10 June 2011

OUT OF THIS WORLD! music and sci fi glamour at the British Library

The British Library is celebrating its acclaimed exhibition Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it with a unique music event on Friday 17 June (7.30-11pm) featuring rare live performances by Global Communication and The Radio Science Orchestra plus exceptional DJs Rob da Bank and Jon Hopkins. 

Everyone is encouraged to dress futuristically, in sci-fi glamour or in silver.  The event will feature a sci-fi salon offering makeovers courtesy of Illamasqua and students from the London College of Fashion, so by the end of the night we expect the Library to be thronged by creatures and people from another world – including the wonderful club performers the Immaculate Extremists, appearing as aliens, space-age tourists and steampunk stormtroopers.

The retro-space sound of the Radio Science Orchestra featuring theremin and other futuristic instruments is the brainchild of Bruce Woolley, the phenomenally talented writer and producer of everything from Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles) to Slave To The Rhythm (Grace Jones) and A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain that Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld (The Orb)
The nights special show is entitled Return To Mars and features the visionary SF musings of writer Ken Hollings. 

Closing the night will be Global Communication, Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard’s legendary act who created the 1990s album 76:14 - an ambient masterpiece on The Guardian’s list of 1,000 albums that everyone should listen to before they die. A very special reunion, this will be their first live show in 15 years, and is eagerly awaited!

DJs on the night are Rob da Bank and Jon Hopkins

Rob da Bank is a BBC Radio 1 DJ, producer, remixer, owner of Sunday Best, and award-winning Bestival and Camp Bestival festivals

Rob da Bank

Jon Hopkins is the superb composer, producer with a string of major collaborations to his name, including Brian Eno, Coldplay and David Lynch and the score to hit alien road movie Monsters.

Plus free late access to The British Library’s acclaimed exhibition ‘Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it’

Tickets priced £12.50 available at http://boxoffice.bl.uk, by calling 01937 546546 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) or in person at The British Library.

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