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This festival creates the opportunity for the local community to join with MOBO in celebrating the achievements of British culture. Focusing on the creative influence Britain’s diverse culture has and in line with the ethos of MOBO; activities will be centred on showcasing and inspiring in the areas of Film, Music and Fashion.
The MOBO Organisation will be drawing on the knowledge and expertise of industry professionals and national bodies in their respective fields in order to showcase the very best of Contemporary culture and to provide unique opportunities to engage with an extremely passionate and motivated audience. The festival will take place over 3 days, culminating in the glittering extravagance of the MOBO Awards ceremony.
1. Celebrate MOBO: Debate, in partnership with National Museums Liverpool on Thursday 1 November 19.00 until 21.30 at Museum of Liverpool
MOBO presents a debate about Black Music in Liverpool.
Liverpool’s most famous export is Music. With more No1 records coming out of the City, it is clear Liverpool is the music city. However, as far as black music, Liverpool is and has often been under represented but still continues to fight far above its weight. The debate looks at the history of black music in Liverpool, the successes, the current climate, the issues and the ways forward. This event will be held at the Musuem of Liverpool and is open for 200 people.
Hosted by: Phina Oruche, Host Radio Merseyside 98.5 FM and ex-Hollyoaks Actress. Panellists will include:
- Paul Duhaney, Africa Oye
- Eddie Amoo, The Real Thing
- Les Spane, Music Industry
- Phil Hayes, The Picket
- Dave Pichilingi, Liverpool Sound City
- KOF, Liverpool-based Artist and Label Owner
- Brett Lashua, PHD Popular Culture / Historian
- Christine Farrell, KCC Live 99.8FM
- Peter Guy, Liverpool Echo
- DJ Target, BBC Radio 1Xtra
To reserve tickets please email email@example.com with your name and a telephone number.
2. The 2ube – Celebrate MOBO Special Edition
Live every Friday from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, The 2ube presents some of the best new music from the institution and the local scene, as well as playing host to some of the UK’s hottest breakthrough acts.
The 2ube also holds a monthly live stream, showcasing the month’s most exciting artists, as well as featuring interviews and exclusive performances from special guests.
Past names of guests who have performed, been interviewed for, delivered masterclasses or supported the 2ube include: Mark Ronson, Guy Chambers, The Ting Tings, Billy Bragg, Bastille, Pearl and the Puppets, Band of Skulls.
To celebrate the MOBO awards being held in Liverpool for the second time, on Friday 2nd November we will be hosting a very special ‘Celebrate MOBO’ themed 2ube event featuring some of the best up and coming urban acts both the university and the local music scene has to offer.
Acts include KOF, Esco Williams, Ady Suleiman and Jay Alexander
THIS FRIDAY 5pm – 7pm in the LIPA cafe and is completely free.
Non-LIPA students should register by emailing: Philippa Nolan on: P.Nolan11@lipa.ac.uk
3. Celebrate MOBO Industry Academy, in partnership with Merseyside Acme on Sunday 28 October 12.00 until 18.30 at Parr Street Studios
MOBO engages, educates and entertains the young people of the region with the Celebrate MOBO Academy.
The event will consist of panels, aimed to educate and entertain young people and budding professionals. The panels will cover music, film, fashion and careers.
Registration at 12.00
Series of Industry Panels
Panel 1: 12.40 – 13.40 I‘m A Trendsetter. Panel about working in the Fashion Industry. Panelists to include Amanda Moss (Liverpool Fashion Week / Lifestyle Magazine), Dan (Trainerspotter), Jeff Awah (Stylist and Brand Manager), Vis (Streetz Iz Watchin) & Jan Schofield & Charlene Gallery (Liverpool Community College)
Panel 2: 13.50 – 14.50 Radio, TV, Blogs…How To Succeed In The Industry.
Panel about accessing and succeeding in the media industry. Panelists to include Dev (BBC Radio 1), Hyperfrank (MTV, I-D), Ray Paul (Media Consultant / Agent), Natalie Shaw (MOBO Online Editor), Jernice Easthope (BBC Vision) and Donatella (FLAVA TV)
Break 14.50 – 15.05
Panel 3: 15.05 – 16.05 Breaking Out; From Local to National. A combination of top professionals give advice on how to progress from being a local success story to becoming a nationally known music artist. Panelists to include DJ Seani B (BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra), KOF, Martin O’Shea (Bold Management), Pierre (GRM Daily), Laura Lukanz (Music Manager BBC 1Xtra) and Benny Scarrs, (Island A&R)
Plus Advice for Artists – e.g PRS For Music, Musicians Union, Ditto, PPL (Attic)
Acoustic Music Performances @ Attic 16.30 – 18.00 with KOF, Esco Williams, Chelcee Grimes and Jay Norton, DJ 2kind, hosted by SpyKatcha.
4. Celebrate MOBO Black Cinema, in partnership with FACT on Monday 29 October 19.00 until 22.30 at fact
MOBO pay tribute to the individuals behind the success of the growing diversity of the British Film Industry and also provide the community with the opportunity to find out more about the impact culture has on the British Film Industry.
Further MOBO give a spotlight to the local and regional films, documentaries and music videos that reflect the Liverpool black music scene. The event will take place at FACT, a Liverpool-based cinema, art gallery and the UK’s leading organisation for the support and exhibition of film, art and new media.
- Selection of Music Videos by local directors
- Event Open: Maurice Bessman, Writer Hollyoaks
- Selection of Documentaries and Shorts
- MOBO Video / Omar, by Maurice Bessman / Back To The Time Piece by Pidgin Productions
- Key Note Speaker: Ashley Walters with Q& A
- Feature Film: Ashley Walters Movie
- Close: Maurice Bessman
This event is in partnership with FACT and Pidgin Productions. To reserve tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a telephone number.
Date created: October 31, 2012