Bolero @ The Crazy Coqs
9:15 PM21:15

Bolero @ The Crazy Coqs

Non Applicables Live at Zedel with Sarah Blanc & Lydia Cottrell



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The Non Applicables presents What's Love Got To Do With It?, an exploration into the realms of love and all its possibilities and pitfalls. Bringing together a mix of movement, text and a collection of the greatest love songs, the audience are encouraged to come and mingle through our dating circuit and discover a series of fragmented experiences and light-hearted episodes. This is an observation of social etiquette, online profiles and the fundamental rules of dating.

'Intense seriousness and commitment to the ridiculousness was beautiful to behold. '

'The energy the two of you have and utilise is incredible. I find it very hard to sit still and I feel so involved.'

Supporting the Non Applicables will be Sarah Blanc with My Feminist Boner and Lydia Cottrell with her work, Bolero.

Lydia is dancer, performer, artist, cosmonaut, prepper and apocaloptimist. She creates brutally honest work that questions the endurance of the body in performance and differing contexts. Lydia performs Bolero. 
A re-imagining of the 1960 ballet for Ravel’s Bolero where a dancer performs on a tabletop in a Spanish taverna - subverting the original choreography towards contemporary culture, female binge drinking and Geordie Shore role models.

Sarah is an Irish performer, choreographer and TV presenter living in London. A self confessed renaissance woman who enjoys all aspects of the dance and theatre worlds. Sarah Performs, My Feminist Boner - Sarah breaks down the rules of beauty in her new one-woman dance comedy show. Make yourself snotless, chinless, fatless, become a contour connoisseur and test out beauty contraptions. Expect movement, boybands and conversations with her Dad. This is the story of how the world has helped Sarah grow her ‘Feminist Boner’
Nominated Brighton Fringe Award 2017

An all-female night of love, binge drinking and feminism, only at Crazy Coqs!

Tickets to the cute Jazz/ cabaret venue are very limited so gets yours now!

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DOOMSDAY BOOKS @ Apocalypse Wow
to Oct 7

DOOMSDAY BOOKS @ Apocalypse Wow


Our future hangs in the balance sheets, it’s accrual world and we can depreciate it together. Standing at the ledger the earth, let's get fiscal as we liquidate our assets. 

Account me out and calc-u-later. 


Impending doom, WOW, crisis, WOW, annihilation, WOW, fear, WOW, uncertainty, WOW, rapture, WOW, terror, WOW, Little Rocket Man, WOW, cataclysmic, WOW, obliteration, WOW… wait what did Trump just Tweet… APOCALYPSE WOW!

APOCALYPSE WOW is a day long festival of performance art, activism and happenings that embraces the aesthetics of fear and dismay that we are bombarded with on a daily basis, and reclaims this space as a point of departure.

APOCALYPSE WOW takes liberal influence from its theological source material, then smashes it into more contemporary themes and aesthetics. Everything from Kanye West, Preppers, #Metoo, North Korea, to Cambridge Analytica and, The Windrush Scandal, will feed into an event that seeks to claim power and voice against the mounting existential threats we face. It’s almost impossible to look out of the window these days and not be overwhelmed at how terrifyingly dangerous and unjust everything is. One simply can’t remember the last time a newspaper was picked up and the reader thought to themselves “well things are certainly on the up aren’t they!”

For 14 hours, over 4 floors, you are invited to revel in the Apocalypse with hosts Live Art Bistro and a roster of talent from across the UK.

Full programme TBC!

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A SLAP Odyssey
5:00 PM17:00

A SLAP Odyssey

A SLAP Odyssey
Friday 5th October
5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm
Tickets - £3, £6, £9, £12


From the fringes of artistic performance to the fore, York’s leading performance art collective invite you to an immersive experience at York Medical Society.

A SLAP Odyssey is a multi-sensory voyage into the unknown. Enter with an open mind as you explore and interact with the artwork formed for the SLAPover creative laboratory – an intensive week-long residency for collaboration, developing and devising new performances in partnership, that took place during summer 2018. Aaron Howell, Ali Matthews, Fran Bundey, Minyung Im and Roderick Morgan, along with SLAP’s Sophie Unwin and Lydia Cottrell, will guide you through their alternative visions for tomorrow taking in experimental performance, live art, installation and sound.

The evening will also include a specially-commissioned interactive theatre gaming experience by Closed Forum, probing the intersection of dreams, games, reality and anxiety.

A SLAP Odyssey is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. With further support from York Mediale and York St John UniversityA SLAP Odyssey will be performed 4 times.

Each performance lasts approx 1 hour.
Tickets prices are per performance.

Show Times
5:00pm | 6:30pm | 8:00pm | 9:30pm

SLAP are committed to making all of our events as accessible and affordable as possible.

