Accidental Festival

21 May 2008 – 24 May 2008

Regular hours

16:00 – 23:00
16:00 – 23:00
12:00 – 23:00
12:00 – 23:00

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ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)

London, United Kingdom


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Accidental Festival


Institute of Contemporary Art: Live Arts

*** Accidental Festival 21-24 May 2008 ***
Central School of Speech and Drama

The third year of this diverse and intriguing festival, with a programme reflecting our culture and community. This year Accidental will prove to be a vibrant canvas for creativity right in the heart of London.

'I believe the accidental, and the rigorous, controlled development of what it provides, to be the hidden source of much that is most adventurous and radical in contemporary art.' Richard Foreman

A series of theatre performances, exhibitions, screenings, readings, talks, documentaries and musical theatre.

Among them:

The Moment of Performance: A collection of photographs by Nik Pate and Gwen Ash, a glamorised hillbilly fashion shoot, where which a naive fashionista discovers her sexuality in a mixed-up lifestyle.
The Need Circuit: Stage Readings of plays from Croatia, Serbia, Estonia and Argentina
Serendipitye: Exploring chaos and creativity through physical theatre and elemental grotesque clown characters
Accidental Shorts: Short films from new and emergent film-makers.
Three Graces: From the Cafe Antarsia Ensemble, a night of new music rooted in Americana and Greek blues.
Mercury Musical Songwriters Showcase: An afternoon of dynamic new musical theatre writing.
Richard Foreman: Talk. A rare appearance from Richard Foreman, a major figure in avant-garde theatre

For further details please visit www.ica.org.uk/accidental

THE ICA is located on the Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
Box Office: 02079303647


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