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LISTINGS: Jan-Jun 2014

Cutting-edge music, performance and visual arts around Bath

 

Booking opens

Classes 1 Jan ‘14, 10am

Events: Tues 14 Jan ‘14, 10.00am

 

Press contact: Helen Fripp: h.m..uk, 01225 384725, mobile 07753 610066

Box Office: 01225 386777

 

DANCE / THEATRE

 

Practice

A chance for audiences to contribute to developing performance – become a critic for the evening and provide valuable feedback.

 

 

Wed 26 Feb, 7pm

Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT

£7, £5 concessions and includes a free drink

Box Office: www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk or 01722 321744
Strong opinions about performance? Practice is a chance for artists and audiences to see and test innovative contemporary performance and dance, then discuss how it could be developed. Four selected extracts of work-in-progress by solo performers and companies will be showcased for discussion with the audience.  Many of these acts go on to develop full-length pieces which will be performed at ICIA and Salisbury Arts Centre.  Come along and say ‘I was there’ when it goes live!

 

 

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance
Mesmerising dance strikingly set in an historic church setting

 

TOOMORTAL

Thu 3 – Sat 5 Apr, TBC

Central Bath venue: Please check our website from Jan 2014 for exact times and venue

Free Admission, All Welcome
Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance presents a beautiful mesmerising work, strikingly set within an historic church in the City of Bath. Six women dressed in flame red costumes, dance within the pews, weaving a story that moves between power and quiet reflection.

 

 

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein

Dancing in the streets to sweep away your cares.

“It was fun, energetic, explosive, just kind of cheers up your day”

 

(In)visible Dancing Finale

Sat 14 Jun, 3pm

Southgate Shopping Centre, Bath

Free Admission, All welcome

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

Discover the vivid colours of our celebration of dance in Bath. Award-winning dance company, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein is joined by a host of musicians and local dancers who will sweep you away from your daily cares with an entertaining and unusual street show.

 

MUSIC

 

Liminal
Of This Parish

Installation: Sat 5 Apr – Sat 12 Apr, Open 12pm-4pm (Except Thu 10 Apr, Installation will run from 12pm-1pm only.)

The Stables, American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

Free Admission

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

The iconic Bath Abbey and its place in the geography and community in Bath is central to this powerful work by Liminal. The piece explores how The Abbey bells define the territory of a parish.

Eight recordists will stand back to back, facing in the direction of the four compass points, then walk slowly along roads and paths that lead most directly North, South, East and West. The four recordings presented in a single space will collapse the acoustic territory of the parish into a single listening space.

Launch Event: Fri 4 Apr, 4-6pm

The Stables, American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

Free Admission, All Welcome

Of This Parish Sound Workshop: Sat 22 & Sun 23 Mar, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 9am-6.30pm with 1 hour Abbey bell tower tour included

£79, £64 Concs/UoB staff, £44 UoB students

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

 

 

 

MUSIC WORKSHOPS

 

 

Of This Parish

Sound Workshop

Sat 22 & 23 Mar, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 9am-6.30pm with 1 hour Abbey bell tower tour included
Bath’s Old Orchard Street Theatre, 12 Old Orchard Street, Bath, BA1 1JU
£79, £64 Concs/UoB staff, £44 UoB students

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

Age: 18+

Throughout this 2-day workshop, 8 participants will learn the skills of field recording to enable them to realise a version of Of This Parish with Bath Abbey’s bells. The workshop will be led by David Prior and Frances Crow of Liminal. No previous experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Richard Woods

An ICIA 4th Gallery public art commission

 

New Growth No.3

Reception: Thu 20 Feb 1pm-2pm

Solsbury Court, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath. BA2 7AY

Free Admission, All Welcome

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia
Woods was specially commissioned to make an artwork for the construction work hoardings which face Solsbury Court, a student accommodation block at the University of Bath. Over 100m of hoardings have been painstakingly hand stencilled by the artist and a large team of assistants.

