Postcards from a PhD
Lovely to see Delia Derbyshire Day 2016 announced this week, taking place on 16th January 2016 this time round. Still shrouded in some secrecy the programme promises screenings of two pieces that Delia worked on that have been recently donated to the Delia Derbyshire Archive as well as performances of new Delia inspired compositions and family friendly workshops. I attended the inaugural DDD in 2013 and it was a lot of fun. I particularly enjoyed the panel discussion, so hope this will be making a return, but then I could happily listen to people reminiscing about the Radiophonic Workshop all day. Further information on the event can be found on the Delia Derbyshire Day website.
It’s very pleasing to see an event like this achieving some longevity and going from strength to strength each year and there really is something about Delia that captures the general imagination. To illustrate this is a lovely piece of ephemera that I purchased this week – what every girl needs… their very own Delia Derbyshire diorama! Produced by HeyKidsRocknRoll and available from Etsy this little marvel will be living on my desk and supervising my thesis for the next few years.