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IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2012 Full Programme

Published: 13th June 2012 10:34

IF: Milton Keynes International Festival - 20th to 29th July 2012 

  • UK premieres from Cambodia's Phare Ponleu Selpak, Catalan company Enfila't and Canada's L'Orchestre D'Hommes-Orchestres
  • New Festival commissions from Metro-Boulot-Dodo and Fevered Sleep
  • Spectacular outdoor shows from Wired Aerial Theatre and La Compagnie Carabosse
  • Quirky and intimate events including The Cabaret of Ideas and Mira Calix's live score for a classic silent movie
  • Olympics-inspired events including a restaging of Au Cul du Loup's Score
  • Comedy including Phill Jupitus, Hardeep Singh Kohli and Jon Richardson
  • Live music including Duke Special, The Unthanks and Tom Baxter

Click here for FULL Listings Information.

Enfila'tIF: Milton Keynes International Festival takes over the urban landscapes and public spaces of Milton Keynes from 20 to 29 July. For these ten days, this distinctive recent addition to the UK festival scene transforms Milton Keynes into a place of arts and adventure.

Three extraordinary international shows receive their UK premieres at IF: 2012:

Rouge is the result of a three-year collaboration between pioneering Cambodian arts organisation Phare Ponleu Selpak and France's Compagnie UBI, presented in association with the Southbank Centre and part of the London 2012 Festival. Very physical choreography and the six young acrobats' exceptional circus skills combine to create a powerful show about memory in a country where younger generations have grown up believing that the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror is just a myth (Theatre Tent, Campbell Park 20 - 23 July).

Award-winning Catalan company Enfila't presents Plecs where four characters combine circus, dance and acrobatics on a stage cluttered with Heath Robinson-esque contraptions, keeping their musical score playing no matter what happens (Theatre Tent, Campbell Park, 21, 22 and 24 July). Enfila't is one of the five companies featured in IF: 2012's focus on performance from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, presented in association with Institut Ramon Llull.

Quebec's L'Orchestre d'Hommes-Orchestres Performs Tom Waits is more highly-theatrical musical experiment than concert. A bustling six-strong orchestra transforms the repertoire of the iconic Tom Waits into an audacious spectacle using instruments invented from nearly 100 objects including tea pots, saws, boots and boxing gloves (The Stables Spiegeltent, Campbell Park 26 & 27 July).

IF: 2012 has commissioned work from two of the UK's most engaging companies:

Metro-Boulot-Dodo's site-specific Track Down - MK is a unique multi-media game that takes people on a digital journey that will immerse them in a world that comes to life as clues are solved. Armed with a smartphone and with the aid of a downloadable app, the audience has to build a city before the money runs out . . . The more attention that is paid, the more this high stakes game will unfold - nothing is left on location by accident (Xscape Milton Keynes, 20 - 29 July).

Fevered Sleep's Little Universe is the first commission from the new Small Wonders consortium of major festivals working together to develop new live outdoor theatre for under 5s. Little Universe explores big ideas for very small people, from the biggest of galaxies to the smallest things in the world, revealing the patterns and movements that set everything in motion. The children will join forces with a company of professional adult performers in a show which is at once carefully choreographed and wildly anarchic (Campbell Park, 21 & 22 July).

Fire GardensIF: 2012 brings together some of the best outdoor spectacles and inspiring projects:

La Compagnie Carabosse's beautiful Fire Garden (Campbell Park, 20 - 22 July) comes hotfoot from prehistoric Stonehenge to that most modern of settlements, Milton Keynes. Wired Aerial Theatre's epic eco-warning As The World Tipped takes place high above the audience in the night sky (Campbell Park, 25 & 26 July) and The Lone Twin Boat Project (thecentre:mk Shopping Centre, 20 - 29 July) which sees Lone Twin's incredible 30-foot sailing boat, made from donated wood with stories attached, stop off on its maiden voyage at one of the furthest points from the sea in the UK!

