Met show­case for lo­cal cov­ers bands

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The Met Lounge in Peter­bor­ough is prob­a­bly best known live mu­sic wise for the new bands it has put on over the years that have gone onto great suc­cess – bands such as Biffy Clyro, The Lib­ertines, The Kooks, and Snow Pa­trol have all graced the club stage – along with all the best lo­cal orig­i­nal bands.

How­ever, the club is look­ing to ex­pandtheuse­ofit­slive mu­sic­fa­cil­i­ties af­ter­bein­gap­proached by sev­eral new ‘lo­cal’ cover bands who find it dif­fi­cult to break on­to­thetra­di­tional ‘pub cir­cuit’

Club owner Steve Ja­son said: “With­out doubt its hard work for the new lo­cal cover bands who are try­ing to get gigs in the lo­cal pubs on the main­week­end­nights­be­cause the venues have to play safe by book­ing the bands that they knowhave­fol­low­ings and­will guar­an­tee to fill the pubs con­cerned, whichis­to­tal­lyun­der­stand­able.

“What we’re go­ing to try to do is run a ‘show­case’ cov­ers night here at The Met ev­ery Thurs­day for the new bands to play to their fans and prospec­tive book­ers.”

The night it­self will run along‘pub’hour­swith­theMet open­ing at 8pmwith­the­band on stage do­ing the tra­di­tional 2 x 45 minute sets.

Email info@met­lounge. org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion. by Find out what ex­actly Marc Atkin­son, Jessie Bren­nen and Matt Lewis have been up to over the last 12 to 18 months in res­i­dence at the Res­i­dent ex­hi­bi­tion at the City Gallery.

Lie down on a bed and lis­ten to the noise of places and com­mu­ni­ties liv­ing on the edge of the city; en­gage in a film that re­flects on the rapid changes where the ru­ral col­lides with the ur­ban; or take your eyes on a jour­ney across a num­ber of cyan­otypes that act as archives along­side oral record­ings de­bat­ing the use of space.

An­di­fy­oufind­y­our­self­still ques­tion­ing how a noise was cap­tured or how a cyan­otype is made, then pop along to the va­ri­ety of work­shops that are planned.

Jessie Bren­nan in­vites you tomakey­ourown­cyan­oty­peat theGreenBack­yardonOun­dle Road and per­haps con­trib­ute to the GBYau­dioarchive. Acyan­otype­r­efer­stoa­cam­era­less pho­to­graphic print­ing proc- ess in­vented by sci­en­tist John Her­schel in 1842 that pro­duces a cyan-blue print.

Ar­chi­tects and en­gi­neers used the process as a sim­ple and low-cost means to pro­duce copies of draw­ings, known as blue­prints. In its sim­plest terms, you coat a piece­of­pa­per­with­a­light-sen­si­tive so­lu­tion, ex­pose it to UV (sun) light cov­ered by ei­ther a neg­a­tive or ob­jects, rinse with wa­ter, and you’ve got a print. any kind of record­ing de­vice, so just make sure you bring these if you have them.

The work­shop with Matt will start on Au­gust 11 from 1pm to 5pm at The City Gallery.

Mar­cAtkin­son­will­be­lead­ing a Photo Walk around the city on Sun­day, Au­gust 14, from 1.30pm un­til 4pm, start­ing out­side the Key Theatre. By slow­ing down and veer­ing off the beaten track you will be led on a me­an­der across the city cov­er­ing one or two miles. Each Photo Walk will al­low you to look and think about the de­tails of the city while learn­ing from be­ing in a group. Along the way the group can share their sto­ries, knowl­edge and mem­o­ries about the city. Marc will also of­fer ad­vice and help you get the most out of your cam­era. This is suit­able for all lev­els of pho­tog­ra­phy just make sure youbring your own­cam­eraor smart phone.

All work­shops and talks are free. Book­ing is es­sen­tial as spa­ces are lim­ited. Please con­tac­tMe­talon01733893077 or email Chauf­feurscot­tage@ met­al­cul­ture.com. For more visit met­al­cul­ture.com. Jessie will take you through the process step-by-step.

Work­shops will last an hour and a half and will take place at 11am – 12.30pm, or 1pm – 2.30pm on Au­gust 6, 7, 14, 24, 25, 27, or 28. Work­shops are suit­able for all ages, but spa­ces are lim­ited due to thes­mall­size­ofthedark­room and there­fore book­ing is re­quired.

Matt Lewis’s work­shops will help you learn how to use the mi­cro­phone as an in­ves­tiga­tive tool by col­lect­ing record­ings from the city cen­tre. You’ll ex­plore a range of record­ing tech­niques and approaches to mi­cro­phone place­ment as well as learn­ing how to use equip­ment such as wind­jam­mers, shot­gun mics and hy­drophones. You don’t need to have any pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence and all the equip­ment will be pro­vided other than head­phones and

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