The Avant Garden, this Saturday 30th May, 14:00-22:00 BST
Updated: May 28, 2020
Tune into www.reelrebelsradio.com on Saturday for radio premieres by DJs and artists.
Wartime secret agent and cabaret legend, Agnes Bernelle fled from Berlin in 1936 to the United Kingdom.
Aged only 15 at the time, Agnes became the ‘Black Propaganda’ radio announcer code named ‘Vicki’ to spread confusion and reduce morale among the German army.
Agnes narrates and songs her own story.
Poet, painter and musician, but mostly a mythical being, Joni Mitchell has carved her own path ahead of any curve or fashion since the 1960s.
Through traversing the five decades of Mitchell's music, Leon Clowes creates a radio fan letter to this innovator and spiritual force.
How often do you think about the fact that we are flying on a planet through space? Why are we all dreaming the same thing?
These are two questions of many being asked around the subject of flying by People Like Us and answered by over fifty participants in this intricate and tangentially edited new radio collage work commissioned by Open Sounds on WDR.
Unity is Strength: Manchester & Salford Women's TUC and other stories is about trailblazing, risk-taking rebel women of the trade union movement who fought hard to improve pay and conditions for poor female workers in the early 1900s. This discussion piece contrasts their work with that of young female activists today.
Produced and presented by DJ, historian and creative Abigail Ward.
Agnes Bernelle was one of the early performers at Peter Cook’s nightclub 'The Establishment'.
In 1963 presented her first one-woman show there, in which she sang songs by Brecht and other writers of the 1920’s.
Tape Mooch and The Spooktician bring their wild eclecticism to Reel Rebels Radio for the first time with this exclusive mix.
You're Glorious. Work's Laborious. Stuff, Stuff. That's Enough. Strip Back. What's That? Just Strip. Just Strip.
Documentary, self-analysis and manifesto from EsSex Girls' Adam and Ellese. They discuss their first triology, their philosophy and their class politics.
Tapes rips and crackles session 1.
Neck deep in music since knee high, Craig Burston is an Art and Design senior lecturer as 'it’s the closest thing to being a media mogul where don’t mould young talent, you just do what you can to encourage them to take risks and make beautiful, exciting, dangerous things. Still occasional press play DJ when invited. So invite me.'
Someone at the Top of the Stairs is a 58 minute meditation on Joe Egg's childhood attraction to melancholy horror and the sad supernatural.
This sound collage is the re-imagining of soundtracks to some of his favourite horror and thriller films and TV shows from 1963 to 1981.