The Arches and Surge Festival
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Jul 2014 | 9.15pm | ADVANCE TICKETS FROM ARCHES BOX OFFICE: Adults £8 | Children & Concessions £6 | Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £22 | (under-5s free of charge, but still require a ticket)
A highlight of the opening weekend of Festival 2014 and part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and SURGE Festival, Perch will take place in Glasgow (Scotland) and Campinas (Brazil), with a window to Sydney (Australia).
Welcome to Perch, a carnival that celebrates our dreams and fears of flying…and falling. An aerial and street theatre spectacle, Perch involves over 200 performers, including Scotland’s leading street, circus and aerial artists, a mass community choir, emerging and community performers and a live video link-up to Brazil. The Senior Orchestra of The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland will be playing a new score composed by Stephen Deazley.
Part of SURGE Festival 19th July – 3rd August 2014.
Ticketing and entry information
Box Office Information
Tickets can be purchased in advance from:
By phone: 0141 565 1000
In person: The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL
Opening times: Mon-Fri 9.30am-8pm | Sat: 10am-8pm
Please call 0141 565 1000 or email email@example.com to check.
The Box Office will be open on Sun 20th July 10am – 7pm.
Event Box Office on Rottenrow Gardens Opening Information:
Sat 19th & Sun 20th July from 7.30pm – 10.30pm.
We strongly advise you to buy tickets in advance to avoid queuing.
No credit cards accepted at the Rottenrow Gardens event box office: cash only.
Advance Tickets from The Arches: Adults: £8 | Children and Concessions: £6
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £22
(under 5s free of charge but still require a ticket)
Tickets at the event box office on Rottenrow Gardens: Adults: £9 | Children and Concessions: £7 | Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £26
Concessions: children 5 – 12 years old | Senior Citizen 65 years old or over | Disabled customers who meet the requirements for proof of disability (with 1 free carer ticket where required)| Students in full time education (student ID required).
To avoid queues please buy your tickets in advance!
Audio Description of Performance
Perch will be audio described on Sun 20th July. For further information and to book, please contact The Arches box office above.
Perch is located in Rottenrow Gardens, Glasgow city centre, G1 1RS. You will find the box office and entry point on Montrose Street, entering via George Street. Please leave your car at home if you can, as there are many public transport links next to Rottenrow Gardens.
Buchanan Street Underground station is a 10 minute walk from Rottenrow Gardens.
Queen Street train station is a 5 minute walk from Rottenrow Gardens. Check http://www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.
Rottenrow Gardens is in Glasgow city centre and therefore near many of the main bus routes, please check http://www.firstgroup.com for bus times and routes. Buchanan Street Bus Station is a 10 minute walk from Rottenrow Gardens.
From M8, exit at junction 15 at Glasgow Cross, Dennistoun, Royal Infirmary and branch 2nd left, then turn left onto unnamed road. At traffic signals turn right onto the A8, which leads to Castle Street. Follow Castle Street until you reach George Street. Turn right onto George Street then 2nd right onto Montrose Street if requiring access to the NCP car park.
There is an NCP car park on George Street/ Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1RS. There are also parking bays on George Square and in the Merchant City.
Please check http://www.visitscotland.com for options in Glasgow.
For enquiries please contact: Karen Veitch | firstname.lastname@example.org | 0141 559 4925
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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.”