The Boat Project has inspired the Festival's producers The Stables to commission a CD, Harbour of Songs, produced by IF: 2012's Artist-in-Residence Adrian McNally. It features some of the UK's finest songwriters including The Unthanks who, with special guests, will play music from the album in The Stables Spiegeltent in Campbell Park on 23 July, the album's official launch day.

Festival goers can also experience some fabulously quirky events:

The Cabaret of Ideas is a live Wikipedia where audience members ‘lucky-dip' four 20-minute conversations from some of Milton Keynes' finest thinkers which might include a Formula 1 car designer, a Paralympian sportswoman, a pop musician, a climate change dissident and a Japanese Buddhist monk (The Stables Spiegeltent, 21 July). Award-winning composer and Radiohead collaborator Mira Calix has created a live musical accompaniment to a classic 1926 silent film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, directed by Lotte Reiniger and presented in association with Independent Cinema MK (Theatre Tent, Campbell Park, 25 July). Silent Arena's Silent Disco features two DJs playing their music choices simultaneously on two separate channels enabling Festival partygoers to tune in through wireless headphones (The Stables Spiegeltent, Campbell Park 27 July).

Olympic and Paralympic themes thread through IF: 2012:

French company Au Cul du Loup presents their hilarious hit show Score, specially restaged for IF and inspired by the sporting world, featuring sticky-taped wrestlers, intergalactic hockey matches, paper-clad sumo wrestlers and other ingenious sporting spoofs (Theatre Tent, Campbell Park 26 - 29 July). Sports-inspired classical music concerts include Bowlympics by virtuoso string quartet Bowjangles who fence, row, box and more whilst playing, singing and dancing (The Stables Spiegeltent, 28 July). Ensemble 360 precedes its concert of Olympics-inspired music with a specially-choreographed workout Warm Up For The Olympics to live music by US composer Stephen Montague (The Stables Spiegeltent, 22 July).

Loan Twin Boat ProjectComedy, cabaret and live music feature in the packed Stables Spiegeltent programme:

Comedy includes Phill Jupitus previewing his new Edinburgh show You're Probably Wondering Why I've Asked You Here...(22 July); Jon Richardson, from Channel 4's Stand Up for the Week and Eight Out of Ten Cats (25 July); and Celebrity Masterchef finalist Hardeep Singh Kohli on a mission to find the best Indian takeaway in the UK (29 July).

Live music includes Festival Artist-in-Residence Adrian McNally in concert with The Unthanks (23 July); the bracingly eccentric and bruised romanticism of Duke Special (20 July); jazz-comedy juggernaut The Horne Section (20 & 21 July); acclaimed singer-songwriter Tom Baxter with newly-acquired flamenco influences (24 July); British R&B man James Hunter and his Philly/Motown-tinged soul; and The Raghu Dixit Project blending Indian and world music styles (29 July).

Cabaret includes the heady comic cocktail of The Fitzrovia Radio Hour, a blend of homage and satire on IF's Vintage Day (28 July), the divine Lili la Scala and guests in the rollicking late night The Gilded Lili Variety Revue (28 July) and the genre-busting big band clog and rap extravaganza The Demon Barber Roadshow (21 July).

Children and families will have much to enjoy with free events in Campbell Park:

Kazzum's interactive show for all the family sees all sorts of Brown Paper Packages come to land in Campbell Park with three enormous boxes emitting the most peculiar sounds - plus paper-folding workshops after each show (21 & 22 July); in Res de Res' Bridges (Pontes) a character performs acrobatics with unnerving skill on a set that looks for all the world like a curious pop-up junk shop (28 July); and Barcelona-based company Guixot de 8 have used reclaimed materials and ingenious mechanics to turn some of the 20th century's most famous sculptures into giant games and puzzles (28 & 29 July).

Many of the Festival's free events are also presented as part of The World Picnic, a large multicultural community celebration on the final day of IF: 2012 (Campbell Park, 29 July).

The Festival also features a series of artist talks and discussions. Full programme listings follow.

IF: 2012 is part of Milton Keynes Summer of Culture which features Milton Keynes Festival Fringe, a collection of special arts and heritage events to celebrate the Jubilee and the Olympics.

IF: Milton Keynes International Festival is produced by The Stables and supported by Arts Council England and Milton Keynes Council.

For more information, visit www.ifmiltonkeynes.org.

You can download the IF: 2012 Official Programme in PDF format here

     
IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2012
Listings Information

20 to 29 July

www.ifmiltonkeynes.org
Box office 01908 280 800

PERFORMANCE

Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells The Quiet Volume
Friday 20- Saturday 28 July (except Sunday 22 July)
Friday 20 & Monday 23 - Wednesday 25 July, 11am - last session 4.50pm
Saturday 21 & Saturday 28 July, 11am - last session 4pm
Thursday 26 & Friday 27 July, 11am - last session 6.40pm
Milton Keynes Central Library, Milton Keynes MK9 3HL
Tickets: £5
A captivating written word and audio experience for two people that takes its cues from words both written and whispered, animating the hushed and tranquil surroundings of Milton Keynes Library.

Metro Boulot Dodo TrackDown - MK
Friday 20 - Sunday 29 July from 12 noon
Xscape Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes MK9 3XS
Tickets: £5
A unique multi-media game using smartphone technology that takes you on a fascinating journey and reveals a world that comes to life as clues are solved and tasks completed

La Compagnie Carabosse Fire Garden
Friday 20 - Sunday 22 July at 9pm
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: from £2
French fire alchemists La Compagnie Carabosse light up the night sky with dramatic fire, flames, live music and sound in specially-created fire gardens.

Phare Ponleu Selpak and Compagnie UBI Rouge
Friday 20 - Monday 23 July
(Friday, Sunday, Monday 7.30pm; Saturday 2pm)
Theatre Tent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: from £16
The legacy of the Khymer Rouge underpins this mesmerising production from Cambodia, blending dramatic dance, live music and daring circus arts.

The Cabaret of Ideas
Saturday 21 July at 11.30am
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £5
A random dip into a lively debate with a fascinating line-up of leaders, experts and mavericks, all of whom have a strong connection with Milton Keynes. Coffee on arrival.

Enfila't Plecs
Saturday 21 -Tuesday 24 July
(Saturday and Tuesday at 7.30pm; Sunday at 2pm; no show on Monday 23 July)
Theatre Tent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: from £16
Catalan company Enfila't brings an ingenious blend of music, acrobatics, circus and dance to a stage cluttered with Heath Robinson-esque contraptions and low-tech props.

Ensemble 360 Warm Up For The Olympics Workshop
Sunday 22 July at 11.30am - 1.30pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £2.50, includes drink
Leading classical musicians Ensemble 360 perform a new work by US composer Stephen Montague whilst top choreographer Anna Olejnicki leads a physical workout for all ages and abilities.

Wired Aerial Theatre As The World Tipped
Wednesday 25 - Thursday 26 July at 9.45pm
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: from £2
This breathtaking aerial performance suspended above the audience against the night sky explores a world on the brink of ecological disaster.

L'Orchestre D'Hommes-Orchestres Performs Tom Waits
Thursday 26 - Friday 27 July at 7.30pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £18.50
More experimental theatre than concert, Quebec's high-energy orchestra uses nearly 100 objects - tea pots, saws, boots, boxing gloves - to perform the repertoire of Tom Waits.

Au Cul du Loup Score
Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 July
(Thursday and Friday at 7.15pm; Saturday at 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sunday at 4.30pm)
Theatre Tent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: from £16
French company Au Cul du Loup cleverly brings together musicians, choreographers, dramatists and performers to evoke the triumphs and trials, dedication and celebration that we associate with sport.

Silent Disco by SilentArena
Friday 27 July at 10pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £12.50
The silent disco craze continues. Participant partygoers get a set of wireless headphones and choose their playlist by listening to either of two DJs playing simultaneously on two separate channels.

Bowjangles Bowlympics
Saturday 28 July at 1pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £12.50
Vaudeville virtuosos Bowjangles offer an hilarious take on this year's Olympic excitement, getting sporty - fencing, rowing, ribbon-twirling, boxing and more - all whilst playing, singing and dancing.

