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Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire Council has supported Outspoken Arts Scotland during a period of secondment to the Paisley 2021 bid team between May 2016 – May 2018.

Renfrewshire Council currently supports the organisation with funds from

Invest In Renfrewshire

 

 

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Toolkits

Supporting Creativity

We recommend to our partners using the following toolkit to aid their process of creative inquiry.  Not everyone will need or want to fill it in and perhaps you might just use to help design a workshop session, to stimulate discussion and gather people’s thoughts and feedback.

Our Engagement Manager will work to gather the written part of the forms and, of course you too can design your own questions and written answers if you wish.

 

 

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Engagement Programme

Outspoken Arts Scotland Limited is undertaking a programme of outreach and engagement with cultural organisations in Renfrewshire over the next year.  This programme is provisional and subject to funding.  The programme is as a result of the legacy of Paisley UK City of Culture bid.

We are an equalities and protected characteristics focused arts organisation that delivers work in the performing and visual arts. We wish to begin a process of engagement and project development with up to a dozen local community, voluntary and arts sector organisations in Renfrewshire to build a cultural programme of some social impact. Our organisation worked closely with Renfrewshire Council as a Creative Producer on the Paisley 2021 bid and have met and consulted with many groups in 2016.

From that process we recognised there are many arts and community groups in need of professional and meaningful collaborations with the wider professional arts sector outwith Renfrewshire. We also recognised that many communities in the area are in zones of multiple deprivation and have vulnerable people that require more recognition, support and regular arts activities to promote inclusiveness and better health and well-being. We wish to develop our work through a process of genuine engagement that fosters collaboration, leading to shared creativity and co-production that is truly empowering for all participants.

We have identified a dozen organisations we wish to collaborate with to develop new projects. Those are as follows:

1. Create Paisley, a local mixed arts/multi media youth charity
2. Erskine Music & Media Studios, Bargarran – a music and participatory arts for vulnernable people
3. Hi-arts – a local theatre company in Paisley which focuses on new writing
4. PACE Youth Theatre, Paisley largest youth theatre for under 18s
5. Clochoderick Press / Round Table Writers – a local professional writers group – new work
6. THCAR2 – Renfrewshire Council’s Heritage Arts programme – regeneration/social history
7. Paisley Arts Centre – a key venue and local co-producer – theatre
8. University of the West of Scotland – spoken word/music – young professionals
9. Diversity & Equality Alliance Renfrewshire – a network of local equalities groups
10. Thread Mill Museum – a local social/industrial heritage group in deprived East End of Paisley
11. ROAR Connections for Life – a participatory arts, health and wellbeing group for older people
12. STAR Project – a local arts/community group in Love Street, north side area of high deprivation

Part of our process will be engaging more deeply and regularly with the groups, their leaders and participants to identify shared interests, stories, dramas, everyday life issues and experiences and seeing where and how we can match the organisation to a like minded professional artist. These collaborations would then lead to the development of larger project which might result in performances, exhibitions, training, presentations and the like. This programme of engagement would be continuous, with regular meetings, workshops and creative development sessions to build capacity.  We will deliver the outcomes of this engagement process as part of our 2019-2021 programme.

For further information please contact our Creative Director mailto:steventhomson@outspokenarts.org

 

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TAKE ME SOMEWHERE STICKY

FESTIVAL CLOSING PARTY:
An Intergalactic Queer Performance Party
SWG3, GLASGOW
Sat 2nd June 2018
8pm -2am

8pm entry  |  11pm entry

*£8 8pm Entry ticket available for Deaf audiences (As Mykki Blanco will not be BSL Interpreted). Free for asylum seekers and those on benefits Email karl@takemesomewhere.co.uk to reserve a free or reduced ticket

PERFORMANCE:
MYKKI BLANCO
LADY VENDREDI
KATY BAIRD
RATTY BYEBYE
BRONZE
MOUSE
LYN CHEE & VIKKI RYAN

TUNES:
JUMEA
LEZZER QUEST
VATSALA

THIS PLANET’S A LOST CAUSE, SO BABY WE’RE HEADING TO THE STARS!

Take Me Somewhere Sticky closes the festival with a stellar line up of galactic goddesses to build a new paradise in Outer Space. Cosmic Queers … Maverick Martians! Come aboard and let’s get outta here. With live performance from gender-fluid, warrior princess rapper Mykki Blanco, mythopoetic super heroine and vodou priestess popstar Lady Vendredi and Revolt-ing Disney Drum-and-Bass Dynamo Mouse, alongside performance installations from Katy Baird, Bronze, Ratty ByeBye and tunes from Jumea, LEZZER QUEST and Vatsala.

Hosted in BSL and English by celestial superstars Lyn Chee and Vikki Ryan.

BSL Interpretation all night except for Mykki Blanco’s set from 22:00 – 23:00. A reduced ticket price of £8 is available for BSL users wishing to arrive at 20:00.

8pm Doors
9pm-9.30pm Lady Vendredi
10pm-11pm Mykki Blanco
11pm-12.30am Katy Baird, Ratty ByeBye, Bronze
12.30am-2am Mouse

Take Me Somewhere Sticky was programmed by a group of local queer artists Thulani Rachia, Bonzai Bonner (Shoot Your Shot), Nima Séne and Bea Webster.

Poster by Wildeblood Design

Presented by Take Me Somewhere and Outspoken Arts Scotland.

