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Acrobatic Adventures Dance Space, The Island, Bristol

Acro Flow with Matt Mulligan

Acroflow
dance / acrobatics / the space between

This workshop is for movers of all kinds to feed and improve their practice. Anyone with an acrobatic, dance or movement interest will gain new tools to support their ground-based disciplines.

The workshop is particularly suitable for acrobats interested in dance, and dancers interested in acrobatics.

The two days will focus on the places of transition where dance naturally meets acrobatics; we will explore flowing transitions which blur the distinction between these separate labels – giving you a new freedom to improvise as a mover.

You will find ways of allowing dance and acrobatics to ‘talk to each other’.

Across two days you will:

Learn techniques for accessing an easier state of relaxed ‘flow’ in your movement, dance and acrobatics. This will include a particular focus on floor work.
Understand the common principles which connect dance and acrobatics
Use tasks and partnerwork to relax into a more improvisational form of acrobatics than you are used to.
Learn principles of flow between the floor, low planes, mid-planes, and the air.
Learn technical basics for some transitional acrobatics – including dynamic moving balances and techniques borrowed from acrobatics, contact improvisation, gymnastics, capoeira, and contemporary dance.
Widen your acrobatic vocabulary to focus not just on tricks but on transitions, and use this to awareness to access new acrobatic possibilities
Learn some acrodance sequences, and find ways to improvise within and around these
Find and become comfortable with new pathways in your body

MATT MULLIGAN is a professional acrodancer, and founder of movement teaching company BODYROOTS.ORG

He is a graduate of Circomedia Circus School and Northern School of Contemporary Dance and has toured nationally and internationally in a number of circus, dance and theatre productions. This has included work with Sally Cookson (National Theatre), Olivier-Award winning choreographer Javier de Frutos, Jo Fong, Ellen Havard, Jean-Paul Zaccarini, Bim Mason and a host of companies.

Matt’s primary collaboration in recent years has been an ongoing exploration of shared dance and acrobatic interests with Tom Weksler (Movement Archery, RootlessRoot, Dot504).

He is currently on a teaching tour of the UK and Europe.

COURSE FEE: £85 (email hobbit@acrobaticadventures.com to book)

Open contemporary dance class, The Island, Bristol

Open Contemporary Dance Classes

Audrey’s contemporary class, which is open to dancers of all levels, is designed to
strengthen the core through intensive floor work… progressing to standing and traveling exercises and finishing off with a combination that will continue to evolve each week.

 

M2 AIR SHARE at The Vestibules, Bristol

M2 AIR SHARE

M2 AIR SHARE is a celebratory exhibition and symposium. Held at Vestibules event space inside City Hall, College Green, Bristol over October Half Term; the event will showcase the work of several young artists (aged between 7 and 15 years) who have all been part of social making artists Ali Brown & Megan Clark-Bagnall’s M2 AIR (Artist in Residence) programme designed for children, inside BV Studios, their shared working space.

For the last year Ali & Megan have been opening their studio door to applications from young people to join their residency programme. Each young person has been given two or three titles to chose from (titles of Bristol art exhibitions on at the time of their residency). This title is the young artists starting point. Ali & Megan act as supportive Su-Artists and together the trio strive to realise the creative vision of the young artist over two days on a ten pound material budget. All the outcomes have been surprising, exciting and interactive.

At this event you will see…

Shimmering In The Sand
By Ciara Mulkleen (Aged 8 during Residency)
Starting Point: Sunshine.

Wherever My Fingertips Take Me
By Edie Church (Aged 10 during Residency)
Starting Point: Wherever My Fingertips Take Me

The Japanese Mythical Pizza Hallelujah Welsh Cake Safari Train Railway
By Jimmy Church (Aged 12 during Residency)
Starting Point: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016.

Frida Torso
By Inca R. (Aged 15 during Residency)
Starting Point: Skeletons: Our Burried Bones

Beyond The Sketchbook
By Erin Davis (Aged 9 during Residency)
Starting Point: Beyond The Sketchbook

Monty’s Street
By Rosa Low (Aged 8 during Residency)
Inspired By: Alternative Visions

Over the week we will also be hosting:

– A discussion with the artists and tours of the exhibition.
– Lunch Club – Inviting office workers and families to bring their packed lunches whilst listening to one of our artists speak about their practice.
– The Knowledge Tombola – Inviting an exchange of knowledge between artists and visitors.
– The Intergenerational Making Station – A mini residency station; with guidance from our artists, visitors will be paired with someone from a different generation to make a quick fire art project in ten minutes.