Deabru Beltzak Drums of Fire (Les Tambours de Feu)
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July at 9.45pm
Starts at Xscape MK, Milton Keynes, MK9 3XS
Free
Deabru Baltzak's incredible performance spectacular lights up the streets of Milton Keynes, providing a fitting extravaganza for the end of IF: 2012. Live music, pyrotechnics and special effects accompany a trail of fiery drummers from the Basque region of Spain.


INSTALLATION

The Lone Twin Boat Project
Friday 20 - Sunday 29 July
(Monday - Friday 11am - 6pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm)
Queen's Court, thecentre:mk Shopping Centre
Free
Crafted by an adventurous team of boat builders from wooden objects donated by the public, Lone Twin's 30ft sailing boat will be moored in a harbour in the busy open air Queen's Court in thecentre:mk. Come and see the boat close up, listen to the stories behind the donations and hear first-hand from the crew about their experiences on the voyage.


LIVE MUSIC

The Lone Twin Boat Project Welcoming Ceremony
Friday 20 July at 5.30pm
Queen's Court, thecentre:mk Shopping Centre
Free
Music from The Singing City Choir and MK Brass welcomes the unique sailing boat to Milton Keynes.

Duke Special
Friday 20 July at 8pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £17.50
Duke Special's own inimitable brand of lush musicality is filled with bruised romanticism, a vaudeville sensibility, sing-a-longs and addictive melodies.

The Stables Sessions
Friday 20 July from 6.30pm
Acoustic Stage, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Free
6.30pm: Jack McNeill & Charlie Heys
8.30pm: Andrew Duhon
9.30pm: Kara Grainger
Throughout IF:2012, The Stables Acoustic Stage is the place to catch new sounds or the very best emerging talent and unsigned bands.

The Horne Section
Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July at 10pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £15
Alex Horne and his magnificent five-piece band promise a blissfully funny, jazz-infested funfair of an evening. Part improvised, part honed, part performance, part party, it's all delivered with unique style and verve.

The Stables Sessions, Louise Jordan, Chrystina Tomlin, Tinderbox
Saturday 21 July from 6.30pm
Acoustic Stage, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Free
5.30pm: Heliopause
6.30pm: Louise Jordan
8.30pm: Chrystina Tomlin
9.30pm: Tinderbox
More new sounds or emerging music talent

Ensemble 360 Bolt From The Blue
Sunday 22 July at 3.30pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £12.50
Classical maestros Ensemble 360 present a programme of music inspired by sport and the Olympics, including music from the 1936 and 1984 Olympic Games, music by composers with unexpected sporting connections and a new work by US-born composer Stephen Montague.

The Stables Sessions
Sunday 22 July from 5.45pm
Large Bar Tent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Free
5.45pm: Horses Brawl
6.45pm: Steve Winch
8.30pm: Daniela Bove
9.30pm: Howlin Hootin Owls
More new sounds or emerging music talent


The Unthanks + Guests
Monday 23 July at 8pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £25
The Unthanks with their pianist, arranger and producer Adrian McNally and special guests play songs from Harbour of Songs, an album inspired by The Boat Project and commissioned by IF: 2012 and Stables.

Tom Baxter
Tuesday 24 July at 7.45pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £18.50
Singer-songwriter Tom Baxter performs his beautifully crafted and heartfelt songs. Having recently travelled across India, studied Flamenco guitar in Spain and done a spot of busking in Paris, expect new gems alongside old favourites.

Flap!
Tuesday 24 July at 9.45pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £10
The riotously uplifting Flap!, often likened to a 1920s prohibition-era dance band, draw on a wide variety of sounds and intense rhythms to create a disarming yet edgy evening.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed with live score from Mira Calix
Wednesday 25 July at 7.30pm
Theatre Tent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes ME9 4AD
Tickets: from £10
Award-winning composer Mira Calix has created a contemporary music accompaniment to Lottie Reiniger's 1926 classic animated film. The main film will be preceded by Baby Cow Animations' ten-minute film Marvin, written and directed by Mark Nute, narrated by Steve Coogan, with recorded music by Jeff Mercel of Mercury Rev. Presented in association with Independent Cinema MK.