 

Louisa Fairclough

Flecks of a Brighter Colour

Fri 7 Feb – Fri 30 May, Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

ICIA Art Space 1 and 2, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath. BA2 7AY

Preview: Thu 6 Feb, 6.30pm

ICIA Art Space 2, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Artist Talk: Sat 5 Apr, 2pm-4.30pm

The Little Theatre Cinema, St Michael’s Place, Bath BA1 1SF

Free Admission, All Welcome

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

In this solo exhibition, Louisa Fairclough presents three new installations she’s developing with musicians, each of which could be interpreted as a portrait. A common thread is mental imagery of that which is seen or heard in the mind, all a moving outcome of a notional collaboration with her sister who took her own life in 2008.

 

 

 

Deborah Robinson

An audio-visual experience that evokes awareness of the cyclical, recursive elements of malaria.

 

Parasite

Fri 28 Feb –Fri 21 Mar, Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

ICIA Art Space 3, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Closing Reception & Talk: Thu 20 Mar, Drinks from 6.30pm, followed by Talk 7.30pm

3WN, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Free Admission, All Welcome

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

A fascinating audio-visual experience with the potential power to unsettle.  Sections of archival film from the Wellcome Collection interact with data from malaria patients, accompanied by a soundtrack using mosquito recordings.

 

SPECIAL EVENT

Site, Sound and Place

An afternoon of talks and film across visual arts, sound and dance

Sat 5 Apr, 2-4.30pm
The Little Theatre Cinema, St Michael’s Place, Bath, BA1 1SF
Free Admission, All Welcome
Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

A wonderful opportunity to experience a range of cross-artform talks and discussion with Shobana Jeyasingh, Louisa Fairclough and Liminal. All three artists explore an interest in the relationship between site, sound and place, chaired by author Iain Sinclair.

 

 

 

 

ARTIST TALKS

 

Deborah Robinson

Thu 20 Mar, Drinks from 6.30pm, followed by talk 7.30pm
3WN, University of Bath, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Free Admission, All Welcome

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

Parasite is Robinson’s latest work in a series of scientific and technological collaborations developed with artist David Strang. The work was developed during a residency with researchers Dr Julian Rayner and Dr Oliver Billker in the Malaria Programme at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Deborah Robinson and Dr Billker will discuss their collaboration, followed by a chaired discussion.

 

 

 

STUDENT PRODUCTIONS AND EVENTS

 

Bath Area Malaysian & Singaporean Association

British Borneo

When East Meets West

Sat 15 Feb, 7.30pm
University Hall, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
£7 for 1 person, £12 for 2 people, £15 for 3 people

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

Deep in the jungle of British Borneo, one man found himself torn between duty to his country and his love for a local native woman. When East Meets West is a tale of forbidden love and sacrifices, packed with cultural dance performances from Malaysia, Brunei & Singapore.

 

Bath University Student Musicals Society

Anything Goes

By Cole Porter

Thu 20-Sat 22 Feb, 7.30pm

Hayesfield Upper Girls School, Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, BA2 3LA

£7, £5 Concs
Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers, including a gangster, wealthy debutante and her mother, nightclub singer, and a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant. Expect high seas adventure, comedy and romance with a healthy dose of tap dancing!

 

 

Gravity Vomit
Bath Upchuck 2014

Sat 22 Feb

Day Event: 10.30am-7.30pm

Founders Sports Hall, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Evening Performance: 7.30pm

University Hall, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY

£4 day, £4 evening, £7 combined.

Day Event: Free for under 12s

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia
UpChuck returns for its sixth year! A one day juggling and circus skills convention that is suitable for all ages and levels, with workshops, tasters and games throughout the day followed by a show in the evening.

 

 

Bath University Student Theatre

The Miracle Worker

by William Gibson

Thu 6 – Sat 8 Mar, 7.30pm

The Museum of Bath at Work, Camden Works, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH

£8, £5 Concs,

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

Imagine a world with no light; no sound. A world with nothing but the sensation of touch. Now imagine you are six years old. How scared would you be? Based on the true story of Helen Keller, this play charts the enormous changes in Helen as she gradually learns how to contact the external world.

 

VietBath Society

Vietnamese Culture Night

Sat 8 Mar, 7pm
University Hall, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

£10

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia
This spring, the Vietnamese Society once again proudly presents Culture Night!

