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We would like to say a big thank you from the whole neat festival team to our partners, sponsors and funders. Without this support the festival couldn’t happen, so thank you for helping us to share world-class art and theatre with everyone in Nottingham.
Welcome to neat14 - Nottingham’s cross cultural, city wide festival that brings you work which will delight and surprise in equal measure.
This year’s theme is ‘Europe Then and Now’ and includes artists from across Europe, many of whom are performing in the UK for the first time. As with the first neat festival in 2011, we are also taking the opportunity to highlight creativity within Nottingham, giving our regionally based artists the same profile as those from overseas.
neat14 Partners www.stirlandpaterson.co.uk
neat14 is a collaboration between artists, companies and venues, which gives the festival its unique variety. This brochure is designed to help you have a thrilling ten days so, in the true spirit of festivalgoing, it’s time for you to settle down with a cup of tea (or drink of choice) and start marking up what you want to see. As you read through you’ll see that the festival is designed for every age, every taste and every budget. In fact, we’re delighted to say that lots of the events are free. Above all, we hope it offers you the opportunity to try something new. Thank you for reading, enjoy the festival.
Mass Bolero Partners
From the neat14 festival team
BROM L EY HOUSE L I BR A RY
Design: Sunday Studio
Cover image: Aracaladanza, dance theatre for children (see page 31)
HOW TO USE YOUR FESTIVAL GUIDE: You’ll find a full events calendar over the page, followed by the all-important info for booking tickets. The guide is in date order, with events that run throughout the festival clearly marked. At the back you will find the book, music & film events grouped together, along with transport info & a map so you can find your way around.
FESTIVAL DIARY VENUE KEY:
BW - Broadway CNC - The Chase Neighbourhood Centre LS - Lakeside NAE - New Art Exchange
NC - Nottingham Contemporary NP - Nottingham Playhouse TRCH - Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall OTHER - See event page
Sat 3 May — Sun 15 June Permindar Kaur: Hiding Out LS / p27
Fri 23 May — Sun 6 July Welcome to Octoville LS / p10
Fri 23 May — Sun 1 June (1pm) The Drawing Board OTHER / p29
Sat 10 May – Sun 31 August The Current Situation: Yara ElSherbini NAE / p30
Sat 12 April – Sun 29 June Somewhat Abstract exhibition NC / p27
FRI 23 MAY
SAT 24 MAY
SUN 25 MAY
MON 26 MAY
TUE 27 MAY
WED 28 MAY
THU 29 MAY
FRI 30 MAY
SAT 31 MAY
SUN 1 JUNE
9.30am, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm White Feathers OTHER / p8
11am – 5.15pm, until 1st June Architects of Air: ‘Exxopolis’ (Luminarium) LS / p11
2pm & 8pm Gob Squad present: Western Society NC / p14
1pm & 3.30pm Cas Public present: Gold LS / p16
2pm The Second Minute CNC / p15
10.30—3pm Marta Górnicka Workshop OTHER / p17
11am, 1.30pm & 3pm A Boy & His Box CNC / p25
10am & 11.30am A Boy and his Box NAE / p25
12pm – 5pm Wheee! Family Weekend LS / p26
11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4pm A Boy and his Box LS / p25
3pm & 6pm Square Peg present: Rime LS / p10
4pm & 7pm The Second Minute By Andy Barrett NP / p15
5.30pm Litvinenko Project OTHER / p12
11am, 1.30pm & 3pm macrobert and Frozen Charlotte: Too Many Penguins? LS / p25
1.30pm, 3pm & 4pm A Boy and his Box LS / p25
12pm – 5pm Wheee! Family Weekend LS / p26
6pm Mass Bolero Festival Launch NP / p7 7pm Truth is Stranger Than Fiction present: Bloody Silly Business OTHER / p8 7pm Belarus Free Theatre: Generation Jeans NP / p9 8pm Maria Hassabi – Premiere LS / p8 8pm Mass Bolero NP / p7 9pm European Theatre: Then & Now talk NP / p9 9pm Live Music at CAST NP / p37
11am - 5.30pm Alain Resnais double bill & day course BW / p34 12pm Miranda Seymour Noble Endeavours: England and Germany: In Praise of a Forgotten Friendship NP / p36 2pm & 7pm Z/K/M/ present: The Seagull NP / p13 2.30pm & 6pm Belarus Free Theatre: Generation Jeans NP / p9 5.30pm Litvinenko Project OTHER / p12 6pm Square Peg present: Rime LS / p10 9pm Live Music at CAST NP / p37
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
5.30pm Litvinenko Project NP / p12
6.30pm Litvinenko Project LS / p12 7pm neat @ the Chase Neighbourhood Centre launch event CNC / p32
4pm and 7pm New Perspectives: Future Voices NP / p19 5.30pm Litvinenko Project NP / p12
1pm Mud, Munitions & Memorials: Nottinghamshire & World War 1 - Chris Weir OTHER / p36
7.30pm The Hallé: Mahler’s Ninth Symphony TRCH / p18
3pm & 7pm Raising Lazarus by Kat Francois CNC / p24
8pm Reckless Sleepers: Schrödinger NC / p15
7.30pm A Complete & Utter History of the Roman Empire... with Jokes TRCH / p19
8pm Marta Górnicka: Magnificat NP / p17
8pm Marta Gornicka: Magnificat NP / p17
9pm Live Music at CAST NP / p37
8pm Raising Lazarus by Kat Francois CNC / p24 9pm Live Music at CAST NP / p37
7pm Litvinenko Project OTHER / p12 7pm Frank Wedekind: Bismarck NP / p20 8pm Philippe Blanchard: This Is That LS / p20 9pm Live Music at CAST NP / p37
6pm & 9.30pm Caroline Bowditch: Falling in love with Frida LS / p23 6pm Origins NP / p21 7pm Mouthy Evening CNC / p33
1pm Alicia Foster: Warpaint OTHER / p36 7pm Witkiewicz Now: Theatre of the Fantastic NP / p24
8pm Ame Henderson/ Public Recordings: what we are saying NC / p21
7pm Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre: All Quiet On The Western Front OTHER / p24
8pm Proto-type Theater present: The Good, The God & The Guillotine NP / p22
8pm Kat Francois: Raising Lazarus NAE / p24
9pm Live Music at CAST NP / p37
9pm Blessing Magore CNC / p33
2pm & 7pm Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre present: All Quiet on the Western front OTHER / p24 6pm Raising Lazarus by Kat Francois NAE / p24 7pm Loewenmouthy NP / p29 7.30pm Michael Pinchbeck: Bolero NP / p28 9pm Live Music at CAST NP / p37
1pm & 3.30pm Aracaladanza: Constelaciones (Constellations) LS / p31 2.30pm til late Live Music at CAST NP / p37 2.45pm European Organ Recital OTHER / p31 5pm Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre present: All Quiet on the Western front OTHER / p24 7.30pm Michael Pinchbeck: Bolero NP / p28
9pm Live Music at CAST NP / p37
9.30pm Roberta Jean / Mysteryskin: Road Postures OTHER / p19
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
⊲⊲ Book 3 or more shows and save 20%* ⊲⊲ Book 5 or more shows and save 30% and get an exclusive invite to the VIP world premiere of Mass Bolero at Nottingham Playhouse*
Photo: Sam Kirby
23 MAY MASS BOLERO
HOW TO BOOK There are 3 ways you can book your tickets for paid or free performances taking place at any neat14 venue:
Call: 0115 941 9419
DATE/TIME: Fri 23 May (6pm & 8pm) VENUE: Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: FREE - Tickets required
WHAT IS IT? Film SUITABLE FOR: All RUNNING TIME: Approx. 10 mins
We will be launching neat14 in style, with the world premiere of a brand new film made right here in Nottingham.
