Four theatre performances at the CFT Festival


Glasgow, 9 July 2014

The Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival is presenting the world premiere of four performances by current and former students of Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow. The performances, part of the festival’s official programme selection, engage with people and places of this year’s host city of the Commonwealth Games.

Scattered Limbs by Nomad takes audiences on a guided audio tour of the Merchant City’s tobacco trade and slave histories, beginning at the meeting point on Churchill Street and ending at the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) on the 24th of July between 12 am and 6 pm. On the same day, Vocal Point Theatre presents Bloom, a piece of visual storytelling, developed from conversations with regulars at the Glasgow City Mission, a soup kitchen in the heart of the city.

The second day of performances, July 25th, begins with Eco-Location, a self-guided audio walk at the Kelvingrove Park by Philipp Hugo, Sarah Stier and Jasmine Thompson. Starting at the Gilmorehill Centre Foyer (9 University Av., G12 8QQ), the walk takes audiences into the park between 12 am and 6 pm challenging them to explore how we locate ourselves within an ever-changing ecological network. The final performance, featured in the festival is The Atlas of Transformationby Sarah Bradley, a new immersive and interactive performance work that attempts to map out the world and our place on it, in a cross between a geography seminar, Art Attack and a party.


Details of individual performances:

24 July 2014

Scattered Limbs by Nomad

Place: Tron Theatre Entrance (63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB)

Time: hourly, 12 am – 6 pm

Bloom by Vocal Point Theatre

Place: James Arnott Theatre (Gilmorehill Centre: 9, University Av., G12 8QQ)

Time: 7. 30 pm

25 July 2014

Eco-Location by Hugo / Stier / Thompson

Place: Gilmorehill Centre Foyer (9, University Av., G12 8QQ)

Time: hourly, 12 am – 2 pm and 3 pm – 6 pm

The Atlas of Transformation by Sarah Bradley

Place: James Arnott Theatre (Gilmorehill Centre: 9, University Av., G12 8QQ)

Time: 7.30 pm