Delia Derbyshire Day

Welcome to Delia Derbyshire Day

Delia Derbyshire Day (DD Day) is a Manchester-based organisation which pays homage to Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001). Our work is centred around the Delia Derbyshire Archive which is held at John Rylands Library in Manchester, UK.

We feel this collection is a gem of electronic music that is a rich resource for education of electronic music and inspiration for creating new music and art.

We hope you will find here all the information you require and/or desire about our organisation, our cultural heritage events and our hands on electronic music making activities. Do get in touch via our Contact page if you need or want any more information.

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Presenting new art created for DD Day 2021

Presenting new art created for DD Day 2021

Another DD Day completed, we now present to you the new art work that premiered on 23/11/21. The new works are informed and inspired by Delia's work, working methods and archive collection based here in Manchester, UK. We find in our work that Delia consistently...

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DD Day 2021 new art commissions trailers!

DD Day 2021 - 4 new artist commissions producing 2 new audio visual worksWe are excited to be able to offer 4 artists commissions this year as part of our Delia Derbyshire Day 2021 project. These will be 2 x new electronic music/sound and visual based art commissions...

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DD Day 2021 – 23 NOV – information

DD Day 2021 – 23 NOV – information

Countdown to DD DAY 2021We are pleased to announce another feast of activity taking place on Delia Derbyshire Day 2021, fixed in the cultural calendar as 23 NOVEMBER - the date Delia’s revolutionary realisation of Ron Grainer’s Dr Who theme first beamed into British...

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Introducing our DD Day 2021 commissioned artists

Introducing our DD Day 2021 commissioned artists

DD Day 2021 - 4 new artist commissions producing 2 new audio visual worksWe are excited to be able to offer 4 artists commissions this year as part of our Delia Derbyshire Day 2021 project. We - and our funders - felt it was particularly important at this time to...

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DD Day 2021 is go!

DD Day 2021 is go!

WELCOME TO DD DAY 2021 Welcome to our Delia Derbyshire Day 2021 programme of activities. Supported by Arts Council England and The Granada Foundation we are doing our best to provide electronic music education and inspiration, especially at this time. The theme of...

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Announcing DD Day 2020 online

For information about DD Day 2021 - 23 NOVEMBER please click HERE   Sorry, Musicians' Union shared the link for DD Day 202o by accident 🙂 Join us for DD Day 2020 - 23 NOVEMBER online, worldwideDelia Derbyshire Day is pleased to announce a feast of online content to...

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Found sounds in the home music making project

The Matthew Nicholls Foundation recently approached us to suggest we try out a found sound project with secondary school students in these unprecedented times. The Matthew Nicholls Foundation supported our Electric Storm 50 creative residency at Loreto College last...

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