Spirited Away: SPILL 2015

November 13th, 2015 by

Mind, body, spirit. Thomas Wilson reflects on the closing weekend of SPILL 2015 SPILL Festival has, over the past decade, gone from strength to strength, firmly establishing itself as one of the key London arts festivals, programming adventurous and rigorous work from established and new artists, across a number of venues – which for the […]

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Poppy Jackson Site

Site and Sound: SPILL Festival

November 3rd, 2015 by

From pitched rooftops to pitch-black rooms – Rebecca Nice explores performance and installation work seen and heard at Toynbee Studios in the opening weekend of SPILL Festival  A sunny Saturday afternoon on Commercial Street in the constantly-evolving East End of London, where local landmark Toynbee Hall (now Studios) is wedged between soaring new office buildings. […]

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Fierce 2015: What Will Be, Will Be

October 15th, 2015 by

It’s a Wednesday night in central Birmingham, and we’re heading to BOM (Birmingham Open Media), a venue and artists’ studio close to New Street station which is the designated hub for Fierce Festival 2015, a five-day bonanza of live art, experimental theatre, installations, screenings and parties. We pass old-school Chinese restaurants with red dragon signage; […]

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Max Richter Sleep. Photo Mike Terry

Max Richter: Sleep

October 2nd, 2015 by

Max Richter’s groundbreaking night-long lullaby is experienced from a camp-bed on-site at The Wellcome Collection Reading Room by Rebecca Nice, and from her own bed at home via Radio 3’s live broadcast by Dorothy Max Prior Rebecca Nice writes: British contemporary music composer Max Richter’s latest project Sleep formed the afterhours highlight of BBC Radio […]

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Robert Lepage / Ex Machina 887

Making Better Memories: Robert Lepage

September 1st, 2015 by

Ex Machina’s 887 at the Edinburgh International Festival sparks fond memories and new resolutions for Michael Begg My good friend Dimitri sent me a line from Moscow two nights ago. It was in response to a letter I had sent to him indicating that I had some difficult decisions to make. Decisions involving employment, and […]

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