Monday, 29 March 2010

PS I LOVE YOU programme

P.S. I LOVE YOU is a multi-disciplinary programme of arts events dedicated to The Beatles, taking place at Bradford Playhouse 27th April  - 9th May, curated by artist filmmaker, curator and self confessed Beatles anorak Jean McEwan.P.S. I LOVE YOU combines cutting edge performance and visual art with live music, games and workshops, dressing up, karaoke, DJ sets, a special edition zine and much much more to provide an immersive experience which explores, deconstructs, dissects and celebrates the cultural, societal, emotional and mythic impact of the Beatles.
Inspired by The Beatles themselves, P.S. I LOVE YOU is democratic, eclectic, provocative, avant-garde, inclusive and celebratory.
EXHIBITION 27th April - 9th May
The P.S. I LOVE YOU exhibition brings together an eclectic range of creative responses to The Beatles from established and emerging artists working nationally and internationally, including : - artists films - painting -  bespoke furniture - infographics - video installation- photography - animation - multiples -  participatory projects - illustration  - performance video - digital drawings  - from:
 Sybil Aadelaja   Gary Birnie   Morgan Beringer      Tam Dean Burn     Maria Cobo   Ursula Cheng   Michael Deal   Sarah Doyle   Alan Dunn      The East Dumbartonshire  String Ensemble      The East Morton and Riddlesden Sunday Painters Association    Carla Easton     Emily Farncombe      Laura-Jane Foley   Sarah Fordham   Claire Grant   Alex Hetherington    Seiko Kato     Callum Kellie     Louise McLennan      Natalie Murray-Hurst          Tamsyn Mystkowski     Janie Nicoll     Bill Parker     Lindsay Perth      Genevieve Ryan       Sea of Monsters      Fabio Sassi            Robert Steven           Katie Thomas      Ryan Thompson  Bella Wood   James Wright
 A special limited edition P.S. I LOVE YOU zine will accompany the exhibition and be distributed at the  P.S. I LOVE YOU events. The zine will feature original artwork, Beatle fan fiction and memories from The Beatles concerts at The Gaumant in Bradford,   from: Bruce Barnes   Samantha Beswick    Maria Cobo   Sam Hart   Graham Hoyle  Robert Hope   Kath Gill   Lucy Munro  Catherine McEwan  Jean McEwan  Nicola Smith   James Wright

Tuesday 27th April:           
Exhibition and Zine launch  7-9pm
Wednesday 28th April:  
Beatles Fan Social 7pm  - 11pm
A friendly informal get-together for Beatles fans of all ages. All welcome.

A Hard Day's Night Film Screening         8.30pm
A very special screening of Richard Lester's 1964 classic comedy .
A Hard Day's Night was nominated for two Academy Awards, and featuring the Beatles in their feature film debut, is one of the greatest rock-and-roll comedy adventures ever. The film takes on the just-left-of-reality style of a mock-documentary, following "a day in the life" of John, Paul, George and Ringo as fame takes them by storm. Witty one-liners, classic pop songs and world-class charm build up to happy-go-lucky moments of liberation that capture the sheer exuberance, innocence and rock n’ roll spirit of four young men trying to make their own rules in a world determined to confine them.
Thursday 29th April:           
Classical Indian Concert         7.30pm - 9pm
Experience a very special evening of sublime traditional Indian classical ragas and melodies that inspired The Beatles with Kamaljeet Ajimal on the santoor (Indian hammered dulcimer) accompanied by Kousic Sen on the tabla.

Saturday 1st May:              
 P.S. I LOVE YOU extravaganza   7pm - late
An evening of performance, art, happenings and high jinks dedicated to The Fab Four.
Audience members will be invited to freely roam around the Bradford Playhouse multi story venue, from the main auditorium to the black box theatre to corridor and foyer areas to encounter unexpected art, performances, and happenings, including:
 -Storytelling with Bruce Barnes
-Far out improvisations and poetry by Nightdiver and Christine Bousfield
-The chance to be Ringo for a night with The Karaoke Beatles
-Live Beatles mashups from santoor player Kamaljeet Ajimal and tabla player Sukhmani Rayat, bringing you Beatles songs like you've never heard them before
-Accoustic  Fab Four and Rutles favourites by Clive Lucas
-Live music from The Delvaux
- The chance to take part in the Bed Peace living installation
 - Free Jazz Beatles improvisation with The Centre St Sound Project with audience participation
-Mysti Valentine’s Helter Skelter of Lurve:  Bradford’s one and only drag goddess will cover a special selection of famous and infamous Beatles numbers in her own unique diva style.
Fab Four DJ sets from Justin Waterhouse
Dressing up
Singing // Dancing // Laughing
Jean McEwan is an artist filmmaker and independent curator. She is one half of artist led collaboration 'popup', which organises projects and events to showcase moving image, sound, performance and multi-media work by artists and filmmakers  in West Yorkshire. She is also a member of the team behind experimental arts showcase events "Hatch", and 'Hatched in Bradford'. McEwan
 For more information on participating artists, visit www.psiloveyoubeatles.blogspot.comFor more information about Bradford Playhouse, visit the P. S. I LOVE YOU facebook group for more programme information and regular updates:!/group.php?gid=177347382641&ref=ts

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