#MadeInDagenham – vote for @SophieLDannFans [b4 TODAY 3pm!!], see @GemmaArterton’s film @SomersetHouse (August)

1. Vote: Best performance of a song 2015
Voting closes today (27 May) at 3pm. You can vote for Sophie Louise Dann singing ‘Ideal world’ from the musical Made in Dagenham (music by David Arnold) at the West End Frame awards page: http://www.westendframe.com/2015/05/vote-best-performance-of-song-2015.html

The original cast recording of Made in Dagenham is available to download from Amazon and iTunes and it’s absolutely fantastic 🙂

2. Book tickets: Gemma Bovery at Somerset House open air Summer Screen in London
Opening Night Premiere:
Gemma Bovery
Thursday, 6 August 2015
£24.00 + booking fees
“Gemma Arterton lights up the first night of Summer Screen in this smart, sly romantic-comedy that is not without a darker side. Writer Posy Simmonds’ beloved title-character arrives in a rural French village, looking for an idyllic fresh start with her husband. However, this charming, sexy premiere has plenty of twists in its tale.”
Tickets and info at the Film4 Summer Screen page: http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/film/film4-summer-screen-2015


David Arnold’s concerts in 2015
Dublin | Manchester | London | Birmingham | Nottingham | Lucerne
22 Jan |     14 April     | 18 June |     26 June     |     28 June    | 23 October

This is an unofficial fan website but you can sign up for updates and follow this website on Twitter @DGAUnofficial.
David Arnold’s on Twitter at @DavidGArnold

Starting this Sunday: David Arnold’s James Bond films screening @ThePCCLondon + Barbican concert in June

Since January the Prince Charles Cinema has been screening, in order, all of the James Bond films and this weekend will have the first of the five films that David Arnold scored. They are showing each Sunday evening at 8.30pm as part of the 007 Retrospective.

007490Sunday 24 May 8:30pm – Tomorrow Never Dies
Sunday 31 May 8:30pm – The World Is Not Enough
Sunday 07 Jun 8:30pm – Die Another Day
Sunday 14 Jun 8:30pm – Casino Royale
Sunday 21 Jun 8:30pm – Quantum of Solace

The series continues with Skyfall (directed by Sam Mendes who works with the composer Thomas Newman) and then the PCC will re-screen a few of the earlier films out of sequence, so if you’ve missed them there’s another chance.

More info and tickets at http://www.princecharlescinema.com/events/events.php?seasonanchor=007

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 10.17.12David Arnold is also performing at another two events in June. One is quite small – he’s a musical guest at ‘Not so Silent Movies‘ at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill at 2.30pm on Sunday 7 June where he’ll be playing with their regular musicians to create a live score for some silent films.

In other words you can hear and watch films that David Arnold’s scored twice on Sunday 7 June, in some sort of David Arnold Day 🙂

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 09.40.33The other event is quite large. David, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and some special guests will be performing some of his music from film, television, Made in Dagenham the Musical, and the Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremonies at the Barbican Centre on Thursday 18 June. There will be a ticket giveaway coming soon.

This is part of a series of concerts in 2015 of his music – there are also concerts coming up in Birmingham (26 June) and Nottingham (28 June) with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). David is also the guest of Ludwig Wicki who will be conducting the 21st Century Orchestra in Lucerne, Switzerland later this year (23 October) at a concert celebrating ‘The music of David Arnold‘. More details in the concerts-info panel below.

David Arnold’s concerts in 2015
Dublin | Manchester | London | Birmingham | Nottingham | Lucerne
22 Jan |     14 April     | 18 June |     26 June     |     28 June    | 23 October

This is an unofficial fan website but you can sign up for updates and follow this website on Twitter @DGAUnofficial.
David Arnold’s on Twitter at @DavidGArnold

The Soundtrack of My Life: @DavidGArnold’s a guest on @KermodeMovie’s BBCR2 show & podcast tomorrow 10pm

“Mark Kermode leads a tour through soundtracks from his favourite movies, including orchestral scores, electronic music, songs from musicals and sound effects from another world”

David Arnold is one of the guests on Mark Kermode’s programme on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm tomorrow evening.