The Stables Sessions
Wednesday 25 July
Acoustic Stage, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Free
6.45pm: Fred's House
8.30pm: Ethan Ash
More new sounds or emerging music talent

The Stables Sessions
Thursday 26 July
Acoustic Stage, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Free
6.45pm: Mark Abis
8.30pm: Holly Taymar
More new sounds or emerging music talent

The Stables Sessions
Friday 27 July
Acoustic Stage, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Free
6.30pm: Blackheart
8.30pm: Jon Kendall
9.30pm: Rebecca De Winter
More new sounds or emerging music talent


The Stables Sessions
Saturday 28 July from 5.30pm
Large Bar Tent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Free
4.30pm: Clare Free
5.30pm: Stephen Langstaff
6.30pm: Ryker Sear
8.30pm: Duotone
9.30pm: Dan Whitehouse
More new sounds or emerging music talent

The Ship's Log concert with Thirty Pounds Of Bone
Saturday 28 July at 5.30pm
Queen's Court, thecentre:mk Shopping Centre
Free
A concert of songs composed on the voyage by The Lone Twin Boat Project's Artist-in-Residence, singer-songwriter Johny Lamb (Thirty Pounds of Bone).

James Hunter
Saturday 28 July at 8pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £17.50
Original songwriting melds with the sweet sound of Philadelphia soul and Motown in an evening from James Hunter and his band, one of the best-kept secrets in British R&B, according to Van Morrison.


The Raghu Dixit Project with support from Byron Johnston & Anna Phoebe
Sunday 29 July at 6.30pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: from £12.50
Often referred to as India's biggest cultural export of recent times and a symbol of metropolitan India's blossoming alternative music scene, composer and musician Raghu Dixit Raghu leads his Project collective blending Indian and world music styles.

The Lone Twin Boat Project Musical Send-off Ceremony
Sunday 29 July at 6.30pm
Queen's Court, thecentre:mk Shopping Centre
Free
A musical send-off by many of the groups involved in bringing this unique sailing boat to Milton Keynes.

COMEDY

Phill Jupitus You're Probably Wondering Why I've Asked You Here...
Sunday 22 July at 8pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £15
Phill Jupitus stops off on his way to Edinburgh to deliver a stack of new material. U-boat Captain, Welsh pornstar, Dutch roadie or noted broadcaster and comedian? You're never sure who's coming out of the box . . .

Jon Richardson
Wednesday 25 July at 8pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £16
The disarmingly dry host of Channel 4's Stand Up for the Week and Team Captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and best-selling author Jon Richardson delivers his very funny stand-up show.

Hardeep Singh Kohli's Indian Takeaway
Sunday 29 July at 2pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £16
Broadcaster, writer and Celebrity Masterchef finalist Hardeep Singh Kohli presents his hilarious show featuring live cooking, recipe tips, juicy anecdotes and even a takeaway delivery.

CABARET

The Demon Barber Roadshow
Saturday 21 July at 8pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £16.50
Known for their original approach to traditional music, folk powerhouse The Demon Barbers team up with some of England's most exciting young dancers to create a high-energy big band, clog and rapper extravaganza.

The Fitzrovia Radio Hour
Saturday 28 July at 3.30pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets £12.50
Blending homage and satire and performed by a spiffing cast with cut-glass theatricality, The Fitzrovia Radio Hour fuses the unique spirit of 1940s radio plays with sharp contemporary humour to produce a heady comic cocktail complete with live sound effects. Vintage outfit optional.

The Gilded Lili Variety Revue
Saturday 28 July at 10pm
The Spiegeltent, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Tickets: £15
Comedy, variety, music and burlesque from the utterly divine Lili la Scala and some of her favourite Festival reprobates. This rollicking late night show is stuffed to the gunnels with risqué material and a touch of tasteful nudity.

