The Arches presents
Tue 20 Sep - Sat 1 Oct 2011 | Festival pass: £28/£24 // Day pass: £13/£9
// See everything with a Festival Pass for just £28/£24 – available online soon! Call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 to book yours today //
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The Arches LIVE ’11 trailer:
Every September each nook and cranny of the building comes alive with the energy of the Arches LIVE festival: a season of new work by Scotland’s most exciting performance makers, which this year runs from Tuesday 20th September – Saturday 1st October.
The festival celebrates the unknown, offering emergent artists the opportunity to try out fresh ideas and take risks. Arches LIVE is best treated as a dynamic carnival with the possibility of several unique experiences in one night. The work is hugely varied – from the challenging political interventions of Rosana Cade & Laurie Brown and Gary Gardiner to physical and visual storytelling from Ross MacKay and Room2Manouvre to the musical comedy of John and Gerry Kielty.
There are thirty events over two weeks, including the much anticipated return of Peter McMaster & Nic Green and Ramesh Meyyappan’s follow-up to his hit show Snails & Ketchup. We are delighted to host a rehearsed reading from Stef Smith, the writer of the multi-award-winning RoadKill, and Kieran Hurley’s exploration into the nature of the power of gathered youth could not be any more pertinent.
This is an opportunity to catch an early glimpse of the artists who will shape the future of Scottish theatre.
Festival Pass: £28/£24
Day Pass: £13/£9
See everything with a Festival Pass for just £28/£24 – available online soon! Call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 to book yours now.
Tickets for individual events can be bought from the event page: find your event in the scroller on the left, or browse the Box Office tickets page to buy today.
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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.”