Current and former AUB staff members and students are set to play key roles in musical events taking place around Bournemouth during the next few months
The University Music series will start up again on October 5 with a short recital by AUB and Bournemouth University students.
It will take place at 1.10pm in the South House Lecture Theatre here at AUB – all are welcome and entry is free.
But before then a new experimental music-theatre work exploring the light and dark faces of plastics in our times will be coming to the Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.
w-RAP Two: a plastics serenade for a synthetic century will be taking place on September 26 at 8pm and tickets are available from the venue.
The show will explore materials from Bakelite, Tupperware and Cellophane through to Vinyl, current developments in “eco-plastics” and beyond.
It has been composed by Karen Wimhurst and will be directed by AUB’s BA (Hons) Acting Course Leader, Katharine Piercey.
The event will also feature an introduction from Professor Susan Lambert, head of the Museum of Design in Plastics, based at AUB.
A former member of AUB’s staff will also be bringing music to Bournemouth in the shape of the Parry 100 Festival, honouring composer and music educator Sir Hubert Parry.
Paul Kelly, who used to lead what is now the BA (Hons) Creative Events Management course, is the Creative Director for the week-long tribute to one of Bournemouth’s most famous sons, most famous for the rousing hymn Jerusalem.
AUB is sponsoring a performance The Mike Westbrook Group and Choir of Glad Day – The Westwood Blake, a reflection on William Blake, including references to the jazz suites of Duke Ellington.
It is taking place at 8pm on October 6 at St Peter’s Church in Hinton Road, Bournemouth.
For more information and tickets, visit www.parry100.com