Shindig is a regular gig night that aims to bring together music and arts all in one event. It has been running since last year and this week it’s coming to Mill Road! Each gig is different and organiser Wesley Freeman-Smith says that the aim is to:
“break down barriers between creative disciplines so that visual artists, musicians, spoken word and performance artists can work together to make something unique”.
On Saturday 26th January Shindig will be at St Philips on Mill Road and Wesley describes the event as “three acts of diverse heritage, all held together by the luminous thread that is narrative”. The show includes punk/folk/rock/pop film and book soundtracks from the Retrospective Soundtrack Players; psychological instrumental sounds from Subzar and their new EP ‘I Am Not Yet Here’; and folk/pop from Anglo-American duo Rue Royale. Fay Roberts, J S Watts and Emily Scialom will also be performing and other local authors, poets and wordsmiths are welcome to get involved – for more information please check out Shindig’s Facebook page.
We’ve got a lot of talented creative people locally and I think this sounds like just the kind of thing Cambridge needs. In fact, as Wesley himself says:
“Cambridge has never lacked talent, but it has lacked an appropriate venue to showcase this, and some sense of cohesion between everyone’s creative bubbles”.
So if you’re free on Saturday and fancy a gig with a difference, why not pop along to Shindig!
Shindig – Rue Royale/Subzar/Retrospective Soundtrack Players + guests
Saturday 26th January, 8pm at St Philips Church (185 Mill Road CB1 3AN).
Tickets £6 advance/£8 on the door – see the event’s Facebook page or Wegottickets