RICHARD JOBSON CONFIRMED AS WIDE DAYS KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Film-maker, writer, poet and musician Richard Jobson has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for Wide Days in Edinburgh on April 7. The Dunfermline-born Renaissance man will be interviewed about his diverse career which began in the 70’s as the teenage frontman for Scottish punk band The Skids.

His participation will further add to the music and film theme, which will also be explored in a dedicated seminar covering various aspects of this area.

“I am delighted that Richard is able to take part in Wide Days,” says co-organiser Olaf Furniss. “His incredible range of activities afford him a unique perspective which should be of value to anyone involved in music, film or writing.”

Jobson’s movie credits include New Town Killers, The Purifiers and 16 Years Of Alcohol, and the talk will include clips of his work, as well as news of a forthcoming film with strong music connections.

Furniss acknowledges that the keynote is the result of several years of persistent pestering dating back to 2005.

“I first approached Richard at a football match when I asked him to come and DJ at one of our Born To Be Wide nights,” he recalls. “Periodically I would bump into him in unexpected locations, including a dingy night club where he was filming New Town Killers. It’s fantastic that he can finally take part in one of our events.”

Soundtrack composer Malcolm Lindsay, who has worked with Jobson, will also be participating in Wide Days as part of the Music In Films seminar, along with director Eleanor Yule, Soundtrack Music Festival co-founder Huw Williams and Musicians Union head of media Nigel McCune. They will be joined by Caroline Gorman from Glasgow-based Rage Music, which supplies music for tv, films and advertising.

“This panel will explore the key aspects which need to be considered when it comes to scores and the use of songs in movies,” explains Furniss. “The aim is to provide a link between the music and film communities.”

WIDE DAYS DAYTIME PROGRAMME

 

Edinburgh University, Teviot Row House

13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh

EH8 9AJ

Prices: £34.50 / £23 [MU & EUSA] / £16 [under 18s]

Tickets available at www.widedays.com

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WIDE DAYS EVENING GIG & PARTY PROGRAMME

 

FREE by emailing each act

SNEAKY PETE’S

Letters – letters@widedays.com

Paws – paws@widedays.com

CABARET VOLTAIRE

Withered Hand – witheredhand@widedays.com

Rachel Sermanni – rachelsermanni@widedays.com

ELECTRIC CIRCUS

Capitals – capitals@widedays.com

GoGoBot – gogobot@widedays.com

Full details can be found:

www.widedays.com/bands

 

Wide Days 2011

www.widedays.com

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