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Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

New Jackie Oates Live Dates!

Posted on: July 29th, 2011 by Craig Sparkes

In celebration of the launch of her new album, Saturnine (out September 12th), Jackie is heading out on tour this Autumn. Check the dates section to see if she’s coming to a venue near you, early reviews of her album from fRoots and Uncut suggest it’s not one to miss out on!



Imagined Village Back Out On The Road!

Posted on: July 26th, 2011 by Craig Sparkes

The band are back over the next few weeks where they enjoy being the most – on stage. Catch them at:

28 August – Shrewsbury Folk Festival

4 September – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre



Check our dates section for more info!


Simon Emmerson heads up Lush Spa CDs launch gig

Posted on: April 19th, 2011 by Craig Sparkes

May 5th sees the launch of a collaboration between Simon Emmerson and Lush Spas. Simon and various members of the Imagined Village have formed Walking With Ghosts, who will perform specially composed tracks from their album, From Source to Sea created for the Lush Spa at Cecil Sharp House in Camden, London. Support comes from the mysterious FLK (sound familiar?), tickets are £5!


Imagined Village at Regent’s Park

Posted on: April 5th, 2011 by Craig Sparkes

Sunday September 4th sees The Imagined Village arrive at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, tickets here

New Project From Simon Emmerson!

Posted on: March 25th, 2011 by Craig Sparkes

Simon Emmerson, leading light in both The Imagined Village and Afro Celt Sound System, teams up with Lush Cosmetics co-founder Mark Constantine for a set of four CDs that draw deeply on both a love of folk music traditions and bird song. The result is an innovative project, put together partly to act as a sound accompaniment to Lush’s various spa treatments and massages yet also a stand-alone musical pleasure.

Walking With Ghosts, a new band created by Simon especially for this collaboration, will be performing a selection of these spa tracks at Cecil Sharp House in London on Thursday May 5th!

Imagined Village @ Yeovil Tonight

Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by Craig Sparkes

Tuesday 1st March

Cecil Sharp House,


On The Road Again

Posted on: January 11th, 2011 by Craig Sparkes

The Imagined Village, with support from Duotone, will be embarking on a new tour in February, calling at:

18.02.11 Assembly Rooms, Derby

19.02.11 Playhouse, Whitley

22.02.11 Buxton Opera House

24.02.11 The Octagon, Yeovil

25.02.11 Royal and Derngate, Northampton

26.02.11 Picturedome, Holfirth

27.02.11 The Assembly, Leamington

28.02.11 De La Waar Pavilion, East Sussex

New Imagined Village Dates

Posted on: June 2nd, 2010 by Craig Sparkes

The band head back out on the road, giving you another chance to catch them live:

30.7.10 – Cambridge Folk Festival

5.9.10  – London Southbank Centre

17.9.10 –  St. Ives September Festival

2.10.10 –  Cork Folk Festival

24.10.10 –Musicport Festival

Imagined Village at Salisbury City Hall Saturday 29th May

Posted on: May 24th, 2010 by Craig Sparkes 1 Comment

The Imagined Village will be returning to Salisbury City Hall this Saturday as part of the Salisbury International Arts Festival and will be joined onstage by their good friend, Billy Bragg! Click here for tickets. The band will also be giving a free talk at the Salisbury Playhouse Studio from 18.30 – 19.30. This event is free but ticketed, so be quick!

Folk Against Fascism at London Southbank Sunday 2nd May

Posted on: April 28th, 2010 by Craig Sparkes

Sunday 2nd May sees the arrival of Folk Against Facism’s Village Fete on London’s South Bank. Imagined Village collaborator Jackie Oates will be on hand, in May Queen attire, to regale passers by with song, friendly chatter, and a new ballistic from our friends at Lush called BTNG (B*ll*cks To Nick Griffin). Those of you who caught the Imagined Village on tour in January may remember Simon Emmerson capturing you on film giving the two-fingered salute to the BNP man. This bath ballistic adopts the same gesture. Come on down!