“Come this far” live w @LethalBizzle, @SineadHarnett & @DavidGArnold, thanks to @bulmerscider #LiveColourful

Thought you might like to see this 🙂 Lethal Bizzle and Sinead Harnett singing ‘Come this far’ at One Mayfair on Tuesday 13 October, with David Arnold conducting the orchestra. For more info on the song see New track from David Arnold, Sinead Harnett & Lethal Bizzle – you can download a free copy of the track from Bulmers Cider #LiveColourful LIVE website.

Lethal Bizzleeee POW 💥@bulmers_cider #livecolourful

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FREE / discounted tickets for events involving @DavidGArnold’s music in October

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.55.39Monday 5 October 2015
• On TV tonight – Casino Royale, 9pm, ITV2 (more info about the soundtrack here)

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FREE tickets to #LiveColourful LIVE
• David Arnold has been working with Sinead Harnett and Lethal Bizzle to create a grime-orchestra track which will be released, free, on Tuesday 13 October thanks to support from Bulmers Cider. As part of Bulmers #LiveColourful LIVE series there will also be a free concert at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13 Oct at One Mayfair – tickets are available from this website (you’ll have to confirm that you’re over 18 to enter the site). More info and links to background articles about this project here. Venue address: 13A North Audley Street, London, W1K 6ZA.

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.33.42FREE tickets to Jekyll and Hyde
Enter before 5pm Tuesday 6 October. David has also been working, with Michael Price and Anthony Weeden (orchestrator) on the music for Charlie Higson’s new ITV series Jekyll and Hyde. The ITV team and Liverpool Victoria (LV=) have put together a screening experience to celebrate and you can win tickets (or, if you don’t win [you’ll hear by Friday], buy tickets) to one of four events happening on Friday 23 and Saturday 24th October.

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FREE tickets for David Arnold’s concert in Lucerne, Switzerland
• Enter before Friday 9 October for the chance to win a pair of tickets to David’s concert (in fact I think they’re giving several pairs away, as well as pairs of tickets for other concerts performed by the orchestra mentioned below, who are also doing PIXAR and Ratatouille over the next few weeks). More at Fantastische Filmmusik mit dem 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus– I recommend running text through Google Translate, if necessary!

DISCOUNTED tickets for David Arnold’s concert in Lucerne, Switzerland
There are a few half-price tickets, for ‘The music of David Arnold’, in Lucerne Switzerland on Friday 23 October, available from Radio Pilatus. Having been to a few of David Arnold’s concerts I would highly recommend going along to this if you can. I’ve also heard the orchestra (21st Century Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ludwig Wicki) perform the music for Star Trek Into Darkness at the Royal Albert Hall, live to picture. Extremely impressive!! Regular-priced tickets are available here. There’s more information about the concert, programme below (and you can download a flyer) too.

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Kostenlose und ermäßigte Karten für David Arnold Konzert in Luzern [Dank an Google Translate!]

• Geben Sie vor Freitag, 9. Oktober für die Chance, zwei Tickets zu Davids Konzert zu gewinnen.

• Es gibt einige halben Preis Tickets, für “die Musik von David Arnold , in Luzern Schweiz am Freitag, 23. Oktober von Radio Pilatus. Nachdem wir schon in ein paar von David Arnold Konzerte Ich würde empfehlen, geht mit auf diese, wenn du kannst gewesen. Ich habe auch gehört das Orchester (21st Century Symphony Orchestra, von Ludwig Wicki durchgeführt) die Musik für Star Trek führen Into Darkness in der Royal Albert Hall, leben, um Bild. Sehr beeindruckend! Regelmäßige preisigen Tickets gibt es hier. Es gibt mehr Informationen über das Konzert, einschließlich des Programms (und Sie können einen Flyer downloaden) zu.

Win tickets for a #JekyllAndHyde screening experience w @MetroUK (music by David Arnold & Michael Price)

You can buy tickets (£3) for any of the four screening events if you didn’t win in the Metro’s competition which closed earlier in the week (you’ll hear by 5pm today if you’ve won). Click on the small arrow next to the ‘available date’ shown to select one of the other events.

