The Arches presents
Thu 21 Apr 2011 | 5.30pm | FREE
Martin O’Connor brings his Weegie-inspired installation and performance to the Arches Cafe Bar.
The second in a series of mini performances as part of his Arches Cafe Bar takeover, Hingmy In The Cafe, theatre maker Martin O’Connor takes the words and sounds of the people and patter of Glasgow to perform Martin Does Conversation.
ABOUT HINGMY IN THE CAFE //
Eat your words! The Arches Cafe Bar has come over all West Coast. Come and enjoy your food surrounded by words and sounds inspired by the people, the places and the patter of Glasgow.
Martin will also be creating performances on the following dates:
when the following Weegie Menu will be available for only £8.95 for 3 courses + drink:
A Wee Dram
(with or without Irn-Bru dash)
Pure Heavy Pickled Cockle Salad
A Whityemacallit (Scotch Egg)
A Mad Fish Pie Hing wi Mad Veg
Ma Granny’s Mince and Doughballs
The Pure Big Veggie Fry: tattie scone, fried egg, fruit puddin, grilled tomatoes wi a smoked cheese sauce
Candied Apple Mousse (like posh Angel Delight)
Crumble made fae the Rhubarb patch in the gerdin
Double Nougats wi Raspberry Sauce (like the wan fae the van)
Reserve a table on 0141 565 1035.
ABOUT MARTIN O’CONNOR //
Martin O’Connor is a writer and theatre-maker from Glasgow. He makes text-based and spoken word performances on ideas of Scottish male identity and language. He has created performances in various theatre venues as well as site specific poetry and monologues in found spaces around Glasgow including the Subway. Martin is currently developing two performance pieces, Glory Be and A Govan of the Mind, supported by the Arches.
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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.”