The Arches presents
Thu 10 Feb 2011 | 6pm-8pm | Free
We’re inviting artists to inhabit the cafe for a month, making themselves at home in their own individual way. They’ll be adding to the menu, rewriting the specials, letting you try their favourite cocktails and leaving their stuff scattered across the tables for you to nosy through.
Things kicked off in November 2010 when Adrian Howells’ alter ego Adrienne (An Audience With Adrienne, Salon Adrienne) gathered together the cosy assortment of chintz currently cluttering her flat – plastic fruit, tartan flasks and a lot of cut glass ashtrays – and set up camp in the cafe bar for the month of November, popping in from time to time to serve her special retro three course menu.
The next takeover comes courtesy of Fish and Game, a Glasgow-based duo creating experimental work somewhere between theatre and live art, with past work including Eilidh’s Daily Ukulele Ceilidh and 2010 Edinburgh Fringe hit Two Trillion.
During January and February, Eilidh MacAskill and Robert Walton will be lending a hand to transforming the cafe into an old country manor for Scotch Corner, their alternative take on Scottish culture. During each special performance they’ll be offering a delicious (and extremely good value) alternative menu with, of course, a distinctly Scottish twist.
Thursday 10th February is Hunka Hunka Burnsian Luv Night - get in the mood for love, Scotch Corner style. Scotch Corner will select some classic songs and poems to serenade you and your supper to prepare for Valentine’s Day.
You can also catch them from 6pm-8pm on Tues 25th Jan, Fri 28th Jan and Fri 18th Feb too.
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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.”