Be the first to see this fantastic film which stars thousands of people from all over Nottingham joining together to recreate that famous ice dance… with a twist! People from community groups, schools, sports clubs and more were filmed in locations all around the city dancing 10 seconds of the iconic routine. The clips were then edited together to create this very special short film.
⊲ Visit: Nottingham Playhouse box office (Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF)
*The discount applies to certain shows, look for the .
Book tickets through Nottingham Playhouse, unless otherwise stated on the event page.
Shows must be booked at the same time, on the phone or in person, to qualify for the discount. The saving is on the total price of ALL tickets booked at that time.
Pay cash in person, or with any of the following cards: Maestro, Mastercard & Visa. You can also book your tickets with the individual venues if you prefer: Dance4.co.uk, trch.co.uk and lakesidearts.org.uk
neat deals Terms & Conditions:
⊲ Online: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Applies to full price tickets only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Does not apply to tickets already purchased. The offer is subject to availability.
2014 is the 30th anniversary of Torvill & Dean’s Olympic Gold medal winning performance in Sarajevo. Mass Bolero is a unique project that pays tribute to two local heroes and celebrates that historic moment.
Mass Bolero is a co-commission by Nottingham Playhouse, the Foundation for Community Dance and Dance4, in partnership with NottsTV and the Confetti Media Group.
There will be many other opportunities to see Mass Bolero at various venues throughout the festival, and it will be broadcast on Notts TV. Check neatfestival.co.uk for details.
⊲ FRI 23 MAY
PHOTO CREDIT: Marialena Maranda
Nottingham Playhouse Young Company performance
WHITE FEATHERS DATE/TIME: Fri 23 May (9.30am, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm) FREE VENUE: Stonebridge City Farm PRICE: FREE - Tickets required WHAT IS IT? Theatre SUITABLE FOR: Children aged 9+ (and their families) RUNNING TIME: 50 mins
The piece moves around the farm so the audience will be standing throughout. Photo: Marialena Maranda
This interactive play explores the theme of World War 1 through a promenade performance made especially to be seen at Stonebridge City Farm. Members of a fictional family work on the farm during the war, sharing their stories and inviting the audience to help with the daily dilemmas they face.
Truth is Stranger Than Fiction present:
BLOODY SILLY BUSINESS DATE/TIME: Fri 23 May (7pm) VENUE: Waverley Theatre, PRICE: £3
Nottingham Trent University WHAT IS IT? Theatre This is a promenade performance
A devised puppetry, video and spoken word performance by final year Theatre Design Students at Nottingham Trent University. The show features WWI stories taken from interviews with the last surviving participants in the Great War, combined with contemporary soldiers’ tales from Afghanistan and Iraq.
⊲ FRI 23 MAY
THE MOST BRIGHT THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE — Alan Rickman
MARIA HASSABI — PREMIERE
DATE/TIME: Fri 23 May (8pm) VENUE: Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts Centre PRICE: £16 (£14 concessions, £11 restricted view) WHAT IS IT? Dance / Performance SUITABLE FOR: 12+ RUNNING TIME: 1 hr 15 mins
DATE/TIME: Fri 23 May (7pm),
A premiere is a highly anticipated event, representing the first meeting with the audience: the viewer and critic. PREMIERE explores the transformative appeal of this over-emphasized moment that validates the existence of any creation as a “work of art.” On stage five dancers perform solos at the same time. The work unravels through impossibly slow movement, with attention fixed on the intricacies of every shape, shift and negotiation of space. PREMIERE is a co-production of Dance4, The Kitchen, Performa (New York), Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater (Brussels), steirischer herbst (Graz).
Belarus Free Theatre
Sat 24 May (2.30pm & 6pm) VENUE: Neville Studio at Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: £16 (£14 concessions)
For three performances only, Belarus Free Theatre bring back their critically acclaimed duologue between an actor and a DJ, about jeans, rock music and freedom. The story begins in the Soviet Union. Denim and rock ‘n’ roll were prohibited. Selling jeans meant certain arrest by the KGB. It then moves to the current days of the last dictatorship in Europe – Belarus.
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WHAT IS IT? Theatre SUITABLE FOR: 12+ RUNNING TIME: 1hr 20 mins
Very limited availability, book early
Bringing to life stories of arrests, kidnappings and living in a country controlled by fear, Generation Jeans is an ode to the people who speak out about repression and censorship in their countries and who fight for freedom everywhere. “You go to the theatre to hear a story; you end up having met a man who, in his mixture of self-mockery and seriousness, shows a spiritual resilience that makes dictatorship look even more inflexible and absurd”. — The Guardian
EUROPEAN THEATRE: THEN & NOW DATE/TIME: Fri 23 May (9pm) VENUE: Neville Studio at
Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: FREE - Tickets required WHAT IS IT? Discussion SUITABLE FOR: All RUNNING TIME: 1 hr
Hosted by the Telegraph’s Dominic FREE Cavendish our panel discussion will feature artists and directors from across Europe debating how European theatre has changed over the past 100 years and the challenges it faces currently.
Square Peg present:
Architects of Air
DATE/TIME: Sat 24 May (6pm),
DATE/TIME: Sat 24 May – Sun 1 June (11am – 5.15pm, last admission) VENUE: Highfields Park, Lakeside Arts PRICE: £3.50 (pay on arrival) WHAT IS IT? A Luminarium (there’s nothing else like it!) SUITABLE FOR: All, but please note that under 16 year olds to be accompanied by an adult
Visits at peak times: 15 minutes Wheelchair accessible Please Note: Thu 29 May 5.30pm – 7.30pm child-free session
Architects of Air have been a fixture at the Wheee! Festival since 2005, and we’re thrilled to welcome them back as part of neat14 this year.
Exxopolis is a unique structure including beautifully tesselated sections made by members of the Nottingham community to celebrate Architects of Air’s 20th Anniversary. Neat14 provided the perfect platform to bring this fabulous structure back.
Sun 25 May (3pm & 6pm) VENUE: Highfields Park, Lakeside Arts Centre PRICE: FREE – Ticket required WHAT IS IT? Families / Contemporary Circus SUITABLE FOR: All RUNNING TIME: Approx. 55 mins
Avast me hearties! Take a trip out to sea with Square Peg as they use circus tricks, dance and dazzling acrobatics to tell a tale inspired by the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. With aerial rope tricks, human towers, Chinese pole acrobatics, flips, tricks and other perilous acts you won’t dare look away!
VISUALLY STRIKING FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT! — The Herald
WELCOME TO OCTOVILLE
co-commissioned with the National Theatre
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Luminarium has to be seen to be believed. The light and shimmering colours create a world of wonderment for explorers of all ages. The scale of the structure is impressive even before you step through the airlock and, once inside, it takes your breath away. A truly unmissable experience, but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourselves!
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
DATE/TIME: Fri 23 May – Sun 6 July VENUE: Wallner Gallery at Lakeside Arts Centre PRICE: FREE WHAT IS IT? Art SUITABLE FOR: All
Enter the magical mechanical micro city known as Octoville. Artist Marc Parrett is bringing his latest fabulous installation to Lakeside for its worldwide premiere! Be the first to see and play with the wonky buildings, mechanical masterpieces and curious puppets. Join in! Touch, play, explore and even add your own elements to this fantastical cityscape.
