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February 2016

Physical Theatre Workshop

February 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Physical Theatre Workshop in the Dance Space at The Island

Brenda Waite Sunday 14th February 2 – 5pm This physical theatre workshop will focus on our relationship to space, environment and objects to inspire and frame movement and performance material. We will begin by warming up the body, senses and imagination and tuning our spatial awareness.  We will explore the creative potential in everyday objects and how they can be a rich source for expressive movement in our bodies.  Finally we will look at the poetry of the body and…

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Physical Theatre Workshop

February 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dance Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE
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Physical Theatre Workshop in the Dance Space at The Island

Kathleen Downie This workshop will be a crash course in monster work, learned from Al Seed on the Embodied Theatre Course, Glasgow. This work grants us permission to go to extreme states, whilst committing to a tight structural exercise provides an interesting tension. The work draws on clown and bouffon exercises whilst applying notions around the world of the grotesque. It was work in progress for Al, so please participate in the spirit of experimentation. We will warm up our…

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March 2016

The Prison Musical by Bristol Hippodrome

March 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Daily until March 24, 2016
The Prison Musical by Bristol Musical Choir in the Basement at The Island

Tickets available from http://www.choirbristol.co.uk & info@choirbristol.co.uk    

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April 2016

Kings Cross (Remix) Presented by Tom Marshman (Residency working space)

April 11, 2016 - May 13, 2016
SPACE, 6 West street
Old Market Bristol, BS2 0BH United Kingdom
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Kings Cross (Remix) working residency in SPACE

11th-16th April 18th-23rd April 2nd-6th May 8th -13th May Kings Cross (Remix) Presented by Tom Marshman Kings Cross (Remix) – working title – uncovers the hidden histories of LGBT communities in London during the 1980s through memories of the Kings Cross area: ­ an area that has undergone radical change since its days as a hub of LGBT communities, bars and culture. Woven together from the stories of the people who experienced it first hand, Tom’s show celebrates a raucous,…

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May 2016

King Cross (Remix) Work in Progress showing

May 25, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
SPACE, 6 West street
Old Market Bristol, BS2 0BH United Kingdom
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Tom Marshman // SPACE // The Island Bristol

Kings Cross (Remix) – work in progress Here Tom uncovers the hidden histories of LGBT communities in London during the 1980s through memories of the Kings Cross area: ­ an area that has undergone radical change since its days as a hub of LGBT communities, bars and culture. Woven together from the stories of the people who experienced it first hand, Tom’s show celebrates a raucous, riotous time in the life of central London where sexuality was for exploring, HIV…

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June 2016

SKINT Theatre Festival

June 23, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Daily until June 23, 2016
venue space, Nelson street BS12LE United Kingdom + Google Map
SKINT Theatre Festival at The Island Bristol

SKINT THEATRE FESTIVAL Theatre / Music / Pop-Up Bar The Island, Bristol – 22-23 July Themes: Sex and Censorship Entry to Festival: Free! Tickets for Performances: Just £3! SKINT Theatre is a ground-breaking new nightlife and live performance event, fusing affordable, astonishing theatre with a vibrant pop-up bar. Located in the police cells beneath Bristol’s popular arts venue The Island (theislandbristol.com) our debut two-day festival will showcase six break-out local artists, performing Short (10-15min), Affordable (£3/show), Enticing pieces cyclically throughout…

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Teatre The Record

June 25, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Teatre, The Record in the Gallery Space at The Island

Gentlefolk, We at Tea-Powered Theatre are proud to present Teatre, do not be baffled that is not a spelling mistake, it’s our own mix of Tea and Theatre. That’s right! you can finally enjoy two of the greatest delights on this green and pleasant earth at the same time! Opening the doors at 3:45pm, you’ll be greeted by our waiting staff and seen to a table. From 4pm your order will be taken and a scrumptious cream tea brought to…

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July 2016

SKINT Theatre Festival

July 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - July 23, 2016 @ 12:00 am
venue space, Nelson street BS12LE United Kingdom + Google Map
SKINT Theatre at The Island Bristol

