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    As part of the Hall’s Festival of Science: Space, join us for a special evening in the Elgar Room with the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop – a group described as ‘the British Kraftwerk’ by the NME and cited by Sir Paul McCartney as an influence on The Beatles.

    Drawing on the principles of musique concréte, early electronics, oscillators, handmade equipment, synths and crude tape loops, the Workshop created the other-worldly soundtracks and sound effects for some of the BBC’s most iconic programmes, including Horizon, Quatermass, Newsround, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Delia Derbyshire’s iconic Doctor Who Theme.

    The Workshop was founded in 1958 by Desmond Briscoe and Daphne Oram as a home to a maverick group of experimental composers, sound engineers and musical innovators. They have found a new generation of fans since reforming in 2013, and released Burials In Several Earths, a brand new album of improvised electronica, in 2017.

  • Food and Drink offer

    Ticket holders can receive a 20% discount on food and drink in Verdi – Italian Kitchen on the day of the event. Simply show your ticket when ordering.

    The offer is not applicable to set menus, special packages or afternoon tea.

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Reviews

'The electronic Buena Vista Social Club'

The Observer

'The British Kraftwerk. Total genius'

NME

'Sexagenarian space-rockers, somewhere between Hawkwind and Pink Floyd, but with a loud, very modern electronic punch'

The Telegraph