Next Saturday, The Whitworth is hosting a celebration of Delia Derbyshire, the pioneering composer. Derbyshire inspired a generation of electronic musicians thanks to her work at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, where she most famously worked on the original Doctor Who theme. This event is titled The Green Lampshade, which comes from one of her favourite implements for making far-out sounds. As this event is part of the Food and Drink Festival, former Aumbry chef and Guardian food writer, Mary-Ellen McTague will be serving five inventive and playful dishes that are inspired by Derbyshire’s music. There will be a performance from Huw Bunford, guitarist from the Super Furry Animals. Composer and artist, Naomi Kashiwagi (who is also the creative producer of this celebration), will be performing along with her musical compadres The Delia Darlings. Also, the award-winning film ‘The Delian Mode’ will be screened, and DJ Dr. Robbulator will be punctuating the evening with some Radiophonic sounds.

Sat 12 Sep, The Whitworth, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M15 6ER, 4pm – 10pm, £50,

Sat 12 Sep
A. James Simpkin
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Sun 6 Sep 2015