What is SKINT Theatre?  SKINT Theatre is a new nightlife and live performance event, fusing affordable, astonishing theatre with a vibrant pop-up bar. Located in the police cells beneath Bristol’s popular arts venue, The Island (www.theislandbristol.com), our debut two-day festival will showcase break-out local artists, performing bite-sized (10-15min), affordable (£3/show), enticing pieces cyclically throughout the night. What else will there be? - An exciting festival hub and courtyard with interactive installations. - A pop-up bar serving cheap drinks and cocktails…

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September 2016

Aerial Performance as Political

September 10, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Laura Murphy The Island Open Studios

Aerial Performance as Political Guest speaker Laura Murphy - professional aerialist, performance maker and doctoral researcher based in Bristol Laura will give a short introduction to her performance work and research regarding aerial disciplines as a socially engaged practice. www.lmurphyperformance.wix.com/ lauramurphy  Creatives Industry Talk as part of The Island Open Studios 2016 Talks run for 15 - 20 mins with a 15 mins Q & A

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Ah-Be (in the direction of a rose)

September 10, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sara Zaltash Island Open Studios

Ah-Be (in the direction of a rose) // …with each step... From 21st March 2017 until 15th October 2018, British-Iranian performance artist Sara Zaltash is walking along the waterways of Europe and the Caucasus in order to deliver her one true love to her grandmother, broadcasting the sound of the journey continuously on a live 24/7 audio signal. Sara will be presenting the story of her partnerships, preparations and plans and inviting contributions and insights from her audience. Sara Zaltash.…

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AN INDIAN ABROAD: Written and performed by Hari Ramakrishnan

September 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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AN INDIAN ABROAD Written and performed by Hari Ramakrishnan

AN INDIAN ABROAD   Written and performed by Hari Ramakrishnan Directed by Eduardo Gama   First performed at Bristol Old Vic’s ‘Open Stage’ night, this ten minute satire follows Rajingh, an Indian who is visiting the island of England as part of his journey to discover himself. Parodying the old trend of British authors setting their ‘exotic adventure’ novels in India, An Indian Abroad spins this concept on its head. "Hari Ramakrishnan is a writer and performer based in Bristol.…

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November 2016

Lecoq short course with Igne Barkauskaite and Up The Ante Theatre Company

November 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - November 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Up The Ante at The Island

The short course will consist of 3 Lecoq workshops developed and facilitated by Igne Barkauskaite and in partnership with Up The Ante Theatre Company. Course cost just £70 standard rate, £45 concessions. (Please make sure that you are available for all three sessions.) These workshops are inspired by the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq and are designed for theatre makers, actors and teachers who are interested in exploring the principles of physical performance making and want to increase their understanding of theatrical…

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Call out for collaboration – Bristol bravery school for women

November 14, 2016 - November 28, 2016
Jacob Wells Baths Centre, Jacob Wells Road, Hotwells,
Bristol, BS8 1DX United Kingdom
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Rosalind J Turner resindency at Jacobs Wells Baths Centre

Bristol Bravery School for Women are looking for co-conspirators.  1.    WHAT IS IT? - Bristol Bravery School for Women, a bold pilot project offering opportunities for collaboration across a range of disciplines. The plan, to deconstruct outdated individual and cultural identities, exploring and exposing the narratives with a view to CHANGING THE STORY. 2.    HOW - To work in collaboration with the project facilitator and other artists to explore and ultimately create one or more short performance pieces around the…

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Fen rehearsals: R&D of WULF

November 18, 2016
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Fen Private Rehearsals:  R&D of WULF their new show Fen have recently received Art Council England (South West) funding! We congratulate them and looking to Fen working at The Island. Fen is a collaboration between movement director/theatre maker Maisie Newman, poet/musician Rowan Evans and other Bristol-based artists. Fen are a new company that brings together a collaboration of innovative theatre-makers and artists from across the South West, producing exciting and challenging work embedded in the shared cultural and natural heritage of…

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Free

Is it a mistake to get too deep into all that kind of stuff?

