Hatch: Fresh

Posted by pt91 at Oct 11, 2011 03:02 PM |
Free event brought to you by Embrace Arts

Issued by Embrace Arts at the RA Centre on 4 October 2011

Hatch, one of the East Midlands’ leading performance platforms, returns to Leicester after a successful first outing at Embrace Arts last year bringing a fresh and innovative array of live art across three locations, Embrace Arts, New Walk and The Y Theatre.

The event takes place on Sunday 16 October, 6pm until late and to top it all off, it’s free!

Winding their way across the city, Hatch bring a unique experience for everyone to enjoy. Ten acts selected from an open call for submissions are set to strut their stuff bringing the sublime to the bizarre together in one creative and electrifying experience.

The night will feature a variety of acts from around the midlands, from performance art to video installations. Join in with a procession of digital and analogue technology along New Walk in Nottingham-based artist and filmmaker Frank Abbott’s new interactive installation ‘Aboretum’.

Performance Artist, Tom Marshman, will be performing ‘Legs 11’. Having previously suffered with varicose veins, Tom has a new, post-surgery confidence, which promoted him to enter the Pretty Polly search for Legs 11 and is now the basis for this performance. Tom tells a story of hospital visits, uncharted journeys, broken connections and rejuvenation.

Dubbed as ‘Part-Blue Peter demonstration, part-thriller’ artist, Jo Bannon will bring new work ‘Foley’ to the proceedings. Centring around the fascination with Foley; the archaic, tender and hand-made technique of creating sound effects for film. Jo explores this in spectacular style with party poppers, bits of wood and lots of vegetables. Intrigued? You should be.

Daniel Bye, The Price Of Everything explores some of humanities most difficult questions. How much is beauty worth? What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay? Can I have a glass of milk? All of these questions and more will be answered! And you get a free glass of milk. The best things in life are free!

Bringing an element of the bizarre to the evening is Sylvia Rimat. This performance features a drum kit, a knife, a laptop and the performer. Simplicity can be captivating.

Leicester’s own Alternative Bar Crawl brings to life The Arts Bar at Embrace Arts; follow the crowd along New Walk featuring Frank Abbott’s roving video installation and end the night at the Y Theatre with Action Hero’s furious finale show ‘Frontman’.

Expect the unexpected!

Book in advance at www.hatchfresh.eventbrite.com


Notes to Editors: Further details surrounding Hatch: Fresh are on the website: http://www.hatchnottingham.co.uk/    

More information about the Embrace Arts event are available from Gillian Garratt, Marketing Manager, Embrace Arts, email gg81@leicester.ac.uk, tel 07973 188898.

Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA. Box office: 0116 252 2455; e-mail: arts-centre@le.ac.uk.

About Embrace Arts

As the University of Leicester’s arts centre, Embrace Arts offers opportunities to everyone to participate without barriers in ways that challenge and inspire.

Its welcoming 120-seater performance area, art studios, extensive exhibition gallery and bright foyer space enable people to engage with the arts as audiences, performers and learners.

Still one of the few arts venues that can boast a fully-accessible facility, Embrace Arts provides a focal point for cultural life on campus and in the wider community.

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