So we’re back from New York and what a trip! We braved the -8° weather and of course had bagels & coffee every morning, took hundreds of photos, ate huge deli sandwiches and took yellow cabs…but most importantly we had some really exciting meetings about potential work and events in the city, so watch this space! Now we’re back in the office drinking tea from our ‘I heart NY’ mugs and have lots to be getting on with including working with some fantastic new clients, and rebranding the In Conversation series!
2013 promises to be a very exciting year for Little Atom Productions! We have some fantastic clients lined up who’ve asked us to produce a very varied collection of events…we have some top secret (watch this space!) In Conversation guests planned for Liverpool and will also be developing the series in Manchester this year (not to mention our research trip to New York this month with a view to developing the series internationally!) AND we’ve been shortlisted for the 2013 Women in Business Awards in the ‘Best New Start-Up’ category…please take a minute to vote for us here! We look forward to having lots of fun with you all…do stay in touch!
Thanks to everyone who came to In Conversation with Stephen Graham last night. Having you all in the audience made for a very special night. Stephen told us it was “a magical evening of memories, entertainment and surprises…and an experience that will remain with me forever.” You can see Stephen’s song choices and see pictures from the night here.
Thanks to everyone who attended ‘The Art of the Album Cover’ at the Bluecoat last week…it was a great night!
To a packed audience Paul traced the history of the album cover, from the obscure (‘Green Onions’ anyone?) to the infamous in a witty, educational and entirely entertaining visual lecture.
From the extensive list of albums, The Big House (Candie Payne & Paul Molloy) handpicked and performed their favourite four songs. We were treated to gorgeous renditions of Pink Floyd’s ‘Breathe’, Dylan’s ‘She Belongs to Me’, Velvet Underground & Nico’s ‘Sunday Morning’ and the Shirelle’s ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’.
Thanks to Paul, Candie & Paul for a wonderful event, to The Bluecoat team for their support, to Brian Roberts for his magnificent photos (as always!) and to The Attic for a fantastic after-party. We hope you all had fun!
This is just the start of the ‘Album Cover’ series with more to come in 2013!
Enjoy the original songs that inspired our In Conversation guests’ musical choices with our Spotify In Conversation Series Playlist. These songs were taken and interpreted by the following wonderful artistes…(roll call!)
Ragz, Ian McNabb, China Crisis, Ian Prowse, Carrianne Hayden, ‘Yardog’ Yardley & Headley Vic, Lil’ Anthony & The Boss Tones, Gary Potter, The Katona Twins, Blanche Anderson, Neville Skelly, Barry Sutton, The Merseysippi Jazz Band, Mark Lacey & Billy Hui, Sparkwood & 21, Poppy L’moure & Phil McKinnell, The Sense of Sound Singers, Laura James & the Lyres, Alex Berger, Neil Campbell & Perri Alleyne-Hughes, Gary Brown & Terry Steers, Paul Donnelly, Jo Steele & Matt Lammin, Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Norheim, Tom Lang & his band and The Amadeus Choir.
We hope the playlist brings back some memories and we can’t wait to see which songs Stephen Graham will choose for his In Conversation event in November!
We’re also working on creating a compilation of the In Conversation performances from each night…watch this space!
In ‘The Art of the Album Cover’ Paul Du Noyer surveys a popular art form that flourished for 50 years and is only now passing into history.
LP sleeves were born when vinyl records replaced 78rpm discs in the 1950s. They became a vivid symbol of their times, serving commercialism, vanity and creative ambition. The images invented for album covers include the best-known visuals of the late 20th century, from Sgt Pepper to Nevermind but even the least-known LP covers are evocative documents of their time and are frequently outstanding examples of design.
Paul’s talk will take in album art of the famous, the infamous and the deservedly obscure, always with an eye to the stories that these sleeves tell us. To complement the talk – and the visual display of more than 50 superb covers – the evening will include live music chosen from the albums discussed and performed by The Big House (Candie Payne & Paul Molloy).
Paul Du Noyer is an author, journalist and editor with over 30 years’ involvement in the music scene. Along the way his interviewees have ranged from Madonna to Pavarotti, David Bowie to Mick Jagger and nearly everyone with a strong connection to The Beatles, not least Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Born in Liverpool, Paul was educated at the London School of Economics. He has written the definitive musical histories of both Liverpool and London. He has edited Q Magazine and was the Founding Editor of Mojo.
The Art of the Album Cover after party is kindly sponsored by The Attic, Parr St. All ticket holders welcome.
Thursday 20th September, 7pm, the Bluecoat, Liverpool. Tickets £12. Book online.
Want to know more about the In Conversation series? Enjoy our promo video!
We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for the next event in our In Conversation Series, this time with Kirkby-born, Hollywood star Stephen Graham.
Those of you who have attended previous In Conversation events will know what a fantastically entertaining night it is with in-depth chat plus wonderful live performances of the interviewee’s favourite music.
In addition to our excitement over securing Stephen as a guest we’ve also just sent footage of previous interviews to a someone who we’ve had our sights set on for good while now – so fingers crossed for early 2013!
Tickets for In Conversation With Stephen Graham are £18 and available here.
This event is now sold out.
Wow! We’ve already had so many lovely comments about our new site – thanks everyone!
Lots of people are asking to see more photos of previous events and we’re working on it. We’re also in the process of getting a snazzy new Little Atom promo uploaded AND an updated version of our rather beautiful In Conversation promo too. They should be on the site very soon.
In the meantime you’ll just have to make do with the pictures of us in the lab…courtesy of the rather marvellous Philip Gorry. Thanks Phil!