Tue 24 - Fri 27 Jul 2012 | 10am–1pm | 2pm-5pm
Workshops: Tues 24th – Fri 27th July | 10am-5pm (break for lunch at 1pm) | The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, G1 5HZ | Free
Public showing: Sun 29th July | 11am-5pm (finale at 4.30pm) | Merchant City Brunswick Street | Free
Street arts, circus and physical theatre company Conflux and French artist Olivier Grosstête are looking for your help to construct a unique cardboard tower of gigantic proportions as part of SURGE and Merchant City Festivals. After spending the week building the tower at The Briggait, on Sunday 29th July participants will then reconstruct the tower outside at Brunswick Street in the Merchant City for the grand finale, culminating at 4.30pm.
To get involved, please contact the Conflux office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 559 4925
Suitable for anyone age 8+
Commissioned by UZ Arts and Conflux as part of Surge 2012 and Merchant City Festival
SURGE Festival is recognised with the Inspire Mark for excellence in contributing to a lasting legacy of London 2012
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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.”