Mark Kermode: The Soundtrack of My Life20 May 2015, 10pm
programme information (and podcast link, once show’s been broadcast)
“Mark focuses on electronic film music. Interviews include Alan Parker director of Midnight Express, Steven Price who won an Oscar for his amazing score for Gravity, and William Friedkin who directed The Exorcist and the cult film Sorcerer, Peter Strickland director of Barbarian Sound Studio, Anne Dudley who composed the score for The Full Monty and David Arnold – who scored five Bond moves including Casino Royale.

David is also listed as a guest on last week’s programme as well, see the 13 May episode here http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/soundtrack

Overview of the Soundtrack of My Life series…

“The Soundtrack of My Life is a highly personal journey through some of Mark Kermode’s favourite film scores – exploring orchestral and pop soundtracks, electronic music as well as songs and musicals. He talks to composers, directors and musicians and plays musical excerpts from films that have been important to him. Interviewees range from David Arnold (who scored 5 Bond films including Casino Royale and the TV series Sherlock), Edgar Wright, director of Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, Rachel Portman the composer whose work includes the Oscar winning score for Emma and Anne Dudley who did the music for The Full Monty.”

David Arnold’s concerts in 2015
Dublin | Manchester | London | Birmingham | Nottingham | Lucerne
22 Jan |     14 April     | 18 June |     26 June     |     28 June    | 23 October

This is an unofficial fan website but you can sign up for updates and follow this website on Twitter @DGAUnofficial.
David Arnold’s on Twitter at @DavidGArnold

‘Not So Silent Movies’ screening silent films @electriccinema Notting Hill, w special guest @DavidGArnold


Edit 4 June – Neil Alcock (@IncredibleSuit) will be interviewing David Arnold before a screening of Casino Royale at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on Sunday 14 June, 8.10pm. Tickets and info. This is part of the PCC’s 007 Retrospective (screening all the Bond films).

*TODAY Monday 18 May 2015* – the cast album for Made in Dagenham the musical is released and #Sherlock S1E3 (The Great Game) is showing on BBC Three at 8.30pm tonight.


Not So Silent Movies – special guest David Arnold
Sunday 7 June 2015, 2.30pm
Electric Cinema, 191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11 2ED,
020 7908 9696
Info and tickets
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On Sunday 7 June, at 2.30pm in the Electric Cinema Notting Hill, David Arnold and a group of musicians will improvise a live score for some silent films they’ve not seen before – “Utterly great when it all clicks, and unintentionally hilarious when it goes awry!”

“Devised by cellist and film composer Philip Sheppard, Not So Silent Movies… combines an exciting mix of great music, extraordinary silent movies, comedy and risk, sheer entertainment for all the family. When it comes to creating split-second comic mayhem, Sheppard takes his inspiration from such masters of the silent screen as Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton. In the old movie houses a lone pianist improvised along to the on-screen antics; but this afternoon at the Electric, we’re hosting what Sheppard calls “Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets chamber music”, as he and a crack line-up of players spontaneously generate a soundtrack for silent comedy classics.”

Tickets at £25, £15 child ticket (under 14 years old), £60 for a family ticket on the Front Row Sofa (2 adults and 2 children)

Later that same day
As part of its 007 Retrospective the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square is screening all of the James Bond films in the order in which they were released. David has scored five James Bond films and the screening of his first one will happen next Sunday 24 May (Tomorrow Never Dies) but on Sun 7 June the film will be Die Another Day. More info and tickets from the link above.

Later that same month… June is a particularly good month for fans of David Arnold and of film music concerts as he’s got three orchestral concerts coming up. The first is at the Barbican in London on 18 June and the next two are the following week in Birmingham and Nottingham. More details and tickets in the links below. Also see the details in the edit at the top of this page about his interview at the Prince Charles Cinema on Sunday 14 June.

