We have mentioned before about the fact the recession might have a negative effect on our choice to leave the house and go spend money on the arts.
With that in mind, we have three handy little suggestions for you…
The First are the free Lunchtime events that happen at Turner Sims up at Southampton University. Held every Monday and Friday from 13:00, you can experience a range from solo student concerts, ensemble examination
concerts, and even performances from professional touring artists like the Kate Williams Quintet, and a very special performance from Veryan Weston who has played in the Phil Minton Quartet and the London Improvisers Orchestra. Occasional treats from University staff are performed, like on the 15th February when a concert of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám is played.
Bang the Bore is back with another show of irresponsible music made with abnormal instruments at the Hobbit on Sunday 17th January from 6 – 10. Entry is free, but donations to pay the bands are (very) gratefully accepted! The show will some awesome include sets by:
Rick Jensen Trio
Baku Bankai (no site)
And LogJam again invites us to join them for a night of drawing and music at Hamptons on Sunday 10th Jan with the usual fun and games, and some new ideas on getting you involved with sketching out comics and giant murals.
There is also some more news on the Music in the City event to be held in Southampton in October.
A special launch event will be held at St Mary’s Church at noon on Thursday 14th January, aimed at highlighting what the festival will be about, with some performances from Shirley based rapper LST thrown into the mix.