Monthly Archives: December 2010

Graeme Rose's Blog: bang-a-gong

Vesalius: a Requiem has been name-checked as one of the Adelaide Advertiser’s top 10 shows of the year. Great news for Various People (aka. Cheryl Pickering&Richard Chew) who have just arrived back in the UK to remind themselves of what they’re missing. There are plans afoot to restage another of Rick’s monumental compositions – the song-cycle solitary (originally staged at Lincoln Gaol under our Resurrectionists moniker back in 1998/9). Meanwhile the Adelaide Advertiser is also predicting growth in the Arts for the coming year despite belt-tightening elsewhere. A sign perhaps that Australia is bucking the trend by encouraging investment in its cultural assets.

Link to more images of this year’s production at RiAus.

Graeme Rose's Blog: boo radley

A blockboard star and a camel and a fort:

Three cardinals and the greatest story ever told.

A broken camera-phone and a struggling car.

the usual chaos and crisis management

the budget festivities and the carefully executed control of expectations;

the postcard winter landscapes and scuppered family travel-plans;

the boiler that’s packed up with 2 days to go

heart-warming offerings;

someone’s discarded sample bottle asleep on the snow

and an arguing couple in a supermarket car-park - ”Why did ya jump out the fookin’ window, ya spaz?!” she cries

the surprising animal ejaculations through a wall at teatime

the scratching of a kitchen visitor in the dead of night.

The lingering shadows of various 2010 disappointments

and the spectre of more ahead…

and the memories of many fantastic moments

from a mad, troubled, crazy, beautiful, adventurous, carefree and at times will-sapping year of extremes.

There is a tired face in the mirror, telling me I need to finish this chapter. Let go.

… then I stumble across it on ITV3. I’m trying to remember the sequence of events but it’s been years. I’m shocked by the revelation of defendant Tom’s shooting and I’m on the edge of my seat when the children of Atticus Finch are stopped, attacked, then saved in the woods. I know I’m gonna crack… and sure enough when Boo appears behind the door and the little girl says his name…. I crumple, just like every time.

There’s a flood. And the Festive TV has barely started.

Merry Christmas everyone. Merry Christmas xxx

We Are Fierce: Are you or do you know a Soldier?

Do you like Karaoke? We need you! Or your help… For our upcoming festival in March 2011 we are working with a company called Quarantine who we will be bringing a project called The Soldier’s Song to Birmingham. The project is a video installation; it takes the form of a karaoke booth playing videos of soldiers singing their favourite [...]

Kindle Theatre: EAT YOUR HEART OUT


is a performance meal originally conceived in July 2009 in the small canteen of A.E Harris for an audience of 12 it has now become a theatrical banquet for 130 via installations, intimate and epic in COACKWERKS, Brighton,  A.E Harris, Birmingham, Bite Size festival and BE festival in the West Midlands. In 2010 it was voted winner of the Invisible City’s award for ‘Things That Make me Smile’ and in February 2011 the banquet version was performed for just 2 nights as part of Ideas Tap’s Coming Up Festival at Debut, London Bridge.

Read Bella Todd’s Guardian Blog article about edible performance

As with all Kindle’s work to date EAT YOUR HEART OUT has been made collaboratively. We continue to work with long term collaborators Blanch & Shock Food Design, composer – arranger Phill Ward, collaborating artist Nina Smith, Creative Director Ideas Tap, and musicians Laura Mattison and Catherine Pollard.

Previous versions of the project have been made possible with the creative talent of individuals including Tony Appleby, George Appleby, Claire Wearn,  Rosalyn Newbery, Steven Davies and Martin Bonger and support from Stan’s Cafe @ A.E Harris and COACHWERKS. Please click here to read more about the different versions of EAT YOUR HEART OUT.

Photo: Steven Davies

Special thanks to Collective’s Jonny Burch for flyer design, Dan Hall for website design and James Gorrie for building it: