Delia gets her way!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The UK city where Delia was born has decided to dedicate a street to her. Be sure to visit Derbyshire Way next time you’re in Coventry.

Delia Derbyshire Day

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


After the roaring success of the first ever Delia Derbyshire Day in 2013, the fine gals behind Delia Darlings continue to organize a yearly multimedia event honouring Delia. Check out “” for more info.

Why Delia?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Here’s how some of the panelists of the Delia Derbyshire Day symposium responded to the question.

“… the first time I became absolutely spellbound by her work [Delia’s music] and consciously aware that she was responsible for the music was when I got the cassette ‘Doctor Who: Earthshock – Classic Music from The BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 1′ and heard ‘Blue Veils and Golden Sands’ […] I was lost in that piece and its shimmering, melancholic beauty, its liquid depths and sense of something beyond a distant horizon.”- David Butler, Manchester University

“I am particularly interested in the mix of familiarity and strangeness that resulted from the pressures of having to make music for a large audience. Something new was created, even where the musical language itself didn’t radically depart from tradition. This is one of the reasons why she has become a cult heroine for many, and is often credited with helping to inspire a generation of musicians to create popular electronic music in the 1990s.”- Mark Ayres – Composer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop archivist

Delia Derbyshire Day – January 12, 2013

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


A full day event dedicated to celebrating Delia is in the works! The Delian Mode will screen as part of a symposium which will include guest speakers, a listening session of rare Derbyshire tracks and new commissioned musical works inspired by the Delia Derbyshire archives held at the University of Manchester. Director Kara Blake will be present to participate in a Q&A / panel discussion and to provide live visual accompaniment to the musical performances. More information on DD Day 2013 and its offshoot events taking place throughout the UK in January here:


Monday, June 25, 2012

A great new resource for Deliaphiles:…

From the Sound Up: Building a Documentary

Saturday, January 21, 2012

SAW Video Media Art Centre in Ottawa hosts this special class on independent documentary production using The Delian Mode as a case study.

February 11th 2012, 4pm – 7pm, Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa Admission: $25 / Limited to 15 participants


Far out sounds

Saturday, November 27, 2010


The Delian Mode will be in good company Monday Nov. 29, 2010. The film screens in conjunction with a special programme presented by Vancouver’s Standing Wave Ensemble. Friend and collaborator Nicole Lizée will join the ensemble on vintage electronic instruments for the premiere of her new piece Sculptress, an homage to Delia and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Also included in the programme are works by composers Missy Mazzoli, Sean Varah and Vern Griffiths.

And the Genie goes to…The Delian Mode!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Delian Mode co-producers Kara Blake and Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre were thrilled to receive this prestigious Canadian cinema award for best short documentary.

The Delian Mode : Genie Award nominee

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


We are very pleased to announce the inclusion of The Delian Mode on this year’s list of Genie Award nominees. The film is joined in the category of Best Short Documentary by co-producer Marie-Josée Saint Pierre’s animated doc Passages and Canadian film great Peter Mettler’s Petropolis. Watch for us on the red carpet April 12th!

All that inspires.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


French luxe conglomerate LMVH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) present Nowness: an immersive web magazine that cool-hunts the fields of fashion, art, design, music, and entertainment. Check out their spotlight on The Delian Mode here: