MAYK on tour

This Summer - MAYK is going on tour! With 3 shows, 5 partners, at 9 different venues.
 

Following on from our announcement back in February about three international participatory arts projects that MAYK is presenting thanks to a successful bid to Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, we are pleased to share more details about where you can catch the shows as they tour the UK this Summer after their UK premieres at Mayfest.

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CONTACT GONZO
YouTube sensation come to play in Bristol and Weston-super-Mare

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This show involves performers from each locality working together with Contact Gonzo to create a once-in-a-lifetime encounter. Based in Osaka, Japan, Contact Gonzo were founded in 2006 and made their name on YouTube.

Following the UK debut at Jacob’s Wells Baths on 12 and 13 May as part of Mayfest, Contact Gonzo will be presented by Theatre Orchard at Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare on 19 and 20 May.

TOWN CHOIR
A choral performance like no other


Next up is a visit from Theatre Replacement – described as ‘some of Canada’s best experimental theatre-makers’ (The Georgia Straight) - featuring a local community choir and written in real-time by writers from across the UK.

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The UK premiere of Town Choir is at The Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol on 19–20 May as part of Mayfest

The show will then be presented by Theatre Orchard at the Weston Museum in Weston-super-Mare on 26 and 27 May, before touring to the Intu Shopping Centre, where it will be presented by In Good Company as part of DEparture Lounge Festival on 20 and 21 July and ending in Folkestone on 26 and 27 July where it will be presented by Folkestone Quarterhouse.

This is a free unticketed performance – just turn up!

TOWN CHOIR
A choral performance like no other


Next up is a visit from Theatre Replacement – described as ‘some of Canada’s best experimental theatre-makers’ (The Georgia Straight) - featuring a local community choir and written in real-time by writers from across the UK.

The UK premiere of Town Choir is at The Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol on 19–20 May as part of Mayfest

The show will then be presented by Theatre Orchard at the Weston Museum in Weston-super-Mare on 26 and 27 May, before touring to the Intu Shopping Centre, where it will be presented by In Good Company as part of DEparture Lounge Festival on 20 and 21 July and ending in Folkestone on 26 and 27 July where it will be presented by Folkestone Quarterhouse.

This is a free unticketed performance – just turn up!

WE ARE LIGHTNING!
The final requiem for the last music joint in town

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One of the final performances in this year’s Mayfest will be WE ARE LIGHTNING! from acclaimed Australian artist Joseph O’Farrell (JOF) and Sam Halmarack, at Trinity Main Hall in Bristol from 16 – 18 May. 

The location is transformed into a music venue on the brink of closure as a local teen band, brass band and community choir join JOF’s drums and Sam’s guitar to mark and protest its demise.

After Bristol, the show will be presented by Strike a Light at the Gloucester Guildhall on 25 and 26 May and then make its way to Folkestone Quarterhouse on 27 and 28 July.