November 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
SPACE, 6 West street
Old Market Bristol, BS2 0BH United Kingdom
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Is it a mistake to get too deep into all that kind of stuff? Participation call out Bristol

Is it a mistake to get too deep into all that kind of stuff? is an artwork by an unknown group of artists composed of two parts: a participatory performance and an exhibition. The performance will be set on the 25th of November and the results of the activity will be re-elaborated and presented at SPACE on the 6th of December. The PARTICIPATORY PERFORMANCE The performance will take place late in the afternoon at SPACE. The participants will be involved…

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£3

Back Scratcher/Night Scratch

November 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SPACE, 6 West street
Old Market Bristol, BS2 0BH United Kingdom
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Back Scratcher Night Scratch at SPACE

Back Scratcher/Night Scratch is a platform for contemporary performance, dance and live art. This event invites individuals, or groups of any size present their work in early stage. This is a platform to test out your idea, showcase your new, unfinished work in front of audience. The deadline for applications was on the 7th November, the performances have now been selected! Line up: What is normal by Himmel Theatre What are normal starts from two questions “What is considered normal in…

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December 2016
£5

Combined Workshop: Translating Anglo-Saxon; Poetic Rhythm & the Female Body

December 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Once on December 10, 2016
Jacob Wells Baths Centre, Jacob Wells Road, Hotwells,
Bristol, BS8 1DX United Kingdom
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Fen workshop, Jacob Wells Baths, Bristol

Combined Workshop: Translating Anglo-Saxon; Poetic Rhythm & the Female Body Thursday 1st December, 6pm-9pm, £5 or  Saturday 10th December, 2pm-5pm, £5 At Jacob Wells Baths on Jacob Wells Road - The new Island space.  Join Fen’s Artistic Co-Directors Maisie Newman and Rowan Evans for a combined workshop on poetry and choreography, drawing on the development their current project, ‘WULF’.  This workshop will explore the history of the female voice, focussing on the Anglo-Saxon poem ‘Wulf and Eadwacer’, one of only two…

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£5

Combined Workshop: Translating Anglo-Saxon; Poetic Rhythm & the Female Body

December 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jacob Wells Baths Centre, Jacob Wells Road, Hotwells,
Bristol, BS8 1DX United Kingdom
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Fen workshop, Jacob Wells Baths, Bristol

Combined Workshop: Translating Anglo-Saxon; Poetic Rhythm & the Female Body Thursday 1st December, 6pm-9pm, £5 or  Saturday 10th December, 2pm-5pm, £5 At Jacob Wells Baths on Jacob Wells Road - The new Island space.  Join Fen’s Artistic Co-Directors Maisie Newman and Rowan Evans for a combined workshop on poetry and choreography, drawing on the development their current project, ‘WULF’.  This workshop will explore the history of the female voice, focussing on the Anglo-Saxon poem ‘Wulf and Eadwacer’, one of only two…

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January 2017
£2.5

Bravery School Launch Event

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Bravery School Launch night, Bristol, The Island

WHAT & WHO You are invited to the launch of BRAVERY SCHOOL Conceived by interdisciplinary practioner Rosalind J Turner ~ Phase 1 birthed in collaboration Photography Exhibition, Performance and Talks Featuring PHOTOGRAPHY from UWE 1st & 2nd year photography students, Sarah Robbins & Hannah Wirgman PERFORMANCE from Tallulah Rendall, TALKS by Rosalind J Turner, Liz Banks, UWE Photography Dept, Helen Burge of Worleys Cider WHEN & WHERE Tuesday 24th January 6pm until 9pm, PLEASE NOTE - DOORS CLOSED AT 6.45pm,…

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Free

Edson Burton Showcase: The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jacob Wells Baths Centre, Jacob Wells Road, Hotwells,
Bristol, BS8 1DX United Kingdom
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Edson Burton Showcase at Jacob Wells Baths Centre, Bristol

Join us at Jacobs Wells Baths for a remarkable showcase with Watershed’s current artist in residence Edson Burton. This event will feature a work-in-progress excerpt of The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut, an immersive performance, imagining a different reality. There’ll be a chance to be in conversation with Edson, exploring the thinking behind the work and where he hopes to take it next. The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut - where the discovery of an archaic…

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