As some of you know, we’ve got a couple of shows coming up at The Royal Albert Hall in London, in June.
The arty guys at the hall got in touch with us and asked us if we would consider hosting an art exhibit for a few weeks around that time. we considered, and we said YES.
So we’re going to dig up some archive images and merchandise and scrapbook kind of stuff, but we had another idea too, and it involves you.
We want you to pick a Belle And Sebastian track that means something to you. You could like it a lot, you could hate it, as long as it does something for you. And we’d like you to write a few words on what it does, or did for you.
You don’t have to have tickets for the show to be considered: we will look at all your efforts, all your anecdotes, your poetry, your stories.
Pick a track, tell us how it makes you feel, tell us a tale related to the song, whatever you feel like! 128 words would be a good guideline!
We’d like you to send us a picture too. A photograph. Of yourself, or of something related to the words you’ve written. If you send a picture of yourself (high res please!) , maybe it could be one of you when you first heard the song, or one of you in B&S related guise (a t-shirt would do..
Be free, be groovy: a little art project that shouldn’t take you too long.
Our goal – to blow up our favourite 50 and display in the Amphi Corridor gallery in the Albert Hall, where everyone will be able to see them for three weeks or so.
Please email your entries to [email protected] with ‘RAH Art’ in the title.
We’ll have more info soon about other happenings surrounding the two shows at the Albert Hall. In the meantime, you’ll find us at home in Glasgow under a mountain of dusty photo albums!
Just announced – we’re playing at OnBlackheath Festival on Sept 11th.
Tickets go on sale on 12th Feb http://www.OnBlackheath.com
We’re playing at Low Festival, this coming July. Date to be confirmed.
“Belle and Sebastian regret to announce the cancellation of their upcoming tour of mainland Europe. This is due to lead singer Stuart Murdoch’s current health.
It is a huge disappointment for us not to make the concerts, and the decision was not taken easily.
Stuart wants nothing else but to be able to play and sing for you, but has to get better first.
We hope you understand.
Love and respect, as always
Belle and Sebastian”
We’re also really excited to tell you that Optimo have donated their DJing services to bring you an after show party at The Clyde Built Bar. This will enable some of you to drink & party on until 1am while raising even more funds for this amazing charity!
Tickets for both The Clyde Auditorium & The Aftershow can be purchased HERE
We can now reveal some of the special guest artists joining us for the benefit gig in aid of Save the Children at the Clyde Auditorium on November 2nd 2015.
We’ll be joined by Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill, Mogwai, Young Fathers and comedian Josie Long at the show, all profits from which will go to support Save the Children’s Child Refugee Crisis Appeal. Further special Guests will be announced in the coming weeks.
The event is on general sale now, and we will also play a warm-up gig at The Alahambra Theatre, Dunfermline on November 1st 2015. Tickets for both shows are available from www.gigsinscotland.com or 0844 999 990.
In response to the ongoing refugee crisis, the band are organising a special event at The Clyde Auditorium on November 2nd with all profits from the show going to Save The Children’s Child Refugee Crisis Appeal.
In addition to that, we’re playing a cosy warm up concert in Dunfermline at the Alhambra on the 1st November.
Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday 2nd October. Click here to buy tickets: TICKETS
Stuart is curating a very special event for the new Future Pilot AKA residency at Tower Digital Arts Centre, Helensburgh on Dec 13th.
Tickets are now on sale via helensburghboxoffice.com and via Monorail Records.
Stuart will be reading some Oscar Wilde at the event (Oscar has performed/spoken at the venue!), and pick some of his favourite music and select a ‘mystery’movie for the evening. There will also be a discussion, deconstructing a classic B&S track and also he will bring along 3 of his favourite artefacts to share with the audience. Chai and Samosa will be served an included in ticket price.
Cafe Improv launches this Saturday, October 3rd at 2pm with a FREE screening of cult film Space Is The Place (Cert 18) featuring Sun Raand his Arkestra, raising funds for #refugeeswelcome celebrating #blackhistorymonth
The film will be introduced by Arkestra’s Marshall Allen.FREE ticket from helensburghboxoffice.com
On Feb 28th crime writer Ian Rankin curates with music from King Creosote + ‘mystery film’.