Upcoming Events

Zen Bicycle Band at Vinoteq Dover UK

Vinoteq wine bar 1 Cannon Street, Dover, Kent. CT16 1BY

The Zen Bicycle Band are once again back for their last Wednesday of the month concert series.
There will be more spicy and soulful helpings of magical musical journeys into the unknown, delving into dimensions of  imagination and inspiration.
Do be sure to come along to this unique musical experience, it is always a fascinating and exhilarating.

For those new to the Zen Bicycle Band, they have been playing and recording together for over a decade with 5 albums to their name.

These three masters of ‘spontaneous creative composition’ open and lead the way through new doors of perception.
They are: Paul Cheneour Flutes, Davy Robinson Mallet-Kat/percussion and Clive Fletcher Double bass:
Between them there is a rich freeform flowing stream of connectivity and every performance is unique.

Free admission, but reservations recommended: reservations@vinoteq.wine
We are looking forward to seeing you there 🙂

A Selection of Past Events

25th July -Free Range Orchestra + Evan Parker

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25th July Free Range Orchestra + Evan Parker

The Free Range Orchestra is a collective of musicians, dancers and poets with a shared love of improvisation and experimentation. Their performances combine the uncompromisingly anarchic with a celebration of creativity and community.

During lockdown the orchestra have been rehearsing in the Colyer-Fergusson Hall. To celebrate their time in this beautiful space they’ve invited renowned saxophonist Evan Parker to join them for a concert of improvised music.

This event is free but booking is essential. Click here to book. Click here for the Facebook event.

Please spread the word about these events! We have 10 days to let as many people know about these amazing events as possible. Share the FB events, the Gulbenkian link or copy & paste the text above into emails/social media. And speak to people!

Thank you, we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Free Range new Autumn season

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Fruitworks 1-2 Jewry Lane Canterbury Kent CT1 2NP

Free Range opens the new 2021 season with performances by:

TRIO CZW Collaborative free improvisation: Trio CZW is Paul Cheneour, Maureen Wolloshin and Alistair Zaldua. Based in Canterbury, our main interest is in exploring collaborative processes and working methods related to improvisation.
And The Moon Is with Sam Bailey and Robert Wyatt

Free Range 2021 Free Range is an award-winning arts charity that presents adventurous music, film and dance events with a policy of free-entry.

We are Canterbury’s best-kept secret. Since we began in 2012 we’ve delivered 216 extraordinary events and worked with over 1000 artists.

The purpose of adventurous culture is to help us see and hear familiar things in a new light. Cultivating an openness and curiosity toward difference is important in the world right now. Our Autumn programme includes a story of activism told through music, words and video from Extinction Rebellion Canterbury; a screening of The Whalebone Box, Andrew Kötting’s film about love, difference and mystery; dancing clowns with broken accordions with the Lunatraktors; live-streamed dance collaboration with performers in Canada and the UK with MOONSEED and much more.

Free Range has helped to create a strong regional community of artists, audience members and organisations that care about adventurous culture. We do this through presenting genuinely independent cultural events of the highest quality in an informal, playful and provocative way with a policy of free entry.

Free Range events are for everyone.

Clockworkvibes -‘whereness’ & Tunnelwater

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Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal CT14 6BB

Clockworkvibes: present an evening of magical music from:
‘whereness’ Paul Cheneour – Flutes Ansuman Biswas – tabla, percussion, strings who weave a musical synergy that comprises audience, time, place and being. They bring their full consciousness to the place they find themselves. This is music full of ‘whereness’. They have been playing together in various contexts since 1996. Over the years they have followed their own individual journeys, weaving together contemplative practices and inspirational music and gaining prestigious acclaim. Throughout these journeys, they have both maintained a devotion to the live moment, a responsiveness to place and time through improvisation. Now they open up their collaboration to offer a sound that transcends genre and culture, a sound that is as effortlessly soothing as it is provocative, a sound as resonant in the yoga studio as it is in the jazz club or the concert hall, a sound which arises spontaneously in the present moment and is co-created by its audience. 
From pure sensation to the intuition of beauty, from pleasure and pain to love and the mystical ecstasy and death — all the things that are fundamental, all the things that to the human spirit are most profoundly significant, can only be experienced, not expressed. The rest is always and everywhere silence. After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley
And Tunnelwater
with Steve Bridgland guitar and electronics
Tickets: £10.00 on the door or £8.00 advance booking from:mailto:clockworkvibes@gmail.com

Art in the Park

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Kearsney Abbey Park, Dover, Kent.

Join us for the launch of Alma Tichlerwood’s ALICE at Kearsney Abbey Park from 3-5pm.
A new outdoor performance space. There will be music, poetry, storytelling, food and all manner of things going on to celebrate this new adventure organised by Kearsney parks and DAD ( Dover Arts Development) We hope you’ll come along and enjoy the fun!
Admission: Free

Zen Bicycle Band at the Brewery Tap Gallery Folkestone

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The Brewery Tap 53 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent. CT20 1JR.

A rare opportunity to witness the magical Zen Bicycle Band creating a unique sound score live with an audience to a film by artist Annie Catford.
After an interval ZBB will create a second score, this time being familiar with the film.

A Q&A session will take place following the performances to decide which was the most appropriate rendition. We look forward to your participation.

The Zen Bicycle Band, formed in 2008, has been on a musical Road Trip. It is always a deep listening, and an intense learning process for us. We play spontaneous music.  There are no pre-conceived ideas, or set formulas, we rely on trust and the creativity between us.

What is The Zen Bicycle Band music? It’s a freeform flowing stream of connectivity between three individual players created entirely in the moment, similar to the Japanese art of calligraphy ‘Shodo’ – ‘ Direct Deed’ where after meditation and with one stroke of the brush ideograms are formed. For us, the Zen Bicycle Band, the ego nature is stilled, a connection with the audience is made, and we tap into our imagination and inspiration. Every performance is unique. We hope you’ll enjoy the experience.

Zen Bicycle Band CD review in the June-July 2016 issue of NEXUS: “This is truly enjoyable, flowing jazz”.
Entrance is Free with a contribution box: