CINAGE: Live! Talkin 'Bout My Generation
CINAGE: Live is an innovative performance based research project offered by the School of Film Music and Performing Arts as part of Leeds Beckett University’s Age Friendly Agenda. Developed by Teresa Brayshaw and underpinned by continuing research in gerontology, later life learning and intergenerational collaboration CINAGE: Live offers students of 60 and above the opportunity to create new forms of theatre based upon issues and memories at the heart of their lives. Their latest performance ‘Talkin ‘Bout My Generation’ is a provocation that speaks directly to audiences about what it means to be 60+ and be alive in the UK - right here and right now. During the rehearsal process the performers explored strategies for uncovering stories and finding new performance forms to communicate them. ‘Talkin ‘Bout My Generation’ was premiered at the 2017 ELOA international conference in Leeds, adapted and performed for Chapel Radio and toured both at The Liverpool Cornerstone Festival in March 2018 and at The Richard Demarco Archive, Edinburgh in August 2018.
Changara del Norte
Charanga del Norte is a 12 piece group set up in 1998 by the bandleader Sue Miller who studied Cuban flute improvisation with the legendary flute player and composer Richard Egües from Orquesta Aragón. To celebrate their 20th anniversary year in 2019 the band will be performing across the UK with performances and featured events including collaborations with animation film maker Guillermo Davis (Iyawo Studios). The group has performed at many venues including the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and at festivals as diverse as Cambridge Jazz, Harrogate International, Sidmouth Folk, and Cheltenham International. They have also supported top international Cuban bands Buena Vista Social Club’s Eliades Ochoa in the main concert hall at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and Orquesta Aragon and Changüi de Guantanamo (booked by The Barbican in London).