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Club Rockhaq June 2019
3 months ago

Club Rockhaq June 2019

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We thought we wouldn’t be able to top the excitement of all our recent BBC coverage – Michelle was interviewed in April and Club Rockhaq was live on air in May – but we did! Firstly, one of our most prolific Community writers Mark Wong led a surprise Club Rockhaq workshop at Leicester Central Library last week. Mark is now teaching English in Vietnam so made a super special flying visit to a selected group of Club Rockhaq writers.
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BBC Radio Leicester at Club Rockhaq in May
3 months ago

BBC Radio Leicester at Club Rockhaq in May

Yes, you read that right! After our interview with the lovely Rupal Rajani on BBC Radio Leicester in April, she sent “roving reporter” Dale Neal to our May Club Rockhaq workshop. This meant our Oadby Library workshop went out live on Rupal’s Saturday morning show. And if that wasn’t enough, we had all-round smashing chap Rob Gee visit to impart his lyrical wisdom upon the two library groups. We’re really not sure how we’re going to top this, going forward. It all made for an action-packed month that resulted in songs on various topics – from the apocalypse to goth unicorns! 🖤🦄
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Album Review: The Horrors – Primary Colours
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4 months ago

Album Review: The Horrors – Primary Colours

Ten years ago this May, a highly stylised gothic punk outfit released their second album. In all honesty, back in May 2009 nobody expected much from this motley crue of mudbloods, bar the odd throwaway goth-punk radio-friendly two-minute pop single. It’s a crying shame that they suffered the same fate as countless other acts who have the creative foresight to inject a strong style into their image. The many striking qualities in their debut album Strange House ended up being cruelly overlooked by about 90 per cent of music critics in 2007.
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Rockhaq on BBC Radio Leicester
4 months ago

Rockhaq on BBC Radio Leicester

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For those of you who missed this, we were on BBC Radio Leicester last week. Our Founder and Editor at Large Michelle Dhillon was invited on to the mid-morning show on Thursday 18 April, otherwise known as Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday. Thanks to all at the BBC for making us feel so welcome 🙂
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Club Rockhaq Workshops: April 2019
4 months ago

Club Rockhaq Workshops: April 2019

Our third month of Club Rockhaq creative writing workshops saw everyone finish their first reviews – and some even started and finished their second reviews in the same workshop. This was a brilliant achievement. So brilliant, that all our writers were rewarded with well-deserved Easter eggs at the end 🥚🤗
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Album Review: Massive Attack – Mezzanine
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5 months ago

Album Review: Massive Attack – Mezzanine

I’ve been meaning to review this album for several years now and laughably missed my own deadline to cover it in time for its 20-year anniversary in late 2018. For Massive Attack’s Mezzanine it’s a case of better late than never, though. Like a number of other 1990’s British albums that have gone on to be regarded as all-time classics, it was released to little fanfare or drama. But Mezzanine is a sleeping beast that has well and truly withstood the ravages of time.
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Club Rockhaq Workshops: March 2019
6 months ago

Club Rockhaq Workshops: March 2019

We had an awesome time at our second month of Club Rockhaq workshops in Leicester last weekend. Thank you to all workshop learners and parents for coming along/encouraging your youngsters to attend. It was exciting to see the range of creative music reviews that are being written and it’s brilliant to see how quickly every writer has progressed since month one. We’re also pretty full at both libraries, which is great news 🙂
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Club Rockhaq workshops land in Libraries!
7 months ago

Club Rockhaq workshops land in Libraries!

We’ve almost recovered from running our opening Club Rockhaq workshops at Oadby Library & The BRITE Centre last weekend. Phew! A last minute flurry of signups for Oadby made for a long and jam-packed day for us, but we absolutely loved it! A massive thank you to everyone who came along and worked so hard in your opening session. It’s given us a lot to think about when we plan the rest of our monthly Club Rockhaq workshops. I’d also like to say thanks to Paul who said hi to me when I was setting up at Oadby Library. You brought back many nostalgic memories about working at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall in the early noughties. An unexpected but apt blast from the past 😀
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Club Rockhaq Workshops Are Coming In 2019
9 months ago

Club Rockhaq Workshops Are Coming In 2019

We’re pleased to announce Club Rockhaq workshops are coming to Leicester and Leicestershire Libraries. Thanks to Arts Council England, Leicester City Council Braunstone Ward Funding, Paul and Elaine at Leicester City Libraries and Kim at Oadby Library for helping these workshops to take place. Thank you, peeps! 😀
Our Club Rockhaq places are being booked up fast, though. Only a few places are left at The BRITE Centre at the time of publishing, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. No money is needed to reserve.
These are two-hour creative writing workshops. All young people write their own work, using music and media as inspiration.
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Rockhaq Workshops at Everybody’s Reading Festival 2018
11 months ago

Rockhaq Workshops at Everybody’s Reading Festival 2018

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We’re pleased to reveal that we’re running some special Rockhaq Workshops at Everybody’s Reading Festival 2018. A very big thanks to Paul and Elaine at Leicester City Libraries and Kim at Oadby Library for their support and time to help us run these upcoming writer’s workshops.
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