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Simon Partridge

Lecturer

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Media Factory, ME224

+44 (0) 1772 89 5987

sbpartridge@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Performing Arts

Simon Partridge is a performer, guitarist, arranger and band musician who performs nationally and internationally.

He joined the lecturing staff at UCLan in 2001 and continues to play a key part in the expansion and development of music and audio art within the university.

Simon is Admissions Tutor for BA (Hons) Music Practice.

Full Profile

Simon Partridge is a performer, guitarist, arranger and band musician. He joined the lecturing staff at UCLan in 2001 and continues to play a key part in the expansion and development of music and its applications within the university.​

Since 2013 he has lead the Cold Bath Street Band - practice-led research into group improvisation. This project involves current students, alumni and external artists from China, America, France and Hebden Bridge. The band perform regularly and will release their debut album this year as well as working on the festival circuit. He has also initiated UCLan's link with the Improvisers Network further enhancing the courses profile as a centre of excellence in improvisation. ​

Simon has performed and recorded nationally and internationally with many artists including Damo Suzuki, The Terry Logan Band, Darbukabeat (Moroccan fusion), Cosmic Slop (punk) and producer Paul Hutchinson. He has acted as consultant for Matamp and for guitar designers Brian and Michael Eastwood. Outside of music, his current research is into the aftermath of the 1919 police strike in Liverpool.

He encourages and supports students in forming and maintaining networks vital to their artistic and professional development. His students are constantly involved in working with venues, industry professionals and practitioners from other disciplines to build their skills, experience and careers. He oversees ongoing collaborative projects with the Games Design and Dance courses and with external film makers which have led directly to students gaining professional work.

Publications

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Research

Research into post-industrial identity and socially engaged art within Calderdale

My current research interests include the aftermath of the police strike in Liverpool 1919-39.

Past projects included designing a double-sided guitar with renowned Luthier Brian Eastwood and working as a consultant for Matamp Valve Amplification.