Originally posted at Creative Climate Leadership:
Julie’s Bicycle and PiNA are pleased to announce the participants for our second Creative Climate Leadership course. We have selected 23 leaders from 89 outstanding applications.
Creative Climate Leadership (CCL) is a pan-European programme for artists and cultural professionals exploring the cultural dimensions of climate change. The second CCL international training course will take place near Koper, Slovenia, between 8th-14th October 2017, facilitated by Slovenian-based sustainable development and training NGO PiNA, and Julie’s Bicycle, a London-based charity supporting the creative community to power action on climate change.
Originally posted at BBC Radio London:
Author Dawn O’Porter chats about on her new novel, Kelly Lovelady discusses the demands of a female conductor and Annie Beckett talks about living with an alcoholic mother.
Originally posted at Hackney Showroom:
9 April | Showroom Big Space | 7pm | £16
Julia Wolfe Fuel
Michael Cryne Slipstream (World premiere)
Cat Hope Pure
Gloria Coates Lamentation: Homage to Supply Belcher (1750-1836) from Symphony No.14 “Symphony in Microtones”
Osvaldo Golijov Last Round
Ruthless Jabiru joins forces with Art Not Oil in a major performance event calling for London’s cultural organisations to go fossil funds free. Devised and conducted by Kelly Lovelady, Ruthless Jabiru will perform an industrial meditation around fuel dependency and its ramifications for the soul of our world.
We invite the listener into the beauty of non-verbal protest: the synchronised vision and Continue reading
Originally posted at RelevantNow :
London chamber orchestra Ruthless Jabiru will deliver the closing performance of Joy & Dissent: a festival of cultural Activism at Hackney Showroom from 27 March to 09 April 2017.
Ruthless Jabiru will join forces with Art Not Oil in a major performance event on 09 April calling for London’s artists and cultural organisations to aspire to an oil-free cultural sector by signing the fossil funds free commitment.
Devised and conducted by Kelly Lovelady, Ruthless Jabiru will perform an industrial meditation around fuel dependency and its ramifications for artistic authenticity and accountability in a programme for string orchestra by Julia Wolfe, Gloria Coates, Cat Hope, Continue reading
Originally posted at Limelight Magazine:
Ex-pats Kelly Lovelady and Ruthless Jabiru plan to play one of the composer’s final commissions.
It’s just over a year since the passing of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe, yet it seems that the man whose music inspired so many still has a few surprises up his sleeve. Aussie conductor and founder of the ex-pat ensemble Ruthless Jabiru, Kelly Lovelady, commissioned Sculthorpe back in 2012 and, although the work was never completed, she now hopes to raise the funds to allow what did make it to the page to be heard.
“I can’t remember exactly how my friendship with Peter started but I think I’d decided to write and say hello when I was performing some of his flute music in the 1990s,” says Lovelady. “I’d also read his book Sun Music around that time and his idea of the Pacific…
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Originally posted at The Guardian:
Singer will perform outside Shell’s headquarters in London to campaign against the company drilling for Arctic oil and to raise awareness of climate change.
She’s performed for the pope, the Queen and the former president of the United States, but next week Charlotte Church will turn her attention – and her voice – to the employees of the oil giant Shell.
On Wednesday the singer-songwriter and actor will sing a “heartbreaking” song alongside a requiem outside Shell headquarters in London, as its oil exploration vessels gear up to restart drilling for oil in the Arctic. She hopes it will highlight the oil firm’s “nonsensical and exploitative” billion dollar venture under the ice cap and persuade its employees to blow…
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Originally posted at Limelight Magazine:
A tireless musical ambassador abroad explains why the Aussie way still works for her.
My first sight of Kelly Lovelady is during a rehearsal for a concert at St John’s Smith Square. A great deal of frenzied preparation is going on around her, but Kelly’s musical focus is unaffected. In five-inch Cuban heels she sways her baton conducting with knees bouncing to the beat. It is an unusual style but orchestras know precisely where they are and what she wants. There is clarity in her unique brand of physicality and you can tell that musicians feel both safe and inspired under her direction. She is also wonderfully sensitive to any soloists and demonstrates her skill as a great accompanist.
I grab some time with Kelly after rehearsals over a quick drink. Even under pressure she is open and enthusiastic. This particular evening she has been hired to conduct at a…
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