So Festival 2010 What’s On Programme

The SO Festival 2010 opens in Skegness today, transforming Skegness into a kalidescope of colour!

Programme of SO Festival Events

Thursday, July 22
All day: Traffic Art, Tower Esplanade – The UK premiere of the work of visual artist Ra Kajol. He will transform 4,000 square metres of the town with a ‘colourscape’ painting reflecting the history of Skegness using local icons and images.

7.30pm: Jools Holland, Embassy Theatre* – Jools Holland will be joined on stage by his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra drummer Gilson Lavis as well as vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. There will also be a special guest performance by former Soft Cell front man Marc Almond. Tickets £32.50.
10pm: Ragroof Theatre present Gloves On, Tower Gardens – This outdoor theatre performance centres around a boxing ring. The play explores the virtues of courage and honour, ritual and spectatorship. Stories of boxers and their families collide in the ring to a pumping soundtrack with live rapping.

Friday, July 23
All day: Traffic Art, Tower Esplanade – The UK premiere of the work of visual artist Ra Kajol. He will transform 4,000 square metres of the town with a ‘colourscape’ painting reflecting the history of Skegness using local icons and images.
Noon: Urban Playground, quartet performance at X-Site, North Parade – Powerful and exciting performers of streetwise dance theatre and workshops.
12.30-1.15pm: Urban Playground, quartet workshop at X-Site, North Parade.
12.45-1pm: Flashmob, X-site, North Parade
12.45-1.15pm: Lisa Meanwell’s street dance group, small stage Tower Gardens – A workshop and performance session.
1-1.15pm: Made by Katie Green, Tower Gardens
Dance performance.
1.15-1.45pm: Janice Sutton Theatre School, large stage, Tower Gardens – Skegness dancers add some local talent to the festival.
1.30-1.45pm: Sleaford Boys,X-Site, North Parade – Dance performance.
1.30-2.15pm: Urban Play Groud, X-Site, north Parade – Session of free play, free style and parkour.
1.45-2.15pm: Magic movers, large stage, Tower Gardens – Dance performance.
1.45-2pm: KNacker’d, X-Site, North Parade – Dance performance.
2-2.15pm: Lisa Meanwell’s street dance group, small stage Tower Gardens – A workshop and performance session.
2.15-2.30pm: Made by Katie Green, Tower Gardens – Dance performance.
2.15-2.45pm: Janice Sutton Theatre School, Compass Gardens, Tower Esplanade – Skegness dancers add some local talent to the festival.
2.15pm: Ragroof Theatre present Make Do and Amend followed by tea dance and dancing lessons, Tower Gardens – This show takes the audience back to the 1940s and features stories about community spirit, love, loss and hope. Inspired by the memories of local people, the show also makes reference to Lincolnshire’s major role in the Second World War. There will be a tea dance and dancing lessons, from 3.15-4.15pm following this performance.
2.45pm: Urban Playground, quartet performance at X-Site, North Parade – Powerful and exciting performers of streetwise dance theatre and workshops.
3-3.15pm: Made by Katie Green, Tower Gardens – Promenade performance.
3.15-3.30pm: Sleaford Boys, large stage, Tower Gardens – Dance performance.
3.15-3.45pm: Magic Movers, X-Site, North Parade – Dance performance.
3.15-4.15pm: Urban Play Ground, X-Site, North Parade – Freestyle workshop.
3.30-3.45pm: KNacker’d, small stage Tower Gardens – Dance performance.
4-4.15pm: Flashmob, small stage Tower Gardens – Dance performance.
4.15-4.30pm: Lisa Meanwell’s street dance group, X-Site, North Parade.
4.15-4.30pm: Made by Katie Green, Tower Gardens – Dance performance.
4.15-5pm: Urban Play Ground, X-Site, North Parade – Sessions of free play, free style and parkour.
4.30-4.45pm: KNacker’d, large stage Tower Gardens – Dance performance.
4.45-5pm: Sleaford Boys, small stage Tower Gardens – Dance performance.
4.45-5.15pm: Janice Sutton Theatre School, Compass Gardens, Tower Esplanade – Skegness dancers add some local talent to the festival.
5-5.15pm: Flashmob, large stage, Tower Gardens – Dance performance.
7-9pm: BBC Introducing**, Embassy Theatre – This show will be going our live on air at BBC Lincolnshire, at 94.9FM, and will feature some of the county’s best unsigned bands. Doors open at 6.15pm and the show will be hosted by Tom Morris.
9.45-10.45pm: Transe Express perform Mobile Homme at the Clock Tower
Street theatre will hit new heights as French company Transe Express put on their acrobatic show, Mobile Homme, suspended 40 metres in the air. Producers describe it as a sound and light fantasy with soldiers and a trapeze artist set against the night sky.

Saturday, July 24
All day: Traffic Art, Tower Esplanade
11am-6.45pm: Seaside showdown*, X-Site, North Parade – A pro-unsponsored skateboarding competition, prizes of £1,000 plus up for grabs. £10 entry fee to skate £2 for spectators.
1.30pm: Kirsten O’Brien, Embassy Theatre* – CBBC’s Kirsten O’Brien presents an interactive art workshop for all the family.
4-5pm: Bash Street Theatre perform The Station, Tower Gardens – Set in a dilapidated railway station during the age of steam locomotives, the story involves a gang of art thieves and a band of musicians. The performance combines physical theatre, silent movie stunts and is set to live music.
5.30-9pm: Dance Through the Decades**, Embassy Theatre – Ballroom dancing and ceilidh for all ages to enjoy.

8-10pm: Live Art Show*, X-Site, North Parade – Features a live art battle, breakdown performances and a DJ set performed by internationally renowned SINCRU.
10-11pm: Plasticiens Volants, Grand Parade – Skegness will be turned into an aquatic wonderland, when Plasticiens Volants perform Pearl bring massive inflatable sea creatures and giant marine puppets to transform the Skegness skyline. The parade will wind its way through the streets illuminating the town’s summer illuminations as it goes.

Sunday, July 25
All day: Traffic Art, Tower Esplanade – The UK premiere of the work of visual artist Ra Kajol. He will transform 4,000 square metres of the town with a ‘colourscape’ painting reflecting the history of Skegness using local icons and images.
10am-6pm: Street art and break dance workshops*, X-Site, North Parade – Workshops will be staged throughout the day.
1-6pm: SO chilled…, Tower Gardens – The final day of the festival sees an afternoon of Music in the Park with a line-up of local musicians including Elliott Morris, James Jezusek and Hattie Murdoch.
1-6pm: Arts and crafts market, X-Site, North Parade – Lincolnshire art and fine craft made by local artists and crafts people.
7.30pm: Lee Mead*, Embassy Theatre – West End star Lee Mead will close the festival in style with his performance. Lee rose to fame after winning the BBC’s Any Dream Will Do and has gone on to perform in several top West End shows.

l Unless otherwise stated all shows are free.
* Paid-for event. Tickets available for Embassy Theatre shows on Box Office 08456 740505
** Free entry but tickets required from the Embassy Theatre, Box Office 08456 740505

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