Dublin | Manchester | London | Birmingham | Nottingham | Lucerne
22 Jan |     14 April     | 18 June |     26 June     |     28 June    | 23 October

This is an unofficial fan website but you can sign up for updates and follow on this website on Twitter @DGAUnofficial. David Arnold’s on Twitter at @DavidGArnold 

This weekend: Shirley Bassey on TV, #Sherlock Holmes prom, Made in Dagenham (film & musical cast recording)

There’s quite a lot going on over the next few days…

Friday 15 May (this evening)
Imagine: Dame Shirley Bassey: the girl from Tiger Bay – 11pm, BBC Four, 15 May
“Alan Yentob celebrates Shirley Bassey’s 2009 album The Performance, the David Arnoldproduced record that was her first studio release in two decades, by examining a selection of her greatest archive performances. He also meets songwriters who contributed to the album, including Gary Barlow, Pet Shop Boys, Manic Street Preachers, KT Tunstall and frequent James Bond composer John Barry.”

Saturday 16 May
Sherlock Holmes Prom 41: a musical mind (event is on Sunday 16 August 2015)
– tickets go on sale at 9am on Saturday 16 May 2015 via bbc.co.uk/proms or 0845 401 5040 and in person at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Royal Albert Hall have written a post explaining how to book tickets online – good luck!

In this recording made 85 years ago on 14 May 1930 you can hear Arthur Conan Doyle talking briefly about the origins of Sherlock Holmes before discussing his own (ACD’s) enthusiasm for spiritualism. He died a few weeks after this recording was made and, according to this article, following his death “… a séance was conducted at the Royal Albert Hall. Thousands attended, including his wife and children. A row of chairs were arranged on the stage for the family, with one left empty for Sir Arthur. Even though he did not appear, there were many people in the audience who claimed they had felt his presence among them.”

Sunday 17 May
Made in Dagenham (film) – 10pm, BBC 2, 17 May
“There seems to be a fail-safe formula for creating successful British films: take some plucky working-class Brits, mix with a situation that tests their mettle, sprinkle in some gritty social history, and, hey presto, you have a sure-fire hit on your hands. Just like The Full Monty, Billy Elliot and Calendar Girls (also directed by Nigel Cole) before it, Made in Dagenham follows that recipe to a T, and is entertaining and touching in equal measure. Set in 1968, it focuses on the struggle of the women machinists at Dagenham’s Ford factory to convince management that they deserved the same pay as their “skilled” male colleagues, a breakthrough moment of the 1960s that gave momentum to the campaign for equal pay for women. Cole’s film is paced for smiles, not political punches, but the performances and production values are superb. Sally Hawkins is wonderful as the strike’s energetic yet reluctant leader, while Miranda Richardson steals every scene as cabinet minister Barbara Castle.” – music composed by David Arnold.

Monday 18 May
Made in Dagenham the musical (original cast recording) released – woohoo 🙂 Music composed by David Arnold.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dagenham-Musical-Original-London-Recording/dp/B00X728AXM/

 

David Arnold’s concerts

Dublin | Manchester | London | Birmingham | Nottingham | Lucerne
22 Jan |     14 April     | 18 June |     26 June     |     28 June    | 23 October

This is an unofficial fan website but you can sign up for updates and follow on this website on Twitter @DGAUnofficial. David Arnold’s on Twitter at @DavidGArnold 🙂

 

 

#Sherlock (rpt) is back on our screens starting today – 8.30pm, @bbcthree S1E1 A study in pink

The first episode of Sherlock is being broadcast tonight (Monday 4 May 2015) – A Study in Pink will be on BBC Three at 8.30pm followed next week by The Blind Banker (S1E2) on Monday 11 May, same time same place.

There’s also plenty of opportunity this year to hear the music from Sherlock performed live with orchestras. There are three concerts from David Arnold coming up in June (you can read about his amazing London concert in 2014 at which he performed the Sherlock music with Michael Price conducting the orchestra, with the music introduced by Mark Gatiss and Amanda Abbington), an open-air one in Prague and a Sherlock Holmes prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

David Arnold’s “A Night at the Movies” June concerts

The open-air concert in Prague on the 10th of June will have music from Sherlock and the Sherlock Holmes prom, ‘A musical mind’, will take place on Sunday 16 August (at 3.30pm). Tickets won’t go on sale until later this month so don’t be discouraged by the ‘book tickets’ link not working yet.