Enter to win tickets before 5pm Tuesday 6 October 2015 in this competition from the Metro newspaper. You can also buy tickets (£3) for each of the four screening events (see below) here. Winners will be notified by 5pm on Friday 9 October.

Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 12.32.09To celebrate Charlie Higson‘s new series of Jekyll and Hyde, which will be shown on ITV this month, there’s an opportunity to win 10 pairs of tickets to one of four preview screening events. As part of the experience guests will step back in time to the 1930s and visit “Dr Jekyll’s laboratory and his alter ego Mr Hyde’s favourite saloon bar” – you’ll get to taste potions (mocktails) too before the screening and it will all take place in an “underground location in the heart of central London”.

The music for this series has been composed by David Arnold and Michael Price and orchestrated by Anthony Weeden, and recorded at AIR Studios (which is currently under threat, please sign the petition). This is the same team behind the excellent music for #Sherlock. (The music in the trailer below is library music though.)

The event-screenings will take place at these times on these dates

  • Friday 23 October – 6-8pm
  • Friday 23 October – 9-11pm
  • Saturday 24 October – 3-5.30pm
  • Saturday 24 October – 8-10.30pm

“This prize is non-refundable and may not be exchanged for cash. Tickets are subject to availability. The promotion closes at 5pm on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, and winners will be notified by 5pm on Friday 9th October. The promoter is Metro, usual Metro promotional rules apply – see metro.co.uk/T&C for full details.” – the T&C link given actually goes nowhere but I’ve found this which probably does the job: http://metro.co.uk/2012/12/04/usual-promotion-rules-3284595/

“Age: PG (Children are welcome to this event but we would recommend the screening would only be suitable for 10+. However if children younger than 10 would like to attend we’re happy for parents to use their discretion).”

Keen-eyed readers of this blog will note that Friday 23rd October is also the date on which David Arnold will be in Lucerne, Switzerland with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (conducted by Ludwig Wicki), for ‘The music of David Arnold‘ – some discounted tickets are available too.

13 Oct: @OneMayfair hosts #LiveColourful perf of new track from @DavidGArnold, @LethalBizzle & @SineadHarnett

There’s to be a special one-off performance in London’s beautiful One Mayfair (see lovely pics below) on Tuesday 13 October 2015.

It will celebrate and showcase a track, created by David Arnold, Sinead Harnett and Lethal Bizzle, that blends grime and orchestral music. The event is supported by Bulmers Cider as part of their #LiveColourful LIVE campaign and you’ll be able to win tickets via their Facebook page or via their website. When the ticket link goes live I’ll add it here, meanwhile keep an eye on those pages. Later the track will be available as a free download too.

“The talented trio are collaborating on a unique new grime-orchestral sound which will fuse the distinctive sounds of grime, soulful electro pop and a full symphony orchestra.” News: Lethal Bizzle, David Arnold and Sinead Harnett to collaborate

There’s lots more about the collaboration, including quotes from everyone, in the Further Reading section below.

I think the picture above, of the grime-orchestral team, was taken in AIR Studios (another beautiful building, designed by Alfred Waterhouse who also designed the Natural History Museum) which is currently experiencing the threat of closure due to a neighbour’s planning application to over-oomph their basement. The application, if it goes ahead, would likely cause debilitating noise – never a great thing in a recording studio, but there’s also the possibility of water damage. If you’ve not already done so please sign and share the petition to SAVE AIR STUDIOS.

What else are the trio up to?
Lethal Bizzle is currently on tour with sold-out dates in Birmingham and Manchester this weekend but tickets are still available for London (7 Oct) and Bristol (8 Oct) [Brighton on 9 Oct is also sold out].

Sinead Harnett has just been nominated for a MOBO in the Best Newcomer category – congratulations and best wishes to her! She’s also performing at XOYO, London, on Wed 14 October [tickets].