We have decided that having a range of ticket prices is the best way to allow everyone to be able to purchase a ticket within their financial reach whilst also ensuring that we are able to continue running events.

We ask everyone to be honest about their financial situation. If you purchase a ticket at the lowest price point when you could afford a higher ticket price, it makes it harder for SLAP to provide financial flexibility to those who most need it.

Our ticket brackets are:
£3 unwaged, low income
£6 student
£9 concessions
£12 suggested full price

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Free Fall
11:00 AM11:00

Free Fall

  • 34 Boar Lane Leeds, England, LS1 5DA United Kingdom (map)
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Free Fall
34 Boar Lane, 
Leeds, LS1 5DA

On 11th, September, 2018 I will have lived as long in a post 9/11 world as I had lived before it. Now 17 years after the events that unfolded on that day, this durational performance work looks to observe and commemorate the impact and aftermath of September 11, 2001 from social, political and anthropological perspective. We are now at a time in history where the first humans to be born after 11.09.01 are entering into adulthood. For this new generation of adults the events of 9/11 is a history not of their own but one that they have inherited. This performance mourns the loss of my own innocence at the age of 17 and the loss of every millennial of my generation who remembers where they where when 9/11 unfolded. Free Fall offers us the time to revisit the mass trauma of the day as it unfolded in 2001, whilst also looking forward to the possible futures of the next 17 years that will shape and guide the journey of this new emergent generation of adults who did not live through, or have no memory of 9/11. Free Fall uses archival audio recordings from the Howard Stren Show (recorded on the day in, New York) and is accompanied by a set of performance actions carried out by two performers (Adam Young & Lydia Cottrell). The performers circumnavigate space, blindfolded, listening to radios tuning in and out as they try and fail to keep balance and to keep order. The content of the performance, and the audio broadcast within, is graphic and raw and may be difficult for some audience members to be witness to. This performance is intended to be respectful, contemplative and thought provoking, but may also be a trigger for traumas associated with 9/11.

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to Aug 17


  • York St John University (map)
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SLAPover at York Mediale
Monday 13th - Friday 17th August

A week long creative slumber party for artists to live, eat, work and collaborate.

SLAPover is a 1-week creative residency for artists to collaborate and create new live performance work, developing and testing ideas together. They will be exploring how technology and performance can be combined, creating brand new experiences for audiences. ‘What does the future look like?’ will be the artists main brief and line of enquiry during the week.

The aim of SLAPover is to create a safe space for artists and performers to experiment and share skills in a collaborative atmosphere. The SLAPover residency will run from the 13th to the 17th of August 2018 and the public sharing of work created will be on the 5th October 2018, forming part of York Mediale’s programme.

After holding a nationwide open call we have now selected 5 artists to take part in the process. 

To keep up to date with everything that is happening during the residency follow SLAP on Twitter and Facebook.


SLAPover is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. With further support from York Mediale and York St John University. 

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3:00 PM15:00



Inviting people in to move and be moved and to take a break from their screens to experience something that shifts between performance, seance, guided meditation, cave, rave, yoga class and ASMR relaxation.

An intimate experience to help you forget about or delve deeper into your google search history. A sequence of activitieS, harnEssing the techNology that is carried Daily, a Neo ritUal for the Digital agES.

Come and join us for a moment of alteration and real world connection.

VENUE: Members Suite.


Sunday 22 July, 3pm - 3.30pm, 4.00pm - 4.30pm and 5pm - 5.30pm

TICKETS: All events are pay what you decide.

We have introduced a Pay What You Decide pricing policy for Co:LAB shows. The scheme works by enabling audiences to attend shows without paying for a ticket beforehand, but tickets can be reserved prior to a performance. Then on exiting the show, you have the opportunity to make a donation of what you decide you want to, or can afford to pay, based on your overall enjoyment of the performance.

At the end of the performance, you can text, for example, ‘CLAB18 £5’ to 70070. You can choose from £3/£5/£10/£15/£20

BOOK NOW: Online or via the Box Office on 0161 833 9833

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7:00 PM19:00


SLAP presents
Performed and written by Jamal Gerald
As part of York Festival of Ideas
Tickets are FREE but please book a place. 


Jamal used to be dogmatic. Well, he still slightly is. But now he is more open to hearing different opinions. Exploring free speech, Facebook debates, police brutality, privilege and self-reflection, DOGMATIC focuses on what happened when Jamal became more aware of racial inequality and how he allowed this to consume him.

A combination of storytelling, performance lecture, audience discussion and protest, DOGMATIC, presented by SLAP, examines the concept that all views should be expressed and challenged and asks: is no idea above scrutiny?

