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4hero | Battersea Arts Centre | Phill Niblock

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Issue No. 2036



4hero: Play with the Changes

CD out now

By combining electronic jazz with funk, British act 4hero have made some of the most innovative soul music of the last decade.

They have also been unashamedly political in their choice of subject matter.

On 'The Awakening', Ursula Rucker twists her poem dedicated to those who fight for revolution around sparse beats and orchestral strings.

Larry Mizell, who produced albums for Marvin Gaye in the 1970s, joins Grammy award winning Jody Watley and Bembe Segue to give us soul music for the 21st century.

Yuri Prasad

Save Battersea Arts Centre

Letter writing campaign

Wandsworth council in south London is threatening to implement cuts that will mean that the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) will close.

The BAC is one of the best loved community theatre centres in London, and it would be a huge loss to new theatre if it were closed down.

Write letters of protest to Edward Lister, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU.

Phill Niblock: The Movement of People Working

Free exhibition until 10 March
Sketch Gallery, 9 Conduit Street, London W1S
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This exhibition of the works of filmmaker and composer Phill Niblock is centred on his films which show work as a choreography of movements and gestures.

These were filmed between 1973 to 1991 in locations including Mexico, Hungary, Brazil, Lesotho, Portugal, China and Japan.

The entire collection of 20 films will be shown. They will be projected onto 12 screens accompanied by his music. This incredible exhibition is not to be missed if you're in London.

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Sat 3 Feb 2007, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2036
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