Sunday, 7 August 2011

Third Angel artists in Edinburgh

Although we're not "doing Edinburgh" in the taking-a-show-for-a-full-week-or-longer sense this year, there's still plenty of Third Angel work and related activity on offer.

We'll be showing our preview of tomorrow's medicine cabinet, the light-box installation Pills For Modern Living with the brilliant Forest Fringe, around the Edgelands event (co-curated by artist, activist, tech-enthusiast and Third Angel board-member, Hannah Nicklin) on 21 August, at which I'll also be running an Inspiration Exchange from 4.30pm. Come along on the 21st and swap something that has inspired you for something that has inspired me.

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to mentor The Other Way Works' lovely and intimate Avon Calling. It's on in Edinburgh for just three shows: 23, 24 & 25 August 2011, 7pm (75 mins). There are only 10 places available for each show. It's just £10 (pay in cash on the door) and that includes a glass of fizz! To book your place at the party email Ric Watts on ric [@] and he'll let you know the secret home location near the Pleasance.

Also, Third Angel artists are showing work in Edinburgh:
Lucy Ellinson is Do-er in Residence at Forest Fringe, making and showing intimate new pieces each day, from 15 - 27 August. Lucy's curated series of One Minute Manifestos were brilliant last year, so I'm excited to see what she does this year. Lucy will be performing in Metis Arts' 3rd Ring Out from 18 - 21st, though the show is on for a full two weeks. More details here. And she'll also be previewing a new piece, Where We Meet, with Chris Goode, which sounds fantastic - more details here.

Chris Thorpe is already up and running in Edinburgh with The Oh Fuck Moment, which he has devised and written with Hannah Jane Walker. It's on as part of the great looking programme at Remarkable Arts, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it later this month.

Gillian Lees is in Edinburgh with Proto-type Theater's Third Person: Bonnie & Clyde Redux. Their last two shows were really lovely, and again, I'm looking forward to checking this new(er) piece out. You'll find them at Gryphon Venues from 22 - 27 August, as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase.

Our good friends Action Hero, who we have mentored, off and on, over the last few years, are also part of both the British Council Showcase and Forest Fringe with Watch Me Fall. It's a brave and thrilling piece about stunt men and macho culture, in which Gemma probably performs the most impressive feats. Go see 'em.

And last but not least, James Harrison will be running tech-support for Forest Fringe, notably for Edgelands and Action Hero. Do say hello if you see him. I owe him a bottle of Malbec.

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