⊲ FRI 23 MAY — SAT 24 MAY
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
THE SEAGULL BY CHEKHOV
24 MAY THE LITVINENKO PROJECT DATE/VENUE/TIME:
Sat 24 May, Galleries Of Justice (5.30pm) Sun 25 May, CAST (5.30pm) Mon 26 May, Pavilion Café, Lakeside (6.30pm) Tue 27 May, CAST (5.30pm) Wed 28 May, Lee Rosy’s (7pm) Thu 29 May, Edin’s Kitchen (5.30pm) PRICE: £5 – includes tea!
Limited places - book early WHAT IS IT? Performance SUITABLE FOR: 14+ RUNNING TIME: Approx. 1 hour
⊲ SAT 24 MAY
In this exciting interactive theatre experience 2Magpies Theatre present three facts about Alexander Litvinenko: He was a man. He was a man who died. He was a man who died of radiation poisoning. 2Magpies Theatre don’t know any more facts about the circumstances of his death, because there aren’t any. On the other hand, they do know what Alexander Litvinenko liked to cook, what he liked to drink, and how he liked to dance. The performance explores the controversial story of this high-profile poisoning. 2Magpies Theatre take the audience on a journey through a crime which is still an open case, and they even provide the tea.
DATE/TIME: Sat 24 May (2pm & 7pm) VENUE: Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: £13 (£11 Concessions, £6 Under 26s) WHAT IS IT? Theatre SUITABLE FOR: 12+ RUNNING TIME: 1hr 25 mins
SEEING THEATRE IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE IS SUCH A FASCINATING EXPERIENCE – SO DIFFERENT AND SO ENTERTAINING! — Audience member at neat11
In Serbian/Croatian with English surtitles
The Seagull - Chekhov’s classic dark comedy of thwarted passion and crushed ambition is reimagined in this bold and highly acclaimed production from Zagreb. The UK premiere of this award-winning contemporary take on The Seagull is a festival highlight - combining humour with tragedy it delivers the timeless brilliance of Chekhov in a production that is lively, funny and surprising.
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Z/K/M/’s production explores The Seagull’s classic themes of love, artistic ambition gone wrong and the eternal contrast of the wild hopes of youth against the world weary cynicism of the older generation. A hit across Europe Z/K/M/’s The Seagull is fun, contemporary and very poignant – reminding us of the brilliance and relevance of Chekhov’s writing over 100 years after his death.
A Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company production
THE SECOND MINUTE By Andy Barrett
HILARIOUS AND GENUINELY TOUCHING — Audience member quote
Gob Squad Present:
Extra performance: Tue 27 (2pm) at Chase Neighbourhood Centre - Free, tickets required.
DATE/TIME: Sun 25 May (2pm & 8pm) VENUE: Nottingham Contemporary PRICE: £14 (£12 concessions) WHAT IS IT? Theatre / Performance
SUITABLE FOR: 18+ (please note: ID may be required, contains strong language & nudity) RUNNING TIME: 1 hr 30 mins
Gob Squad is a seven headed monster, an arts collective with seven bosses, based in Berlin & Nottingham. Their new show Western Society is a portrait of civilisation in the 21st century, a frame through which we can peep into the living room of an unknown family and recognize ourselves.
As the performers ask questions, search for answers and spill their stories reconstructing this tiny piece of history over and over again - a few lucky audience members may win the chance to take part in the shiny golden image.
A random internet encounter with a videoclip of a family karaoke party was the catalyst for this performance. Gob Squad, dripping in bling, want to bring this little moment of lived reality back to life and they want to get the image just right.
⊲ SUN 25 MAY — MON 26 MAY
DATE/TIME: Mon 26 May (4pm & 7pm) VENUE: Neville Studio at Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: £9 (£7 Concessions, £5 Under 26s) WHAT IS IT? Theatre SUITABLE FOR: 11+ RUNNING TIME: 1 hr 20 mins (plus interval)
“One of the most impossible, beautiful, courageous and epic theatrical experiences you can imagine” — The Guardian on Gob Squad
A hundred years after the start of WWI, local writer Andy Barrett has taken letters held in the archive of the Sherwood Foresters and woven them into a spell-binding new play. See the heroic and heartbreaking tales of real Notts soldiers and families, told in their own words, directed by Giles Croft.
Reckless Sleepers present:
SCHRÖDINGER DATE/TIME: Mon 26 May (8pm) VENUE: Nottingham Contemporary PRICE: £14 (£12 concessions) WHAT IS IT? Performance SUITABLE FOR: 16+ RUNNING TIME: 1 hr
Schrödinger is about thought experiments, cats, René Magritte, love, time, mathematics, observations, truth, lies and alcohol. In one of Reckless Sleepers’ most celebrated performance pieces the impossible is probable: truth and illusion are inseparable. Laws are made, bent, then broken. It’s a visually mesmerizing performance that sways between question and answer, chaos and order, what we can measure and what we can’t.
1914 — Thomas Swann, an innkeeper’s son from rural Nottinghamshire, enlists to fight on the Western Front.
PLAYFUL AND INGENIOUS ★★★★
2014 — Swann’s letters are discovered – just one yellowing bundle out of the millions that crossed the channel every week during the long years of the war. Researcher Laura reading the letters is drawn ever deeper into Tom’s story. Will Tom make it through to the end of the war and what good will it do Laura to raise his spirit now?
ALLURING BLEND OF PHILOSOPHICAL RICHNESS AND HYPNOTIC VISUALS USED TO EXPLORE GIANT CONCEPTS WITH A STYLISH LIGHTNESS ★★★★
A moving new play based on words written to and from the trenches.
— The Times
— The Guardian
Cas Public present:
Marta Górnicka presents:
DATE/TIME: Mon 26 May
(1pm & 3.30pm) VENUE: Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside Arts Centre PRICE: £8
Red chairs, red noses and red bouncing balls are all key players in this energetic dance piece. It is inspired by the inimitable recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations by Glenn Gould, who used to hum along as he played. Gold is funny, playful and cleverly quirky, ending with lots of clapping and balls bouncing.
WHAT IS IT? Families / dance SUITABLE FOR: 4+ and their
DATE/TIME: Mon 26 May (8pm),
Tue 27 May (8pm) VENUE: Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: £13 (£11 concessions, £6 for under 26)
families RUNNING TIME: Approx. 50 mins
Expect terrific dancers, a performance of amazing energy and stunning lighting design. Suitable for even very young children, this is a real treat to be enjoyed by all the family.
HATCH THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
Pop up performances in surprising places around the city! Hatch are creating a special programme of brand new performance work for neat14. These events will take place in unusual spots around the city and will connect with the themes of the festival in fascinating and surprising ways. Tracing new lines through Nottingham, these performances may be thrillingly hidden, or unexpectedly public, but offer something different for everyone.
WHAT IS IT? Theatre / Music SUITABLE FOR: All RUNNING TIME: 50 mins
Polish artist Marta Górnicka is a rising star who recently won Best Director at the Braunschweig Fast Forward Festival. For neat14 she brings her performance piece Magnificat to Nottingham for its UK premiere. It is a unique and powerful polyphonic performance by 25 women of varying ages and professions.
Quotes from the Bible, food recipes, texts by Jelinek, Mickiewicz, and Euripides are mixed by the choir with the computer sounds, the thud of shutters and flashes, and newspaper quotes. Rhythmic speech and pop culture one-liners intertwine with the traditional forms of sacred music.
