This is our Newsletter of 30 May 2019. If you’d like to receive a weekly round-up into your inbox, just sign up here.

Exciting news about a new artist collaboration between Salford and Hamamatsu, Japan. impaTV (Jamie Robinson, Isadora Darke) and Emma Thompson, Creative Director at Fat Out, join Japanese heavy psychedelic band Qujaku in an audio-visual collaboration that will take in alternative and independent music and art spaces in Hamamatsu, before returning to tour the UK in November. The collaboration will produce new work and the artists hope to make new contacts in Japan to establish longer-term connections between the two locations. The work will take Qujaku themselves into new performance territories incorporating methods of projection, lighting, costume, set design, motion tracking and body mapping with impaTV. We cannot wait to see/hear these results. Read more about this exciting partnership.


// SLIME OF UR LIFE: WORK DRINKS is the pleasingly perplexing title of a new show of solo work by the brilliant John Powell-Jones, exhibiting at our pals Paradise Works from 8th June, with a preview on the 6th. Click above for opening times and more info.

// AHRKH opens for Ana da Silva of The Raincoats in her new guise as Ana da Silva and Phew, at White Hotel on Sat 1 June. Plus AHRKH returns to Partisan for more live drone yoga sessions on 2 July.

// Each month Islington Mill Art Academy hosts two open-to-the-public sessions and in June these will take the form of creative talking and making workshops towards the Precarious Carnaval festival coming in July. Inspired by carnival artists of the 1960s, with guest artists leading the sessions, the outcome is yet to be decided from this creative collaboration. Read more and contact IMAA if you’d like to take part.

// For our pals in London town, Mill artist/director/all-round icon Rachel Goodyear will close her residency with a talk at 3pm on Saturday 8 June at Chisenhale Studios, E3.

// Not one but TWO Fat Out events on their way. Naimos hosts Eartheater & Semiconductor presenting ‘Fracture Patterns‘ on 20 June, a live UK/NYC collab. combining multi-channel video with new live soundtrack and performance. Hot on the heels on 21 June, White Hotel celebrate ten golden years of Optimo Music with a major line-up.

Sayonara to impaTV and Emma of Fat Out as they travel to Japan today. Here’s some Qujaku to wish them well on their journey…