*Timings for the above to be released soon!

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/125516264763310/

Hidden Chords at The Island, Bristol

Hidden Chords

Hidden Chords brings together two parallel but related visions of spirituality and oneness expressed in the artwork of Lesley Cottle and Corinne Randall.

Corinne Randall’s inspiration started with the compilation of a series of books on spiritual themes, each one related to a specific  colour. The ideas developed in these books are then refracted out into a series of large abstract panels which relish the joy of purely visual qualities; mark making techniques, broad and detailed brush strokes and resonating colour hues.

Lesley Cottle is influenced by he background in psychotherapy and spirituality. In her artwork she creates visual reminders of the endless journey of the human spirit towards its most authentic self. Her paintings are patchwork inspirations drawn from diverse eras, cultures and spiritual traditions which search for competition in compositions of unity and connection.

You are invited to the Preview night with refreshments and artists talk on Tuesday 17th October 6:30 – 9pm

The exhibition ill be open 17th – 22nd October 12 – 6pm
The underlying motivation for this exhibition is a celebration of the bicentenary of the birthday of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’i Faith. You are therefore also very warmly invited to attend a Holy Day celebration which will be held in the gallery space, with a musical devotional and dramatic presentation on 20th October at 7.30pm

Join the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/734598830082761/

Loose Lips at The Island, Bristol

Loose Lips in Bristol – 3rd Anniversary Rave w/Skee Mask + Peev

It’s been 3 years since we became loose!

We’re celebrating with another raucous rave in the prison cells, hosting 2 very special Bristol debuts…

Powered by the amazing Jenga Soundsystem as always!

22:00 – 03:00
£6 / £8 / £10 pre-sale
£12 OTD

– Skee Mask (Ilian Tape)
https://www.facebook.com/Skee-Mask-1537085959882541

The amazing, versatile producer from Munich, who doesn’t want to be identified. Rolling rhythms, eerey soundscapes. Inspired by the likes of Chain Reaction, Warp Records and Counterbalance.

– Peev (Intramuros/No Suits)
https://soundcloud.com/peev-music

Pierre Serafini has been immersed in music for all his life. First as a trained guitarist, later as experimental band member, then as samplist Opti and head of the Airflex Labs label from 2008-12, and ever since with his technoid alter-ego PEEV.

From 2008-12, Pierre Serafini ran Airflex Labs, one of the first French labels to release UK inspired bass music, and since 2012 he has been producing and djing under his more techno and electro inspired moniker PEEV. Throughout the varied steps of his career, his musicality and meticulous attention to detail have seen him forge multiple connections and alliances: notably through his work promoting his residency Haste at Lyon’s iconic Le Transbordeur. Haste lasted over half a decade and brought multiple international artists from the post-dubstep and UK continuum to Lyon, where they shared the stage with local artists, helping develop the environment that has seen Lyon blossom as a scene in recent years.

Pierre has now been active as a DJ and producer for over 15 years, sharing stages with the likes of Autechre, Blawan, Mount Kimbie, Shackleton, Umwelt, Andy Stott, Plaid, Hodge, Lee Gamble, Pearson Sound, Objekt, Call Super, Joy O, Beneath, Leif, and many more. In 2016, Serafini released the highly anticipated “Delia” EP, which was the first title on French stalwart Oxyd’s new label Intramuros. The fine blend of IDM, Industrial, Techno and Ambient music, refined over decades in his precise productions has made PEEV one of the most exciting contemporary artists in the renascent French scene.

– Rowka (Plus Ultra/Loose Lips)
https://www.facebook.com/rowkauk1

A Techno producer hailing from the North of the UK, Rowka has been making his mark on the UK scene since 2016. Having released his debut EP on Plus Ultra, he’s been slowly building his profile with a string of remixes and contributions to esteemed mix series such as Grounded and Hypnotic Groove. He will be showcasing some of his forthcoming material which has gained support so far from the likes of Joe Farr, Tenebre and Decka, so expect big kicks and rolling percussive patterns throughout!

– Physik (Loose Lips)

 

Join the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/331427877322152/

Girl Gang, SPACE, Bristol

GIRL GANG // Art Show

Girl Gang / Art Show

An all-female art exhibition celebrating friendship between women.

