Late at the Library: Delia Derbyshire Day

Photo of singer, songwriter and DJ Bishi by Gaynor Perry

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An evening of live audio visual performance and bold new music

An evening of live audio visual performance and bold new music inspired by the work and archive of Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001), one of the most innovative electronic musicians of the 20th century. She is best known for her pioneering work for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and for composing the classic theme song for the original Doctor Who, believed to be the earliest ‘electronic’ theme song in television history. A brilliant composer and one of the few women operating in the early era of electronic music.

The British Library event is hosted by DJ and broadcaster Nemone (BBC 6 Music) and includes live performances by Bishi, Architects of Rosslyn, Caro C and Andrea Pazos, Kat Lovell and Izzy Bolt. Plus DJ Lisa Busby.

This is a standing event.

Delia Derbyshire was also a member of the experimental electronic band White Noise, with David Vorhaus and Brian Hodgson. Join us early at 18.30 for an exclusive panel event celebrating White Noise’s Electric An Storm album on its 50th anniversary, with speakers including David Vorhaus and Brian Hodgson themselves. Tickets for the session also include access to the Delia Derbyshire Day main stage show.   

In partnership with Iklectik Lab and Delia Derbyshire Day - a Manchester-based organisation which pays homage to Delia Derbyshire. Their work is centred around the Delia Derbyshire Archive which is held at John Rylands Library in Manchester.

Part of our Season of Sound, the British Library's annual celebration of all things audio.

Explore the British Library’s Sound Archive today and discover over 6.5 million extraordinary recordings covering speech, music, wildlife and the environment.

Image: Bishi Blue by Gaynor Perry


Name: Late at the Library: Delia Derbyshire Day
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £16.00
Senior 60+: £14.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Disabled: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
18-25: £8.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546