Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

IF PIONEERS Are Your Kind [...] ; FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 M.E.N. 168 HOURS WHAT NOT TO MISS OVER THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS BY SARAH WALTERS0161 211 2496 Sarah.Walters@citylife.Co.UK @SARAHCITYLIFE

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

IF PIONEERS Are Your Kind [...] ; FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 M.E.N. 168 HOURS WHAT NOT TO MISS OVER THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS BY SARAH WALTERS0161 211 2496 Sarah.Walters@citylife.Co.UK @SARAHCITYLIFE

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IF PIONEERS are your kind of people, you'll no doubt be among the crowd (and believe us when we say crowd - last year's event sold out) heading over to this year's Delia Derbyshire Day celebrations.

The former BBC Radiophonic Workshop staffer is best remembered for her futuristic, electro adaptation of Ron Grainer's otherwise straighforward Doctor Who theme in the 1960s, and a day to mark the significant part she played in the development of electronic music is now thrown annually right here in Manchester.

Why? Because it's here, at the University of Manchester's John Rylands Library, that the archive of her work ended up. And, after successfully securing funding for the project from Arts Council England, DD Day 2014 is happening over at the very lovely International Anthony Burgess Foundation tomorrow.

The sold out event last year, at Band On The Wall, far exceeded the expectations of festival manager Caro C, who adds: "It demonstrated great interest in Delia's work, her archive and support for our rather radical cross-genre programming. …

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