At SPACE (6 West St, Bristol BS2 0BH) / Free Entry

9th-15th October / Private View Thursday 12th October (drinks, music, & more!)

In a society that constantly pits women against each other, female friendship becomes a radical act. “Girl Gang” brings together 15 Bristol-based artist to celebrate all relationships between women, the support and strength they create, and aims to provide a platform for female creatives.

Organised and curated by Lisa Rose (www.lisaroseillustration.com). Get in touch at girlgangartshow@gmail.com and follow us on IG @girlgangartshow

FB event http://bit.ly/2wYmyKw

Something Good at SPACE, Bristol

Plasticine Portraits with Wilfrid Wood (afternoon)

Satirical sculptor, Wilfrid Wood, started his career as head builder on the TV programme Spitting Image. Now he makes heads and figures of celebrities, invented characters and friends, entirely by hand, using simple materials like polymer clay, papier mâché and plasticine.

We invite you to join Wilfrid for a workshop to learn how to create your very own plasticine self-portrait. The workshop will kick off with an introduction to the medium. You will then be asked to create a rough drawing of yourself before crafting in plasticine. At the end of the workshop you will take away the preparatory drawings and your very own plasticine head!

You won’t need to bring anything but yourself to the workshop! All plasticine and tools for the workshop are included in the price of the ticket. If you would prefer to bring your own sketchbook and drawing materials for the preparatory drawings, you’re welcome to do so.

Check out more of Wilfrid’s brilliant work here.

Click here to book your place if you are unable to make the afternoon class book onto the morning workshop.

Something Good at SPACE, Bristol

Plasticine Portraits with Wilfrid Wood (morning)

Satirical sculptor, Wilfrid Wood, started his career as head builder on the TV programme Spitting Image. Now he makes heads and figures of celebrities, invented characters and friends, entirely by hand, using simple materials like polymer clay, papier mâché and plasticine.

We invite you to join Wilfrid for a workshop to learn how to create your very own plasticine self-portrait. The workshop will kick off with an introduction to the medium. You will then be asked to create a rough drawing of yourself before crafting in plasticine. At the end of the workshop you will take away the preparatory drawings and your very own plasticine head!

You won’t need to bring anything but yourself to the workshop! All plasticine and tools for the workshop are included in the price of the ticket. If you would prefer to bring your own sketchbook and drawing materials for the preparatory drawings, you’re welcome to do so.

Check out more of Wilfrid’s brilliant work here.

Click here to book your place if you are unable to make the morning class book onto the afternoon workshop.

Ruth Baldry Exhibition, The Vestibules, Bristol

Ruth Baldry Exhibition

Leading up to the festival, Ruth Baldry’s portraits of circus performers in Bristol will be exhibited in this iconic space. The project has focused on active members of The Invisible Circus and their alternative, itinerant lifestyles that go hand in hand with performance.

Ice Road at Jacob Wells Baths, Bristol

Ice Road

Leningrad. 1942.

The siege has begun…

Book Now

“You are a cockroach, Tati. You will survive the hunger, the cold, fever and this war.”

In the wreckage of an old apartment block, four orphans are compelled to join forces to survive the murderous Leningrad blockade. Through a cruel winter, enemy shelling and gnawing hunger, Leah, Zoya, Tati and Kub fantasise of escape on the only road out of the city – the ice road.

Every night, whilst the city freezes and the bombs rain down, Leah mysteriously leaves the others for several hours. She will not tell them where she goes and they daren’t ask – the food she brings back is the only thing keeping them alive.

But then as winter bites hard, the youngest, Kub goes missing…

Harnessing Russian folklore and historical witness accounts, Ice Road fuses performance, creative technology, original music, film and aroma to tell the story of the children war leaves behind.


Venue:
Jacob’s Wells Baths, Jacob’s Wells Road, Bristol, BS8 1DZ

Previews:
£12
Mon 2 – Wed 4 Oct 2017, 6.30pm

Fri 6 Oct – Sun 19 Nov:
£18.50/£16.50 concs
Mon – Sat, 6.30pm & 8.30pm
Sun 19 Nov, 6.30pm & 8.30pm

How to book

Watershed Box Office 0117 927 5100
Raucous web page:
Direct booking link: https://uk.patronbase.com/_Watershed2/Productions/11XT/Performances


Image credit: Paul Blakemore

Ice Road extra information.