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WCAF18 Open Exhibition

WCAF18 Open Exhibition
FREE
Friday, 28 September, 2018 to Sunday, 11 November, 2018
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

The eighth Warrington Contemporary Open exhibition celebrates the talents of local contemporary artists, whether professional, amateur or student.

On show is a selection of work drawn from nearly 300 applications from across the region. The work spans a wide range of mediums, from painting, sculpture, photography, film and digital. 

The standard of work featured in this year’s exhibition is very strong and many of the pieces are available to purchase – please speak to staff at the Museum for more details.

Winner - Marie Jones


WCAF18 Preview

WCAF18 Preview
FREE
Friday, 28 September, 2018 -
18:00 to 20:00
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Join us at the preview of the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open exhibition 2018 at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery - Friday 28 September 2018, 6-8pm

Now in its eighth edition, the Open celebrates the talents of local and regional contemporary artists. Chosen from over 200 region-wide applications, this exhibition is one not to be missed!


Dreaming of Dead Fish

Dreaming of Dead Fish
FREE
Saturday, 29 September, 2018 to Saturday, 27 October, 2018
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
Please note this exhibition is only open during selected times: Wednesday - Saturday, 12noon - 4pm

Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Dreaming of Dead Fish is a solo exhibition of new artworks by Hannah Leighton-Boyce commissioned by Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival and informed by research in Warrington Museum & Art Gallery stores and archives. For the exhibition, Leighton-Boyce presents un-accessioned items in the museum collection alongside glass, soot, and slide film and projection. Encounters and conversations with the collection led Leighton-Boyce to explore themes of visibility and reflection in her research and studio practice.


Black

Black
£10 (£11.75 inc online booking fee)
Saturday, 29 September, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:00
Pyramid arts centre

20 Stories High

Nikki doesn’t think that her Dad is a racist, he just cares deeply about his community.

But when a Zimbabwean family move in over the road, the dog won’t stop barking, the local kids start lobbing stones, and her Dad starts laying down the law.

This provocative and engaging show from digs deep at the heart of racial tensions in the UK today.

Written by award winning writer Keith Saha, with lyricism and live DJ soundscapes from Chunky and the raw talent of Abby Melia – this is a vital and challenging piece of theatre.

 


Ventoux

Ventoux
£12/£14 (£15.75/£13.75 inc online booking fee)
Saturday, 13 October, 2018 -
19:30 to 20:30
Pyramid arts centre

2MagpiesTheatre

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France.

It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions.

Join 2Magpies as they restage the race using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed?

“The performance is a true Tour de Force”


Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip
From £12.50 excl. booking fee
Friday, 2 November, 2018 -
20:00 to 22:00
Pyramid arts centre

“The best live band I have seen all Summer” - BBC 6music presenter Gideon Coe
"As mad as a wasp trapped under a pint glass" - BBC 6music presenter Saun Keaveny
 

How do you describe Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip? You simply don’t, it’s impossible to sum up the live Ego Trip experience, it has to be witnessed first hand for you to ‘get’ it... there’s nothing quite like it.


To Be Me

To Be Me
From £8 (exl booking fee)
Friday, 16 November, 2018 -
19:30 to 21:00
Pyramid arts centre

Julie Cunningham & Company

‘An intimate, intriguing show from a choreographer who’s definitely one to watch’
Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Set to the poetry of spoken word artist and rapper Kate Tempest, To Be Me explores the themes of gender, identity and the changing body. Based on the Greek myth of Tiresias – the blind prophet, born a man and transformed into a woman by the gods –Tempest’s verse becomes the accompaniment to a striking and uncompromising choreographic work exemplifying the extraordinary technical ability of Cunningham and the dancers.