The Arches presents
Thu 27 Sep - Sat 13 Oct 2012 | Various prices
Two of Scotland’s most exciting young theatre performers Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair hit the road, taking their performance double bill featuring two critically acclaimed shows to venues across Scotland this autumn. Starting in Thurso on Thursday 27th September, the tour ends in Glasgow on Saturday 13th October with a performance at Platform.
On 8th July 2009, the leaders of eight of the world’s most powerful countries met in the Italian town of L’Aquila to make plans for the future of our planet.
On 27th June 2009, Arches Platform 18 2011 award winner Kieran Hurley hitched a lift from Glasgow to be there. Join Kieran for this heartfelt autobiographical performance about global leaders, compassionate strangers, a young man and his thumb which asks questions about the meaning and purpose of political protest, the limits of personal power, and the genuine possibility of change.
“Warm, generous…unexpectedly moving…” The Observer
**** The Herald/The Scotsman
A hilarious solo performance by writer, performer, director and Arches Platform 18 2010 award winner Gary McNair.
Gary believes you’ve got what it takes to complete his five-step programme and that you can be liberated from the tyranny of money forever. Is it a lecture? Is it a test? Is he really serious? Find out in this entertaining and thought-provoking live experiment about the value of money.
“A sneakily clever performance…” **** The Guardian
Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine | Book tickets
Sat 6th Oct
7.30pm | £9/£7 | 01294 274059
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.”
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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.