Friday, September 22, 2017
A Canterbury Festival is happening at Augustine Hall Saturday 28 October 2017.
"The Daytime programme will include discussions with artists, cultural intermediates, and academics such as Professor Andy Bennett (Griffith University, Australia), Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan), Aymeric Leroy (Calyx/author of the book The Canterbury Sound), Brian Hopper (The Wilde Flowers, The Soup Songs), Phil Howitt (founder of Facelift magazine), Matt Watkins (Canterbury Sans Frontiers), Alan Payne and Professor Murray Smith (University of Kent), and hosts Professor Shane Blackman (Canterbury Christ Church) and Dr Asya Draganova (Birmingham City University). During the day, we will have performances by outstanding Canterbury artists Jack Hues and the Quartet and Koloto.
The Evening programme will present two key bands (SoupSongs and Lapis Lazuli), which articulate different aspects and eras of the aesthetic development of the ‘Canterbury Sound’:
The Soup Songs are a unique band assembled with the support and participation of Robert Wyatt, founding figure of the ‘Canterbury Sound’. A group of incredible musicians, led by trombonist Annie Whitehead, the band specialises in performing Wyatt's work with all its nuances and complexities for modern audiences. They return to Canterbury following last year's exceptional performance at University of Kent’s In Conversation with Robert Wyatt". (Facebook Event).