Live Cinema UK presents film and music weekender

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A weekend of the very best film and live music events comes to Dewsbury Town Hall on 6 and 7 October 2023.

Produced by Live Cinema UK in partnership with Kirklees Council as part of Kirklees Year of Music 2023, the Live Cinema Weekender sees two of the UK’s top artists working in ‘live cinema’ (film with live music or performance) come to Dewsbury.

Anna Meredith will be presenting her soundtrack to Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade for the first time since its London Barbican premiere, and then the following evening multi-award winning audiovisual turntablist, DJ Yoda will take to the stage.

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On Friday 6 October, comedian and YouTube sensation Bo Burnham’s 2018 debut feature film Eighth Grade will have its soundtrack performed live, followed by a Q&A with composer Anna Meredith, named by Pitchfork as “one of the most innovative minds in modern British music”. As wannabe YouTuber, thirteen-year-old Kayla (Elsie Fisher) navigates the awkwardness of teen life, Anna Meredith’s score highlights the angst of her world with electronic synths, pulsing drum-beats and dynamic bass performed live by a four-piece band.

Saturday 7th October will see multi award-winning DJ Yoda take to the turntables with a brand new AV show. Performing a new spin on one of Hollywood’s most iconic directors, Quentin Tarantino. Returning to Kirklees for the first time since he performed in front of 9000 people at the 2014 Festival of Light, DJ Yoda’s latest live show comes fresh from a week-long run at Edinburgh Fringe. The show features  Tarantino’s well-loved cult classics mixed live in an immersive audio-visual experience blending classic movie footage, soundtracks & insane turntable wizardry.

Tickets are on sale now via Kirklees Town Halls for £10/£7 concessions per event, with access for both events via limited weekender passes available for £16.

The Live Cinema Weekender is part of Kirklees Year of Music 2023, and is funded by Dewsbury Taking the Lead. Further support comes from Film Hub North with National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network.

About Kirkless Year of Music

In 2023, it’s all about the music! Kirklees is a district of world class music that stands proud on its rich and diverse musical heritage. Music is the beat of our heart, the sound of the communities, and the pulse of the towns and villages.

This year, Kirklees will be the place to hear world class music from brass bands to bhangra, singer-songwriters to school choirs, the best in jazz and folk, to music theatre and orchestras. A place where children and young people have access to high quality musical experiences and education; and where the next generation of musicians and music professionals are supported to build and sustain a career.

Kirklees Year of Music will welcome visitors from across the region and beyond to a year-long celebration of music that will create a vibrant soundtrack, played in the hearts and home of Kirklees towns and villages. Kirklees Year of Music will give the opportunity and space to encounter new and traditional music, and everyone is invited to be part of a community that lives and loves music.


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