Published on September 28th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley
Delia Derbyshire Festival
This weekend a festival is taking place across the Coventry area to mark the work of the electro/synth pioneer and composer Delia Derbyshire, the lady behind the Doctor Who theme tune that was arranged by Ron Grainger.
Among the venues taking part in the festival are the 13th Century crypt at St Mary’s Guildhall, a canal basin and a disused coal vault.
It’s all part of Coventry’s A Thing About Machines festival, organised by Cormac Faulkner who says of Derbyshire:
"She fits Coventry so well,’ Faulkner enthuses. ‘She was this sort of low-tech, getting on with it, no pretence type of figure, and so we started building the festival around her.’
The festival ends tonight, so there is still time to drop into one of the performances – check out the A Thing About Machines wesbite.
For information on Delia Derbyshire, visit www.delia-derbyshire.org