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Upcoming – Horny Handed Tons of Soil

Horny Handed Tons of Soil at Unity Theatre, Liverpool, 13th – 15th July 2017.

A theatrical collaboration combining poetry, live music, storytelling and film, exploring themes of  destruction, construction and memory within the stories of what has been lost and found in the re-sculpting of the Liverpool landscape over the last fifty years


Written by Lizzie Nunnery, Martin Heslop and Vidar Norheim with Martin Smith.

Film and Video by Tim Brunsden.

Tickets and more info here:

Commissioned by Unity Theatre.

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Upcoming – The Lighthouse Invites the Storm

The Lighthouse Invites the Storm will be a large scale installation and live performance by Alan Dunn, Martin Heslop & Jeff Young in collaboration with poet Helen Tookey, retired seafarers from the Wirral and sound artists from Mexico.


Fort Perch Rock & Lighthouse, New Brighton, 24-30 July.

More details to follow.

Supported by Arts Council England, Liverpool John Moores University and Bluecoat.

(Image copyright Hidden Wirral 2014)

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London Road – The Ballad of Ray and Julie


Photo by Alan Dunn

Liverpool City Council have announced that the RAY + JULIE site has been sold to a developer. To mark the last few months of RAY + JULIE, artist Alan Dunn, composer Martin Heslop and writer Jeff Young have produced a limited edition 7″ single LONDON ROAD ’66 + ’81. The record, with photography by Vesta Hex and design by Martyn Rainford, brings together two spoken word RAY + JULIE pieces from Electronic Voice Phenomena and Composers’ Laboratory at METAL.  With additional voice by Emma French, it is released in an edition of 300.

For more, and to listen to the tracks, see









Supported by Leeds Beckett University. Photographs of single by Ricky Adam.


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Tonight – Live at Metal with Immix Ensemble

Immix poster.jpgTonight at 7.30 – Immix Ensemble present Invisible Trains and other works, including A552 HEX by Martin Heslop and Jeff Young.

Metal, Edge Hill Station, Liverpool

More on Immix here:

Ticket info here:

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Performance from Martin Heslop, Jeff Young and Ribbon Road

Friday 15th July, 18:30 – 20:00

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This Friday PROTOHOME is privileged to bring together a series of performances by composer Martin Heslop, playwright Jeff Young and band Ribbon Road examining the impacts of regeneration/gentrification, ‘managed decline’ and empty homes on neighbourhoods in Liverpool and County Durham.

With visuals by artist Alan Dunn.

Free, no booking required. With food and drinks (donations welcome).

Location: PROTOHOME, Upper Steenbergs, Stepney Bank Stables car park, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne


PROTOHOME is a self-build housing project created by members of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, temporarily sited and open to the public in the Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne.

A group of individuals who have experienced homelessness have developed a timber-frame self-build housing prototype using a method of building specifically designed for untrained self-builders. The aim isn’t to create a full housing model with services, but a ‘shell’ structure that offers a vision of how this model could be developed into ‘working’ housing in the future.

PROTOHOME is open to the public to visit and plays host to a programme of events including talks, exhibitions, public forums, film screenings, artist residencies, performances, workshops and more, examining the collaborative design/build process and wider issues concerning housing and homelessness in an austerity context, participatory alternatives and the politics of land and development.

See the website for more information, opening times and full details of the programme of events: // //

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Tonight at Liverpool Philharmonic

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First outing for a newly commissioned work, Liverpool, I Love Your Horny Handed Tons of Soil. Words by Lizzie Nunnery, Music by Martin Heslop and Vidar Norheim.

It will be premiered as part of Liverpool Acoustic Festival tonight 18th March at 7.05.  Find out more about the night here:

Phrased & Confused at Liverpool Acoustic Festival

Photos courtesy of Edward Chambre Hardman and Liverpool Records Office.

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A552 HEX



A552 HEX by Jeff Young and Martin Heslop for Translating the Street – Birkenhead, March 2016.  Listen to it in full here:




And an interview with Frank Cavanagh (cobbler) and Jeff Young (writer) here:

Images by Rept0n1x


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Curfew Tower – Last Copies on Sale

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The final 14 signed copies of the album available to buy on ebay.

The Curfew Tower Fragments by Jeff Young and Martin Heslop:


The Curfew Tower album also features: Ex-Easter Island Head, Alan Dunn, Easterjack, Jinx Lennon, Sophie Coyle, POINT FIVE, CLINIC, Dan Simpkins/Penny Whitehead, Damon Fairclough, Paul Simpson, SINGERSONGWRITER, Liam O’Callaghan, Paul Sullivan, Tenzing Scott Brown.

It was mixed by Ade Blackburn and John Hartley (CLINIC) Paul Sullivan (STATIC).

In late 2011, Static Gallery were invited by Bill Drummond to curate The Curfew Tower residency and art project in Cushendall, Co. Antrim for 2012. The result of these residencies was this album. It was the first release on the Liverpool based record label PRODUCT Records.

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Photos by Damon Fairclough.

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New sound works by Alan Dunn, Jeff Young and Martin Heslop.


Broadcast as part of CITIES AND MEMORY, to mark the centenary of the founding of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. curated by Stuart Fowkes, February 2016.

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Four Words – Films and Photos

Footage from Four Words curated by Alan Dunn:

Full 20 minute film by Edwin Pink TV:



Interviews and timelapse by Bob Wass:


Eff Owe You Are:


Picture courtesy of Alan Dunn, see here for lots more on the project:

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