In MAGNIFICAT, The Chorus Of Women is confronted with the most sacred image of femininity within the Church - the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Marta Górnicka will be running an exclusive workshop on Wednesday 28 May from 10am – 3pm (see website for details)
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“Project II of THE CHORUS OF WOMEN is a statement about the woman in the Church’s system of power. It is a postopera form which gives rise to the pop-cultural MAGNIFICAT.” — Marta Górnicka
Hatch is a verb, Hatch is a noun. Hatch is a theatre without a building based in Nottingham and the East Midlands’ leading peripatetic platform for experimental theatre and live art.
To be the first to find out about these secret shows keep an eye on Facebook & Twitter or visit www.neatfestival.co.uk
⊲ MON 26 MAY
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Dance4 presents: Roberta Jean/Mysteryskin
ROAD POSTURES DATE/TIME: Tue 27 May (9.30pm) VENUE: Old Chemistry Theatre,
Newton and Arkwright Building, Nottingham Trent University
PRICE: £7 (£5 concessions) WHAT IS IT? Dance SUITABLE FOR: All RUNNING TIME: Approx. 35 mins
Road Postures is based on research in the local community of Tower Hamlets, London. The performers observed the people around them; how they moved and presented themselves in day-to-day life. They explore the way we publicly negotiate, traverse and shape the space around us.
photo: Emil Bendixen
This fascinating dance piece is performed in an intimate setting allowing the audience to explore the intricacy and detail up close. Two women perform, they fly, lay and hover in-between heights and depths, and the physical actions they repeat become echoes. They get up and get down and get up and get down again.
27 MAY THE HALLÉ: MAHLER’S NINTH SYMPHONY DATE: DATE/TIME: Tue 27 May (7.30pm) VENUE: Royal Concert Hall PRICE: Various - Tickets from £10
WHAT IS IT? Music SUITABLE FOR: All
Stalls £27.50, £24.50, £19.50, £16.50 Tier 1 £32.50, £27.50 Tier 2 £24.50, £16.50, £10
The Hallé is one of the UK’s top orchestras, with a distinguished history of fantastic performances around the world. We can think of no-one better to perform Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. This performance is conducted by Sir Mark Elder who will introduce the symphony from the stage.
⊲ TUE 27 MAY space for message
The piece was written at a time of extreme personal crisis for the composer and displays fierce defiance in the music to match his torment, along with plenty of sardonic humour, ending with quiet resignation.
A COMPLETE & UTTER HISTORY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE... WITH JOKES
DATE/TIME: Tue 27 May (7.30pm) VENUE: Third Stage at Theatre Royal PRICE: £6 WHAT IS IT? Comedy SUITABLE FOR: 13+
DATE/TIME: Tue 27 May (4pm & 7pm) VENUE: Neville Studio at Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: FREE - Tickets required WHAT IS IT? Theatre / Rehearsed Readings SUITABLE FOR: 14+ RUNNING TIME: 2 hours (incl. breaks & discussion)
This hit Edinburgh fringe show sees comedian, historian and Huffington Post blogger Ed O’Meara cram over a thousand years of history into one very funny evening.
present: Long Play writing competition winners
New play readings, performance and discussion for theatre lovers to enjoy.
This show is part of the Theatre Royal’s Third Stage in the informal surroundings of their Dress Circle Foyer. The bar will be open so take your seat, relax and enjoy.
Long Play is New Perspectives’ fulllength playwriting competition for East Midlands writers. The winner of this year’s competition is Unforgettable by Tim Elgood, an evocative and inventive story about a brother and sister’s relationship in later life.
“Like being in the company of your funniest mate telling his favourite stories. Effortless charm.” — Edfringe Reviews
Alongside an exclusive rehearsed reading of Tim Elgood’s play at 7pm, you can also enjoy readings from the two runners up at 4pm.
photo: John FG Stead photo: Liam Maloney
Dance4 presents: Ame Henderson/Public Recordings
WHAT WE ARE SAYING
DATE/TIME: Thu 29 May (8pm) VENUE: Nottingham Contemporary PRICE: £9 (£7 concessions)
WHAT IS IT? Performance SUITABLE FOR: All RUNNING TIME: 1 hr
PHILIPPE BLANCHARD — THIS IS THAT
Be prepared for a surprising performance where no one knows what is going to happen next. This intriguing show is a collaboration between artists from a variety of backgrounds.
DATE/TIME: Wed 28 May (8pm) VENUE: Lakeside Arts Centre PRICE: £13 / £11 concs / £8 restricted view
What do we say about the present moment – the moment we’re in now, together?
Public Recordings’ new work creates the conditions for this language to emerge as a spontaneous conversation and reveals vulnerable, funny and courageous humanity in the process.
A truly international collaboration between a Swedish-French choreographer and two Italian filmmakers who also happen to be twins. This is a funny, charming show where the construction of images and the meaning we attach to appearances is questioned.
WHAT IS IT? Dance / Performance SUITABLE FOR: 12+ RUNNING TIME: 1 hr
This is That is a stripped-down and witty work that invites the audience to explore multiple layers of interpretation of what is seen and heard. The twin brothers put the concept of identity to the test over and over again in this engaging performance.
BISMARCK by Frank Wedekind, translated and adapted by Penny Black DATE/TIME: Wed 28 May (7pm) VENUE: Neville Studio at Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: FREE - Tickets required
WHAT IS IT? Theatre / Rehearsed reading SUITABLE FOR: 14+ RUNNING TIME: 1 hr 20 mins
Political summits, emergency meetings, heads of state, journalists, musicians… it could be the G8 in 2014, but it is the 1860s and not much is different.
Frank Wedekind wrote BISMARCK at the beginning of WWI to avoid the censors, but was still caught out by changing alliances. Excerpts of this newly-unearthed play, described as a ‘political can-can’, will be presented with songs of the time. Directed by Martin Berry
⊲ WED 28 MAY — THU 29 MAY
We can characterise it as one of uncertainty, of terrible danger and of possibility. Perhaps what we are faced with is a lack of language. As Slavoj Zizek put it recently to a crowd of New York protesters, ‘We do not have the language to express how we are not free’.
Co-commissioned by Dance4 with TransAmériques (Montreal) and Harbourfront Centre in association with The Power Plant (Toronto). Tour supported by Canada Council for the Arts.
DATE/TIME: Thu 29 May (6pm) VENUE: Neville Studio at Nottingham Playhouse
PRICE: FREE - Tickets required WHAT IS IT? Theatre / Reading
An evening of one-act plays from three of the region’s most interesting emerging theatre voices. New writing, made in Nottingham.
6pm - Bad Blood by Hugh Dichmont (Nottingham) 7:15pm - The Visit by Subika Anwar (Northampton) 8:30pm - Stasis by Emily Holyoake (Derby)
Don’ t miss!
There are live music events taking place throughout the festival. On the 29th you can enjoy Joy Mumford at CAST bar at Nottingham Playhouse. See p37 for our music programme. 21
Proto-type Theater present:
THE GOOD, THE GOD & THE GUILLOTINE DATE/TIME: Thu 29 May (8pm) VENUE: Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: £13 (£11 concessions,
£6 for under 26) WHAT IS IT? Performance / Music
A show that steals its style from the gig, the opera and the recital, The Good, the God and the Guillotine is a music-driven piece of theatre like no other. Inspired by Albert Camus’ classic novel The Stranger, a group of performers and laptop musicians create an atmospheric, cross-genre journey through a tangle of relationships and technologies. All set against reactive objects, lights and hand-drawn animations.
THIS IS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED — The Metro
SUITABLE FOR: 14+ RUNNING TIME: 1 hr 10 mins (no interval)
Join us for a post-show talk after the performance.
