Aidan Moffat, Cora Bissett and more contribute to Commonwealth Games 2014 arts programme
- Anna Millar
- 29 August 2013
Kieran Hurley, Janey Godley, Stephen Deazley, Random Accomplice and Paul Fegan also involved
As Glasgow launches its cultural programme for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, we round up a handful of highlights on the starting block
As if it weren’t enough that this multi-form, site-specific event is based on the life and music of much-loved pioneer Martyn Bennett, the creative names attached to the project suggest something truly spectacular in the making. A theatre production with international flavour, award-winning director Cora Bissett (RoadKill, Whatever Gets You Through the Night, Glasgow Girls) joins playwright Kieran Hurley (BEATS, Chalk Farm) and a team of talent from the dance, theatre and circus worlds to create a cross-form piece, which will get its first outing at Tramway.
Journeys to Glasgow
They had us at talk of a Bedford bus, to be honest, as funny lady Janey Godley jumps aboard to tour the corners of Scotland and gather the stories she finds there. Look out in 2014 for stand up shows from Scottish and Commonwealth artists, a dedicated YouTube channel and a sound slides film of the journey.
It’s aerial theatre, street theatre, choirs and orchestras galore for this global performance inspired by and featuring events in Scotland, Australia and Brazil. Impressive international talent including Conflux, Legs On The Wall, Lume Teatro and composer Stephen Deazley, will work together to create a finale in Glasgow, with performances screened live from different sides of the globe.
News Just In
The generally brilliant Random Accomplice turn daily news magnates for a satirical comedy set in a fictional media office of Glasgow 2014. Described as ‘part Twenty Twelve, part Drop The Dead Donkey’, it promises live theatre, filmed news reports and on-line content. We like it already.
Where You Were Meant to Be
Much-anticipated joint collaboration between vocalist, musician and raconteur Aidan Moffat and award-winning filmmaker Paul Fegan, which finds the pair documenting a Scottish road trip about the art of storytelling and its place within communities.