5000 Worth of Art to be Stolen at Standon Calling

As part of this year's murder mystery game theme at Standon Calling, there will be 5000 worth of art ready to be stolen by festivalgoers on Saturday night.

Jayne Robinson

Date published: 5th Aug 2010

As part of this year's murder mystery game theme at Standon Calling, there will be £5000 worth of art ready to be stolen by festivalgoers on Saturday night.

The Heritage Arts Company are returning for their third year to Standon Calling, curating festival performances. They've built a living street that encapsulates the best of popular crime - from Agatha Christie to Conan Doyle to Raymond Chandler to Michael Caine.

There will be a Ponzi scheme bank, and a whole web of crime to suck in the viewer. They have built a Constabulary, a Private Investigator's Darkroom, a Tailor, Baker Street railway station, a bank HQ, a Sweeney Todd Barbershop, and finally, a Gallery.

Alice Llewellyn designs the valuable art; she's given the festival 25 prints of her newest work, a re-interpretation of five of the most iconic vinyl record covers ever. Alice's work has just been displayed at Sotheby's and these prints are a limited run, making them very special indeed.

Tim Wilson, Director of Heritage Arts Company, says “being part of a real art theft is going to be a great caper - and the fact that you could walk home with a £200 original print will be electric.  We're revisiting the great tradition of good-natured dishonesty and deception - something that Alice's work absolutely suggests.'

Standon Calling line-up:

ORQUESTA BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB ® FEATURING OMARA PORTUONDO | LIARS | ETIENNE DE CRECY PRESENTS BEATS 'N' CUBES (UK EXCLUSIVE!) | EFTERKLANG | THE MAGIC NUMBERS | METRONOMY BRITISH SEA POWER | JEFFREY LEWIS |GILLES PETERSON | ALICE RUSSELL THESE NEW PURITANS | A HAWK AND A HACKSAW | FUCKED UP | FILTHY DUKES | PANTHA DU PRINCE | EDDY TEMPLE-MORRIS DELOREAN | STEVE MASON | PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND | WILD BIRDS AND PEACEDRUMS (UK EXCLUSIVE!) | GRECO-ROMAN SOUNDSYSTEM | DAVE HASLAM | THE PHANTOM BAND TELEPATHE | THREE TRAPPED TIGERS | FOOL'S GOLD | SLEEPY SUN | AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR... | ESBEN AND THE WITCH | GOLD PANDA | CASIOKIDS | TOM RAVENSCROFT | JOE GIDEON AND THE SHARK | JAGZ KOONER | SUMMER CAMP | ANNA CALVI ERLAND AND THE CARNIVAL | JESCA HOOP | EL GUINCHO | EGYPTIAN HIP HOP | THE RUBY SUNS | FACTORY FLOOR | CLOCK OPERA | GABBY YOUNG AND OTHER ANIMALS | BO NINGEN PLANTS AND ANIMALS | SILVER COLUMNS | NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION | RADIOPROOF | THE MEGAPHONIC THRIFT | LONE WOLF | LULU & THE LAMPSHADES ANTHONY JOSEPH AND THE SPASM BAND | REVERE | DELIRIUM TREMENS | THE RUMOUR SAID FIRE | SWIMMING | SOUND OF RUM | HARRY'S GYM | DRY THE RIVER | WILD PALMS | PICA PICA | WHITE HEAT DJs | MIKE DIVER AND COLIN ROBERTS | THE FABULOUS PENETRATORS | GOD DON'T LIKE IT| TIM FANUCCI | FRAN AND JOSH | STOPMAKINGME | YEARNER BABIES | JAMES DELAY | THE VIOLET MAY | CANTMIXWONTMIXSHOULDNTMIXDONTMIX | MR FOGG | BRENDAN ROGERS | TRISTRAM | SPARROW AND THE WORKSHOP | IRON LUNG QUINTET | KATTWYK | CLEANING WOMEN | ROTTEN HILL GANG | HOOK & THE TWIN | HOOLIGAN NIGHT | MANO DE DIOS | THE AMIGOS | THE GOOD COUNT | MENTAL BLANK

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