Fri 5 - Fri 19 Sep 2014 | 12pm - 9pm
An installation by Adam J Scarborough.
The woman in the advert says we can’t talk politics at breakfast. So let’s do it during dinner instead.
Come down to The Arches Cafe Bar & Restaurant in the run-up to the Scottish Referendum for a one-off dining experience where each course choose brings you closer to the decisions that matter most.
From 5th-19th September 2014, the Cafe Bar is the venue for a relaxed experiment in radical democracy. Once seated, diners are given a debate topic to accompany their meal; and when their plates are clean they have the chance to vote, using Twitter and Instagram to compare their decision with fellow diners.
Featuring a light installation commissioned specifically for the festival, and innovative use of social media to create a playful dining experience, Please Wait to be Seated will bring politics back to the dinner table.
You don’t have to like that guy off the telly, but you do have to have an opinion.
So just eat your dinner and make a decision.
Adam J Scarborough is a performance artist and social practitioner currently based in Glasgow. His work creates radical models of participation and exchange to reveal shared points of commonality.
Recent performance and exhibitions include shows at GENERATORprojects (Dundee, Scot.), Xero, Kline & Coma (London, UK.), chashama (New York City, USA) and MeetingInZdonov (Zdonov, Czech Rep.).
‘A hugely immersive and compelling experience’
- Exuent Magazine on Sortition (Arches LIVE 2013)
To book your table, please contact The Arches Cafe Bar on 0141 565 1035 or email email@example.com.
Full EARLY DAYS programme:
Rob Drummond ‘Wallace’ | Sun 14 – Thurs 18 Sept ’14 | £12/£10
Robert Ormerod ‘Political Youth’ |Thurs 4 – Fri 19 Sept ’14 | FREE
Adam Scarborough ‘Please Wait to be Seated’ | Fri 5 – Fri 19 Sept ’14 | Cafe Bar Takeover
Symposium: Imagining Scotland – Pasts, Presents, Futures | Sun 14 Sept ’14 | FREE
Marcus Montgomery Roche: Vote for Me | Tues 16 Sept ’14 | FREE
Trigger: How to Choose? by Davey Anderson and Gary McNair | Wed 17 Sept ’14 | £8/£6
The Arches Political Party | Thurs 18 Sept ’14 | £5 / FREE with Wallace ticket
The What Now? Brunch | Fri 19 Sept ’14 | FREE for the first 30 guests
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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.”