Outskirts Festival featuring a Hawk and a Hacksaw
SATURDAY 20TH APRIL 2013
A Hawk and a Hacksaw (music) | The Crying Lion (music) | Florence To (live visual installation) | Frisk Frugt (music) | Sonata for a Man and a Boy (performance) | Jaap Blonk is Dr Voxoid (extended voice and live electronics) | Made by Me (installation / performance) | Poster Club (visual art) | Rob Newman (reading) | Ryan Van Winkle (poetry) | Xana Marwick – You Suffer But Why (one to one performance)
Outskirts began in 2012 with the idea that a venue on the outer reaches of a major city ought to doff its cap to artists on the edge of their disciples or those creative people who are simply too curious to stick to one artform. Last year’s sold out event was memorable for many reasons but lets mention an ultra rare Vashti Bunyan set, the premier of new Alasdair Gray short stories and roofer by day, poet by night: William Letford reading his work on Multi-Coloured Blocks from Space.
This year we welcome performances from Danish experimental pop maestro Frisk Frugt, Alex Neilson’s vocal titans The Crying Lion, Balkan immersed folk explorers A Hawk and a Hacksaw, avant-garde composer and performer Jaap Blonk, one time comedy megastar and now respected political journalist and author Rob Newman, 3D visual installation artist Florence To and poet extraordinaire Ryan Van Winkle.
With Outskirts 2013 also presenting the unique fusion of music, movement and theatre that is Sonata for a Man and a Boy, providing an opportunity for you to direct performance maker Xana Marwick and playing host to experiments in visual art from Made by ME and Poster Club, the view from the edge looks as thrilling as ever.