Forgotten Futures Presents: For The Benefit of All
Saturday 30th May Online
With Forgotten Futures postponed until May 2021, we’ve decided to bring you the premiere of a special piece of work which was commissioned for the event, streamed on the day it should originally have been performed.
FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL
For the benefit of all is a music and story project written and performed by Tom Morris in collaboration with experimental cellist Jo Quail. It was Inspired by, and was originally intended to be performed within Kelly Richardson’s Mariner 9 panoramic exhibition.
Using digital synthesisers, cello and NASA’s audio recordings, For the Benefit of All aims to tell a story of humankind’s journey to Mars, spanning over 800 years. It is to be performed with visuals telling the story and timeline of events with each chapter jumping ahead 48 years, detailing the efforts to expand upon the excitement of Mariner 9’s initial images taken in the early 1970s, whilst reporting on a rapidly changing and unstable earth.
Thursday 24th September Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
**We are aware that Haymarket Theatre has gone in to administration. All ticket money is held by our ticketing partners and is unaffected. We are working on moving the show as we speak and will be in touch with existing ticket holders as soon as possible. All tickets will remain valid for the event***
Leicester’s own Grace Petrie has announced a huge show at the city’s Haymarket Theatre, marking her first hometown headline show for two years, and a triumphant culmination of the touring for her 2018 crowdfunded album ‘Queer as Folk. 2019 saw her head out on an arena tour in support of Frank Turner and Jimmy Eat World, and join The Guilty Feminist tour, including a visit to Leicester’s De Montfort Hall.
Rescheduled Date: Saturday 21st November The Cookie, Leicester
Montreal-based indie art rock band Braids have announced they will play a run of UK/Europe shows ahead of the release of new record ‘Shadow Offering’. They play their only midlands show at The Cookie, Leicester on 22nd April.
Produced by Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie, the new album finds the band at their most personal, unabashedly flexing a new sense of confidence through songs that reach a higher level of artistry and collaboration. Today they shared their lead single and video “Young Buck,” an effervescent ode to impossible love that exudes an undeniable magnetism.
The band is also announcing today a UK and European tour this Spring culminating with a performance at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. North American dates will be announced shortly.
Rescheduled Date: Saturday 1st May 2021 Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Forgotten Futures is a new all day event from The Robot Needs Home Collective and Attenborough Arts Centre.
Taking over the whole of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre – venue, studios, galleries and more – Forgotten Futures brings diverse and ambitious artists working in sound and visual arts together for a full day event like you’ve never experienced.
Inevitably, due to the current global health situation Forgotten Futures is being postponed until 1st May 2021. If you currently hold tickets for the event and won’t be able to make the new date, you will be eligible for a refund from point of purchase.
At present we aren’t able to confirm how much of the existing line-up will move to the new date, but we will announce acts as they are confirmed and we’re hoping to make it even bigger than originally planned.
We are also reducing tickets back to their early bird price of £20 for the duration. If you bought a £25 ticket you can request a refund and rebook at the lower price should you wish.