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7–8 Magazine Street, Londonderry, BT48 6HJ
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Aslan

Songs such as Rainman, Where's the Sun, Games, Sweet Time, Goodbye Charlie Moonhead and of course Crazy World will be performed live on this tour. Don’t worry the band will also be playing crowd favourites This Is, Too Late for Hallelujah and more.

Sat 18 May

£20

Basork featuring Trio Etno (Bulgaria) & Ríoghnach Connolly

A cross cultural collaboration bringing together the huge sound of BASORK (Balkan Alien Sound Orchestra) and Bulgarian group TRIO ETNO - Dragni Dragnev (Gaida), Petya Dragneva (Vocal/Tambura) and Kristiyan Nedelchev (Gadulka) - plus current Nerve Centre Musician-in-Residence, Rioghnach Connolly (voice of so many great projects like Honeyfeet, Afro Celt Sound System and The Breath) to present contemporary new works fusing Irish and Bulgarian styles together as well as modern arrangements of traditional songs and dances.

Part of the Youth 19 offering at the City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival.

Sat 4 May

£6

The Breath

Let the Cards Fall is their new album and the follow-up to their 2016 breakthrough, Carry Your Kin. It is a bewitching collection of songs that journeys from lush, beguiling storytelling to uplifting, punch-the-air anthems. Allowed to mature and breathe without losing the widescreen, multi-textured kaleidoscope of sound that marked their debut, Let the Cards Fall refines their unique Manchester take on alt-folk.

'raw, soulful, often mesmeric, richly textured and lushly constructed…versatile persuasive vocals' - Mojo

'an affecting blend …. McCallum provides the grandeur and artifice and Connolly the intimacy and purity' - Uncut

'The Breath rolls across the senses like clouds caress low hills –always moving, changing, evolving; and utterly fascinating' - FolkRadio.com

Fri 10 May

£12.50

Dance for Disney

In 2012 and 2016 Dance For Dizzy were live music events which were held to benefit Emma ‘Dizzy’ McLaughlin and now Dance for Disney has been organised in her loving memory by the Tuned In Project as part of a series of fundraisers throughout the year.

The full line-up will be announced over the coming weeks on Nerve Centre and Tuned In Project's social media channels.

Sat 1 Jun

£8

DRUM: Portrait of a Village – Kevin Fox

Kevin Fox is currently recording a series of filmed interviews which give voice to the strong sense of history and cultural identity of the largely Protestant and Presbyterian village of Drum. They highlight the ways in which the community is meeting the social and economic challenges facing small towns and villages across Ireland today. The project has also built a new digital archive of local people’s photographs, selected from their own family photo albums. The archive preserves the rich social history of Drum for future generations and enables these authentic representations of life in the village to be shared across the globe.

Collectively, the new archive, Fox’s contemporary portraits and his filmed interviews combine to give a unique insight into the village of Drum – past and present.

In partnership with Gallery of Photography Ireland.

Image: Drum 2017 | © Kevin Fox

Wed 1 May

Prices to be confirmed

Field Notes From the Border #3

The exhibition in Nerve Visual is part of a network of exhibitions in Dublin and Donegal, curated by Gallery of Photography Ireland, which respond to the anxiety raised by Brexit.

Gallery 1:

New video works, photographs and texts, by Anthony Haughey, reflect on Ireland’s ‘seamless’ border and consider how function, meaning, and effect are often in a state of flux. As WT Mitchell observes, it is ‘a process of human interventions, intersubjective relations and ideologies that determines our understanding of the landscape.’

The installation includes a short film, Sanctuary, made in collaboration with people living in the Direct Provision Centre in County Monaghan. Following its premiere in Ireland it will be screened in a film festival in Portland Oregon followed by a worldwide tour throughout 2019-2020.

Gallery 2:

Raymond B Newman’s, An Unsettled Border, reflects on the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, the complexities of Irish histories and the fragility of political circumstances. It considers the remoteness of intertwined border landscapes where diminishing numbers of Orange Order members strive to secure the fraternities’ isolated meeting places. This installation features photographic works and a new film ‘LOL 37’ made in Altnaveigh Orange Lodge on the Armagh/Down border.

Over the past year Derry~Londonderry photographer Kevin Fox has worked with the people of Drum to create a unique photographic portrait of this County Monaghan village. Fox’s evocative photographs reflect the resilience of the people and capture the pastoral beauty of Drum’s undulating drumlins and lakes.

DRUM – Portrait of a Village exhibition also give voices to the strong sense of history and cultural identity of the largely Protestant and Presbyterian village, and highlights the ways in which the community is meeting the social and economic challenges facing small towns and villages across Ireland today. The project has built a new digital archive of local people’s photographs, selected from their own family photo albums. The archive preserves the rich social history of Drum for future generations and enables these authentic representations of life in the village to be shared across the globe.

Kate Nolan presents new work from her ongoing long-term project, Lacuna. The work considers the psychological and physical impact of partition on the children of the borderlands on the island of Ireland. Lacuna has been developed through the artist’s engagement with border communities from Donegal to Carlingford. Kate Nolan is one of the Gallery of Photography Artists in Residence for 2019.

Curated by Gallery of Photography Ireland.

Supported by the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund.

Sat 11 May

Prices to be confirmed

Jaydee Brass Band / Youth 19 at #DerryJazzFest

Jaydee are a brass band of the highest musical level with great soloists in every section and an extremely groovy rhythm section. They bring a contagious enthusiasm with it, which draws the attention of every kind of crowd and puts a smile on everybody’s face.

Support comes from some of Derry’s finest bands including Charity Shop Vinyl, Vanilla Days, Little Kings and In Organic Manner.

Fri 3 May

Prices to be confirmed

Paula Temple

Paula Temple returns to Derry for a massive party at The Nerve Centre on Saturday 27th April. 

For over 15 years Paula Temple has been pursuing her own unique musical path. As a self-confessed noisician living in Berlin, she specialises in a noisy, phantasmagoric techno sound, where the dial is rarely turned below 200% and every moment of silence seems deafening. Paula is set to release a long-awaited debut album on May 3. 

The 12-track record titled 'Edge Of Everything' is releasing under her own label Noise Manifestation.The LP is billed as the culmination of Temple’s storied career combining years of experience into an album that explores “murky acoustics and grainy synths [that] writhe through cavernous spaces whilst marching drums enforce an unrelenting pressure”, according to the press release.

Also on the bill for the main room are Aaron Thomas (LIve) and Jack Boyd while Darren Allen will take over Room Two for the evening. 

Sat 27 Apr

£11.04–£14.21

Shin Godzilla

In association with the Foyle Film Festival, Obon on the Foyle is delighted to present the amazing Shin Godzilla. When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side - the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes. Shin Godzilla is a 2016 Japanese Kaiju film co-directed by Hideako Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Japanese with English subtitles. Cert 12A. 119 mins. Doors open 6.00pm, film starts 6.30pm sharp!

Mon 20 May

£5.50

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