//BUZZCUT// Festival returns to Govan (Glasgow) for its sixth community focused festival of Live Art and experimental performance from 5 - 9 April 2017. Over five days //BUZZCUT// will base itself in the Pearce Institute, a 100 year old community centre in the centre of Govan, transforming it into the heart of the festival with a wild, friendly, vibing environment where all are welcome. The festival is pay-what-you-can to attend and centered around interrogating the accessibility of Live Art and experimental performance.
Beginning as a collaboration between Glasgow-based performance makers Nick Anderson and Rosana Cade in 2012 //BUZZCUT//’s central enquiry remains, “How can an event strengthen a community?” and is inscribed into everything they do. For the past five years they have strengthened the Glasgow performance community by bringing hundreds of artists to this city, celebrating risk, experimentation, friendliness and community solidarity. //BUZZCUT// is now an artist-centric, community focused effort and a year-round organisation with an office in the Pearce Institute. The team is now comprised of Nick, Rosana, Karl Taylor and Daisy Douglas, with the sole intention to radically envisage the growth of Live Art in and for Scotland.
This year //BUZZCUT// are spreading to more spaces than ever around Govan (including the Govan Old Parish Church, The Fairfield Working Men’s Club, Elderpark Library, Cafe 13 and a local scrapyard) to present a full-to-the-brim programme of 50 radical performance works from across Scotland, the UK and the world. The access services available at the festival will include integrated BSL and/or Captioning for several performances, and sign language interpreters hosting the festival and aiding communication between everyone in the social spaces. There will also be a rest area where people are provided with quiet space to relax, meditate, and re-group if needs be!
In a new partnership with Goethe Institut, //BUZZCUT// will be hosting Side Burns, running on Wednesday 5th April for three hours and then informally across the whole festival. Led by Phoebe Patey-Ferguson and Simon James Holton, Side Burns will provide a free, open, supportive space for discussion, debate and critical action where we can figure out how we're going to carry on together in the political hell hole we find ourselves in, and what role community and performance might have in that.
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Date Posted: 22 March 2017