Sat 21 Apr 2012 | 4pm-6pm (approx) | Free
What is the role of arts and culture in changing and shaping the identity of Glasgow? What are the similarities and differences between our city and other cities? What does the rise in reclaimed buildings as art spaces – the Glue Factory and the Old Hairdressers, for example – mean in the context of a post industrial landscape? What are the issues around artist-led DIY initiatives versus more top-down strategic regeneration? And what is the Arches’ place within all this?
Join members of Gob Squad, Harun Morrison from the Fierce Festival Birmingham and Helen Cole of Inbetween Time Productions and author/lecturer Dr Jonathan Charley as we consider the role of the city as ‘a cultural site.’ Chaired by Francis McKee, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA).
Why not make an evening of it with a Behaviour Day Pass for just £19/£13? Call 0141 565 1000 to book yours now:
4pm The City as Cultural Site talk
5.30pm-10.30pm (every half hour) Inbetween Time Productions: Collecting Fireworks
5.30pm HIMP meal & performance in the Arches Cafe Bar & Restaurant
7.15pm-8.15pm Gary Gardiner: Thatcher’s Children
7.15pm Nassim Soleimanpour: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit
9pm-10pm Kieran Hurley: Beats
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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.”