A Theatre in the Mill commission, DOGMATIC is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England with further support from Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, Cast, Live Art Bistro, Home Live Art and Live Art UK through Diverse Actions.

Suitable for ages 16+.

About the artist:

Jamal Gerald is an artist based in Leeds. His work is conversational, socially conscious, a celebration of individuality and focuses on identity and lived experiences. He has made work for poetry slams, films, parties, cafes and theatres. Jamal started off his career with Leeds Young Authors, a creative writing and performance group for the ages of 13-19. His work has been shown at SPILL Festival of Performance, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Homotopia, Queer Contact and Battersea Arts Centre.


SLAP was dreamt up, formed and spawned by a group of artists who wanted to bring exceptional performances to the city of York. SLAP generates opportunities for like-minded artists who probe and produce raw grass-roots performance work. It is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It receives further support from Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Yorkshire Dance as part of the Artists Curating Dance Programme, York St John University, York Theatre Royal and York Dance Space.

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7:45 PM19:45


Friday 27th April
York Theatre Royal Studio

SLAPmoves is all about emerging performance from the next generation of pioneering talent.

SLAP has invited recent graduates and final year students of theatre and dance to present new work. 

Each company will be competing to win a prize package that includes cash, rehearsal space and performance opportunities. The winner will be chosen by you, the audience and a panel of industry professional judges. 

The Artists: 

Charlotte Mclean - And

And began as a text message Charlotte sent to her friend. 
And became a dance solo Charlotte performed.
And will become.

James Whittle - Belt Up

If masculinity is a wardrobe, what do the belts and ties represent?
Combining theatre, movement, live music and some gentle audience participation, Belt Up explores the oppressive effects of detachment on a performer and his cello to take a humorous, sober look at masculinity and mental health.

Maya Sherpa - Coexistence

In 2016, the worst bleaching event on record caused the whole northern section of the Great Barrier Reef to bleach. The largest living space on Earth is fast deteriorating. Maya may have an insight into the causality of this…

Northern Rascals - Like Rumours of Hushed Thunder

Meet Alfred. His work is going well thank you, only two more months and she’ll be done. Her and Him. 9125 days. A pleasure, he says. 
Meet Helena. Re-assigned. Day 41. Request for wings alleviation submitted for the third time. It’s difficult, she says.

The 52 - From Now On I Write The History Books

We want to celebrate badgers, Pussy Riot and being ‘nasty women’. Two women stand on stage with bags on their heads. Because if Shia LaBeouf can, then why can’t they? You don’t need to see their faces because it isn’t about just us, it’s about all of us.

SLAPmoves is supported by The York and North Yorkshire Dance Hub, Yorkshire Dance, York Dance Space, York Theatre Royal and York St John University.

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Atomic (scratch) @ Derelict LIVE
5:00 PM17:00

Atomic (scratch) @ Derelict LIVE

Derelict LIVE; an evening of developing work from a range of performance artists + ‘The Black Cat’, a new touring show by Lapelle’s Factory.

Join us in Preston and experience new unusual performance, live arts and theatre. The evening invites audiences to engage and give feedback, in a welcoming and open environment, in order to aid the artist's forthcoming development process.

FREE ENTRY - book online to reserve your place.
(10-20 minute work in progresses) 
- Stephanie Cottle: Bus Words
- Avital Raz: My Jurusalem
- Joseph Lau: VIVA: Reverb
- Cabin Fever: Double 0
- Ali Wilson: DEEP
- Cottrell & Mills: ATOMIC
- Garry Cook: The Meaning of Life

LAPELLE’S FACTORY: THE BLACK CAT 8:30 PM (full show 1hr) 

An enigmatic writer has adapted Poe’s original story and handed scripts over to Olwen and Ollie. They’re now taking merciless liberties with the words – like a madman taking out a furious rage on a helpless pet. Meow.

“Clever yet playful, savage yet amiable, this ingenious new play reflects the dualistic qualities of the feline it depicts” Exeunt

More Info - goo.gl/GEGQXs

(With optional post-show discussion 9:30 PM)

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Atomic (scratch) @ Anatomy
8:00 PM20:00

Atomic (scratch) @ Anatomy

ANATOMY brings back our mega carnival cyclone double bill: our regular 17+ performance variety and an ANATOMY matinee for kids aged 0-5s and their friends of all ages. How do you break the news to a toddler? How can a toddler teach you to break the news into tiny pieces? How can you play the best game of putting it back together in strange new ways?

The satyrs are braying. Half human and half goat, they sip the headlines from staticky televisions and pour their newswine up into phones and tablets. Each comic belch and teasing tail-swish reverberates across the world. Have you marked yourself safe yet? They build towering emoji monoliths to which we flock, hungry for the truth. Resistance arises, of course: ‘Which 60s revolutionary hero are you?’ You might have fifteen unread notifications right now: you’d better check.

ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall, featuring astonishing work in dance, sound, performance, drag, rope & more more more

WITH Cottrell & Mills, Faux Theatre, Jordan & Skinner, King Biff & Lars, and Kasia Zawadzka

PLUS headlines and hokum from your horrifying hosts, Ali Maloney and Harry Josephine Giles

AND British Sign Language interpretation throughout from Yvonne Waddell.

Buy tickets from Summerhall: £7! 


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Atomic (scratch) @ Spring Showcase
7:00 PM19:00

Atomic (scratch) @ Spring Showcase

Spring 2018 Showcase

Spring Showcase

Sat 17 Feb | Bar open: 19.00 | Performance: 20.00 | £5

The Dance Base Professional Showcase returns, this time curated by our own Bush Hartshorn.
Bush issued an invitation for artists whose practice is rooted in dance, movement or choreography to submit work for an evening of new ideas and diverse creative practice.

The line up is as follows:

Luce by Elena Aldi
LUCE represents the light of our soul, the force that pushes us to express who we really are. Even when we lose our sense of direction and experience situations that cause suffering, there's always a little whisper, a subtle voice telling us not to give up, to try to understand what happened in order to find ourselves again.

HAND//SHAKE by Katie Armstrong & Lucy Ireland
Theme and (one) Variation explores the complexity of the 1st Movement of Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor. The work is inspired and driven by the music and manifests itself as a meeting between two characters.

ATOMIC by Cottrell & Mills
ATOMIC is a physical exploration into small actions that have huge consequences, the ethics of power and decision making. The work also draws inspiration from the cold war, Russian sleep experiments, the Manhattan Project and CIA MKUltra mind control experimentation.

There might be explosions.

Bubble by Suzi Cunningham
This is an extract of developing work: An exploration into fear which led to discoveries of what lies beneath. During creation, a character emerged that saw the world from another perspective. Recent development uncovered more curious creatures that wished to have a say on the matter. 

Bubble is the story of where we may have come from and where we may be going.

Vertical Dance Single Point Taster by Pure Dance, performed by Sarah Mac Keever
Vertical Dance is normally performed at height allowing the performer to turn gravity to their advantage, performing sweeping pendulums of acrobatic dance movement.

In this showcase, Sarah will utilize the vocabulary of vertical dance in a 'Post-it' note display, rather than the usual exuberant 'Bill-board' version of a full Vertical Dance performance.

And by Charlotte Mclean

And began as a text message Charlotte sent to her friend.

And became a dance solo Charlotte performed.

And is becoming.

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Atomic (Work in Progress)
7:30 PM19:30

Atomic (Work in Progress)

Hull Dance welcomes back the winner of the Hull Dance Prize 2016 with her new piece ATOMIC.

ATOMIC explores how small actions can have huge consequences. The work draws inspiration from the cold war, Russian sleep experiments, the Manhattan Project and CIA MKUltra mind control experimentation.

There might be explosions.

Lydia Cottrell is a dancer, performer, apocaloptimist NASA lover and is prepping for the end of the world. Ben Mills is a live artist, bread maker, mover, rugby player, pun lover and lacks time management skills. They are working together.

Atomic is supported by Arts Council England, Hull Dance, York Theatre Royal and West Yorkshire Playhouse. Winner of the Hull Dance Prize 2016.

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SLAP Weekender
to Sep 23

SLAP Weekender

Three days of performance.

Showcasing regional and nationally acclaimed artists whose work is bold, touching, personal and political.

Including one to one performance, dance, theatre, live art and cabaret.

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to Jun 3


Venue: Barbican Theatre

Running time: 60 mins
Recommended age: 14+

Atlantis is a one woman space race.

MULTI-BUY DISCOUNT: Buy for up to 4 shows and save money!
One show for £8
Two shows for £14
Three shows for £18
Four shows for £20

Tickets for Plymouth Fringe Festival can be booked online at www.plymouthfringe.com (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Box Office services are provided by Barbican Theatre and are subject to their Terms and Conditions.

All bookings paid for by card (on website, in person or via the box office phone line) are subject to a £2 processing fee per order.

Seating is not allocated for this performance. Audiences are advised to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the show to allow for time to take their seats before the performance begins.

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Atomic - Sharing
7:45 PM19:45

Atomic - Sharing

black box showcase

The Black Box Showcase is an opportunity to see three exciting companies from the region share their newest work. Each company will present a sharing of their new project, to give audiences a unique insight into the process of making contemporary performance. All three companies are making this work at, or with, York Theatre Royal and would welcome informal feedback during the evening.



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