Whatever Gets You Through the Night: YOUR PHOTOS NEEDED

The Arches presents a major new Vital Spark commission

Whatever Gets You Through the Night: YOUR PHOTOS NEEDED

Tue 26 Jun 2012

Some of Scotland’s most distinctive writing voices and songwriting talents, and you: a nation of people, awake in the dark, waiting for the light to come.

An ambitious new project led by Cora Bissett with Swimmer One, Biphonic Records and David Greig, Whatever Gets You Through The Night is a compilation of stories happening across Scotland between the hours of midnight and 4am. From a heartfelt goodbye on the shore of Loch Lomond to an encounter in a late night taxi queue in Aberdeen, we meet lost souls, party animals and dreamers in a snapshot of an entire nation at its most vulnerable and revealing.

It exists as a multimedia live show, an album, a collection of writing, and a film which will tour. This is where you come in: we are inviting people from anywhere in the country to submit your nighttime photos, which will be incorporated into the live performance.

They can be of anything at all, but the aim is to capture a moment in time. Be inventive, be inspired. What happens in those late night hours which makes them so distinct from the daylight hours?

If you’d like to submit your picture simply upload them directly to the Whatever Gets You Through The Night Facebook page, or email throughthenight@gmail.com

We don’t need any description or explanation, just a simple caption: the time and place the photo was taken (e.g. 3.30am, Falkirk High St)

See the Whatever Gets You Through The Night event for full details and tickets for the performance (Tues 26th – Fri 29th June), or keep up-to-date with the project on Facebook.

Featuring exclusive new words and music by Errors, Alan Bissett, Rachel Sermanni, Withered Hand, Annie Griffin, Meursault, David Greig, Wounded Knee, Alan Spence, Conquering Animal Sound, Ricky Ross, Emma Pollock, Isabel Wright, Kirstin Innes, RM Hubbert, Swimmer One, Bigg Taj, Stef Smith, Eugene Kelly, Kieran Hurley, Talkingmakesnosense and David Ireland , Kieran Hurley and Skye Loneragan.