Belle Jones presents
Thu 30 Jun - Sat 2 Jul 2011 | 12.30pm and 3pm | £5 adult /£4 child /£15 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children)
Whatever happened to the boy who cried wolf? Or the fox and the goat when they fell down a well? Can an ugly jackdaw really be the King of the Birds? Who’s stronger: the North Wind or the Sun?
Rambling storyteller Aesop is coming to the Arches, Glasgow with a trunk full of ancient fables – all with a distinctly modern twist. Using masks and puppets, songs and rhyme, a group of talented young artists and performers will bring to life some of the best-loved stories in the world.
An informal mask-making workshop will run for 20 minutes before each performance for the children in the audience, with some help from Fair Feathered Friend. No booking is necessary. Please arrive 30 minutes before the show times above and ask at the Box Office counter for details.
A kids’ menu will be available in the Arches Cafe Bar & Restaurant from Thursday to Saturday offering a choice of:
Fish fingers and chips
Macaroni and garlic bread
plus ice cream and fruit juice or a soft drink for just £4.50
Recommended for ages 4+
Please enter through Argyle Street
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”