The Lighthouse : Sharing
The Lighthouse is a quarterly event, which is designed to galvanise the artistic and local community, offering the opportunity to explore new ideas in a nurturing and relaxed environment. Each even is themed around our 8 o'clock slot and Septembers evening will be Unity - and we'll be showcasing new work from performers, film makers, spoken word and mixed form artists.
6th Septmeber 7-11
£3 on line, £5 on the door
We have all been thinking about Unity. What it means and the affect on us all. After the Brexit vote, we felt that we wanted to give an opotunity for Artists to responed to this, so this month we have invited a few artist to share some thoughts with you.
We will have the pleasure to hosting Claire McNeill who will be sharing an interactive installation. Insnufferable will offer a reading from their new play Thin Skinned In Dixie. World Renowned Poet Simon David will be sharing some of his responses in an intimate setting of Poets Corner. Liam Cross-Smith shows off his fire skills in the Yard. Mariam Fakhir will perform a radio/sound peice in the dark. Our 8 'o' Clock slot will be filled by Sally Barrell & Helen Clements as they talk about the affect and the social resposisblity to address the fall out of the Referendum Vote.
8 'o' Clock Slot
Sally Burrell & Helen Clements
We, like so many of us, have been thoroughly disheartened and upset by the social fissure that seems to have opened up in our country over the past couple of months.
It seems that although the referendum brought this stuff into a horrible and violent focus, this feeling of ‘them and us’ has been bubbling under the surface for a long time. We want to change this. We want to pull some ideas together about how we can, in the most positive way possible and think about what this multi-cultural nation we all live in can really mean to all of us. Without rage and rancour from any side.
Alternative Realities / Ideal worlds : Interactive Installation
This is a collaborative installation piece that needs your input. Using a range of materials and strange bendy people we want you to demonstrate your ideas for 'An Alternative Reality' - the world as you think it should be if we were starting over. There are no rules. This piece hopes to provide a space where people can re-imagine our environment and create a miniature version of how they think it should be. It's also a chance to play with plasticine - which doesn't happen often enough.
Simon will be bringing an intimate durational corner of poetry to The Lighhouse and we are delighted to have him share some of his newest work.
Simon David began writing while training as an actor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. He retrurned to England to write and perform plays and poetry.
Thin Skinned In Dixie
Thin Skinned In Dixie is a play about acknowledgment. What does it feel like when you have no-one to acknowledge you and the lengths someone may go to feel accepted?
We would be presenting the opening scene, set in a basement room where a ‘service’ is provided to a lonely man. Where is the power in this situation? How does isolation affect your mentality? And what levels are you willing to go to to feel loved?
Liam and friends will be delighting us with some fire trickery in the yard in the black of night. Liam will be performing in the Yard, a first for The Lighhouse.