Proto-type Theater, collaborating with the musician/ composers of MMUle, lighting designer Rebecca M. K. Makus and animator Adam York Gregory, present a performance sung and spoken across thirteen distinct chapters.
CAROLINE BOWDITCH — FALLING IN LOVE WITH FRIDA DATE/TIME: Thu 29 May (6pm & 9.30pm) VENUE: Lakeside Arts Centre PRICE: £12 (£10 concessions)
There’s more to Frida than her mono-brow. Falling in Love with Frida is an intimate and enticing performance that explores the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). It is a reclaiming of a disabled artist, a love-like obsession and an enquiry into how we shape what we are remembered for and how much we can really control people’s memories of us.
WHAT IS IT? Dance / Performance SUITABLE FOR: 16+ RUNNING TIME: 1 hr
With BSL interpreter
A world premiere with very limited availability. Early booking is essential. Produced by Dance4, commissioned by Dance4 and SICK! Festival
I know you so well. The clothes that hang in your wardrobe The music you lay down to I know you left your mark on everything, including their hearts. They all fell in love with you. I’ve never met you, but I’ve done it too.
Photo: Anthony Hopwood
⊲ THU 29 MAY
RAISING LAZARUS by Kat Francois DATE/TIME: Fri 30 May (8pm),
Sat 31 May (6pm) VENUE: New Art Exchange PRICE: £9 (£7 concessions) WHAT IS IT? Theatre SUITABLE FOR: All RUNNING TIME: 1 hr (plus post-
show discussion) Extra Performances: Tue 27 May (8pm), Wed 28 May (3pm & 7pm) at the Chase Neighbourhood Centre - FREE, tickets required.
A one woman play which charts the experience of West Indian soldiers who came to fight for Britain in WWI. This is a powerful personal piece as Kat traces the history of Lazarus Francois, her grandfather’s first cousin. She tries to discover and tell his story, finding out who he was, what happened to him and defining his legacy. Kat Francois is a performer and entertainer whose CV covers everything from playwriting and acting to poetry and stand up comedy. In her own words, only the fact that she cannot sing like Whitney prevents her from world domination!
⊲ FRI 30 MAY
Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre present:
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT DATE/TIME: Fri 30 May (7pm),
Sat 31 May (2pm & 7pm), Sun 1 June (5pm) VENUE: Barton’s Bus Garage in Chilwell PRICE: £8 (£6 concessions) WHAT IS IT? Theatre SUITABLE FOR: 14+
One of our WWI themed events to honour the centenary, this is a revised adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s famous novel about the German front line in the Great War. Paul Baumer and his school friends get called to the front. The story follows their lives, their victories and their tragedies as they fight for their country.
THEATRE OF THE FANTASTIC DATE/TIME: Fri 30 May (7pm) VENUE: Neville Studio at
Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: FREE - Tickets required WHAT IS IT? Theatre / Reading / Music
A snapshot of the celebrated Polish FREE writer’s life and work, with staged extracts and readings from his writings, letters, and diaries. This event will explore ideas of invasion and aggression, setting Witkiewicz’s work in the context of recent political upheavals, and will look at his writing as an early example of ‘gonzo’ journalism.
macrobert and Frozen Charlotte present:
TOO MANY PENGUINS?
A BOY AND HIS BOX DATE/TIME: Sat 31 May (1.30pm, 3pm & 4pm),
DATE/TIME: Fri 30 May (11am, 1.30pm & 3pm) VENUE: Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside Arts Centre PRICE: £8 WHAT IS IT? Families / Performance SUITABLE FOR: 1 — 4 years RUNNING TIME: Approx. 35 mins
How many penguins are too many penguins? Mr Polaro thinks that one is more than enough, thank you very much. But Penguina wants someone to play with. Just one friend. Well, maybe two, or three... Come and see just how many turn up in this charming show for young audiences.
A LITTLE BIT OF THEATRICAL MAGIC ★★★★
An East Midlands Children’s Theatre and Dance Network promotion
— The Scotsman
Sun 1 June (11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm & 4pm) VENUE: Performing Arts Studio
at Lakeside Arts Centre PRICE: £6 WHAT IS IT? Families / Performance SUITABLE FOR: All RUNNING TIME: Approx. 40mins Extra Performances: Fri 30 May (10am & 11.30am) at the New Art Exchange - FREE, tickets required.
When you give kids a present what do they always play with? The box! This hugely entertaining performance tells the story of a little boy with a box and a big imagination. The performer draws live on stage and uses fun projections, silly sound effects and cheesy tunes to bring the story to life. After watching the boy’s story, the audience are invited to decide what their box might be and to see their idea appear around them! And the fun doesn’t stop when the performance does – stick around for arty drawing activities!
Especially commissioned for neat14, this poignant play shows the horror and kinship these young soldiers faced whilst fighting for survival.
MY SON RAN HOME AND STARTED DRAWING AND TWO DAYS LATER HE’S STILL DRAWING! — Audience member
Director Allie Spencer
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THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL Image credit - Wolfgang Tillmans, Dan, 2008. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London.
WHEEE! FAMILY WEEKEND
Selections from the Arts Council Collection DATE/TIME: Sat 12 April
– Sun 29 June VENUE: Nottingham Contemporary
PRICE: FREE WHAT IS IT? Art SUITABLE FOR: All
This major exhibition drawn from the Arts Council Collection features 70 artists, FREE including eight Turner Prize winners. The show includes work by Francis Bacon, Peter Blake, Anthony Caro, Jeremy Deller, Elizabeth Frink, Gilbert and George, Barbara Hepworth, Yoko One, Bridget Riley, Wolfgang Tillmans and Rachel Whiteread.
PERMINDAR KAUR: HIDING OUT THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
DATE/TIME: Sat 31 May (12pm — 5pm),
WHAT IS IT? Families / Event /
DATE/TIME: Sat 3 May —
Sun 1 June (12pm — 5pm) VENUE: Highfields Park, Lakeside Arts Centre PRICE: FREE
Performance / Activities SUITABLE FOR: All RUNNING TIME: 5 hrs
Sun 15 June VENUE: Djanogly Art Gallery at Lakeside Arts Centre
Join us for a fun-filled weekend of FREE activities and performances. Bring a picnic to eat by the boating lake and enjoy a weekend which includes ‘make and do’ activities, performances and general silliness from lots of artists and performers.
Alongside plenty of slapstick comedy, aerial acrobatics and performances from Lakeside’s Youth Theatre, we guarantee surprises and delights for all the family!
You can have a drink of ‘roast beef’ tea or James Bond tea from the Maison Foo Tea Bar, enjoy the return of Little Cauliflower Theatre Company, or watch Matt Hemmings perform incredible stunts with Flatland BMX - described by many as breakdancing on a bike!
⊲ SAT 31 MAY — SUN 1 JUNE
Don’t forget we also have Exxopolis, Architects of Air’s anniversary Luminarium all through the festival! Just £3.50 per person
PRICE: FREE WHAT IS IT? Art SUITABLE FOR: All
Nottingham-born artist, Permindar Kaur, creates sculptural objects and installations exploring the territory of home, FREE belonging and cultural identity. She does this by apparently innocent means invoking childhood and domestic spaces. Little figures and animals fashioned in soft fleece resembling halfstuffed toys are the players in her game; but these toys are armed with claws, horns and beaks, belying their apparent vulnerability and giving them an air of comic menace. Others disappear against identically coloured or patterned backgrounds; an elaborate game of hide-and-seek perhaps, or a strategy of camouflage. This is the first major exhibition of new work produced over the last ten years by an artist whose concerns with cultural inclusivity and exclusivity remain as pertinent as ever.
