Mon 14 - Sat 19 Apr 2014 | 7.30pm (no performance on Wed 16th) | £5 (Behaviour festival passes available for £48/£38)
A piece that explores the place of religion in Glasgow today. Inspired by its people, dialects, and faith, Theology incorporates spoken word and song written and directed by Martin O’Connor with composer Oliver Searle, and sound artist Nichola Scrutton performed with an all-male choir.
Fancy getting involved? Martin is looking for Glaswegian men of all ages to be part of the choir. With spaces for 20 participants, no prior experience is required, and travel and expenses will be paid.
There will be taster sessions on 25th Feb and 4th March from 6pm-8pm at The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 3UU. Rehearsals will then run throughout March and early April, with the finished piece performed as part of Behaviour on 14th-19th April.
If you are interested in being part of this unique project please contact Jodie Wilkinson on firstname.lastname@example.org / 0141 565 1011 / 07814 035 773.
On Saturday 5th April at 2pm, Martin will be hosting a discussion of his work at The Arches – this is free and open to all.
Please enter at 253 Argyle Street
All Behaviour shows are 18 and over. Please call Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or email@example.com if you are under 18 and would like to attend.
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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.”