A new, and free, festival experience comes to Brighton Digital Festival, on Sun 28 Sept 2014. Kafka Chic a special radio broadcast of a newly commissioned docu-drama, exploring the musical history of one of the UK’s most musically inspirational cities – Sheffield.
Written and produced by writer/musician Mick Somerset-Ward and Dean Honer (I Monster, All Seeing I, Eccentronic Research Council), Kafka Chic explores the cityʼs musical history contrasting the seminal year of 1980 and now. It’s narrated by Graham Fellows (aka John Shuttleworth) and features contributions from: Martyn Ware (Heaven 17); Philip Oakey (The Human League); Stephen Mallinder (Wrangler, Cabaret Voltaire); Stephen Singleton (ABC) and Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17). The production also entirely features newly written music by Somerset-Ward and Honer with guest vocalists including Lisa O’Hara (Magpies), Loretta Chantry (Betari’s Box) and Peter Rophone (The Third Half), plus a special contribution from Adi Newton (Clock DVA).
Produced by Wonderland Film and Music in partnership with Sensoria, the UK music, film and digital festival, and in association with Melting Vinyl and Radioreverb 97.2fm, project is being supported by Arts Council England, Sheffield Hallam University and Resonance FM.
Digital radios will be available at various cafés in Brighton, including The Marwood Café and Redroaster Coffee House, and Sheffield, for your listening pleasure. Doors. Open at 3pm, with the broadcast beginning at 4pm.
Brighton Digital Festival is a month long celebration of digital culture, which takes place across Brighton and Hove from Mon 1 – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
The Festival is funded through Arts Council England and Brighton & Hove City Council, and administrated through Wired Sussex in association with Lighthouse. Events include exhibitions, performances, conferences, meet-ups, workshops and outdoor events, which run alongside some of Brighton’s iconic digital design conferences.
Brighton Digital Festival is run by a festival consortium, which is made up of volunteers from Brighton based digital businesses and cultural organisations, including Clearleft, Fabrica, South East Dance, Fugu PR, Phoenix Brighton, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and Brighton Dome. Supported by American Express, Brighton Digital Festival gets additional support from sponsors Pure360, Brandwatch, and Brilliant Noise.
Kafka Chic will be broadcast on RadioReverb 97.2fm, at 4pm on Sun 28 Sept, as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2014