guardian

Friday 19th November 2021

PGCE Health and Wellbeing Conference

Additional Place Info: University of Southampton, Southampton, England

The annual Health and Wellbeing conference at the University of Southampton has become a key element of our provision in this key area of training and support for teachers and trainee teachers. It is one of the few days when we work with Primary and Secondary, giving a special opportunity to develop understanding across the age ranges in one of the most central areas of effective education. 

SARA COLMAN BAND - INK ON A PIN (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2021-11-19T20:00:00Z2021-11-19T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

Sara Colman vocals, arrangements
Rebecca Nash piano, keyboard
Steve Banks guitars
Ben Markland bass
Jonathan Silk drums, arrangements
Beth Bellis violin, vocals
Ning ning Li violin, vocals
Natalie Mason viola, vocals
Katy Nagle cello, vocals
Lluis Mather woodwind

Sara Colman leads her 10 piece band in a celebration of the work of Joni Mitchell, one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time.

Marking the 50th anniversary of Mitchell’s iconic album Blue, Sara showcases sumptuous new arrangements of songs drawn from albums BlueCourt & SparkHejiraThe Hissing of Summer Lawns and Clouds.

The band, specially selected for the tangible sense of joy they bring to their performance of this material, includes an exceptionally talented singing, string quartet!

Fans of Joni Mitchell and of improvised music will delight in this rare opportunity to hear Mitchell’s music performed live and in the fresh, innovative interpretations of a timeless repertoire.

This tour is supporting the release of the band’s new CD Ink on a Pin: A celebration of Joni Mitchell – to be released on Stoney Lane Records on the day of their concert at Turner Sims.

At the heart of it all is Colman’s unfailingly beautiful, richly expressive voice… ★★★★ Jazzwise Magazine

Tuesday 23rd November 2021

CHEP online workshop: Getting started in building your education portfolio (12:30)

12:30 - 14:00
2021-11-23T12:30:00Z2021-11-23T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS teams event

This workshop is aimed at early career academics (primarily aimed at those on research focused contracts though others are welcome to attend) who have ambitions to continue a career in academia who want to enhance their CVs by developing their education experience and skills that they can evidence. 

Thursday 25th November 2021

Introduction to Impact Evaluation

Additional Place Info: Online run by University of Southampton

This online course will introduce you to various empirical, quantitative methods that can be used to estimate the impact of a specific policy intervention. These methods can be referred to as “programme evaluation”, “impact assessment”, “causal estimation” or “impact evaluation”.

The course assumes basic statistical concepts (mean, median, correlation, expected value, statistical significance and confidence intervals), and algebra is optional. It does not teach participants how to implement any of these methods using statistical software.

This course is aimed at Government researchers and analysts interested in quantitative methods for impact evaluation, Third sector researchers and analysts interested in quantitative methods for impact evaluation and PhD students and junior researchers.

Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11410

Friday 3rd December 2021

CLARA SANABRAS WITH USV (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2021-12-03T20:00:00Z2021-12-03T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

SONGS OF SPANISH EXILE & A HUM ABOUT MINE EARS

Clara Sanabras vocals
University of Southampton Voices
Harvey Brough director

The University of Southampton Voices return with vocalist Clara Sanabras to perform a selection of works from two of her albums, arranged for choir and soloist by composer and choir director Harvey Brough.

Scattered Flight: Songs of Spanish Exile is an elegy to the experience of exile, told in Catalan, Spanish and English, featuring brand new compositions, as well as traditional material referencing not only the Civil War but also the Spanish Diaspora of 1492.

More than a simple soundtrack to the play, A Hum About Mine Ears takes some of The Tempest’s ideas and themes – loss, retrieval, exile and reunion – and relates them to Sanabras’s own experiences as a modern woman and emigrant. Drawing on elements from blues and jazz to European folk, this is one of Shakespeare’s most famous works unravelled in a performance as deep, mysterious and expansive as The Tempest itself.

Tuesday 7th December 2021

Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS

Additional Place Info: Online run by University of Southampton

In this one day online course (taught over 2 mornings) we will explore how to use R to import, manage and process spatial data. We will also cover the process of making choropleth maps, as well as some basic spatial analysis. Finally, we will cover the use of loops to make multiple maps quickly and easily, one of the major benefits of using a scripting language to make maps, rather than traditional graphic point-and-click interface.

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to use spatial data in their role. This includes government & other public sector researchers who have data with some spatial information (e.g. address, postcode, etc.) which they wish to show on a map. This course is also suitable for those who wish to have an overview of what spatial data can be used for. No previous experience of coding is required, although participants would benefit from some experience of using spatial data (e.g. Google Maps).

This course will be taught over two mornings (10:00 – 13:00, including a mid morning break) and equates to one teaching day for payment purposes.

Register and find out more: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11540

Saturday 11th December 2021

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: All University Campuses
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless Printing Telephony Email Banner including Self Service Finance or HR Systems

Sunday 12th December 2021

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: All University campuses affected
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless Printing Telephony Email Banner including Self Service Finance or HR Systems

Saturday 18th December 2021

CARA DILLON - UPON A WINTER'S NIGHT (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2021-12-18T20:00:00Z2021-12-18T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

We are delighted to welcome back Cara Dillon, possessed of one of the most celebrated folk voices to have come out of Ireland, with her popular annual Christmas show Upon A Winter’s Night.

