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Coventry Cathedral Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5AB
Fri 4 Mar 2022 @ 18.00
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Deliaphonic: Radiophonic Workshop and Loraine James

Fri 4 Mar 2022 @ 18.00
Coventry Cathedral
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5AB
Duration: 6PM - 11.40PM
From £12

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Age guideline: 14+ years (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

We’re pleased to announce that we have two new headliners for our Friday night gig at Deliaphonic Festival: Radiophonic Workshop and Loraine James.

Radiophonic Workshop have composed a bespoke, site-specific piece for Deliaphonic, using never-before heard Delia elements La Cathedral Eternelle and contemporary compositions based on her work.

‘We’re proud to be able to honour the pioneering work of our friend and colleague Delia Derbyshire at this event, and can promise an experience unlike anything that has been heard before in the cathedral space. Our aim is to work, as Delia would have done, with the space, the sonics and the machines to create a symphonic piece.’ - Radiophonic Workshop

The night will end with Loraine James, an incredible artist whose wide exposure to Jazz, electronica, UK drill and grime, creates a colourful mix-up of sounds, voracious musical curiosity and an exciting, peerless approach to making music.



Go CV+ discount available. Get up to 4 tickets at up to 50% off per cardholder. Limited tickets available. Add your Go CV number to your Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 account to access discounted tickets. Find out more about Go CV.


Good to Know

Programme (subject to change):

6.00pm Doors open

6.30pm – Film screening- 'In the Footsteps of Li Yuan-chia & Delia Derbyshire'

(Dir. Madelon Hooykaas) 8 mins

6.55pm – 7.35pm The Oram Awards present Natalie Sharp (aka Lone Taxidermist)

7.55pm – 8.40pm Richard Fearless presents Future Rave Memory (live)

8.55pm – 9.40pm Julian House  - DJ/Visuals

9.55pm – 10.40pm Radiophonic Workshop

10.55pm – 11.40pm Loraine James


Official Deliaphonic After-Party at The Box @Fargo Village with DJ Richard Fearless (with separate ticket)


Richard Fearless (DJ Set) 

Plus support from Hindsight Records x Wolf

The Box, FarGo Village

Tickets: £5.50 Advance, £8 (Door entry price)

Friday 4 March 10.30pm – 2.30am

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Radiophonic Workshop

Founded in 1958, Radiophonic Workshop was home to a maverick group of experimental composers, sound engineers and musical innovators including the late Delia Derbyshire. Together they set about exploring new ways of using - and abusing – sound technology to create new worlds with musique concrete, found sounds, early tape manipulations, oscillators and crude signal processing. They even developed early tape technologies, synthesizers, and studio techniques that paved the way for today’s digital workstations and computer-based music.

From their groundbreaking TV work on Doctor Who, Quatermass, The Changes and the majestic Living Planet series with David Attenborough, to Douglas Adams’ seminal radio fantasy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Radiophonic Workshop are as influential today as they were when they first began warping our ears in the late 50s. They’ve influenced  The Beatles, Prince, Pink Floyd and Radiohead to innovative contemporary electronic artists and DJs such as Aphex Twin, The Chemical Brothers, Eno, Four Tet, Orbital, Hannah Peel, Mary Epworth, Max Richter, Steven Price and Pye Corner Audio.

Two decades after the Workshop was decommissioned, original members Peter Howell, Roger

Limb, Dr Dick Mills, Paddy Kingsland and Mark Ayres have been joined by new recruits Bob Earland (Clore) and Kieron Pepper (The Prodigy) to continue the tradition with new commissions, soundtracks, albums, and events aimed at pushing the bounds of technology and sonic possibility.

Loraine James

Loraine James grew up in Enfield, North London and was drawn into the world of music making through her mother's eclectic love of music, and she thanks the multiculturalism of her city, for 'broadening her ears' in her teens. After taking piano lessons as a child, she learned the basic tools for digital production at Westminster University’s Commercial Music course.

A busy live schedule headlining and supporting acts such as Telefon Tel Aviv, Jessy Lanza and Holly Herndon, as well as having high demand as a remixer, came before Covid ground everything to a halt. ​​

Loraine took advantage of the Lockdown to work on her next EP, Nothing for Hyperdub in 2020 as well as self-releasing EPs on bandcamp and using a steady flow of remixes, from Jessy Lanza to Gordi. She started a monthly show on NTS radio and performed at Adult Swim's annual music festival.

Her third album, Reflection for Hyperdub, is a turbulent expression of inner-space, laid out in unflinching honesty. Loraine offers gentle empathy and bitter-sweet hope, pared down and confident, leaning further into pop music her own way and taking the listener through how a tumultous year felt for a young, Black queer woman and her acolytes in a world that has suddenly stopped moving.




