This is new, but we hope it's a place for outdoor Arts professionals to chat to each other about performing outdoors. And it could even build up to be a crowd sourced wiki telling the untold story of great British Street Theatre and Outdoor Arts...
48 hrs of inspiration, creation and fun, a chance for a wide range of Street Arts professionals to gather - 20-22 March 2015 at 101 Creation Space, Greenham Common, Newbury.
This years theme is:
Magic Marvel Mystery
You could be part of it; come and:
Participate: in a practical sessions and debates
Find Out: about 101, NasaUK, FLOI, other artists / organisations / performers / shows / ideas...
Discuss: what's happening to Outdoor Arts
Suggest: a subject to explore
Show: something you do. Get as much feed-back as you like.
Lead: a session on something you’re passionate about - practical or theoretical, debate or presentation
Develop: ideas for a show
Cook: All food provided, but we help to prepare the main meals
Join: the National Association of Street Artists UK
48 hours of inspiration, creation & fun, a chance for a wide range of Street Arts professionals to Congregate, Speculate and Re-invigorate - this year held at Stoke-on-Trent with our friends at Appetite.
A cross between a weekend long party and workshops and skill sharing and inspiration - artists led and working best with a broad mixture of people attending.
Low cost to cover food and venue hire. Many who came found it inspiring and encouraging to be around other artists.
We change the format and venue every year - this time we we're in Stoke.
Dogs. Both the bane of performances ( a yapping terrier can break an audience’s concentration pretty quickly ) but also a gift for experienced performers. I remember seeing Paul Yeoman of the Crazy Idiots ( terrible name but a terrific group ) dressed as the quintessential bowler-hatted Englishman abroad kneeling on all fours and fighting for a baked potato skin with a dog to the horror/fascination/amusement of the audience. Paul won the fight ( a tug of war using teeth ) and then had to eat the skin - half of which was covered in dog slobber.
Wurre Wurre from Antwerp used a real dog in one of their shows. Wurre Wurre are 2 men with a peculiar Belgian sense of humour. They had a dog who was very laid back in public and they exploited this character trait for all it was worth. All three wore sunglasses, a nice detail being that as the sunglasses didn’t fit the dog comfortably the 2 performers wore sunglasses that didn’t fit them comfortably either. All three pairs were somewhat askew on the noses.
The dog set off followed by the 2 performers who mimicked everything the dog did – which wasn’t an awful lot but when done in triplicate became both extremely funny and extremely odd.