Cara and her band will once again capture the magic and mystery of Christmas with a collection of songs ancient and modern providing a welcome reminder that the festive season can be about more than just commercialism. A far cry from Jingle Bells and Santa Baby, Cara is joined by her wonderful band who weave celtic and folksy rhythms alongside reverent and atmospheric carols, while Cara holds the darkness at bay with the purity of her voice.

…simple and stunning… The Sunday Times
An instant Christmas classic. BBC
A reminder of the real meaning of the Festive Season, uplifting and inspirational. The Daily Echo

Sunday 9th January 2022

CHIAROSCURO QUARTET (15:00)

15:00 - 17:00
2022-01-09T15:00:00Z2022-01-09T17:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims Southampton

Alina Ibragimova violin
Pablo Hernán Benedí violin
Emilie Hörnlund viola
Claire Thirion cello

Led by Alina Ibragimova, the Chiaroscuro Quartet is revered as one of Europe’s leading period instrument ensembles today. This afternoon’s performance as part of their two year partnership as Turner Sims Associate Artists is an opportunity to enjoy and experience their insights in to some of the defining works of the Classical period of music. Full programme details will be announced in due course.

 

FREE TICKETS FOR 8-25 YEAR OLDS TO SELECTED CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.

The Chiaroscuro Quartet are Turner Sims Associate Artists 2021-23. Further performances in 2021-22 take place on 14 October 2021, 3 May 2022, and 21 June 2022

Thursday 13th January 2022

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA - RETURN TO VIENNA (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2022-01-13T20:00:00Z2022-01-13T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: TURNER SIMS SOUTHAMPTON

Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Leader David Adams

Turner Sims is delighted to welcome back the WNO Orchestra, presenting its sparklingly successful, and well-travelled, new year’s concert in Southampton for the first time. Under the direction of Leader and Concertmaster David Adams, the Orchestra, joined by WNO Associate Artist(s), will welcome in 2022 with a rousing programme of waltzes, polkas and maybe even a few surprises. Join us for this toe-tapping evening of Strauss, Lehar and so much more – what better way to kick off the new year?

 

Concert presented by Welsh National Opera in association with Turner Sims

Saturday 15th January 2022

LIAM NOBLE + SEB ROCHFORD + TOM HERBERT - THE LONG GAME (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2022-01-15T20:00:00Z2022-01-15T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: TURNER SIMS SOUTHAMPTON

Liam Noble piano, keyboards, electronics
Tom Herbert electric bass, electronics
Seb Rochford drums

A well-known and respected figure on the UK live jazz scene – and through the pandemic via his popular themed livestreams – Liam Noble visits with two long term collaborators (and iconic Polar Bear rhythm section) to showcase music from his celebrated Edition Records release The Long Game.

Expect music that’s a marriage of opposites: Its groove is funky yet abstract, its improvisations move from tranquil to violent and its dense in texture but with a wonderful translucency.

 

Thursday 3rd February 2022

FLOOK (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2022-02-03T20:00:00Z2022-02-03T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: TURNER SIMS SOUTHAMPTON

Brian Finnegan whistles, flutes
Sarah Allen flutes, accordion
Ed Boyd guitar
John Joe Kelly bodhran

Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook have an enviable trademark sound, weaving and spinning traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. There is certainly no shortage of virtuosity amongst the members of Flook, but the unique impact of this band stems from the wholly intuitive, almost symbiotic, exchange between the various flutes, frets and skins. Twenty four years after their first gig together, Flook continue to inspire and enchant audiences of all ages. Tonight they perform material from their most recent release Ancora.

Virtuoso playing abounds … the most creative bodhran player on the planet … superb technique plus a genuine feel and some stonking tunes is a powerful recipe. MOJO

Flook are back with a bang, and better than ever – a very welcome return from one of folk’s finest bands. Irish Music Magazine

Wow. Just wow… music to lift you up and make your heart beat faster… celtbritfolkmusic.net

Wednesday 9th February 2022

First Edition – New Books seminar with Professor Mark Everist, University of Southampton (14:30)

14:30 - 15:30
2022-02-09T14:30:00+00:002022-02-09T15:30:00+00:00
The Music department at the University of Southampton invites you to join us for the next installment of our 'First Edition – New Books' seminar with Professor Mark Everist. This public online event will take place on Microsoft Teams. If you are not a staff or student at University of Southampton and would like to attend, please contact Hettie Malcomson at h.malcomson@soton.ac.u

Tuesday 22nd February 2022

LAU UNPLUGGED (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2022-02-22T20:00:00Z2022-02-22T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: TURNER SIMS SOUTHAMPTON

Kris Drever guitar, vocals
Martin Green accordion
Aidan O’Rourke fiddle

For the re-scheduled Unplugged Tour Lau will recreate and rearrange material from across their catalogue highlighting an hour of raw, stripped down performance without pedalboards or electronics, just voice, fiddle, guitar and accordion and a 4 track tape

The pioneering folk trio have always experimented with sound and form; the results have always been complex and thrilling.