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Natalie Sharp aka Lone Taxidermist - presented in partnership with The Oram Awards


2019 Oram Award winner, Natalie Sharp, is a 360 artist from Cumbria at the forefront of what The Quietus described as 'New Weird Britain’. Her practice focuses on presenting live music in non-conventional settings, challenging existing frameworks and expectations. Exploring issues around gender and sexuality, her practice pushes at the parameters of the live environment.


Natalie Sharp presents ‘Marra’: a deep interrogation into the dialect and ceremonies of West Cumbria, endangered voices and esoteric rituals from auctioneers to gurners. The set of short films will comprise music, art and general all-pervasive weirdness as Sharp documents her experience as a first-generation immigrant in a small northwestern farmers town.

Julian House


A renowned British graphic designer (who has designed our new Deliaphonic logo), a musician (The Focus Group) and co-owns the Ghost Box record label. Julian will be DJing alongside visuals he has created especially for Deliaphonic.

Richard Fearless presents Future Rave Memory

The Death In Vegas lynchpin will fill the modernist cathedral space with music from his latest album.

Richard Fearless follows his critically acclaimed psycho-geographical techno masterpiece ‘Deep Rave Memory’ with its companion album ‘Future Rave Memory’.

This is music which spans across titanium kosmische, industrial ambience, weightless acid and dark drone, this new record is an instrument of evocative wonder and heavy emotion.

Madelon Hooykaas and Caro C

UK Premiere of the short film 'In the Footsteps of Li Yuan-chia & Delia Derbyshire' Dir Madelon Hooykaas. Soundtrack by Caro C.

With an introduced by Caro C

'In the Footsteps of Li Yuan-chia & Delia Derbyshire' is a poetic meditation honouring the friendship and creative working relationships between Madelon Hooykaas, Li Yuan-chia (†1994) and Delia Derbyshire (†2001). Inspired by the Japanese concept TEN-CHI-JIN, meaning sky-earth-person, it draws from images, text and sound by the three artists and footage from the Hubble Telescope. 


Deliaphonic is a 4-day festival to celebrate the sounds and legacy of Delia Derbyshire. Now in its fourth year, the festival will once again take place in her hometown of Coventry, with events scheduled at Coventry Cathedral & The Tin Music and Arts. 


Access information

Coventry Cathedral is in Coventry city centre – 1.1 kilometres from Coventry train station and about 100 metres from Pool Meadow bus station.

The main entrance to the Cathedral is on Priory Street opposite Coventry University or St Michael’s Avenue from the City Centre. The postcode is CV1 5FB.


There is limited disabled parking (next to the Chapel of Unity on St Michael’s Avenue). There are two Blue Badge parking bays on Bayley Lane.

Drop Off Point: There is a drop off point on Priory Street, just in front of the steps and ramp leading up to the entrance for the new Cathedral, where there is no kerb.

The nearest public car parks to the Cathedral are 300 metres away at Cox Street CV1 5GA (short stay), Salt Lane CV1 2GY or Lower Ford Street CV1 5PS (long stay).

The main road outside the Cathedral (Priory Street) has a wide pavement. On the other side of the Cathedral, near the church of Holy Trinity, in Cuckoo Lane and Bayley Lane, there are many cobbled pathways and limited dropped kerbs.

Accessing The Cathedral

When you arrive at the new Cathedral from Priory Street, access is via seven steps to a landing and then a further thirteen steps. There are hand rails on either side.

Alternatively, there is a ramp leading around Coventry Cathedral Ruins up to the covered area between the two buildings.

To enter Coventry Cathedral there are two glass doors, measuring 90cm wide with 103cm between them, with level access.

Inside the Cathedral

There is a model of the Cathedral available to touch. This will be located in the main body of the Cathedral.

Please note that some areas of the Coventry Cathedral can only be reached via steps and so are not accessible to those using wheelchairs. The performance doesn’t require you to use these spaces.


The Cathedral seating can be quite uncomfortable. You may want to bring a cushion along with you to make yourself more comfortable.

All of the seats are removable, so if you are accessing the space in a wheelchair, you are welcome to sit wherever you like.

Personal Assistant Tickets

For anyone not able to attend the event on their own we offer a complimentary essential companion/personal assistant ticket. To request a ticket please email [email protected].


There is an accessible toilet available at the Cathedral which can be found on the rear left hand side of the main space. There is a ramp to access this.

If you would benefit from being seated close to the toilet please let us know in advance and we will reserve space for you.

Changing Places Toilet

The nearest Changing Places Toilet is at Coventry Central Library, in the city centre, and approximately 1 kilometre away from the Cathedral.

Central Library, Smithford Way, City Centre, Coventry, CV1 1FY.

The toilet can be accessed by a lift to the first floor and by using a radar key, during opening hours:

Monday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Friday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday 9.30am - 4pm
Sunday 12.30pm - 3.30pm