Just Start Here – Saturday

Saturday 9 March, 4.00pm – 7.30pm

Workshop: With Fiercer Urgency

What are the stories we must tell about climate change? How can artists and activists translate intellectual understanding into emotional connection and truth? A workshop focused on galvanising creative actions and responses to climate change, led by playwright and director Clare Duffy, featuring provocations and contributions from Lesley Anne Rose (Head of Artistic Development at Aberdeen Performing Arts), Joss Allen (Project Coordinator Town is the Garden, Deveron Projects) and Dr Leslie Mabon (Reader in Environment and Society at Robert Gordon University).

Performance: 5 Minutes to Move Me with Brian Keeley – //BUZZCUT//

Move Me To Action! Move Me To Tears! Move Me Closer! Let’s Move Together!

Share 5 minutes together with an artist across a table as they attempt to move you in this series of one on one encounters.

Brian Keeley is a visual artist based in Aberdeen, who also uses performance and moving image.  Much of his practice is informed by the experience in 2013 of of long critical illness, stroke, multi-organ failure, and ultimately survival by having a heart transplant.  In his performance piece ‘Flow’ he invites people to spend five minutes listening to the sound of the heart which beats within him, and which once beat within another human being.

Conversation: CHOW AND CHAT: Presence and The Outside In – The Stove Network

Catered by Food Story

The Stove Network is an arts and community project based in the High Street of Dumfries. In spite of the red tape, policies and bureaucracy, artists have managed to move in to the High Street. Now what? Exploring ideas of governance, art, community, power and engagement – how do artists work with their community to explore issues local, national and global? Who owns what and how do we keep our fingers on the pulse whilst still creating, responding and strategising? Where does art live and is there such a thing as ‘reclaiming culture’?

Food will be vegan and gluten-free and included in tickets for the 4pm – 7.30pm session


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Saturday 9 March, 7.30pm – 11.00pm

Performance: Now/Apathy/Action Sharing

The work explores climate change’s effect on the world, what is happening now and what could happen in the future depending on whether or not we take action.

Created as part the National Theatre of Scotland’s Fierce Urgency of Now event, Fiona Soe Paing and Jo Gilbert were matched up, having never met or collaborated before, and came up with a new performance in just one day, inspired by a provocation supplied by climate change expert and Robert Gordon University Reader Dr Leslie Mabon

Performance: The Afflicted

The Afflicted is a new piece of dance theatre  inspired by the true story of eighteen girls in Le Roy New York who were afflicted with a mysterious illness manifesting as violent physical and vocal ticks and twitches.

It looks at how these young women dealt with something in their bodies that was beyond their control; how a community dealt with unusual behaviour in its midst; and what might happen if a contemporary society believed that this illness was somehow supernatural.

Performed by a multi-talented ensemble of female performers and borrowing from the genres of both documentary podcasts and horror films, the piece weaves together choreography, video and text.

Created by Vicki Manderson and Finn den Hertog, playwright Jake Jeppson and Sound and Video Designer Lewis den Hertog

Live music: WHɎTE

Live music from gaelic-electronic duo, WHɎTE. Innovative electronica infused with Gaelic song produces a sound that is original and traditional with processed vocals, keys and guitars, and live looping.


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