Already acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (the UK’s best live band The Guardian), Lau arrived at a new creative peak with 2019’s Midnight and Closedown (Reveal Records). That album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit), who said: Lau are in touch with their roots but not bound by them.

Please Note: the instruments for this evening will be played acoustically but the performance will be amplified

Lau are a remarkable band  the most musically adventurous trio in British folk – exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best. ★★★★★ The Guardian

This is music of such stunning creativity – one of most thrilling live bands. Sunday Herald

Instrumental virtuosity MOJO

Intoxicating, mesmerising music. BBC Music Magazine

Quite unlike anything else out there. Acoustic Magazine

Four-time winners ʻBest Groupʼ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Saturday 26th March 2022

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: All University campuses affected
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless Printing Telephony Email Banner including Self Service Finance or HR Systems

Sunday 27th March 2022

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: University Wide
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless Printing Telephony Email Banner including Self Service Finance or HR Systems.

Tuesday 26th April 2022

MAMMAL HANDS (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2022-04-26T19:00:00Z2022-04-26T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: TURNER SIMS SOUTHAMPTON

Nick Smart keyboards
Jesse Barrett drums, tabla
Jordan Smart saxophones.

Mammal Hands have forged a growing reputation for their hypnotic fusion of jazz and electronica and their pulsating live performances. Drawing on a shared love of electronic, contemporary classical, world, folk and jazz music, Mammal Hands take in influences including Pharoah Sanders, Gétachèw Mekurya, Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Sirishkumar Manji to create something exhilaratingly new. They appear tonight playing music from their new album Captured Spirits (Gondwana Records Sept 2020) alongside favourites from previous albums.

The semi-classical drums/sax/piano trio Mammal Hands mutate into a high-volume rave act. The Guardian

Thursday 5th May 2022

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2022-05-05T19:00:00Z2022-05-05T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: TURNER SIMS SOUTHAMPTON

Something magical happens when the sultry hot jazz made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli meets the hard-driving Western swing sound pioneered by Bob Wills and early string bands of the American Southwest. The ear-catching result of this surprising marriage is the Hot Club of Cowtown, the effervescent Austin-based trio beloved for more than two decades by devoted fans across the United States and around the world.

Romantic and rhythmic, happy-making and heart-breaking, sophisticated and elegant while still down-to-earth and rugged, the Hot Club of Cowtown now returns with its much-anticipated eleventh album, an enticing new collection of original compositions (plus a few inspired standards).

hotclubofcowtown.com

Friday 13th May 2022

SAM SWEENEY BAND (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2022-05-13T19:00:00Z2022-05-13T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: TURNER SIMS SOUTHAMPTON

Forced to cancel his 2020 tour due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to welcome English folk musician Sam Sweeney back to Turner Sims with music from his latest release Unearth Repeat.

Sam is a veteran of the mighty Bellowhead, former artistic director of the National Folk Youth Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and a superb instrumentalist at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music. His stunning debut album The Unfinished Violin was inspired by the history of his own violin, which Sam had discovered was originally commissioned in 1915 by a man who was subsequently killed in the Great War. Unearth Repeat marks a change of direction – the swagger and groove of traditional English music with the huge sound, flare, energy and festival spirit of bands coming out of the Celtic and Scandinavian music scenes – and played on a violin Sam bought from the late fiddle legend Dave Swarbrick.

The fiddler with the Midas touch… an English equivalent of the great Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes. **** The Guardian

Sweeney’s playing is unearthly at times: the singular focus of this set and the level of its performance makes this an outstanding and deeply moving experience. ***** Songlines

…the expressiveness and, yes, sheer depth and focus of this music are so vast, I swear there are moments I’m just happy to be alive to hear this. And how the tunes bring all those images to me… celtbritfolkmusic.net

Saturday 30th July 2022

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: University Wide
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless Printing Telephony Email Banner including Self Service Finance or HR Systems

Saturday 17th December 2022

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: University Wide
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless Printing Telephony Email Banner including Self Service Finance or HR Systems

Sunday 18th December 2022

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: University Wide
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless, Printing, Telephony, Email, Banner including Self Service, Finance or HR Systems

Saturday 25th March 2023

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: University Wide
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless Printing Telephony Email Banner including Self Service Finance or HR Systems

Saturday 29th July 2023

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: University Wide
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless Printing Telephony Email Banner including Self Service Finance or HR Systems

Sunday 30th July 2023

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: University Wide
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless Printing Telephony Email Banner including Self Service Finance or HR Systems

Saturday 16th December 2023

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: University Wide
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless Printing Telephony Email Banner including Self Service Finance or HR Systems

Sunday 17th December 2023

IT Infrastructure Maintenance

Additional Place Info: University Wide
Planned IT Infrastructure Maintenance. Disruption to the University's IT may be experienced during this period. Therefore it is advisable not to plan events requiring IT Services during this period. Services affected could include:- University Network, both wired and wireless Printing Telephony Email Banner including Self Service Finance or HR Systems
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