Event scheduled Saturday 21 September 2019, 3pm – 10pm
The Kemp Town branch line opened on the 2nd August 1869. So we are going to celebrate it.
photo copyright: Geoff Plumb https://plumbloco.smugmug.com
Expect an unveiling of a commissioned mural, music, performances along the lines of a usual Patch event, but railway themed!
We need some help, we are looking for electronic music acts that can evoke the atmosphere of the golden days of steam, how the land the park occupies may have felt like. We will use projections and lighting to help transport the audience. We are making some recordings of locals who remember the railway and that have consented for use in the performances. These will be posted asap on soundcloud for use in the performances as samples.
If you are an interested musician, VJ, performer then please get in touch, using Twitter, contact the webmaster, Facebook or perhaps by attending future meetings tbd.
if you know of anyone who has any stories around the branch line and who is willing to be interviewed, then we are interested in that.
There will be two sections of the event. First part (5pm - 7pm), is live music entertainment. Featuring the immensely entertaining, classic and blues rock band, Railroad https://www.facebook.com/Railroadband/ and others tab.
Second part (7pm - 9pm) - super special news, Ian from The Go! Team will be spinning records! Then various sets consisting of ambient/electronic acts accompanying projections of various Kemp Town railway footage, such as from http://www.dumpman.co.uk films, archive footage and more. A procession will form during that part of the evening.
Bands and acts confirmed for the event:
Simon from https://www.facebook.com/jasputnik/
James (Fane https://www.facebook.com/thisisfane/)
other acts tba
Here's a local band that have made a track in the spirit..