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
31 MAY Nottingham Playhouse, ODA Theatre (Pristina) and Sarajevo War Theatre present
THE DRAWING BOARD
BOLERO By Michael Pinchbeck DATE/TIME: Sat 31 May (7.30pm),
Sun 1 June (7.30pm) VENUE: Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: £13 (£11 Concessions, £6 Under 26s)
When you hear the word “Bolero” what comes to mind? A fondly remembered piece of classical music? Two performers in purple falling to the ice? Gold medals? Well that’s not the whole story. Part-history, part-play this unique production brings together different stories, all linked by one word. Bolero. From Torvill and Dean’s historic Olympic win to the use of the very same stadium they skated in as a cemetery, this fascinating work explores a hundred years of European events, from WW1 to the present day, and shows that history isn’t just one neat and tidy story. An assassin raises his gun. A conductor raises his baton. A piece of music that lasts 17 minutes has begun.
⊲ SAT 31 MAY
WHAT IS IT? Theatre SUITABLE FOR: 14+ RUNNING TIME: Approx. 1 hr 20 mins
A wonderful new theatre experience from Michael Pinchbeck, supported by Nottingham Playhouse and featuring performers from our local community. This is the world premiere of this piece which will go on to tour in Europe, including Sarajevo.
DATE/TIME: Fri 23 May — Sun 1 June (1pm) VENUE: Primary PRICE: FREE WHAT IS IT? Art / Discussion SUITABLE FOR: All RUNNING TIME: 1 hr
Curated by writer and theatre maker, FREE Michael Pinchbeck, The Drawing Board is a space for writing by artists or art by writers. For neat14, Michael Pinchbeck will invite 10 artists showing work at the festival to spend an hour writing on The Drawing Board. For more information go to www.drawingboardproject.tumblr.com
LOEWENMOUTHY DATE/TIME: Sat 31 May (7pm) VENUE: Neville Studio at Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: £9 (£7 concessions) WHAT IS IT? Spoken Word SUITABLE FOR: 12+ RUNNING TIME: 2 hrs
Join us for the after party at CAST from 9pm
Mouthy Poets have gone international, connecting Nottingham with Braunschweig via the German Spoken Word Poetry Club #Loewenmaul (Lion Mouth). Now they are ready to share their European journey with you. The two groups have explored ways to write, edit, and perform poetry together across many miles and national borders using postcards, emails, twitter, skype, facebook and more. Showcasing their new work at neat14, they will present a diverse and intense performance of spoken word poetry written and performed in English, German and Polish.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the British Council, Bolero is a co-production between Nottingham Playhouse, ODA Theatre (Pristina) and Sarajevo War Theatre. The project has been developed at Dance4, the National Ice Centre and Primary with financial assistance and support from Loughborough University and the University of Lincoln. Bolero began as part of Making Tracks.
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1 JUNE THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
ARACALADANZA in association with MOKO DANCE present:
CONSTELACIONES (CONSTELLATIONS) DATE/TIME: Sun 1 June (1pm & 3.30pm) VENUE: Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside Arts Centre PRICE: £8 WHAT IS IT? Families / Dance SUITABLE FOR: 4+ and their families RUNNING TIME: Approx. 55 mins
THE CURRENT SITUATION: YARA EL-SHERBINI DATE/TIME: Sat 10 May – Sun 31 August VENUE: New Art Exchange PRICE: FREE
WHAT IS IT? Art SUITABLE FOR: All
A fun, free exhibition which uses humour and popular culture to ask big questions about social and political systems of power and influence. At the heart of the exhibition is a brand new artwork, commissioned especially for the New Art Exchange called ‘The Current Situation’. It is a gigantic interpretation of the family buzz wire game which visitors to the gallery are invited to play with.
Try your hand at navigating around borders of a world map with a hand held device, all the time being careful not to touch the wire and set off the buzzer!
To discover more about the exhibition, join Art Historian and Creative Practitioner Laura-Jade Klée for a free gallery tour on Saturday 31 May, 12pm.
Extraordinary, magical dance theatre made especially for children and families by this festival favourite and award-winning Spanish company. Constellations is inspired by the colourful work of artist Joan Miró and uses dance, puppets and digital visuals to bring it to life. Delivered with Aracaladanza’s trademark playfulness, creativity and style. A wonderful performance from one of the best companies in Europe, easy to enjoy and be entertained by. “My 4 year old was captivated – as was I! Breathtakingly beautiful.” “My son commented ‘Wow it’s magic.’”
EUROPEAN ORGAN RECITAL DATE/TIME: Sun 1 June (2.45pm) VENUE: Albert Hall PRICE: £5 (Free for under 18s) WHAT IS IT? Music SUITABLE FOR: All
Booking essential on 0115 9500411
David Butterworth presents a programme of music written for ‘the King of Instruments’ over the last three hundred years. Beginning with Bach, it will take in work by César Franck, Peter Møller, Vaughan Williams and Franz Liszt. Listeners will also be delighted to hear Fanfare for Nottingham, composed specially for the Albert Hall by renowned Parisian organist Naji Hakim.
— Audience Members at Nubes (Clouds) Aracaladanza 2012
CHASE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
We are delighted to work with The Renewal Trust to bring exciting music, theatre, spoken word and more to the Chase Neighbourhood Centre in St Ann’s. We welcome all local residents to come and enjoy these fantastic neat14 performances - just call 0115 941 9419 or pop into the Chase Neighbourhood Centre to book your tickets.
Chase Neighbourhood Centre Launch Event featuring:
MASS BOLERO MRS GREEN & THE RIZLAS MOUTHY POETS DATE/TIME: Mon 26 May (7pm) VENUE: The Chase
Neighbourhood Centre, St Ann’s
This fun evening of entertainment will launch a full week of activity at the Chase Neighbourhood Centre. With a showing of the short film of Mass Bolero and a performance by the Mouthy Poets this is sure to be a lively event, even before the arrival of Mrs Green…
WHAT IS IT? Party /
Spoken Word / Music PRICE: FREE
Back in her home town following Sheep Soup Theatre Company’s hit Edinburgh Fringe musical, soul and Motown diva Mrs Green returns with a snazzy new band and a little help from a cast of incredibly talented singers. With a selection of classic covers and dynamic original songs from the acclaimed show, Mrs Green ‘captivates the audience every time she opens her mouth’ (Broadway Baby).
Also showing at Chase Neighbourhood Centre:
THE SECOND MINUTE
DATE/TIME: Tue 27 May (2pm)
DATE/TIME: Thu 29 May (7pm)
A play about letters from local soldiers in WW1 (see p15).
Spoken Word performance event.
DATE/TIME: Tue 27 May (8pm),
DATE/TIME: Fri 30 May (9pm)
Wed 28 May (3pm & 7pm)
A one-woman show about West Indian soliders fighting for Britain (see p24).
A BOY & HIS BOX DATE/TIME: Thu 29 May (11am, 1.30pm & 3pm)
A show for kids about the magic of imagination (see p25).
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The week of events will finish with a fantastic gig featuring the afro-funk fusion sounds of Blessing Magore. In partnership with Cultural Vibrations.
ALL SHOWS ARE FREE BUT WITH LIMITED CAPACITY - TICKETS ESSENTIAL Book tickets on 0115 941 9419 or by calling into the Chase Neighbourhood Centre. Book early to avoid disappointment!
