Delia Darlings Cert. 12A Picture house at FACT

A special touring event celebrating the work of electronic pioneer Delia Derbyshire, who is most known for creating the original BBC Doctor Who theme tune in 1963 using no 'musical' instruments.

Includes screening of award-winning documentary The Delian Mode plus Q&A with director Kara Blake. Plus a presentation of new music commissions by caro c (previously caro snatch - experimental electronic), Ailís Ní Ríain (contemporary classical) and Naomi Kashiwagi (gramophonica) inspired by spending time with the Delia Derbyshire archives held at University of Manchester.

This project is supported by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation and
Quebec Arts Council.

Part of the programme for the Winter Sparks exhibition

Experience a light and sound show with electric sparks, interact with the dramatic charges from Tesla coils, and explore the mysteries of the Wilberforce pendulum, with work from four exciting international new media artists being seen in the UK for the first time.

Exhibition at FACT from 13 December 2012 - 24 February 2013.



  • Trailer
  • Delia 2
  • Delia Darlings

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Members £7.50
Student / Retired £8.50
Children £6.50
Family of 4 £28 (includes drink / popcorn for children)

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Members £6
Concession £7
Child £5
Family of 4 £22 (includes drink / popcorn for children)

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