Did you Used to be R.D.Laing?
Told by Mike Maran. Music by David Milligan
Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
8.00pm (to 9.30pm approx)
Mike Maran retells the life and work of RD Laing - pop-shrink, rebel, yogi, philosopher king, and healer, maybe; with a live jazz score based on the music of Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and Chopin. Laing rose to fame spectacularly in the 60s, was more difﬁcult to get hold of than Mick Jagger, opened safe houses where schizophrenics could voyage safely through their madness, retreated to India to meditate and disappeared with the 70s.
“spellbinding” (The Scotsman)
Heptonstall Parish Church
£8 (£6); £1 for under 16s
This concert brings together music of the English experimentalists who began their explorations in the 1960s and 70s and music of younger composers who are working in an experimental vein. Rhodri Davies is one of the few harpists working in the ﬁeld of free improvisation and is widely acclaimed for developing a new and exciting voice for the harp. The programme consists of music by Howard Skempton, Michael Parsons, Laurence Crane, James Saunders and Bryn Harrison.
With ﬁnancial assistance from the Hinrischsen Foundation and RVW Trust