The Arches presents
Sat 11 May 2013 | 9pm (50 mins) | £5 or see Festival/Day Pass info below
See E V E R Y T H I N G with a BEHAVIOUR Festival Pass (£45/£35) or make an evening of it with a BEHAVIOUR Day Pass (£24/£18 – see day schedule below).
These are not available to book online – please call 0141 565 1000 or call in at Box Office.
Ever wondered what George Osborne’s budget speech would sound like performed by a death metal band? Part gig, part theatre, part political rally, #TORYCORE is a new take on Conservative politics and its effect on British society. Incorporating the text of Osborne’s speech, this performance delivers an almost cathartic venting of feelings against today’s government.
This is music beyond protest: a live band, playing a pounding, nihilistic, muddy, discoordinated, brutal, subverbal deathgrowl.
#TORYCORE took the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe by storm, picking up the Arches Brick Award along the way. Created and performed by Lucy Ellinson, Chris Thorpe and Steve Lawson. Lyrics by George Osborne and the architects of austerity.
“This noise pierced the festering sense of injustice within me and set me on fire.”
N.B. #TORYCORE takes place at The Glad Cafe, 1006A Pollokshaws Road, G41 2HG. Due to licensing reasons this event is for over 18s only.
3pm-5pm Mammalian Diving Reflex: All The Sex I’ve Ever Had
(…a bite to eat in the Arches Cafe Bar before heading to Tramway for…)
7pm-8pm Rob Drummond: The Riot Of Spring
(…gather in the Tramway foyer before heading to The Glad Cafe for…)
BEHAVIOUR is the Arches’ annual festival of live performance. Now in its 5th year, the 2013 programme sees 15 different shows featuring Scottish talent alongside work from London, Berlin, New York and Canada. As with previous years, the festival extends out of the Arches and across the city, with performances taking place in the iconic Arches building as well as in a range of traditional and unusual spaces across Glasgow including a working landfill site, a Govan community centre and Tramway.
The Arches Brick Award is an opportunity for an emergent performance company or artist from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012 to re-stage their piece at the Arches in 2013, offering funding towards the costs of restaging the work.
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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.”