KIDS & FAMILY

Fevered Sleep Little Universe
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July
(11am & 3.30pm both days)
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Free
An enchanting live theatre event for 3 - 5s, specially commissioned by IF:2012. From the biggest of galaxies to the smallest things in the world, Little Universe invites little people to explore the biggest of ideas.

Kazzum Brown Paper Packages
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July
(12 noon & 4.30pm both days)
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Free
This interactive family event features brown paper packages and enormous animated boxes, emitting the most peculiar sounds. Paper-folding workshops follow each show.

Res de Res Bridges (Pontes)
Saturday 28 July at 4.30pm & 7pm
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Free
This surreal visual theatre performance fuses circus, dance and music to create a world where incredible acrobatics emerge from seemingly impossible places.

Guixot de 8 Giant Art Games
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July, 1pm - 7pm
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes ME9 4AD
Free
Taking inspiration from well-known 20th century sculptures, this extraordinary company from Barcelona has created games and puzzles for old and young alike using reclaimed materials and ingenious mechanics.

IF at The World Picnic
Sunday 29 July, 1pm - 6pm
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
Free
Throughout the afternoon IF: 2012 presents a series of events to complement the wealth of activities taking place at The World Picnic, a glorious celebration of multicultural music and dance.

1pm The World Picnic opens
Comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli officially opens the World Picnic

1pm - 7pm Guixot de 8
Large, colourful mechanical puzzles and games from Barcelona, made from reclaimed materials.

2.30pm & 5.30pm L'homme que perdia els botons
Catalan ensemble Cirque Panic presents a witty and breathtaking acrobatic spectacular.

1.30pm & 4.30pm Roda Món
A highly visual performance from Catalan MuMusic Circus.

1pm, 2pm & 4.30pm Picnic
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre's seemingly happy picnic for two has dramatic results.

4.40pm The Singing City Choir takes to the Amphitheatre Stage with songs including one specially commissioned for The Boat Project in Milton Keynes.

TALKS

Lone Twin: Collective Spirit - The Boat Project
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July at 11am
Next to the Boat in Queen's Court, the centre:mk
Free
Lone Twin's Artistic Director Gary Winters discusses The Boat Project with crew members Michelle Die'tt (Saturday) and Steve Ashmore (Sunday).

The Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) & Compagnie Ubi: Rouge
Saturday 21 July at 3.30pm
Acoustic Stage, Campbell Park
Free
Sarosi Nay of Compagnie Ubi and Sok Sopheak of PPS talk about the inspiring community work of the PPS in Cambodia and the making of Rouge.

Making Outdoor and Site-Specific Shows for the Young
Sunday 22 July at 2.30pm
Acoustic Stage, Campbell Park
Free
The directors from Fevered Sleep and Kazzum discuss making interactive performance work for young audiences.

Album Launch: Harbour of Songs
Monday 23 July at 5.30pm
Acoustic Stage, Campbell Park
Free
Artist-in-Residence Adrian McNally talks about the inspiration behind the new album Harbour of Songs wiith artists Lone Twin. The launch is hosted by Monica Ferguson, Festival Director.

A Very Personal Type of Performance
Wednesday 25 July at 5.30pm
Acoustic Stage, Campbell Park
Free
Esther Simpson of Metro-Boulot-Dodo (whose Track Down - MK is a Festival commission) talks about the challenges of making site-specific, interactive digital work.

Global Climate Change: The Arts Respond
Thursday 26 July, 5pm - 6.30pm
Acoustic Stage, Campbell Park
Free
The Open University and Tipping Point present this exploration of creative responses to climate change issues, with reference to Wired Aerial Theatre's As The World Tipped. Dr Joe Smith of the Open University chairs the talk.

Looking Ahead to 2014: Rosemary Lee
Saturday 28 July at 12 noon
Theatre Tent, Campbell Park
Free
Leading choreographer Rosemary Lee shares examples of works she has made over the past twenty five years and her plans for IF: 2014.

 
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