When: 26th May 2018, from 12pm
Where: Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX
£: A festival pass costs £20 or £15 for concessions
What is it?
WATCH OUT, Cambridge Junction’s showcase of fresh experimental work with something to say, will take place on Saturday 26th May.
The event was developed as part of the arts centre’s ongoing commitment to supporting contemporary performance from local, regional and nationally based artists.
Hosted by bearded drag lady Timberlina, the fourth edition of the annual one-day festival will be jam-packed with world premieres, previews and new work, from performing artists based in Cambridge, as well as artists from the rest of the UK and further afield.
Highlights will include the Edinburgh Fringe smash hit Mouthpiece; a heart-wrenching and humorous journey into the female psyche by Canadian companies Quote Unquote Collective and Why Not Theatre.
Rachael Young, a London-based performance maker who has previously presented work at Tate Modern and The Lowry, comes to Cambridge with Nightclubbing, an explosive new performance embracing Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones.
Made In China will be returning to the festival with Super Duper Close Up, a new show using live film-making exploring our online identities; whilst Figs in Wigs are back with a Cambridge Junction-commissioned live art adaptation of Little Women, supported by The Stobbs New Ideas Fund.
Essex-based artist Roxanne Carney will talk frankly about what it is like to be a young millennial in modern Britain in I’m The Hero of The Story; whilst Cambridge performance maker Anna Brownsted attempts to democratically determine the top five Most Significant Songs of the Last 40 Years in My Vinyl Ate Your MP3.
Those interested in the crossover between art and technology will be able to experience virtual reality in a day-long drop in session run by Cambridge-based pioneering company Collusion.
Closing the festival will be Black Holes, a new piece by Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley which combines spoken word and movement to retell the history of the universe.
Throughout the day, the Cambridge Junction foyer will be taken over by Cruising For Art, a performance installation created by Brian Lobel, featuring the work of local artists, each presenting short one-on-one performances. There will also be music throughout the day from Cambridge female DJ collective You Know It Makes Sense.
More info: www.junction.co.uk/watch-out