Past Glasgow Event: VOL 29

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VOL 29

October 11, 2016
@ Tramway

Our next Pecha Kucha is curated by the National Theatre of Scotland's Home Away Festival.

In its tenth anniversary year, the National Theatre of Scotland presents Home Away, its first ever international festival of participatory arts.
A five day conference of talks, discussions, workshops and pecha kucha hosted by leading artists and organisations, for anyone working in or interested in working in socially engaged, inspirational arts projects - creative artists, arts organisations, funders, policy makers, students. 

Home Away also presents an evening performance programme, featuring two new productions each night, created by the people of Rio de Janeiro, Tomintoul & Glenlivet, Jamaica, Dundee, Brisbane, South Uist, New Delhi, Glasgow, Chicago and a transgender choir assembled from across the worldwide web.

At this Pecha Kucha we'll be hearing from some of the newest and most exciting participatory arts projects from across Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world. 

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A Moment's Peace Theatre Company

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

A Moment's Peace Theatre Company works with communities to explore how we live now, and how we might live in the future. Lewis Hetherington presents Common Ground, an arts project taking in theatre, podcast, installation, workshops and more to engage people in the ongoing nationwide conversation about land and housing in Scotland. 


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Synergy Theatre Project

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

Established in 2000, Synergy Theatre Project works towards rehabilitation and resettlement with prisoners, ex-prisoners and young people at risk of offending through theatre and related activities whilst placing the wider issues surrounding criminal justice in the public arena. Neil Grutchfield presents his experience working with the project as New Writing Manager. 

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Sitting Comfortably

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

Geraldine Pilgrim is a theatre maker and visual artist that developed Sitting Comfotably, a 50 minute participatory touring performance that celebrates the changes that happen as we age. Pilgrim received a Gulbenkian 'Sharing the Stage' award to develop the performance, to tour in both care homes and theatres. 

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@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

Nic Green discusses TURN, a performance project created especially for the Govan Dry Docks. Across three significant evenings in the September lunar calendar, a composition for bells and voice rang out from the Docks, as the low tide turned. Bringing together radio-broadcast speech, a bespoke choir and a series of hand-cast bells made in and with the people of Govan, TURN was a unique performance of people, place and acoustic instrumentation.

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Luminate: Scotland's Creative Aging Festival

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

Anne Gallacher is the Festival Director of Luminate, Scotland's creative aging festival. The festival brings together older people and those from across the generations to celebrate our creativity as we age, share stories of ageing and explore what growing older means to all of us. Gallacher explores some of the festival's events and the range of venues they occupy, from theatres, galleries and community halls to care homes and lunch clubs, as well as events online. 

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Streetwise Opera - With One Voice

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

Ellie Raymont presents With One Voice - an international movement that aims to strengthen the arts and homelessness sector through exchanges in practice and policy. Running alongside Streetwise Opera, the movement uses music and performance to make positive changes in peoples lives affeted by homelessness. 

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Mahatat for Contemporary Art

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

Heba ElCheik believes in democratisation of the arts, and as such has worked to decentralise and make them available to everyone through art in public spaces and community art projects. In this talk, ElCheik discusses the Mahatat for contemporary art, a social and cultural enterprise she co-founded in Cairo.