The weekend of the Interrobang is here. We’ll be in Wednesbury at The Old Post Office and the Town Hall all weekend for a series of performances, talks and other adventurous experiences – come and join us (all events are free – no need to book, just drop in).
Tonight at 7.30pm in the front room of the Old Post Office performance duo Plan B are going to talk about their practice of tracing all their movements with GPS tracking devices, and how this is going to evolve into a project for the next Fierce Festival, February 2011. Sheila Ghelani is also going to be performing some of the text-based elements of her work Rat, Rose, Bird which she is developing for the Fierce Festival.
Drills are whirring in the Old Post Office as the group working together on The Slightest Movement construct pieces of set for the conclusion of their week-long exploration tomorrow. This group have been on a huge journey this week and we’ll be finding a space to discuss things the experience has thrown up on this blog soon.
The tea dance is ending in the Old Town Hall next door and the team are constructing a maze of antique polling booths for audiences to encounter a whirlwind of one on one performances in Live Art Speed Date, Saturday night at 7.30pm. With 20 artists creating bespoke intimate performances, DJs, a bar and the magnificent ‘auto-dating’ (come along to find out more) this promises to be a raucous evening.
Please join us at the leisurely post-brunch hour of 2pm to hear a talk from Alex Kelly of Third Angel, about the show he made where he traced the members of his class in Chuckery infant school in Walsall. There will also be works in progress from the artists on the Fierce Festival Arts Council funded Platinum scheme – including a live spoken word and audiovisual set from Leon Trimble.
Take the Metro (tram) on Birmingham Snow Hill – Wolverhampton line to Wednesbury Great Western Street, walk out of the station up Victoria street until you see Morrisons, turn right and follow signs to the Town Hall.