Events Coming Up

FRI 23 NOV 2018

DD DAY 2018 online editionFor our DD Day celebrations this year, we will be experimenting with an online edition. We are bringing together Delia-n content that we hope will oscillate your imaginations and continue to inform the understanding and appreciation of a key figure in the development of electronic music in the UK. For more info, head over to our DD DAY 2018 NEWS article.

Recent DD Day Events

SAT 6 OCT 2018

Seminar & stall at Synthfest 2018 Sheffield – Caro C was invited deliver a talk about Delia’s work and present some of her archive material at this massive event managed by Sound on Sound magazine. We also had a stall and a wonderful team of volunteers chatting Delia to many interested folk.

SAT 16 JUNE 2018

University of Manchester Community Festival – An action packed free event for all the family with stalls about many aspects of learning within the university. We presented a stall chatting to people about Delia’s work, working methods and archive while probably around 150 children enjoyed exploring and experimenting with our Deliaphonica Game.

FRI 8 JUNE 2018

Women’s work at Oh Yeah Centre, BELFAST – An informal talk and interactive workshop about Delia, her work and working methods delivered with totally analogue recording studio engineer Julie MacLarnon (no computers at all!) from Analogue Catalogue Studios just outside Belfast. Delia inspires again and some quirky found sounds soundscapes were created!


Artists in Archives: For Interest Only at International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester – 6- 9pm. A popular and lively event in partnership with Digital Women’s Archive North (DWAN) with talks, discussions and performances exploring the role of arts practice in unlocking archives once considered “for interest only.”


DD Day showcase as part of a special event celebrating Delia Derbyshire at Birmingham Electro Acoustic Sound Theatre, 6.30-8.30pm. With live performance, audio-visual collage with audio from the DD Archive and screening of The Delian Mode by Kara Blake. BEAST composers will also create new works inspired by Delia. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.


DD Day workshop, presentation, screening and performance as part of an exhibition at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, UK called “Computing History: Where Did All the Women Go?” running from 25 Sept to 27 October 2017. We delivered our music making workshop for children, a presentation about Delia’s work and archive, a screening of audio-visual collage with audio from DD Archive and a live performance inspired by Delia’s fascinating archive

7-10 SEPTEMBER 2017

DD Day showcase at Festival No.6 at Port Merrion, North Wales. We presented a talk about Delia and electronic music on the Saturday with Salon No.6 and then performed 2 DD Day commissions (Manuella Blackburn/Tracey Zengeni and Caro C/Andrea Pazos) on the Sunday. It was a wet and muddy weekend but worth it – we had lovely audiences who were inspired by Delia and our work.


We presented a DD Day touring event for Full Of Noises (FON) in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria with participatory workshops for families and evening cultural heritage event with archive sharing, panel discussion/Q&A, live music/visual art performances plus an archive response commissioned by Full of Noises to explore Delia’s Cumbrian connection. The event went really well, inspiring and enabling children, young people and adults as we unlocked Delia’s works, archive and working methods.

SAT 8 JULY 2017

A DD Day showcase at Blue Dot Festival with talks, archive sharing screenings and performances. Talk/Q&A hosted by David Butler with Dick Mills and Mark Ayres of RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP and DD Day artists Caro C and Mandy Wigby. Then performances of 3 DD Day commissions by Caro C with VJ Andrea Pazos, Manuella Blackburn (sound/music) and Tracey Zengeni (live painting) & The Architects of Rosslyn (electronic & acoustic) live soundtrack to a collage of films by Di Mainstone. An appreciative audience with the word “inspiring” cropping up a lot!

— Special Cultural Heritage Event: Delia Derbyshire Day 2017 —


Sat 10 June at Band on the Wall, MCR, 7.30-10PM


      • How we made the Dr Who theme presentation by Dick Mills from the The BBC Radiophonic Workshop;
      • Discussion with special guests Dick Mills, Brian Hodgson and Mark Ayres who knew and worked with Delia;
      • New audio archive collage compiled by Dr David Butler with visuals inspired by the DD Archive by Andrea Pazos;
      • New artwork response to Delia’s inspiring archive by composer Manuella Blackburn with live painting by artist Tracey Zengeni;
      • Performance of “The Waking Sleep” popular DD Day 2016 commission by The Architects of Rosslyn live electronic and acoustic soundtrack to a collage of films by Di Mainstone.

With a Delia-n market offering quirky Delia inspired products (remember to bring some extra cash!) and hands on electronic music workshops for children and for adults, we cooked up yet another wonderful DD Day full of Delia-n delights!

WED 7 JUNE 2017

Caro C live on Reform Radio, MCR  in a special pre-DD Day 2017 show with Delia related chat, interviews, sounds and a live performance of Caro’s DD Day 2013 commission (revisited and renewed). Listen back: Reform Radio DD Day takeover with Agent Groovement.


A special live show on NTS Radio show for Delia’s 80th birthday! Dive into the sonic world of Delia Derbyshire with music, sounds and information about Delia, the DD Archive and DD Day activities.  Presented by Caro C and Mandy Wigby. Listen back to this programme: