Castaway Arts Fest
4th - 6th March, Estcourt Street, Goole DN14 5AS
FESTIVAL PROGRAMME AND TICKETING
Castaway Arts Fest is a 3 day creative celebration bringing together a compelling programme of contemporary arts and live performance from across the region as we open the doors to our new creative space in East Yorkshire. See our exciting programme below.
As a not for profit charity we will make no money on this Festival. Kindly part funded by Arts Council England, match funding is made up of the charities and it's supporters in kind time, space and expertise. If you are able to donate you will be helping the charity to develop its work with learning disabled members, artists & wider community by supporting its aspirational mission to create, support and share excellent art.
ARTS FEST PROGRAMME
FRIDAY 4TH MARCH
A TALKING PIANIST - JAMES WHITTLE
16.30 - 17.30
James Whittle is a composer, conductor and theatre-maker. His collaboratively devised works blend composed and improvised music with theatre and dance, and vary from the satirical and surreal to the political and personal. www.james-whittle.co.uk
James Whittle performs his piece for talking pianist. In two parts — one noisy and one soft. Originally written for a concert with the theme ‘politics and music'. "Politics is the art of devising temporary remedies for recurring evils”, John Gray.
MEET THE ARTIST
Hear about James’ creative process and breakthroughs in an informal talk and space for open conversation.
FILM SCREENING - Remains of Elmet.
A music-theatre concerto for singing viola player, 24 voices and 20 instruments. Remains of Elmet sets six poems from a poetry collection by Ted Hughes of the same name, written in 1979. In his poetic-mythic world of primordial forces, Hughes combines social, religious, physical and psychological elements bound to the landscape and its people, to weave a narrative meditating on their decay and spiritual rebirth.
If you’re just passing by, drop into our relaxed Connect and Create space, for a cup of tea and enjoy James’ work on screen.
Ticket Price: £6.00 BOOK NOW
WELCOME NIGHT: A TRIPLE BILL
The festival’s opening ceremony and triple bill event.
After a welcome, drinks and live music from Saxophonist and Composer Tom Sherman and friends at Estcourt St, follow the procession over the road to Junction Goole, for a special dance performance from Phoenix Dance Theatre's Senior Youth Academy and James Whittle Composer, Musician and Theatre Maker. There will be an interval, open bar and space throughout the night to see what the festival has to offer over the weekend ahead.
The evening’s 3 performances:
Tom Sherman A Strange Kind of Amnesia.
A suite of three genre defying compositions for trio and tape, exploring mind. Tom’s work layers and loops, provoking a dangerous collision of live music and recordings that aim to thrill the senses. WARNING: This event is not for the faint hearted.
Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Senior Youth Academy UNDERWORLD
The performance of UNDERWORLD A raw, fascinating and mysterious world of the four elements. 22 young dancers perform a new piece of work choreographed by Antonia Borriello, inspired by the starting point the four elements: fire, water, air and earth. Phoenix Dance Theatre is one of the UKs leading contemporary dance companies, and for over three decades the company has performed, educated and inspired people both here in the UK and across the globe. Phoenix Youth Academy in Leeds has been running since 2009, offering a high-quality training programme for talented young dancers (aged 13-19 years) interested in pursuing dance as a career.http://www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk/access/youth-academy/
James Whittle Not playing the clarinet.
A solo musician in a theatre. James is a composer/theatre-maker, conductor and cellist with a love of satire and surrealism. Trained in classical music, his work increasingly occupies an interdisciplinary space between music, theatre and performance art. www.james-whittle.co.uk
Ticket Price: Donations Welcome BOOK NOW
600 PEOPLE - THIRD ANGEL THEATRE
21.00 - 22.05
“We step out of our solar system, into the universe, seeking only peace and friendship…”So says the message from the human race on the Voyager spacecraft. But is there, y'know, anyone out there? Alex went to speak to an astrophysicist to find out.
Somewhere between stand-up comedy and an astrophysics lecture, Third Angel’s latest production is a simple show about huge ideas: the story of how a three-hour conversation with an astrophysicist changed the way Alex understands the way the Universe works. 600 People explores how we think about evolution and intelligence, belief and invention, communication and space travel. The show explores the stories we tell in order to understand our place in the cosmos, asks if there are extra terrestrials in our galaxy, and what it means to be human. http://www.thirdangel.co.uk
Written & performed by: Alexander Kelly | Directed by Rachael Walton | Inspired by and developed through conversations with Dr Simon Goodwin
Ticket Price:£6.00 (NB: additional booking fee will apply.) BOOK NOW
SATURDAY 5TH MARCH
GENERATOR WORKSHOP - ENGINE ROOM THEATRE
10.00 - 12.00 & 13.00 - 15.00
You are warmly invited to enter the multi-sensory world of Engine Room Theatre through a hands-on workshop, in which you will have chance to explore, play and create alongside members of the company. Generator offers a rare opportunity to investigate the resonant sound-world of beautiful, hand-crafted bronze instruments from Indonesia (known as gamelan) and to explore how this music can blend with shadow, silhouette and movement in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Ticket Price: £6.00 Full Price £4.00 Concession BOOK NOW
THE BOGGLE - LAWRENCE SPECK with LittleMighty
11.00 - 12.30 suitable for ages 6+
We all know that Boggles don’t exist… Don’t we?
John’s dad has given him dire warnings about the strange creature that lives on their farm. So when John forgets to feed the Boggle, he is breaking one of the key rules he has been given. As the mischievous and strange Boggle wreaks havoc, John must set out for adventure and mayhem in faraway lands. How far will he go to be rid of the troublesome creature? And is he just unfortunate – or do we make our own luck in life?
Using storytelling, comedy, puppetry, object manipulation and an original soundscape, The Boggle invites you into the fun and bizarre world of myth and folklore. www.lawrencespeck.co.uk
“The show was very good and funny. My favourite bit was when the Boggle threw underpants at me! My favourite character was the Boggle because he was funny and mischievous.”
Alexander, aged 7
Ticket Price:£4.00 BOOK NOW
PLAYING WITH THE RULES WORKSHOP
Devising Theatre and Telling Stories with Third Angel Theatre
13.00 - 15.30 Suitable for ages 18+
A chance to explore Third Angel's creative process and the company's approach to making theatre from a simple idea or interest, through an exploratory research process, to compelling work. In an open, playful and practical workshop, expand your theatrical toolkit or enjoy being creative with your own ideas.http://www.thirdangel.co.uk
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SOMEWHERE NEAR THE M62 - PARKBENCH
14.30 - 15.30
Award winning ParkBench believe in the transforming power of when play, presence and people collide. Making compelling interactive creative experiences and theatre that heartily combines adventure with the personal inside, outside and in between spaces. Join ParkBench at a secret location along the River Ouse, Somewhere near the M62 for some time out. A mindful mini adventure and interactive creative experience. www.weareparkbench.co.uk
Ticket Price: Donations Welcome BOOK NOW
MMM HMMM - VERITY STANDEN in association with Tobacco Factory Theatres
A New Piece of Acapella Song Theatre
18.30 - 19.30
Mmm Hmmm is a playful, poignant musical journey shaped by three exceptional female voices jumping between sound worlds and lyrical styles.
Using intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony, Mmm Hmmm holds a magnifying glass up to snapshots of everyday life. One moment a fragile apology, the next a perilous trip to the First Great Western buffet car…Verity Standen’s original a cappella songs evoke the awkward, heartrending and hilarious moments that characterise what it means to be human.
???? Broadway Baby:
‘Mmm Hmmm BLENDS ACAPELLA MUSIC, THEATRE AND MOVEMENT TO CREATE SOMETHING BRAND NEW AND UTTERLY THRILLING.’
‘Mmm Hmmm FORCES US TO LISTEN AGAIN WITH PRICKED UP EARS TO THE MUNDANE AND THE EVERYDAY… SURPRISE FOLLOWS SURPRISE, ALL DELIVERED WITH UTTER CHARM.’
‘A PAEAN TO THE WONDERS OF THE HUMAN VOICE.’
Ticket Price: £6.00(NB: additional booking fee will apply.) BOOK NOW
PARTY NIGHT - Celebrate with Jazz Funk & Soul
20.00 till late
You are warmly invited to an evening of live entertainment and celebration at Castaway’s home, Estcourt Street. A space to connect, celebrate and party with artists, audience, special guests, Castaway team and friends as we welcome the wider community into our new creative home at Estcourt St.
The evening will feature stunning live jazz, soul and funk music from the UK's City of Culture 2017, Hull and entertainment throughout the evening.
The bar is open, the stage is set, join the celebration.
Ticket Price: £5.00 BOOK NOW
SUNDAY 6TH MARCH
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP - INVISIBLE FLOCK
10.00 - 12.00
A workshop exploring how digital technology can be used creatively to invent create and prototype interactive objects.
Using sensors, inputs, physical computing, internet connected systems, mobile phones, sound, light, mechanical objects the workshop will be a complete beginning to end creative process.
Aimed at those interested in installation, performance, visual art or any other creative practice, this workshop will be a primer on how to think interactively, prototype fast and create objects and systems that are playful, responsive and allow you to explore making work in the digital realm.
No previous experience of working with digital tools is needed. www.invisibleflock.com
Ticket Price: £3.00 To book call 01405 761423
INVISIBLE FLOCK - MEET THE ARTISTS
1200 – 1315 FREE DROP IN NO BOOKING REQUIRED
Meet and eat with the artists hearing about their recent creative breakthroughs using digital technology creatively to invent and prototype interactive projects.
Invisible Flock are three interactive artists based in Leeds; Ben Eaton, Victoria Pratt and Richard Warburton. They make highly participatory live and digital work using new and custom built technology on a large scale. Drawing from real life, their practice invites people to re-imagine the world they live in and how they participate in it, using technology to incite meaningful encounters.
Invisible Flock have made seafront installations powered by apps interacting with nautical buoys floating out at sea, sound walks across Morecambe Bay accompanied by the Queen’s last Sand Pilot, created revolutionary communities via SMS, new pieces that span continents as well as work for galleries such as the V&A, MIMA and John Hansard and festivals such as The Tbilisi International Festival, Brighton Festival, L’Entorse Lille and Unbox India.
AN ICY MAN - MATTHEW BELLWOOD With Little Mighty
12.00 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 15.00 Suitable for ages 14+
This is a story about the cold. On a winter’s night, a woman goes out walking in the snow and encounters a stranger in a frozen field. The next morning, she wakes up and finds that everything has changed …
An intimate storytelling experience in which audiences gather around a miniature model of a snowbound village, An Icy Man draws on Northern folklore, myths and legends as part of an intimate storytelling experience.
Matthew Bellwood is a Leeds based storyteller, writer and theatre-maker.
"...saw Matthew Bellwood perform An Icy Man & it was intricate, a bit creepy, romantic and melancholy, and loved theatre all over again"@maddydeliqette (Maddy Costa)
Ticket Price: £6.00 BOOK NOW
A MUSICAL TRAIL - THE ASSEMBLED
12.00 - 12.45 & 14.00 - 14.45
START AT THE TRAIN STATION
Hearing Goole like never before. Experimental music ensemble The Assembled lead a walking musical trail around the town centre discovering new sounds in familiar sites. An extraordinary journey on foot through ordinary places inviting you to stop, look and listen. START AT THE TRAIN STATION.
The Assembled is a group of musicians dedicated to working in an experimental, exploratory manner. Established in 2011 by Dr Catherine Laws, the group meets every week at The University of York Music Department. There is no fixed line-up, and the music is devised collaboratively through structured exploration, sometimes starting from scores and improvisations.
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AFTERNOON CONCERT - LATE MUSIC YORK & CASTAWAY Present DR SEXTET
16.30 - 17.45
We are extremely lucky to be hosting Internationally acclaimed London-based ensemble Dr K. Sextet for one night only as part of a vibrant concert of fresh new music by up coming young composers. In partnership with our friends at Late Music York.
A sumptuous Sunday afternoon of fine sounds from critically acclaimed and world class ensemble Dr K Sextet, including new work for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin and cello by James Whittle and also featuring York Music Centre Jazz Band. Wind down your festival weekend with this rare music feast. http://www.drksextet.com/
”Amazing — such talented musicians who seemed to have the music running through their veins” Audience
Ticket Price: £10.00 (NB: additional booking fee will apply.) BOOK NOW
KITTY BRIDGES - COMMON GROUND THEATRE
19.30 - 21.30
Kitty’s adventure begins in her beloved Yorkshire, as she travels further afield she encounters scoundrels, rogues and vagabonds in ballrooms, gin-sodden back streets and on the open road. A play about music, freedom, greed and ownership. A lively mix of contemporary storytelling, poetry and song, with handpicked melodies for dancing and cavorting.
Inspired by the poem and folk music found in a small pocket book from 1745, this is a lively and lyrical piece of storytelling, with a playful and irreverent nod to the era that bore it. http://www.cgtheatre.co.uk
A collaboration between Common Ground Theatre and musicians Paul Baldwin (mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, cittern) and Moira Clarke (recorder, melodeon, concertina) from upbeat, fierce folk band Over the Yardarm.
Written and performed by Hannah Davies
Ticket Price: £8.00(NB: additional booking fee will apply.) BOOK NOW
MOTHER'S DAY OFFER SPECIAL Our gift to you this Mothering Sunday. Bring your mother along. Tickets include a VIP treat on the door and discounted Mothering Sunday tickets. Only 16 tickets available for this offer! So book soon to avoid disappointment.
Ticket Price: £5.00 (NB: additional booking fee will apply.) BOOK NOW