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Autism campaigner takes music world by storm

Rory Hoy in action in the latest song from Kitten and The Hip

Rory Hoy first appeared on Calendar when he made a film explaining what it's like to to have autism.

That was five years ago. Now the teenager, from North Yorkshire, is making a name for himself in the music industry.

The DJ and music producer has made a video with Ashley Slater, who was in a band with Fatboy Slim. In fact their band, Freak Power, had a number three single with "Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out".

The pair are now called Rory Hoy vs Kitten and the Hip - and their single is out now.


Celebration of Hull's creative talent to be held

Dozens of people are expected to attend an art event in Hull today which will see live music, theatre, comedy and poetry all come together to celebrate the talent of the city. Entrance Pearson Park is free.

"The Pearson Park Trust is delighted, in the splendours of their nationally recognised listed park in the heart of Hull's creative area, to arrange a showcase for the talents of Hull's cultural and creative community."

– Councillor John Fareham

Artists will be showing their work throughout the park for all to see and the event will include a number of different acts and activities including musicians, crafts, poets and comedians. Food and fairground rides will also be available.

Video: Child prodigy gets place at top music school

This video shows Alexandra Keeley from Ilkley playing a complex Mozart piece in D minor. The 9-year-old has won a place at the world famous Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey.

It is one of the best music schools in the world with fewer than than 70 pupils. Alexandra is taught by her mum who was a professional violinist but the whole family is going to uproot to near the school to help Alexandra fulfil her dream.


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One Direction 'blown away' by Global Success Award

One Direction say they're "blown away" after winning the inaugural Brit Award for global success. It's in recognition of their huge international sales.

Speaking after this year's awards at London's O2 Arena, singer Harry Styles said the award was "crazy". The band also revealed details of an upcoming 'access all areas' film.

Emeli Sande, Ben Howard and all the night's big winners here.

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