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LightNight 2018 at Bluecoat: POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) on Friday 18th May 2018
On LightNight we open our doors for an evening of music, fun and the chance to get involved in hands on family activities! Spend the evening in our garden with choirs, DJs, live musicians and then refuel with our outdoor bar and barbecue.
This LightNight, Bluecoat will be embracing the 2018 theme of Transformation, by turning our spaces into a truly immersive, engaging and interactive realm.
Family activities will take place from 6pm-9pm and include masking making and folktale storytelling, which will transport little ones and their adults to a magical and enchanting world.
Between 6pm-7:30pm POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) will perform; a series of contemporary dance duets that will transform Bluecoat’s building and exterior spaces into performance for ‘accidental’ audiences.
The gallery will be open until late, with visitors being able to view our spring exhibition from Emma Smith. Euphonia transforms Bluecoat’s gallery into a sonic chamber, enabling the viewer to turn into a participant who is invited to contribute by adding their own voice to the exhibition.
Relax in our garden to the sound of the Halcyon Syncopators (7:45), take part in hands-on screen print activities in the Print Studio and meet the artists who work behind the scenes at Bluecoat (6pm-7:30pm).
We’re opening up our garden bar for the evening, serving up local craft beers, glasses of fizz and soft drinks. Grab some great food for all the family from the BBQ, freshly prepared by the Bluecoat kitchen.
Many of our Creative Community retailers are also staying open late, so you can pop in for a browse.
Part of LightNight 2018 will see Janis Claxton Dance's POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) perform at Bluecoat. When Adrienne O’Leary and James Southwards emerge, hand-in-hand from a crowd, they could be any young couple on a first date. POP-UP Duets is a series of 5-minute contemporary dance duets that will take over Bluecoat’s building and exterior spaces. Transforming everyday settings into performance for unsuspecting or ‘accidental’ audiences. Each duet is accompanied by an original soundtrack specifically composed for Bluecoat.
6pm onwards / Free, no booking required
Image credit: Janis Claxton Dance.
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