Discover the beauty of Vietnamese traditions in an ancient folk tale, delivered on stage by the society’s talented students for the first time.

 

Bath University Student Theatre

A Woman of No Importance

By Oscar Wilde

Thu 3 – Sat 5 Apr, 7.30pm

Mission Theatre, 32 Corn Street, Bath, BA1 1UF
£8, £5 Concs

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia
When the respectable Mrs Arbuthnot and her naïve son Gerald spend a weekend in the company of the dissolute Lord Illingworth and his patrician friends, long-buried secrets rise to the surface with explosive force.

 

Photography Competition

Opening and award announcements: Wed 9 Apr, 6pm
Exhibition: Fri 28 Mar – Sun 1 Jun, Open Mon-Fri 10am -5pm

ICIA Art Space 3, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

An exhibition of the winning entries for the annual photography competition open to students and staff at the University. This year’s photography competition explores the broad theme of Travels; Culture and Society and is sponsored by Aesthetica Magazine.

Deadline for submissions Sun 23 Feb. Submissions open end of Jan. See www.bath.ac.uk/icia/photocomp for details.

 

Bath University Student Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

Wed 9, Sat 12 & Sun 13 Apr, 3pm

University of Bath Amphitheatre, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
Free Admission, Collection for Charity
Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

Lysander loves Hermia and Hermia loves Lysander. But Demetrius also loves Hermia, even though Helena loves him and he used to love her…complicated enough, but when fairies Titania and Oberon get involved, the recipe for disaster and at least one person makes a bit of an ass of himself!

 

Bodysoc (Dance Society)
Around the World in 80 Minutes

Thu 10 – Sat 12 Apr, 7.30pm

Hayesfield Girls’ School, Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, BA2 3LA
£7, £5 Concs
Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia
Take a trip around the world with BodySoc at their annual show! Featuring a variety of dance performances including ballet, Hawaiian dance, hip-hop, Indian dance and more with performances from special guest art societies.

 

STUDENT MUSIC

 

Choral & Orchestral Society

Vocal Festival

Sat 15 Feb, 7.30pm

CB 1.10, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Free Admission, All Welcome

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia
Featuring all of the Choral & Orchestral Society’s wonderful vocal groups plus special guest groups from nearby universities, the Vocal Festival will be a fun night packed with a selection of pop, a capella, soul, gospel, barbershop, madrigal and classical vocal pieces.

 

Choral and Orchestral Society

Informal Recital

Wed 5 Mar, 1pm

The Stables, American Museum, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

Free Admission, All Welcome

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

Featuring performances by a range of vocalists and instrumentalists from the

University’s Choral and Orchestral Society.

 

Choral & Orchestral Society

Formal Recital

Sat 22 Mar, 7.30pm
University Hall, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath,, BA2 7AY

£4 in advance, £5 on the door, £1 for ChaOS Members

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

An evening of instrumental and vocal performances from the talented musicians within the University’s Choral and Orchestral Society.

 

University Chamber Choir

Conductor: Michael Painting

Sat 5Apr, 11am
Bath Abbey
Abbey admission charges apply

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia

The University’s prestigious Choir sings glorious music in the exquisite surroundings of the Abbey.

Howells Requiem and music by Purcell and Macmillan.

 

Choral & Orchestral Society
Spring Concerts
Sat 12 Apr, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Ascension Church, Claude Avenue, Bath, BA2 1AG

£4 advance, £5 on the door

OFFER : Both concerts for £7 advance, £8 on the door

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia
From modern choir and vocal groups through to big band and orchestral music, these two concerts will provide a wide variety of music to enjoy during this Easter Season.

 

 

WEEKLY CLASSES

 

ICIA runs classes and workshops in music, dance, theatre and visual arts for all levels with expert, award-winning tutors.

Classes are open to all and include:

 

Dance:

Contemporary Dance, Ballet, African & Caribbean Dance, Jazz Dance

 

Visual Arts: Exploring Photography, Life Drawing, Observation in Painting, Drawing, Advancing Your Photographic Practice

 

Music: DJ Skills

 

Theatre: Drama, Text & Improvisation

 

 

Classes start from the week of 10 Feb

Further details on the website: www.bath.ac.uk/icia