E-Scape 2020 – Saturday 6th June 2020
Concert in aid of MENCAP
David Wright & Carys and guest Keith Bromley
The Garwin Project
Krautrock Kurator Session
E-Scape 2020 will be held on Saturday 6th June 2020 and this year’s event is special because all profits are going to the UK children’s charity MENCAP.
Ticket Price: £35:00 including VT download or £45 plus postage for Ticket including VT audio on a USB stick.
About E-Scape 2020 by David Wright: In 1993 I was asked to write music based on the experiences, poetry and writings of my friend Keith Bromley, who, along with a group of volunteers, helped renovate a run down home for orphaned and disabled children in Korce, Albania. ‘The Korce Project’ album came out of this and was intended to have been a charity CD release that included Keith’s poetry. However, for reasons beyond our control, the release never happened. All that remained was our ‘good intention’ and the original ‘Korce Project’ promotional cassettes and poetry books, some of which found their way into the public domain. In 1995 Dissimilar Views was released and it contained some of the music from the aborted Korce Project.
Fast forward nearly 25 years and Keith and I reconnected, and simultaneously, I connected with another aid worker in Malta who sent me an update on the progress of the home and more importantly, on the progress of the children and staff. This included a short video of one of the children, Beni, who stole the heart’s of the aid workers back in the 90’s and for whom the track “Benny’s Theme” was written. The Korce Project experience was an important, life changing experience for Keith, one that I experienced vicariously through him, and prompted my on-going support of MENCAP. And so, we decided to arrange a special concert event where we could support MENCAP and also revisit the Korce Project. Arrangements were made for an event in November 2019 in West Sussex, but due to my health, this had to be postponed and we decided to transfer the event to our annual E-Scape festival. I’d like to say a huge “Thanks you” to Ian, Ron, Michael, Steve, Bob, Andy, Stephan, Peter, Matt, Carys, Lyn and Elaine (and anyone I’ve missed or has yet to be added to this text) for giving their time freely for this event.
E-Scape is an annual all day festival of live electronic and ambient music held at ‘The Cut Arts Centre’ in Halesworth, Suffolk, UK. The event is hosted by UK record label AD Music who are based in the area with the aim of promoting traditional electronic music from around the globe. It usually features AD Music artists but is not exclusive to the label and always includes non-AD Music artists. It started as “the Bungay Bash” in 2009 and moved to Halesworth in 2015 as the newly named E-Scape. It has become a very popular event on the electronic music calendar, with fans traveling from as far away as Russia.
A unique selling point for the event is that the ticket includes an audio ‘download’ of the event in high rate MP3, Apple Lossless or Flac, available after the event. This means fans of the electronic music scene from around the world who are otherwise unable to attend can still hear the concert, albeit afterwards, and are also actively supporting their favourite artists and the electronic music scene by so doing.
The cost of your ticket includes an MP3, Apple Lossless or Flac download (16 bit). within 10-14 days after the event you will be sent links to the download of your choice. We also provide the music on USB stick for an additional cost. You have the choice when ordering.
THE CUT is a red-brick former maltings building, located in the Suffolk market town of Halesworth. Situated in the heart of the Blyth Valley and just a few miles inland from the popular East coast resort of Southwold, THE CUT bridges the gap between the conurbations of Ipswich and Norwich in which, until now, there has been no large community arts venue.
Halesworth is well served by public transport, with road and rail links to the rest of East Anglia and beyond. It has several town-centre car parks which are within easy walking distance of THE CUT, and the station is also just minutes away on foot.
The town offers several good quality restaurants and accommodation is available for those wishing to prolong their visit – details can be found on the Halesworth website
8 New Cut,
12:45 Auditorium Doors open
13:00 – 14:00 VoLt
14:10 – 15.10 Ron Boots
15:20 – 16:35 Ian Boddy
17:00 – 19:30 Evening break – In the foyer: Krautrock Kurator Session and The Garwin Project
19:30 – 20:15 Code Indigo
20:30 – 22:15 David Wright & Carys with Keith Bromley present ‘The Korce Project’ in aid of MENCAP
Please note: this timetable is how we all hope the day will go, but the day is on a very tight schedule and is subject to change if unforeseen technical problems arise.
Information about the venue and local accommodation.
Halesworth is a vibrant East Anglian town. The train station is just a few minutes walk from ’The Cut Arts Centre’ and there is plenty of parking in close proximity to the venue.
The Cut Arts Centre serves food, tea, coffee etc and it has a bar. It now DOES take credit cards!! Please be aware that there is only 1 bank (Barclays) in Halesworth with a hole in the wall!!
The Cut Arts Centre has disabled access.
There are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants close by.
There are several large car parks close by.
About Halesworth – www.halesworth.net
Hotels in Halesworth – www.halesworth.net/wheretostay
Travelling from London by train?
The total journey time is around 3hrs.
If you’re flying into London Gatwick, then it’s around 3 hours 30 minutes. The train leaves Gatwick Airport and you change at Farringdon (51 mins)
From Farringdon take the Circle Line, the Hammersmith & City Line or the Metropolitan Line (Eastbound, Platform 1) all of which are direct services to Liverpool Street Underground Station.
Main line: London Liverpool Street to Ipswich (journey time 1hr 7 mins)
Ipswich to Halesworth (52 mins)
The venue is literally a minutes walk from the train station.
Virtual tickets are ONLY available up to Midnight on 6th June 2020. Under no circumstances whatsoever will VT’s be available for sale after that time.
Virtual Tickets are sold to help keep the live electronic music scene alive and on the strict understanding that they are purchased for private listening only. Purchase does not authorise public broadcasting without the expressed permission of both the Promoter and the copyright holder (the artist and/or their agents) and to do so would be a breach of copyright law.