David Arnold‘s work (with Michael Price) will soon be heard in ITV’s new Jekyll and Hyde series (written and produced by Charlie Higson), he’ll also be heading to Lucerne, Switzerland for a concert of his music performed by Ludwig Wicki and the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, on 23 October. You can download a flyer for ‘The Music of David Arnold‘. [Tickets] [Discounted tickets, while they last]

And isn’t One Mayfair lovely –

Further reading
Lethal Bizzle, David Arnold and Sinead Harnett to Release New Grime-Orchestral Track

News: Lethal Bizzle, David Arnold and Sinead Harnett to collaborate

Sinead Hartnett, Lethal Bizzle, and Bond composer David Arnold collaborate on new project

Band Aid studio’s bitter tears over neighbours’ basement plans

[Hampton Court, London/Surrey] Free preview screening of #JekyllAndHyde Friday 25 Sep 2015

The green at Hampton Court Palace (how to get there) is currently hosting the Radio Times festival which runs until Sunday 27 September 2015.

On Friday 25 Sep there will be a FREE preview screening of ITV’s new Jekyll and Hyde series, written by Charlie Higson and with music from David Arnold and Michael Price (also known as the team behind BBC’s Sherlock). David has worked with Charlie before, providing music for Randall and Hopkirk (deceased).

Jekyll and Hyde – free preview screening
5.00 – 6.30pm, ‘Ernie Stage’ (festival map shows its position)
Free, but tickets required (fill in the form here)

“Get a sneak preview of ITV’s blockbuster new autumn drama, Jekyll and Hyde, at this exclusive screening of the first episode. The ten-part, big-budget production, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, has been written by Charlie Higson, and stars Richard E Grant, Tom Bateman and Natalie Gumede. Charlie Higson, Natalie Gumede and executive producer Francis Hopkinson will be on hand to answer audience questions after the screening.”

Further reading
Charlie talks Bond legacy (2007 write up of 2006 event)
Interview with Charlie Higson about his ‘Young Bond’ (James Bond’s youth) books, David Arnold also on the panel.

Read the original 2014 ITV press release announcing the commissioning of Jekyll and Hyde

Pass me on: interview with Charlie Higson (Feb 2013)

Pass me on: interview with David Arnold (Dec 2012)

#Sherlock S3E3, last episode on @BBCOne tonight, and here’s what some Sherlock folk are up to

The BBC has been screening the third series of Sherlock on BBC One and tonight at 8.30pm it’s the season finale ‘His Last Vow’ which won seven Emmy awards, including one for the amazing music from David Arnold and Michael Price. The two composers are also working together on Charlie Higson’s Jekyll and Hyde for ITV which screens later this year.
BBC 1: 8.30pm, Monday 24 AugustSherlock: His Last Vow

There are 21 days left to listen to the Sherlock Holmes: a musical mind (Prom 41) which features Mark Gatiss throughout and of course the Sherlock Suite as the final piece, in ‘part two’.
Prom 41 part 1
Prom 41 part 2

Mark Gatiss will be a special guest at the Shetland-based ‘Screenplay’ festival curated by Mark Kermode and others (here is Mark K writing about the festival in 2010, it sounds brilliant). There will be a screening of Mark G’s remarkable An Adventure in Space and Time followed by a Q&A with him and then a late-night screening of his adaptation of MR James’ ghost story The Tractate Middoth (music from David Arnold and Michael Price too).
Shetland: 8pm, Friday 4 SeptemberAn Adventure in Space and Time / Tractate Middoth

Michael Price will be introducing a film he’s worked on, Another Me, and doing a Q&A at the Hackney Picturehouse
Hackney Picturehouse: 6pm, Monday 14 SeptemberAnother Me

The Women of Sherlock (Una Stubbs, Louise Brealey and Amanda Abbington) will join producer Sue Vertue and co-creator Steven Moffat at the Radio Times festival
Hampton Court: 5-6pm, Sunday 27 September – The Women of Sherlock

#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

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