FILM PROGRAMME At Broadway Cinema
ROME, OPEN CITY (12A)
A TERRIBLE BEAUTY... (12A)
DATE/TIME: Fri 23 – Sun 25 May (times tbc) PRICE: £7.70 (£6 concession) RUNNING TIME: 102 mins
DATE/TIME: Mon 26 – Tue 27 May (times tbc) PRICE: £7.70 (£6 concession) RUNNING TIME: 97 mins
Often cited as one of the greatest films ever made, Rossellini’s portrait of life under the Nazi Occupation is remarkable for its sheer immediacy, tension and power. Made under difficult circumstances after the liberation of Rome, the film follows engineer Giorgio in his attempts to evade the Germans and the collaborating Italian authorities.
One thousand British men from the Sherwood Foresters thought they were on their way to France to join the fight against the Germans in the Great War. Instead they found themselves marching the streets of Dublin, perplexed, and within hours hundreds of them lay dead or wounded, attacked by just 17 men of the rebel Irish Volunteers.
THE GREAT BEAUTY (15)
TOMKA AND HIS FRIENDS (PG)
DATE/TIME: Wed 28 – Thu 29 May (times tbc) PRICE: £7.70 (£6 concession) RUNNING TIME: 142 mins
DATE/TIME: Sat 31 May (times tbc) PRICE: £7.70 (£6 concession) RUNNING TIME: 78 mins
This intoxicating film of contemporary Rome was the well-deserved winner of the 2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It tells the story of journalist Jep Gambardella who has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. We meet him as he turns 65 in grand style and finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life.
When the Nazis occupy an Albanian village after the withdrawal of the Italian army, Tomka and his gang are furious… because the Germans set up camp on their football pitch.
ONE DAY COURSE – DIRECTOR ALAIN RESNAIS DATE/TIME: Sat 24 May (11am — 5.30pm) VENUE: Broadway Cinema PRICE: £17 (£15 members & concessions) WHAT IS IT? Film Course
The recently deceased French director was one of the most critically-acclaimed filmmakers of all time and created such masterpieces as Hiroshima Mon Amour, a flagship film of the New Wave and the seminal Last Year at Marienbad. Throughout the day, Martin O’Shaughnessy, Subject Leader of Film & TV Studies at Nottingham Trent University, will give an overview of Resnais’ career with a particular focus on his work in relation to the French New Wave, European Modernism and French Colonisation.
SUITABLE FOR: 15+ RUNNING TIME: 6 hrs 30 mins,
includes breaks & films
The day will include clips, group discussion and conclude with a full screening of Night and Fog and Last Year at Marienbad (see below). Tutor: Martin O’Shaughnessy
Mass Bolero will be shown before neat14 films where possible
DOUBLE BILL FROM DIRECTOR ALAIN RESNAIS NIGHT AND FOG (NUIT ET BROUILLARD) (15)
LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (U)
RUNNING TIME: 30 mins
RUNNING TIME: 90 mins
Made ten years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, NIGHT AND FOG documents the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek while describing the lives of prisoners in the camps. Withdrawn from the Cannes Film Festival in 1955 for its deemed controversial content.
Hypnotically dreamlike, Last Year At Marienbad is a surrealist parody of Hollywood melodrama, a high-fashion romance with a dark, alien underbelly. This classic of the French New Wave gorgeously fuses the past with the present in telling its ambiguous tale of a man and a woman who may or may not have met a year ago, perhaps at the very same Baroque château they now find themselves wandering.
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“a shimmering coup de cinema to make your heart burst ★★★★” — The Telegraph
The local partisans recruit the boys to spy on the invaders and help to set an ambush. Who knew war could be this much fun? Albania’s greatest female director Xhanfise Keko spins a classic boys’ own adventure yarn with authentic style.
All titles, dates and times correct at time of print. For more info and to see the full schedule please visit www.broadway.org.uk
BOOK READINGS & TALKS
WARPAINT by Alicia Foster DATE/TIME: Fri 30 May (1pm) VENUE: Bromley House Library PRICE: FREE - Tickets required
Local writer Alicia Foster discusses her new novel.
WHAT IS IT? Literature SUITABLE FOR: 12+ RUNNING TIME: Approx. 1 hr
In Warpaint four women’s lives collide as they create propaganda in WWII’s darkest hour. From painting ‘Black’ propaganda to demoralise the enemy to conjuring up the
bulldog spirit, each artist is involved in the war effort and must ask herself what truths and what lies they are prepared to tell.
‘In a plot full of twists, turns, double crossing and espionage, this whip-smart thriller, loosely based on real events, has great characters, authentic detail, poignancy and black comedy’ — Sunday Mirror
NOBLE ENDEAVOURS: ENGLAND AND GERMANY: IN PRAISE OF A FORGOTTEN FRIENDSHIP
MUD, MUNITIONS & MEMORIALS: NOTTINGHAMSHIRE & WORLD WAR 1
DATE/TIME: Sat 24 May (12pm) VENUE: Ustinov Room at Nottingham Playhouse PRICE: FREE - Tickets required WHAT IS IT? Literature SUITABLE FOR: All RUNNING TIME: Approx. 1hr
DATE/TIME: Wed 28 May (1pm) VENUE: Bromley House Library PRICE: FREE - Tickets required WHAT IS IT? Literature SUITABLE FOR: 12+ RUNNING TIME: Approx. 1hr
Acclaimed author Miranda Seymour and Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse, Giles Croft, will discuss her new book and talk about some of the unforgettable men and women who, when asked in wartime to which country they belonged, found it impossible to give a simple answer. Loving both, they could not make a choice.
Local historian Chris Weir recalls the events of WWI through diaries, letters, photographs and other sources of the time, each telling its own story.
MUSIC EVENINGS AT CAST BAR, NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE
MUSIC AT NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY
Throughout the festival CAST bar will provide the after-party with cocktails, ales and all the right tunes. Join us for DJs, live music and more every evening from 9pm. From the soulful sounds of Joy Mumford through to the jumping jazz of Manière des Bohémiens, we’ll be living it up and celebrating every night throughout the festival.
Fri 23 May, 8pm Pentatronix The Space (£12 in advance)
Manière des Bohémiens Fri 23 May, 9pm Sat 24 May, 9pm Muha Mon 26 May, 9pm The Balkan Express Tue 27 May, 9pm Reflektor2 Wed 28 May, 9pm Haiku Salut Thu 29 May, 9pm Joy Mumford Fri 30 May, 9pm Samuel Kirk (of Injured Birds) Sat 31 May, 9pm Mouthy Poets Sun 1 June, 2.30pm Esther Van Leuven Sun 1 June, 3.30pm The Major Oak Chorus Sun 1 June, 4.30pm Swing Gitan Sun 1 June, 5.30pm Gallery 47
Sat 24 May, 8pm Minimal Bouge & McWatt Cafe.Bar.Contemporary (Free) Sat 31 May, 8pm The Distillery Blues Band Cafe.Bar.Contemporary (Free) Sun 1 June, 1pm Swing Gitan Cafe.Bar.Contemporary (Free) For more details go to www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/events and click ‘Live’
No village, town, factory or organisation in Nottinghamshire remained untouched by the events that were to unfold across Europe and artefacts from local people paint a vivid picture of the true impact of war.
VENUES Broadway Cinema Nottingham’s premier independent cinema, with four screens, digital & 3D technology and two buzzing café bars. Broadway shows the best arthouse films and the pick of the big blockbusters. 10 minutes walk from Old Market Square it is easy to reach via public transport or on foot. Broadway 14 - 18 Broad Street Nottingham NG1 3AL Tel: 0115 9526 611 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.broadway.org.uk Box Office Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9am – until 15 mins after the start of the final film Sat and Sun 1 hour before the start of the first film - until 15 minutes after the start of the final film. Wheelchair accessible.
