Quiet Carnival

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Performance and art over the weekend of 28/29th August 2020

At the Edge 79-81 Cheapside Deritend B12 0QH

Is it safe?

As we emerge into a new paradigm, how do artists and audiences get to engage? How do we make ourselves feel safe in a time when going to the shops feels like a game of Russian Roulette?

Quiet Carnival will explore ways of making and presenting artworks, performances and interactive experiences with artists from across all disciplines bringing them and their work into contact with the outside world for the first time since ‘The Before Time’.

Carnival has been a way of upsetting the apple-cart, overturning hierarchies and burning off energy in a chaotic and celebratory form since Medieval times, taken on by cultures across the world as a way of blowing off steam and challenging the powers that be.

Quiet Carnival seeks to do this and more through a programme of curated vignettes, installations and interactive performances held together by a Greek Chorus of performers and artists, directing the action and the audience through a Covid-aware process of questions, comments and responses to the world we find ourselves in.

On Saturday 29th August 2020, we’ll be hosting this special, one-off event of music, performance, art and theatre in the outdoor spaces in and around our home, The Edge. The event will be ticket only, and hosted by a team of performers who will be tasked to keep the audience safe, along with performing as a kind of ‘Greek chorus’ with the other performers at the event.

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