PAST – Love Letters + Broken Hearts
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LOVE LETTERS + BROKEN HEARTS
Part of the MAYHEM IN THE MARKET series in Goole Victorian Market Hall
FREE events throughout the day from 12noon until 5pm*
*All performances/works are ongoing or repeated throughout the day
Saturday 18th February 2012
On 18th February MAYHEM IN THE MARKET returns to Goole – the second instalment in our ambitious and unique arts project, designed to reinvigorate Goole Victorian Market Hall. The series of events began with a festive edition on 25th November, and included artists from all over the UK, as well as from Italy and Korea.
For February’s event, we have commissioned a further 8 artists from all over the country, from as far afield as London, Brighton and Cumbria. The artists will present work that engages directly with the building; work that might usually be seen in theatres, comedy venues and galleries; work that challenges and confounds expectations of what a market hall should be. The work will also inspired by St. Valentine’s Day, love and anti-love!
We’ve listened to all of the feedback from audiences, supporting partners and market traders, and made a few changes from the last event. This time, it will be on a Saturday, with events taking place throughout the day, rather than in the evening. All of the work will be ongoing or repeated, so that whatever time of day people come along they will be able to see the work of all the artists and performers
Question your Teaspoons has now released the official line-up for the event, which is supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England funding, as well as receiving a grant from Goole Town Council, and support from Junction and The Lowther Hotel. The event will feature a short film made in response to the market by R&A Collaborations, as well as a large scale ‘love letter’ to Goole Market, created by artist Tim Smith, who will be sourcing comments and thoughts from local people. Catherine Hoffmann will be painting portraits of ex-partners based on audience descriptions, which will then either be shredded, hung up, sung to or pelted with vegetables, depending on the spin of a wheel. Melissa Bliss will be bringing 300 cupcakes, onto which visitors will be invited to write messages of love, and Gary Bridgens will be teaching Ukulele love songs with his touring project Uke Can Do It.
Also appearing at the festival will be the award-winning Levantes Dance Theatre, who received the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award in 2009 and have toured around the world.
There will be regular flash-mob style performances from local company Drunken Chorus – who will be working with non-performers from the town. The Lowther Hotel’s BAR ABSOLUT will once again be present at the event, serving love-themed cocktails.
In addition to the professional artists there will be an ‘acoustic corner’ – with open mic performances throughout the day. All musicians, poets, comedians etc are welcome to come along and play a couple of songs throughout the day. Acoustic Corner slots will happen every half hour or so – local performers can come along to the event, and sign up for a slot with organisers. To sign up in advance, or for more information people can contact email@example.com, or call into Junction box office to put your name down. The usual market stalls will be open so that visitors to the event can see what’s on offer, and so that traders can join together in a fun-filled celebration of the building and the town.
This is the second event in the MAYHEM IN THE MARKET series, and we’ve made quite a few changes since the first one. People told us they’d prefer daytime events, particularly ongoing ones so that they could just pop in and things would be constantly happening. So this time there are no timed performances – everything just happens throughout the day. We’ve got some really exciting artists creating truly unique work, so we’re very excited about how the event is shaping up.
The event is free, thanks to the project’s supporting partners, and no booking is required. It will take place on SATURDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2012, running from 12noon until approximately 5pm. All work is either ongoing or repeated throughout the day, so audiences can come along at any time and see all of the different artists and performances.
(BY THE WAY - We’re trying to raise one last little chunk of money for the event, and some of the artists have thrown in some nice little rewards for our generous donors. Head over to our sponsume page, where you can watch a promo video and check out the rewards on offer!!)
An exciting filmmaking company who will create a new moving image work based on the market.
Artist, performer, one half of Molly and Me (with Molly Haslund of Lone Twin Theatre), painting exes and signing songs of love and heartbreak
Participatory artist, playing with cupcakes and messages of love.
**LEVANTES DANCE THEATRE**
A flurry of mini interactions with the audience: choreographed routines, and love-inspired costumes!
A series of mini flash performances featuring members of the local community.
A giant love letter to Goole Victorian Market!!
Bursts of musical interactions and love songs, aimed at young people and families.
The Lowther Hotel and Bar Absolut will be concocting some love-filled cocktails for visitors to try
This project is made possible with the support of the National Lottery through Arts Council England, alongside Goole Town Council, Junction and The Lowther Hotel.