Chase Neighbourhood Centre The Chase Neighbourhood Centre is a welcoming community centre in the heart of St Ann’s managed by The Renewal Trust. The Renewal Trust works with the communities of St Anns and Sneinton by supporting and promoting activities to renew the area socially, economically, environmentally and ‘in Spirit’. Chase Neighbourhood Centre Robin Hood Chase, St Ann’s NG3 4EZ Wheelchair accessible and easily reached on foot, by public transport or in a car. Tel: 0115 8412670 Email: email@example.com
New Art Exchange
Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall
New Art Exchange is a public art gallery hosting a regular programme of exhibitions, talks, live music, dance, theatre, film screenings, and family activities. Entry is free and all are welcome. NAE is located opposite The Forest tram stop, a short journey from Nottingham City Centre. The building is wheelchair accessible and baby changing facilities are available.
The Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall are two world-class entertainment venues in Nottingham bringing big name stars and wonderful performances to the heart of the city centre. Easily reached via bus, tram, on foot or by car.
New Art Exchange 39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE
Situated in the city centre, Nottingham Playhouse puts on a wide variety of drama, music, dance, comedy and of course, the legendary Nottingham Playhouse pantomime. With the acclaimed Sky Mirror outside and the lively CAST restaurant, bar and deli, Nottingham Playhouse is a great place to visit. The Playhouse is located less than 10 minutes walk from Old Market Square and is easily reached by public transport, on foot or by car.
Tel: 0115 924 8630 Web: www.nae.org.uk
Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF
Café and Gallery Opening Times: Monday: 10:30am - 3.30pm Tuesday - Friday: 10.30am - 6pm Saturdays: 9:30am - 5pm Sundays: 11:30am - 5pm
Box Office Tel: 0115 941 9419 Web: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk Box Office Opening Hours: Mon – Sat (excluding public holidays) 10am – 8pm Sunday - from two hours before the performance Wheelchair accessible.
Nottingham Contemporary Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK with international exhibitions, four galleries, a performance and film space, a learning room, shop and Café.Bar. Contemporary. It is free to visit and can be found right next to the Lace Market Tram Stop, five minutes from Nottingham Railway Station. Nottingham Contemporary Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB Tel: 0115 948 9750 Email: info@nottingham contemporary.org Web: www.nottinghamcontemporary.org Opening Times: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 7pm Bank Holidays and Saturdays 10am - 6pm Sunday 11am - 5pm Closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays during exhibitions. Cafe.Bar.Contemporary Opening Times: Wednesday - Friday 10am to 9pm Saturday 10am to 11pm Sunday and Tuesday 10am to 7pm Wheelchair accessible.
Lakeside Arts Centre Lakeside is the University of Nottingham’s arts centre and museum set in the lovely grounds of Highfields Park with two excellent cafes it is the ideal place to take time out, unwind and experience the best in visual and performing arts. Visit Lakeside to enjoy music, dance, theatre, visual art and family events all year round. There is easy access on public transport and parking available if you journey by car. Lakeside Arts Centre University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD Tel: 0115 846 7777 Web: www.lakesidearts.org.uk Wallner Gallery and Pavilion Café Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm (until 11pm on performance evenings) Sundays 10am - 5pm Box Office Opening Hours: Performance days - Mon - Sat 10am until half an hour after start of performance Non-performance days – Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12pm - 4pm During tram works please access via North or West entrances. Wheelchair accessible.
For full accessibility information please check each venue’s website.
Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND Box Office Tel: 0115 989 5555 Web: www.trch.co.uk Box Office Opening Times: Mon – Sat 9am – 8.30pm. For more info and accessibility details please go to www.trch.co.uk and go to “How To Find Us”
Dance4 Dance4 is an internationally recognised experimental dance organisation with a unique voice in the UK dance sector. Dance4 works with partners across Nottingham and beyond to bring dance artists and communities together and provides rehearsal space and information services from its City Centre base. College Street Centre College Street, Nottingham NG1 5AQ Tel: 0115 9410773 Web: www.dance4.co.uk
Other Venues: Barton’s 61 High Road, Beeston NG9 4AJ T: 0115 925 7766 Bromley House Library Bromley House, Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL T: 0115 947 3134 Nottingham Trent University Old Chemistry Theatre, Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU Nottingham Trent University Waverley Building, Waverley Street, Nottingham NG7 4HF Stonebridge City Farm Stonebridge Road, Nottingham NG3 2FR T: 0115 950 5113
PLACES TO STAY
For details, discounts and deals on how to get around the city and festival check out www.thebigwheel.org.uk. Their site is packed with useful information to help you save money, help the environment and plan your journey whether it’s on two feet, two wheels or by public transport.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during neat14 we recommend one of our hotel partners: ⊲⊲ Jurys Inn
⊲⊲ The Orchard Hotel
DRIVING IN TO NOTTINGHAM Take advantage of Nottingham City Council’s Park & Ride scheme and leave your car in one of 7 sites around the city, including the Forest Recreation Ground just off the A610. Parking is free when you pay your bus or tram fare.
0115 901 6700
0871 222 4836
⊲⊲ Crowne Plaza
0871 942 9161
⊲⊲ Hart’s Hotel
0115 988 1900
⊲⊲ Park Plaza
0115 947 7200
⊲⊲ Ramada Hotel
0115 912 8000
There are also lots of car parks in the city centre including: ⊲⊲ Mount Street near Nottingham Playhouse. ⊲⊲ Lace Market Car Park near Nottingham Contemporary and Broadway Cinema. ⊲⊲ Trinity Square car park is situated close to the Theatre Royal and Royal Centre and Nottingham Trent University.
⊲⊲ Lakeside Arts Centre has a dedicated car park. Access via North or West entrances. ⊲⊲ New Art Exchange and The Chase Neighbourhood Centre have on street parking nearby.
LEAVING THE CAR AT HOME It’s really easy for you to travel between neat14 venues using public transport and these deals make it affordable too: ⊲⊲ NOTTINGHAM CITY TRANSPORT – neat14 SAVER £2 ALL DAY TICKET Special neat14 Saver bus tickets are available to purchase from venue box offices, online or from the bus driver and give you all day travel (valid 9.30am – midnight) for £2. Tickets must be used in conjunction with a neat14 festival ticket and are valid on all Nottingham City Transport buses within the Greater Nottingham City area.
NEAT EATS Save 10% off food and/or drinks at the following restaurants during the festival. Just show your ticket on the day of performance to get the NEAT EATS discount: ⊲⊲ CAST Bar & Restaurant
⊲⊲ The Ned Ludd
⊲⊲ The Calcutta Club
⊲⊲ Cock & Hoop
⊲⊲ The Cross Keys
⊲⊲ Broadway Cinema
⊲⊲ The Larder on Goosegate
⊲⊲ The Park Bar at Hart’s
⊲⊲ Pavillion Cafe at Lakeside
⊲⊲ NOTTINGHAM CITY TRANSPORT – GROUPRIDER TICKET Bringing the family? NCT’s Grouprider ticket means that up to 5 people (with a minimum of 1 adult) can travel all day for £4.50. Buy your ticket on the bus. ⊲⊲ BIKE PARKING There are lots of spaces for bike parking around the city, so why not cycle in? *Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion including set menus. Check offer details at participating venues.
FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND THE FESTIVAL
NOTTINGHAM CITY CENTRE
BOOK TICKETS ON: 0115 941 9419
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