I have recently been working on putting an event together for The Incredible Movement in York. The event is free and it would be amazing for as many York people that I know to come. Tickets can be booked here.
‘Fringe’-style line-up for Incredible Tour
The Incredible Movement (‘TIM’) in York will bring a taste of the Edinburgh Fringe to York on Thursday with performers, musicians, artists and live animals providing the entertainment for a walking tour and party celebrating community food and culture.
Goats, a ‘Secret Mariachi Band’, shadow puppets, art installations and the King of Vegetables and his jester feature on the programme for the Incredible Tour and Party on 26 September, which is part of the 2013 York Food and Drink Festival.
The quirky tour of Edible York’s growing sites will commence at the Barbican beds at 4.30pm with the first of two performances by Adam Ekin and Joel Dean of Jamhed Theatre, fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The hour-long guided trail also includes performances by My Brother My Captain My King showcasing their new play ‘The Backwards Dog’ and Four Shadows Theatre as The Secret Mariachi Band. The tour will take in other Edible York veg beds and local food enterprises including Melton’s Too, which champions local produce, and El Piano, which is creating an Incredible Edible wall.
The tour winds up with a display of sculptural work by arts collective Salt+Powell at the Peasholme Green beds and also in the sensory gardens at St Anthony’s Hall, where pygmy goats Rizzo and Rolo are likely to be a star attraction. The goats’ award-winning handler, 23-year-old Poppy Cottrell, will be available to answer questions about keeping small livestock at home.
The party, from 5.30pm, takes place at New School House Gallery, adjacent to the gardens, and includes a shadow puppet show by Bluebird Theatre, live music and a cocktail workshop, with a chance to sample freshly pressed juice from apples harvested by Abundance York and snacks using local ingredients prepared by YUMI cooks.
Tour organiser Lydia Cottrell, who responsible for the innovative line-up of performers and artists, said, ‘Bringing art and theatre off the walls and the stage and into the streets is key to this event, which marries art, food and community.
‘Food and performance art are a great place to start creating change in our lives and our Incredible Party and Tour aims to do just that.’
Imelda Havers, coordinator of TIM in York, said, ‘This “Festival Fringe”-style event will be a fun way of demonstrating the principle at the heart of TIM in York: that we can create simple acts within our communities that can make life better for all of us.
‘The fantastic partnership of organisations and individuals that has come together to create this one-off event is in itself a demonstration of the power of community action, and is our way of kick-starting conversations and actions which can create real social change in our city.’
Bookings are limited to 20 (Tour) and 100 (Party). The event is free to all who attend but donations are appreciated. Bookings are via the Food Festival website :http://www.yorkfoodfestival.com
TIM in York acknowledges grateful thanks to The New School House Gallery, YUMI, Edible York and The Co-operative Membership for their support for this event.
The Incredible Movement (TIM )in York is a new movement aimed at helping create solutions to today’s social and economic challenges. TIM grew out of the highly successful Incredible Edible Todmorden, which has been effective in tackling social exclusion and anti-social behaviour by encouraging people to grow food in unused public spaces. TIM is working closely with existing networks and groups across the City to find ways of driving change through small actions within its communities. The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Commerce & Manufacture (RSA), through Incredible Edible Co-founder Pam Warhurst, is now working to help spread Incredible activity on a big scale