9/40: Radical You! (Vol. 1)
JOIN THE RATIONAL FRONT!
Over 2017 to duel albums RADICAL YOU! (Vols. 1 & 2) will explore even more ways to annoy, confuse and terrify ‘authority’.
There is a Facebook event here:
The premise is simple: we are humans. We all need four things from our environment (air, water, food, shelter). We’re focusing on them. This is not about LOVE or REVOLUTION (those things cannot be universal or orchestrated). It’s about waking up in the morning, blinking at the sun and trying to do something feel ALIVE again.
GRANT SHARKEY (the guy with double bass and hat – who has given you ‘I’m Sorry To Hear You’re A Racist’, ‘The Power of F*ck’, given a TEDx Talk about playing tricks on people, started his own nation of Ignoramus and released Rupert Murdoch’s ‘secret’ home address in London...in song, over the last 4 and a half years) is trying to be positive in a time when there seems to be little to be positive about.
Exploring the nooks and crannies in our psyches, society and daily actions to bridge the little gaps between our instinctive animal minds striving for the survival of our DNA sequences and our present-state of gawping, drooling consumers looking for the next high.
“If you’re slightly terrified
of the facist f*ckers on the rise,
Don’t sit around and BOO-HOO-HOO!
It’s time for RADICAL YOU!”
09/40: RADICAL YOU! (vol. 1) – OUT MAY 1st 2017
10/40: RADICAL YOU! (vol. 2) – OUT NOV 5th 2017
Mission: write and release an album of socio-satire double bass jives.. every 6 months until 2033!
AN ALBUM EVERY 6 MONTHS FOR 20 YEARS!
In his own words:
“Easy! Right? The writing part has been a little strained from time to time. As deadlines approach I find myself questioning whether I'm just a jibbering idiot with nothing else productive to offer. I'm very much an agent of chaos and collision, so I usually need a few things to click into place on the day or in the moment for them to work.
As the albums get more complicated in their ambition (this year I've written the full life-cycle a nationalist Goon and started a nation to combat the ecological, social and philosophical problems we will be facing in about 50 years time) the writing process has revolved around a lot of thinking for about 4 months and then 20 months of solid worry, panic, throwing things in the bin and then hitting the point of 'F*ck it' and getting on with it. For these moments I'm eternally indebted to Vix Hobbs who has been the only known survivor of these writing cycles.”
SUPPORT TONIGHT TBC
Our Director Paul Bickmore (better known as Bik) spends a lot of his time tracking down a varied, interesting range of performances for us to host here at The Art House.
A seasoned musician himself (as well as being the man who does the sound engineering on the night - something he does extremely well), Bik hand selects the very best acts to showcase in our gallery space - his criteria?
They have to make him feel like this - and they will have the same effect on you, we promise.
We are a city centre venue and parking can be in short supply. If you are driving, please make sure you leave plenty of time to find a space click here for a map of where the nearest parking spaces can be found.
We recommend Kings Park Road car park:
We are about 10 minutes walk from Southampton City Centre train station (head up the hill toward the Guildhall clock tower) and on the route for most city centre buses (the Unilink U1 stops virtually outside.)
Events are generally suitable for adults, young people and older children - children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, however. Young children are also welcome to come along but be aware some poems and songs may contain adult content (although we try to keep these until after children have left!)
Most events are held on our first floor, accessible by a wide staircase with a sturdy banner. Comformatable seating is provided. We regret that, due to space and other constraints, we are generally unable to relocate our events to the ground floor for those who require ground level access - so sorry.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Events are open to all ages unless otherwise stated, however please note that our mission is to provide creative activity primarily to adults, therefore most of our programme is aimed at 16 years and over. Performances may include stronger language.
Life drawing classes are open to over 18s only.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Please click here for details of how to find us.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please don't bring your own food or drink to The Art House.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
The best way is by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you have a smartphone, we prefer that you save paper and show us your ticket on a phone.
What is the refund policy?
Tickets are not refundable unless the event is cancelled.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
As long as the person making the booking is with you, that's fine.
Experience world class, fringe and local acts up close and personal in our intimate gallery space.
Most timings for performances list the doors open time, which is usually 30 minutes before the performance starts.
We also have a full programme of regular groups, workshops and socials here - click here for more information about these and to visit our main website.
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