ACCESS: The venue is wheelchair accessible and there will be BSL interpretation all night

 

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FK ALEXANDER (Scotland)

VIOLENCE
TRAMWAY, GLASGOW directions
Wed 16th & Sat 19th May 2018
9.30pm // 1hr // 14+ // £12/£8*

A new commission presented by Take Me Somewhere, Outspoken Arts and The Marlborough Theatre.
FK Alexander works with Amplifier: Nick Anderson.

“We have been poisoned by fairy tales’’ Anaïs Nin

VIOLENCE is a brand new performance art piece by FK Alexander; a meditation on the cruelty of love, the weight of loneliness, the gift of desperation, the freedom of anxiety, the chrysalis of hopelessness… and the power of dreams.

VIOLENCE is a personal anti-love tribute to crushed hope and renewed desire, combining variously sourced text, live percussion, non-dance and flowers.

VIOLENCE offers a non-linear fantasy panorama in praise and confusion of co-dependency between you, between them, between God.

‘’protect me from what I want’’ Jenny Holzer

Image by Joanna Stawnicka

“★★★★★
a unique, powerful performance”
— BROADWAY BABY on (I Could Go On Singing) Over The Rainbow
ACCESS: Venue is wheelchair accessible. The performance is highly visual and all text will be captioned.

 

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MYKKI BLANCO (USA) – Live

SWG3, GLASGOW
Sat 2 June 2018
8pm-2am* // 18+ // £10 – part of the TAKE ME SOMEWHERE STICKY festival closing party.
* Mykki Blanco on stage 10pm.

Presented by Take Me Somewhere and Outspoken Arts Scotland, in association with Synergy Concerts.

“★★★★
this arresting, gender-fluid rapper sashays magnificently between braggadocio and distress, prodigious drug use and squarer desires (real intimacy, monogamous love), between naked Snapchatting and soul-baring. He has HIV, and can’t find his shoes. It’s one of the year’s most riveting musical self-portraits, in which trap beats alternate with string sections, and demi-monde specifics with universal needs.”
— GUARDIAN

A fearless artist at his challenging yet melodic best, Mykki Blanco released his debut album “Mykki” (produced by Woodkid and Jermiah Meece) in 2016.

Mykki Blanco has metamorphosed many times. The multi-faceted star was a child actor who founded a performance art collective as a teen, ran away from home, and won scholarships to two prestigious art colleges, quitting both as he realised that “the art world is just one big scam for rich people”.

Finding fame first as a fearless noise rap poet, he published a book “From The Silence Of Duchamp To The Noise Of Boys”. Then what started as a video art project about a “teenage drag rapper” transformed into two years of Blanco living as a transgender woman in his personal life. Though eventually not transitioning, Mykki graduated into the non-binary gender-queer post-homo-hop musical artist that we see before us today. Needless to say, it’s impossible to pigeon-hole Blanco, and his unique and beautiful sound is no exception.

Amassing a vast online following with a savvy and savage social media output, Mykki is hailed online as a digital warrior princess who rules across the underground music scene.

www.instagram.com/_mykki_

www.facebook.com/mykkiblanco

www.twitter.com/mykkiblanco

 

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DAVID HOYLE (England)

DIAMOND
MAYFESTO @ TRON THEATRE, GLASGOW
Fri 25th* & Sat 26th May 2018
8pm // 1hr // £15/£10
£10 tickets also available for U25s – use code DH25 when booking (ID required at time of event).

Presented by Take Me Somewhere & Outspoken Arts Scotland.
Written & Performed by David Hoyle, with special guests The Lipsinkers.
Director Mark Whitelaw
Producer & Dramaturg Jayne Compton
Commissioned by Contact.

Diamond is an avant-garde, angry and often hilarious journey into LGBT liberation from 1957 to present day, told via the thrilling, passionate biography of David Hoyle, with musical interludes from London drag four-piece The Lipsinkers.

Weaving together intimate personal experience with public events, Diamond charts David’s rise from a gay adolescent working in BHS in Blackpool to Channel 4’s famous anti-drag queer cult phenomenon. Reclaiming renowned historical moments and reflecting on the lives of prominent gay figures such as Alan Turing, Diamond revisits LGBT political history through Hoyle’s provocative and profound lens. Navigating and dissecting counter-cultures and British attitudes towards them, Diamond will appeal to all with liberation in their heart.

Main photo: Lee Baxter.

 

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CADE & MACASKILL (Scotland)

ROSANA CADE & EILIDH MACASKILL (Scotland)
MOOT MOOT
THE ART SCHOOL, GLASGOW directions
Tue 22nd & Wed 23rd* May 2018
9pm // 1hr // £12/£8 // 18+

Moot Moot is Presented by Take Me Somewhere & Outspoken Arts

It’s all about you and your opinions… so get in touch!

Cade and MacAskill take on the roles of doppelgänger radio hosts Barry and Barry, batting banter back and forth in their surreal phone-in talk show. Seeking connection with the world beyond, they can only tune into the white noise at the edges of their outer space echo-chamber.

MOOT MOOT is a weird and wild trip through never-ending feedback loops; a riotous rhythmic transmission for our times.

Rosana Cade’s powerful immersive Walking-Holding and her autobiographical performance Sister, have toured the country to critical acclaim, as has Eilidh MacAskill’s solo performance piece STUD. They have been performing as a duo for three years in the cult live art riot grrrl boi band Double P*ssy Cl*t F*ck.

Now they combine forces to create this hilarious new show, with a unique sound world devised by Yas Clarke. See them desperately grasp at meaning in a post-truth world, where all facts are moot.

 

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