Folk Variations

7 May 2011

Event times

1pm - 5pm

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Loughborough, United Kingdom


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Artists re-imagine folk tradition in an exploration of how histories are made and disseminated to create an afternoon programme of performance, storytelling, screenings, discussion and music. The afternoon of events will be launched with music, food and refreshments at 1pm in the foyer of Martin Hall on campus and concludes at Loughborough's Carillon with an end of day celebration. A full schedule and location of events will be available on the day. Hands Up! A Manual: Sally O'Reilly — 1.00-2.20pm Sally O'Reilly presents a short film which reaquaints us with the little-known Manicular Therapy, providing us with insights into the development of manners, manufacturing, mandates and itching. Tris Vonna-Michell — 1.30pm Responding to the architecture of the University campus, Tris Vonna-Michell reflects on how history is transmitted through spoken word in a performance-cum-installation, combining ephemeral objects with fluent and astoundingly rapid monologues. (Limited capacity. There will be a booking sheet available on the day to sign up to see this performance). Life in the Woods (working title): Olivia Plender and Patrick Staff — 2.30pm Olivia Plender and Patrick Staff present extracts from the film Winstanley, which tells the story of the 17th Century Diggers movement, as a departure point for a discussion around issues raised during their experimental project into communal living in John Lees Wood. Olivia and Patrick'sresulting film will be distributed around libraries in Leicestershire and will be launched with special screenings and further discussions. Training Through Production: Serena Korda — 3.45pm time to be confirmed Mixing the University's historical culture of ‘training through production' and Rudolph Laban's synchronised ‘mass movement' Serena Korda's new choreographed work journeys from the campus sports pitches, accompanied by live music to a finale performance at Loughborough's Carillon with a new musical score composed for the Carillon bells. And ... Storytelling workshop for children and families; live music and refreshments throughout the afternoon. Stalls providing further information on folk history and artists responses to folk culture. We also have a free bus from Nottingham. Martin Hall Loughborough University Leicestershire LE11 3TU Disclaimer: Programme details are correct at the time of publication. Loughborough University Arts reserve the right to substitute or vary programmes if necessary.

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