Keighley Arts & Film Festival

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We're pleased and incredibly excited to be part of Keighley Arts and Film Festival on the 11th, 12th and 13th of October.  Over the weekend Musicians Centre have planned a whole host of live events and workshops.  You can see everything going on at the festival on www.kaff.org.uk

Celebrating 50 Years of Musicians Centre!

Est. 1969

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Songwriting Workshop

Friday 11th October 17.00 - 19.00  

Learn tips and techniques for writing your own music and be inspired by analysing song writers most famous songs.



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Live Screen Printing with Merch Stall

11th, 12th, 13th October 7pm till 10pm

(Only available to attendees of The Elements, SilverFinger Singh and Random Hand) 

At each of our live evening events the awesome folk at Merch Stall will be offering all gig goers an opportunity to pull their own screen printed tote bag! Very limited design just for the festival, they will have a print press on hand and will show you the process of creating a screen print. 


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Music, Movement and Meditation Workshop w/ Helen Goldsmith

Saturday 12th October 1pm till 3pm 

An interactive journey through mindfulness and meditation for all music makers. Discover how mindful practises and daily meditation can improve performance, build confidence and promote good health and well-being for musicians.



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The Buskers Retreat - Callum Spencer

Saturday 12th October Time and Place TBC

The awesome Callum Spencer Born and raised in North Yorkshire Callum is already catching the eyes and ears of the national and international music scene. His first pair of singles landed him on some of Spotify’s most popular playlists as well as main stage gigs at several boutique festivals including “The Brave Festival” in Amsterdam.


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Build Your Own Guitar Pedal Workshop

Saturday 12th October 13.00 - 17.00 - SOLD OUT

New day added - Sunday 13th October 13.00 - 17.00

Learn how to put together a fuzz guitar pedal with experienced pedal and amplifier builder Dave Vachon. Everything you need supplied from the pedal case itself, all the high quality components, custom made PCB board and soldering iron.

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Keighley's Got Talent

Friday 11th October 12.00 - 16.00

Talent show hosted by and raising moneys for Hft, a national charity providing services for people with learning disabilities. Who will get the red X and who will be crowned Keighley's Got Talent champion?!


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Group Ukulele Workshop

Sunday 13th October 12:00 – 13:00

Introduction to ukulele playing as a group with orchestrated parts and harmonies.  Designed for the ukulele player who knows a few chords but has never played together as a group before.

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The Buskers Retreat - Lissy Nicholson

Saturday 12th October Time and Place TBC

Runner up from this year's Bingley Weekender Emerging Talent competition, Lissy has songwriting skills way beyond her years, an amazing voice and wows any audience who sees her.  

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The Buskers Retreat - Foxes Faux

Saturday 12th October Time and Place TBC

Upbeat punk folk mayhem with this local original outfit.  Blending punk sensibilities with folk rock vibes, Foxes Faux entertain anyone who stumbles across them!

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Jazz Drumming Workshop

Sunday 13th October  10:00 – 11:00

An introduction to some of the core techniques and concepts for jazz drums. The workshop focuses on techniques used by many of the jazz drum greats. Simon will discuss playing time on the ride cymbal, comping, classic solo phrases and much more.


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SilverFinger Singh

w/ Stig of the Dub

Saturday 12th October 19:30 – 22:30

Son of Percussion Maestro & Producer Mr Inder “GoldFinger” Matharu (Fun-Da-Mental / Det-Ri-Mental / Transglobal Underground / Ian Brown / The Winachi Tribe). He studied his Music Degree at Leeds Metropolitan University and with the guidance from the Legendary Music Producer - Mr Andrew Fryer, Raj Singh fronts SilverFinger Singh a mixture of Bhangra beats, hip hop and reggae.

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Group Singing Workshop

Saturday 12th October  15:30 – 16:30

A workshop on singing as a choir with practitioner Shane Durrant. Shane has experience in teaching modern choirs and the aim of this workshop will be to teach the concept of group singing with harmonies, orchestrated parts and group singing techniques.

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The Buskers Retreat - Peace Artistes

Saturday 12th October  - Free!

2pm - Cavendish Street // 4pm - Musicians Centre

Performing on Cavendish St, Keighley Town Centre and then at Musicians Centre, we welcome Peace Artistes, a street band from West Yorkshire, made up of 22 musicians: percussion, saxophones and brass, all rocking with rhythm and pulsating with passion!  

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Random Hand

Sunday 13th October  19:30 – 22:30

One of the best live bands to ever come out of Keighley, Random Hand mix up ska, metal, reggae and punk in a unique fusion that has been incredibly influential across the underground music circuits.  Back after a long hiatus but fresher than ever, a home town show is always special with them.

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Graffiiti Mural Workshop

Sunday 13th October 09:00 – 18:00 

Help create a graffiti mural with Simon Mitchell.  Simon has created artwork for Random Hand over the years and we look forward to seeing what he and the workshop attendees create!

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Keighley in Harmony

Saturday 12th October 15.30 – 16.30 

A workshop on singing as a choir with practitioner Shane Durrant. Shane has experience in teaching modern choirs and the aim of this workshop will be to teach the concept of group singing with harmonies, orchestrated parts and group singing techniques.


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Storytelling Sunday for Children

Sunday 13th October 10:00am – 10:30am 

Dramatic story telling and play session for under 5s. Combining acting, storytelling, props and music. Sue Dyde of Shout Drama has extensive experience offering story telling to children within a drama setting.


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Live Sound Workshop

Sunday 13th October 10:00 – 11:00

An introduction to the concept of working as a live sound technician. A run through of the equipment used, concepts in mixing and problem solving.

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Recording Studio Workshop

Saturday 12th October 10:00 – 11:00 

An introduction to the concept of working as a studio sound technician. A run through of the equipment used, concepts in mixing and problem solving. Kurt owns and operates Corner House Recording Studio next door to Musicians Centre and has extensive knowledge in a breadth of areas of recording music.

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Skelements - The Elements

Friday 11th October 19:30 – 02:00 

A unique performance from eighties Keighley legends Stan Greenwood, Trotwood & Karl Heinz.

Playing music from their early career up to present featuring songs from both The Elements and Skeletal Family.

With very special guests.

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Live Sound Workshop

Sunday 13th October 10:00 – 11:00

An introduction to the concept of working as a live sound technician. A run through of the equipment used, concepts in mixing and problem solving.