A love letter to… Little Wolf Parade By Robért Roblou
A chance email involving a chance performance at The Lace Market Gallery through Sam Rose met with a short introduction to a busy and rushed Rachel Parry changed my musical and artistic direction as quickly as the introduction had been.
After performing at Great Notts Show 2013 as part of the Little Wolf Parade stand in Market Square Nottingham, I could tell that Rachel’s plans were going to be large but when the tears started flowing at this event, I knew it wouldn’t be this time.
Not one to be let down Rachel curated another event, this time at the Creative Quarter in Hockley. While I was unaware as to what would be expected when embarking to perform a short acoustic set at the event, the joyous plethora of artistic ventures in one place finally presented the extravagance and vision of what an event should be. Large musical crescendos, a battered wife carrying guests down the aisle, the devouring magdalene, quiet thought provoking pieces entitled Loves Funeral, two exposed tigers clamouring for food, photography, dance, performance art based on internet and personal relationships, The Frank Bobbins Institute and more that has unfortunately been forgotten.
This fantastic event provided the needed muse and inspiration toward a project which would influence my BA (hons). The release of Scriptures Our Problems Revisited gave us chance to create an event outside of the norm, outside of a regular music event in some dive that no-one would have wanted to go to. This transcended to a happier occasion in a bright venue (thanks to Sam Rose) and a combination of music, visuals and performance art, with The Frank Bobbins Institue, Emma Lloyd and Rosie Bee performing.
This inspirational December night at the Creative Quarter fully put into motion the idea of creating bigger events that could be successful and varied in theme and context while still being under banner of Little Wolf Parade. Away from this event Rachel provides the artistic flavour in Nottingham by creating abstract and unusual events, and providing a future for all artistic styles while helping those who need it. In Short - She is the best of us, the one we turn to in darker times knowing that she has the experience and knowledge to bring us toward the light.
Thank you Sam Rose, Thank you Little Wolf Parade and Thank you Rachel Parry.