|Southend Fringe Program of events for 2010 is:|
Opening Gala at The Railway Hotel, Southend - Free Entry, 8:30pm
If you come down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise! This is a free event to kick of the Fringe in style. The upstairs of the Railway will be transformed into a spooky forest, from where you can find out about all the upcoming Fringe events and enjoy the mystical entertainment. There will be short films by Kenneth Anger accompanied by live music written especially for the evening, a screening of the music video 'Curiouser and Curiouser', spoken word and more. You'll never believe your eyes!
4th - June 25th
Touch at TAP, Westcliff - Free Entry
(Opening - Thurs 3rd June 7-9pm) Curated by Michaela Freeman. A group exhibition. Please Touch challenges the concept of passive consumption of art. The visitors get involved in interactive installations, becoming part of the artwork. Includes a performance by Dot Howard and Silver. Exhibiting artists: Sam Holden, Karen Storr, Helen Sturgess, Sara Korshøj Christensen, Ole Hagen and others. Ends with a Last Friday Shorts films screening on Friday 25th June, at 7.30pm.
Et La Beat at The Railway Hotel, Southend - Free Entry - 2pm - 5:30pm
Belle et La Beat have a simple but brilliant concept - why not make gigs available to families? Catering for the children by providing them with craft activities and allowing parents to get out and see some live music, it's a great plan and has certainly helped liven up Sunday afternoons. For their Fringe show they are hosting live music from Bearcraft and Eva's dream, and will be providing childrens arts materials as usual. Entrance is free but please support the raffle!
8th - June 21st
Outside The Box at Central Library, Southend - Free Entry
Pictorial representations of the cavernous gap between the person you present to the world and the creature within. Thinking outside the box is a concept apparently warmly embraced by the people of the 21st Century. The artist asks us if we are ready to cope with feeling outside the box. To encounter new and worrying combinations of emotions triggered by modern climatic and scientific challenges. To transcend the constraints of the human body box and experience life on an emotional, instinctive level. To cope with feeling alone outside the box, on the edge of human activity, isolated by other people's values and expectations. This exhibition of acrylics by Mary Reed will be on display in the first floor gallery space, by the stairwell. The pieces will be on sale.
Hundred Dollars and A T-Shirt Film Screening at The Railway, Southend -
£1, Doors open 8pm, film starts 8.30pm
Local fanzine Noisy! presents a screening of DIY American film A Hundred Dollars and a T-Shirt: A Documentary About Zines in the Northwest US directed by Microcosm publishing’s Joe Biel. With a focus on the fanzine community in the USA and particularly the city of Portland, Oregon, the film aims to answer questions including what is a zine, why people make them and what the future holds for zines, through interviews with writers and visits to shops, symposiums, resource centres and libraries. With a running time of around 80 mins, this film will open your eyes to a cultural phenomenon that may just inspire you to create your own zine!
Vaudeville at The Kursaal, Southend - £4
Our night of madcap variety returns! Music, dance, and variety acts in the historical heart of Southend, come and celebrate what the Kursaal was, is, and will be again! Children are allowed at this event for half price but please be warned that there may be colourful language or adult themes in some of the performances.
Workshops at Studio 11, opposite The Cliffs Pavilion (next to the Beecroft),
An introduction to Mono printing 11am -12 noon /£5 By Debbie Hadley. An Introduction to Watercolour painting 2pm – 4 pm / £10 By Andrew Hall. All materials included in cost. Places are limited so please book a place by phoning Andrew on 07972893813. Dance Workshops presented by Joseph & Trisha, who are swing dance International teachers of Lindy Hop, 20's Charleston, Swing Blues, Blues, American Tap, Authentic Jazz Dance and other related dance styles. We're still thrashing out the details of this one but it will be fun, affordable, and at the Railway! Keep an eye on our Facebook for more details as they emerge and we'll send out another mailing when tickets go on sale. They will also be showcasing their Lindy hop at the Vaudeville! http://www.facebook.com/l/6e3d1;jiveswing.com/
at the Planetarium (Feat. Isnaj Dui, Hybernation, Little Penguin and Sonicslice.)
at The Planetarium, Southend - £5, 3pm - 5pm
Entry strictly by ticket only. Tickets are £5 and all come with a limited edition CD featuring one exclusive track from each of the artists. Tickets available on 24th May and are extremely limited due to the small capacity of the venue. They will allocated on a first come first served basis.
Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre at The Sunrooms, Southend - £4,
Very funny, very irreverent sock puppets aimed squarely at the over 12s! Stars of MTV's Sifl and Oli show, a massive hit at the Edinburgh and Brighton fringes, stars of You Tube and their very own comic! Expect surreal humour, cheeky parodies and a truly unusual evening out. This is a centrally organised Fringe event so tickets can be purchased from our opening party or the Kursaal Vaudeville.
Pigtails and Army Boots / Not In Our Town (Feat. DJ Moonlight, Wendy
Solomon, Death Of The Elephant, Candy Panic Attack, Trash Monroe + The Dirty
Fairies) at The Railway Hotel, Southend - £3, 7:30pm
A special night of female fronted bands and accomplished lady DJ Moonlight bring the 'Pigtails and Army Boots' radio show to life, raising money for Animal Defenders International at the same time. There will be 5 bands between 7.30pm and 1am with DJ Moonlight djing inbetween and afterwards. Only £3 to get in.
Grimace (Feat. Charlot Webster, The Tumbledryer Babies + Greg Kiss) at The
Railway Hotel, Southend - Free
The Tumbledryer Babies and Charlot Webster make a welcome return to Southend Fringe after captivating the audience at last year's 'anti folk' night. This year they are joined by the mighty Greg Kiss. A night of disaster songs, murder ballads, songs of gloom and tales of brokenheartedness. A little creepy, a little kooky, and not to be missed.
Festival at Chase Road Community Centre, Southchurch - Free, 8:00pm
Award winning carnival arts group Art of The Village invite you to come and join them for a beautiful display of lanterns, which will form part of this year's entry for the Southend carnival.
As A Dare (Feat. Little Penguin, The Temperatures, Red Square and art from
Ian Treherne) at Bar Lambs, Westcliff - 8pm, £5
Culture as a Dare is going from strength to strength, now not only hosting monthly nights of musical innovation and leftfield excitement but currently celebrating the launch of their new record label. Tonight's gig features local avant garde veterans Red Square, who haven't played Southend for a very long time and itching to get back! Support comes from Temperatures and Little Penguin and local artist Ian Treherne will be displaying his work in the bar area.
Closing Party (Feat. Steve Hooker, Sicknurse and Phillious Williams) at
The Railway, Southend - £3
This year the theme is 'Time Tunnel', come dressed as someone important from the past, someone exciting from the future, or if you can't be bothered to change, just yourself, yesterday! With live music from Steve Hooker, Sicknurse and Phillious Williams, plus some timeless classics on the decks. Entry is free for event organisers and performers at the Vaudeville and a measley £3 for everyone else. There will also be a display of newspapers cuttings all about Southend's fascinating history.
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