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Jul
29
Thu
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Open-Air Thursdays @ Lauderdale House
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jul
30
Fri
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Jul
31
Sat
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
1
Sun
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
2
Mon
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
3
Tue
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
4
Wed
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
5
Thu
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Open-Air Thursdays @ Lauderdale House
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Aug
6
Fri
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
7
Sat
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
8
Sun
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
9
Mon
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
10
Tue
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
11
Wed
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
12
Thu
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Open-Air Thursdays @ Lauderdale House
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Aug
13
Fri
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Aug
14
Sat
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LUX Exhibition: Acorn, Switchers @ LUX

Opening: Saturday 10 July, 5 – 8pm with an opening performance. No booking required.

Acorn (2021) is a new moving image work taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s prescient science fiction novel Parable of The Talents, which describes the utopian community of Acorn under siege in a dystopian future dominated by far-right religious populism. Rather than adapting Butler’s story this film utilises the ‘world’ of Parable of the Talents, its conditions and characters to develop new narratives and meanings.

Drawing on tools from Stanislavski’s acting method; his notion of ‘Perezhivanie’ or lived emotional experience; and the methodology of ‘playworlds’, adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy, in which imaginary spaces for improvisation and exchange are created, Acorn is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’, maintaining the liveness of a theatre production through participants’ emotional focus in real time. The resulting collectively produced work explores scenes set in a near future rural Wales, as a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown and authoritarianism. It attempts to imagine new forms of collective life and the challenges of creating a utopian community within a dystopian world.

Acorn was devised and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group and collaborative framework composed of a network of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. It was directed by Emanuel Almborg the group’s facilitator and filmed in Mid Powys, Wales and at Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

The script was co-written with Melissa Dunne, Set design and costume: Ksenia Pedan, DOP: Ben Marshall. Camera operators: Alex Shipman and Laura Seward, Sound recordist: Jack Cook, Technician: Jordan Wilkes, DOP in Wales: Tom Hall, Production: Pundersons Gardens, Colourist: John Alexander Lowe, Sound design: David Gülich, Music: Hans Appelqvist, Graphic Design: Mia Frostner, Actor training: Lavinia Hollands.

Produced with funding and support from: Kungl. Konsthögskolan, The Elephant Trust and P.G. Film.

Switchers originally developed out of a youth theatre exchange initiated in 2018 by artist Emanuel Almborg. Previous projects include The Nth Degree (2018) a film commissioned by Cell Project Space, and Switch (2018) a play performed at Mid Powys Youth Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, Wales.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Almanac Projects who will present the next iteration of the project in Autumn 2021.

Sep
4
Sat
Highgate Horticultural Society Autumn Flower Show @ Pond Square Chapel
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Highgate Horticultural Society Autumn Flower Show – come along and marvel at the amazing exhibits of flowers fruit and vegetables shown by our members and enjoy our famous afternoon teas!  New members and exhibitors are always welcome – see our website for details.

www.highgatehorticulturalsociety.org.uk

Sep
18
Sat
HowTheLightGetsIn September 2021 @ Kenwood House
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

Combining critical thinking and challenging debate with diverse music and vibrant culture, HowTheLightGetsIn September 2021 is back for its first physical festival in two years, taking place on the glorious grounds of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath.

The world’s largest philosophy and music festival, the weekend will host over 200 events – bringing together internationally respected thinkers and a spectacular medley of musicians, performers and artists.

Hosted by the Institute of Art and Ideas, September’s theme is Dreams and Jeopardy – with headline speakers including Nobel prize winning physicist Roger Penrose, human rights activist Shami Chakrabarti, award winning journalist David Aaronovitch and economist and broadcaster Linda Yueh, with plenty more world leading thinkers to be added in the next few weeks.

Oct
8
Fri
Annie Dressner @ The Red Hedgehog
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

“Prepare to be moved, uplifted, and swept away. ‘Coffee at the Corner Bar’ is extraordinary. Its emotional breadth makes it one of the best albums of the year so far, without a doubt. Exceptional.” – Shire Folk

Since moving from her hometown of New York City to the UK ten years ago, Annie has garnered rave reviews for her recordings and live performances. Her music has drawn comparisons to Mazzy Star, Jenny Lewis, and Phoebe Bridgers, whilst receiving airplay from BBC Radio 1, 2, & 6Music.

From her 2011 debut album ‘Strangers Who Knew Each Other’ through her second full-length ‘Broken Into Pieces’ produced by Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore), to 2020’s lockdown release ‘Coffee At The Corner Bar’, Annie has gone from strength to strength. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay, and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories.

Shortlisted for Female Artist of the Year 2020 by Fatea Magazine, Annie has shared the stage with, amongst others, Echobelly, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Martin Stephenson. Her songs have received considerable airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 6Music (Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq, Tom Ravenscroft) and on Radio 1 via her co-write with Saturday Night Gym Club’s ‘The Nowhere Team’, and she has collaborated and co-written songs with The Last Dinosaur, Saturday Night Gym Club, Matthew Caws, Polly Paulusma, Nigel Stonier & Tim Gordine.
“…Unflinchingly vulnerable… I’ve seen her reduce grown men to tears. Annie Dressner is allowed to break our hearts.” – For Folk’s Sake