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River Stage Weekends: Mayfest

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National Theatre, South Bank

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River Stage Weekends: Mayfest

Bristol’s unique annual festival of contemporary theatre comes to the Southbank

River Stage returns this summer to bring you the best live music, dance, performances, DJs and workshops from partners across the country. Featuring take over weekends from East London’s The Glory, Latitude Festival, Mayfest, Rambert dance company and a weekend of music, dance, performance and outdoor cinema from the National Theatre, there is something for everyone this summer. With an eclectic combination of theatre, guest DJs, live music in the afternoon and late evening, family fun, vibrant dance and the very best live music acts this is a free summer festival not to be missed. Fri 12 August: - 8:10pm-9:00pm: Of Riders And Running Horses choreographed by Dan Canham A group of female dancers and a live band conjure a new kind of old dance, an insistent rhythm, a joyful step into what it means to move together. A stirring and visceral new dance event by Still House. - 9:45- 10:45pm: Sam Halmarack and the Miserablites A stadium pop concert comes to the theatre in this hilarious and heartwarming show about what it means to never give up. Get ready for handclapping anthems and electro music to move and inspire. Sat 13 August: - 12:00-2:00pm: Symphony by Verity Standen A symphony for one. By blending metallic tones from tuning forks with live voice, two performers create a vivid and unique sound world for individual audience members. A performance for one person at a time lasting approx 15 minutes, sign up on the day. - 1:30pm-2:30pm: Junior Jungle Age appropriate for little people. Nick Terrific expertly mixes some proper tunes to give a real ravin’ experience for kids and adults. There will be dance offs and battles. Who will win? The Jungle cats? Or the Mashup monkeys? Expect to dance, a lot. - 3:30-5:00pm: Sleepdogs present Circadial Built from local field recordings made in the days and nights preceding the performances, Sleepdogs create live, improvised, constantly shifting music. An attempt to find the ghost music underneath the traffic noise, street bustle, police helicopters, and birdsong. - 6:30pm-7:30pm: Verity Standen in association with Tobacco Factory Theatres presents Mmm Hmmm Verity Standen’s original a cappella songs evoke the awkward, heartrending and hilarious moments that characterise what it means to be human. - 8:10pm-9:00pm: Of Riders and Running Horses choreographed by Dan Canham A group of female dancers and a live band conjure a new kind of old dance, an insistent rhythm, a joyful step into what it means to move together. A stirring and visceral new dance event by Still House. - 9:30pm-10:45pm: Typesun DJ Set Typesun is a producer, drummer and DJ with a long and varied history in the Bristol music scene. As a DJ he shares his love of dusty drum machine jams, deep boogie and soul cuts and sounds from Bristol's new wave of sonic experimentalists. Sun 14 August: - 12:00pm-2:00pm: Symphony by Verity Standen A symphony for one. By blending metallic tones from tuning forks with live voice, two performers create a vivid and unique sound world for individual audience members. A performance for one person at a time lasting approx 15 mins, sign up on the day. - 12:00pm-1:00pm: Wilf Merttens Wilf Merttens harvests the little clumps of story that collect in sock drawers and obscure chat rooms. He mixes them up in a jar until they make a dark and childish syrup. He was once young storyteller of the year but now he's not. - 1:15pm-2:15pm: Alabaster dePlume Alabaster dePlume, a presentation of jazz/folk with theatrical performance in it, reassures with behaviour and sound while it challenges with thoughts and words. - 2:30pm-3:30pm: Sleepdogs present Circadial Built from local field recordings made in the days and nights preceding the performances, Sleepdogs create live, improvised, constantly shifting music. An attempt to find the ghost music underneath the traffic noise, street bustle, police helicopters, and birdsong. - 4:00-5:00pm: Verity Standen in association with Tobacco Factory Theatres presents Mmm Hmmm Verity Standen’s original a cappella songs evoke the awkward, heartrending and hilarious moments that characterise what it means to be human. The festival is a collaborative partnership showcasing world-class programming and presenting new and diverse artists and acts with something for everyone to enjoy. The free outdoor season will take place on the River Stage, in front of the National Theatre, with events hosted every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday from 29 July until 29 August. Entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. We need your card details to store the event information in "My Tickets", but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.

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