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« Thread started on: Jan 24th, 2016, 10:32am »

My thanks to Paul Gosling for the heads up on this:

Steve will be appearing at the Leicester De Montfort University Cultural Exchanges Festival on Friday, March 4th, (The last day of a week long event) at 7.30pm for 1 hour, at the Sue Townsend Theatre.

Tickets go on sale at 1pm tomorrow (Monday 25th Jan) and online bookings can be made at http://www.dmu.ac.uk/cultural-exchanges-festival/2016/cultural-exchanges-festival-2016.aspx - you may wish to peruse the other events that week while you are there.

In Paul's words: "The event on March 4th is an interview retrospective of Steve's solo career." Paul is producing the event. You may remember that he is the director of the video for Love Song To A Vampire.
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 25th, 2016, 10:38am »

Ticket booked. £5! FIVE POUNDS!!! If you live within 40 miles of Leicester, can you afford NOT to go? wink
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 27th, 2016, 1:46pm »

Thanks Ian, I don't venture here very often now but had a quick glance and spotted this. I hope to go and perhaps persuade one or two to join me. See you there, Steve
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 28th, 2016, 1:19pm »

on Jan 27th, 2016, 1:46pm, SteveHammond wrote:
Thanks Ian, I don't venture here very often now but had a quick glance and spotted this. I hope to go and perhaps persuade one or two to join me. See you there, Steve


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« Reply #4 on: Feb 17th, 2016, 06:33am »

http://www.teamrock.com/news/2016-02-13/steve-hackett-to-host-cultural-evening

In the words of Nik Kershaw: "bring on the dancing girls..." Corycian Fire is pretty epic as it is... this will be a first for Hackett fans smiley

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« Reply #5 on: Feb 29th, 2016, 06:55am »

http://www.teamrock.com/news/2016-02-13/steve-hackett-to-host-cultural-evening

Looking forward to this on Friday - will be interesting to compare to the Gabriel event in London!

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« Reply #6 on: Mar 5th, 2016, 04:27am »

Excellent evening! Got to share a word or two with Steve and Jo before the event, along with Steve Hammond and family. We were in the bar (not drinking though) and there were only 2 or 3 others there. Steve/Jo wandered past to the nearby loos, having just arrived, and stopped to say hello etc on the way back out to the backstage.

Nice to chat to Steve (Hammond - there's too many of 'em! grin) and family, and as the seating was unallocated, we sat together. Enthusiastic crowd, and nicely run, intimate event, with lots of snippets, including a small portion of recording of the new album in Steve's new house, tiny clips from throughout Steve's career, small sections of the video for Corycian Fire as a backdrop to the dancers who performed on stage to that track. The dancers (Yes, there REALLY were dancing girls) all stopped by to thank Paul Gosling for the opportunity to do the performance while I was having a drink with him afterwards, and I thought they were doing HIM a favour! wink

Also got the chance to share a word or two with champagnemeadow afterwards too, so, all in all, a great night only spoiled by my TomTom satnav going on the fritz (not for the first time) and leaving me to navigate home from memory, from a town I've never been to before.

Steve and Jo stopped to chat to people after the event, and at one point, I saw Steve sitting talking to a small boy, aged around 9 - 10, for a good 2 or 3 minutes. Nice!
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 5th, 2016, 07:26am »

A very good evening in this intimate venue with an appreciative audience and Steve on fine form. Great that people got the opportunity to ask questions as part of the event. Lovely to see Steve and Jo stay to chat with fans for quite some time afterwards. And let's not forget the DMU dance students who really brought Corycian Fire to life with a well-choreographed routine and loads of energy.

Good to see forum members in attendance. The next round's on me, Foxfeeder. smiley
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 5th, 2016, 12:48pm »

Great evening; we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was good to have time for a long chat with Ian but sorry I missed you, champagnemeadow...we left around 8.50, as we had to catch trains back to Wolverhampton.
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 5th, 2016, 5:21pm »

on Mar 5th, 2016, 04:27am, foxfeeder wrote:
... small sections of the video for Corycian Fire as a backdrop to the dancers who performed on stage to that track. The dancers (Yes, there REALLY were dancing girls) all stopped by to thank Paul Gosling for the opportunity to do the performance while I was having a drink with him afterwards, and I thought they were doing HIM a favour! wink

I just saw the 20-second clip of Corycian fire with the dancers, which was reminiscent of Legs & Co from the old Top of the Pops reruns, except that most Legs routines were based so literally on the song titles that they’d probably have danced around a Corsa on fire.....

Sounds like you got good value from the event. How big was the audience?
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 6th, 2016, 09:14am »

Paul's production company has published some news regarding the event on their website here:

www.crookedhandproductions.com

The dancers deserve no comparison with the aforementioned troupe - this was a real quality performance from the students.

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« Reply #11 on: Mar 6th, 2016, 09:46am »

on Mar 5th, 2016, 5:21pm, boredatwork wrote:
I just saw the 20-second clip of Corycian fire with the dancers, which was reminiscent of Legs & Co from the old Top of the Pops reruns, except that most Legs routines were based so literally on the song titles that they’d probably have danced around a Corsa on fire.....

Sounds like you got good value from the event. How big was the audience?


It was a fine evening, and I think the theatre holds around 250 people, so at a guess, I'd say 200 attended.

In fairness to Legs and Co, they seldom got a full week to choreograph something, and on occasions, less than a day. These dancers had clearly put a lot of work into it, over a long time, and from conversation that night, and what Paul Gosling said on the introduction to the dance section, it was not part of the course they were doing, it was something "over and above" that they volunteered to do. A "labour of love" as it were, and it put me more in mind of some of Kate Bush's work form the 70's (And having been at her opening concert, I'd know! wink)
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« Reply #12 on: Mar 6th, 2016, 09:48am »

on Mar 6th, 2016, 09:14am, champagnemeadow wrote:
Paul's production company has published some news regarding the event on their website here:

www.crookedhandproductions.com

The dancers deserve no comparison with the aforementioned troupe - this was a real quality performance from the students.

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And there in the first photo are the back of my, Steve Hammond's, and Steve's son's heads! Nice one!

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« Reply #13 on: Mar 7th, 2016, 09:10am »

In a nutshell...

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/news/2016/march/guitar-hero-steve-hackett-in-candid-conversation-for-dmus-cultural-exchanges.aspx

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« Reply #14 on: Aug 12th, 2016, 4:38pm »

Online now - the career retrospective video put together for this event - as the host said: "That's quite a career!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRsNOml_6jY

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