Matt Stokes - The Gainsborough Packet - and live music

14 Sep 2011

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Lincoln Art Programme

Lincoln, United Kingdom


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The Hub, Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW A part of the Lincoln Art Programmes year long programme - The Trivia Of Eccentric England The Gainsborough Packet, was the culmination of a year's research and development, which began with Stokes's discovery in the Tyne & Wear archives of a letter written in 1828 by an ordinary man named John Burdikin. The letter became inspiration for lyrics, music and film created by Stokes and his collaborators on the project - musician Jon Boden from acclaimed folk band Bellowhead and composer Alistair Anderson. The Gainsborough Packet engages with folk traditions, contemporary music videos and popular culture, and is being produced with a particular sensitivity to the shared legacy of folk music in Camden and Newcastle which stems from Stokes immersive research based practice. The film is followed by a live music set by Robin Grey complementing the music within The Gainsborough Packet.

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