Arches Off-Site: T In The Park

The Arches presents

Arches Off-Site: T In The Park

Glas(s) Performance // Kevin Wratten // The Arches Community Choir

Fri 8 - Sun 10 Jul 2011 | Various times at the Healthy T tent | Free

The Arches, Glasgow sets up camp at T in the Park 2011 with some interactive performances for children and adults as part of Arches OFF-SITE. Find us at the Healthy T tent.

Friday 8th July
Kevin Wratten: Fluffy the Magic Rabbit

Saturday 9th July
Glas(s) Performance: Tea for Two
Arches Community Choir

Sunday 10th July
Glas(s) Performance: Tea for Two
Arches Community Choir
Kevin Wratten: Fluffy the Magic Rabbit

Glas(s) Performance with Tea For Two at last year's festival


In 2005 as part of the Rules and Regs Festival at the Farnham Maltings, Tashi and Jess created Tea for Two, a portable tea party that could be assembled anywhere and that would allow them to share tea and home-made cake with people they would otherwise not have met. There was no agenda – only the hope people would join them and that they might have some really interesting conversations, which they did…

Tashi and Jess have taken Tea for Two to many different towns and festivals including T in the Park in 2010. See the photos on the Arches Flickr.

Glas(s) Performance is a creative partnership between RSAMD graduates Jess Thorpe and Tashi Gore. Working with real people in the place of fictional characters, they create a platform for Scottish communities and individuals to tell their stories in a professional, valued context.


Merging Kevin Wratten‘s childhood obsession with magic and the explorations of human/animal interactions which pepper his performance work, Fluffy The Magic Rabbit is a new piece in which a 6ft 4″ rabbit (7 foot, with ears) presents interactive magic for audiences. Traditional magic effects combine with elements of physical theatre, comedy and audience interaction to create an absurd yet accessible performance which reverses the usual human/animal roles to create something hilariously different.


Established in 2010 as an excuse to get together and belt out classic pop songs with a group of friends, the Arches Community Choir has quickly snowballed. Led by Eilidh MacAskill (Fish and Game), the group meet every Thursday from 7pm-9pm to rehearse the likes of Blur, Eurythmics, and The Zutons, and has since performed at various events across Glasgow. This year’s performance at T in the Park marks their debut on the festival circuit…

The choir is open to all, and no previous experience is necessary. If you’d like to get involved, contact Lucy Gaizely on


Between January and March 2010, whilst the Arches closed its doors due to works at Central Station, the theatre programmers emerged from the Arches bunker, stretched their legs, and let theatre loose across the city – from a garden shed, to a disused car park, to a shopping mall in Govan, the OFF-SITE events brought experimental theatre into the open air.

Since then, the spirit of Arches OFF-SITE has flourished, and the nation has been exposed to work from acclaimed performers such as Claire Cunningham, as well as pop-up work from emergent artists such as Glas(s) Performance, Drew Taylor and Kevin Wratten at T In The Park 2010 and 11.

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Kevin Wratten: Fluffy the Magic Rabbit