Troublemakers - The Programme

Thu 13 Jul 2017 to Sun 16 Jul 2017

Events and activities are free unless a ticket price is shown.
 

WHAT'S ON

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT FRINGE EVENTS TOO!
Please note that the programme may be subject to change.

 

THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL

HASHTAG GENERATOR Railway Station
An interactive sculpture by Mark Folds.

SOMETHING IN THE AIR Galerie Simpson
A look back at Alarm Magazine, set up in Swansea by ‘the world’s most dangerous man’, Ian Bone, whom we have invited back to Swansea. Curated by Galerie Simpson with Swansea Museum. Design by Karl Morgan and Catrin Saran James.

THEATRE LANE King’s Lane
Look down an alleyway for this paste up-exhibition of posters inspired by the history of the Palace. Lead artist: Simone Sheridan.

I’M NOT FROM ROUND HERE Volcano
Artist Mark Folds is not from round here. He’s made artworks about here.

LOST | WANTED | FOUND High Street
You can find this exhibition by Charles Tolfree attached to things in the street.

TROUBLEMAKERS’ MANIFESTO Volcano
Add your thoughts, ideas and edits every day.

AGORA Various Locations
Agora means either gathering place or assembly. Artist Dan Thompson meets Swansea citizens in this nomadic version, popping up at five locations across the festival.

MATH ROBERTS
Swansea’s sharp-eyed street photographer will be documenting the festival.

 

THURSDAY

08:00-14:30 Entrance to Urban Village
SECRET CUPPA
Find artist Ismael Velasco by the gate and have a cuppa in exchange for a secret. A Coastal Housing Staff Commission.

13:00-14:00 TechHub Basement Café
FESTIVAL LUNCH
Get-together for artists, participants, audiences… Join us!

19:30 Volcano
THE PEG TALKS
Swansea’s inspiring - so we kick off the festival with some inspirational Swansea speakers.

 

FRIDAY

13:00-14:00 FESTIVAL LUNCH See above

14:00-16:00 Volcano
EXCHANGE CAFÉ with the Environment Centre. Ideas for collective action.

14:30 and 19:30 Volcano
YAP YAP YAP
From Gaggle Productions. A recreation and celebration of women's speeches throughout history. Helping us all understand what's been said before us, so we can stand on the shoulders of giants. Both hilariously irreverent and teary, Yap Yap Yap is like a historical Vagina Monologues for people who love cat memes. Written and directed by Deborah Coughlin. This special Troublemakers edition will include speeches and performers from Wales. Tickets £5.

16:00-18:00 TechHub Basement Café
TROUBLEMAKERS’ TEA PARTY
Welcoming artists, activists, community organisers and anyone who just wants to see what’s going on. All welcome.

19:30 Cinema & Co
FILM & PIZZA: PASSPORT TO PIMLICO (U)
Classic Ealing comedy, introduced by festival programmer Dan Thompson. Inspiration for an independent High Street?
Tickets £5 (pizza is extra!)

21:00 Volcano
OPENING PARTY
Music, dancing and hats. Dress up and get down. Everyone welcome.
 

SATURDAY

10:00-16:00 Volcano
ON THE (HALF) HOUR
Festival artists and local change-makers explain what they do in 15 minutes. Every half hour.

10:00-13:00 Volcano
SIGN OF THE TIMES
What do you want? When do you want it? A placard-making workshop for everyone, with Bernadette Russell and Rob Kennedy

14:00-16:00 High Street
EXIST SKATE JAM
Celebrating Swansea’s skateboarding culture with two days of fun, skill and style over DIY ramps and obstacles. Presented in association with Skin Phillips.

10:00-17:00 Oxfam Castle Street
LEFT AROUND
Look out for hidden Left Book Club Classics. Celebrating the fight against fascism and for peace and a welfare state. An Oxfam Castle Street Event.

10:30-16:30 Volcano
TROUBLEOPOLIS
Write! Draw! Colour. Comic workshop for ages 8-18. Just drop in! A Storyopolis event with Swansea Comics Collective.

10:30-16:30 Volcano (Outside)
TYPEWRITER TROUBLE
One page. No delete key. No second chance. The theme: Trouble! Type a poem or a secret on an old-school typewriter. Ages 8-18. A Storyopolis event.

11:00 Starts on High Street
NO PERSONS, ONLY WOMEN
It’s 3rd April 1911. Emily Phipps has spent 12 hours in a cave. Join her journey and find out why. A Swansea Central W.I. commission with Sam O’Rourke.

11:00-14:00 Cinema & Co
FILM & FACEPAINTING: TROLLS (U)
Wear bright stuff and get some serious colour on for the Trolls Movie. Don’t forget to sing along!
Tickets: Family Pallet £10

11:00-15:00 High Street
PROJECT 500
Lee Campbell is giving away £500! Get your hands on some of it – sing, dance, shout or play for £1 per minute. A Disruption commission.

11:00-16:00 High Street
UNFAIR FUNFAIR
You can play, but you can’t win! With Ammanford Fair Trade Town Group, Oxfam Castle Street and Humphrey Lane Studios Co-Operative.

11:00-17:00 Elysium Studios
ELYSIUM OPEN STUDIOS – MEET & GREET
Nose around the artists’ studios, meet their inhabitants, vote for a People’s Artist!

11:00-14:00 Sew Swansea
FOOTPRINTS: CRAFTIVISM WORKSHOP
Helping you find the wisdom that inspires you to walk through life as the best global citizen you can be. A workshop with Craftivist Collective and Sew Swansea.
For Sew Swansea students. BOOK HERE.

11:00-16:00 High Street
SOL CINEMA
Turning the sun into fun. 7-minute movies in the world’s smallest solar-powered cinema.

11:00-18:00 King’s Street
INVITING THE NEIGHBOURS ROUND TO PAINT
Draw, paint, and release your inner scribbler on the alleyway wall. With Mr & Mrs Clark.

12:00-19:00 Starts outside Volcano
DRIFTMOB: SWANSEA TAKEOVER
Keep an eye out for the unpredictable DriftMob as it meanders through the city. A Disruption commission.

13:00-14:00 FESTIVAL LUNCH See above

13:00-14:00 TechHub Basement Café
SPILT MILK
Something to really cry about during lunch. Join Charles Tolfree at the table. Everything you need is in the small milk carton.

13:00 NO PERSONS, ONLY WOMEN See above

14:00-16:00 SIGN OF THE TIMES See above

14:00-16:30 High Street
TROUBLE THUMPING
Aber Taiko bring the noise. Play, listen, dance, share the joy. A Disruption commission.

14:30 YAP YAP YAP See above

15:00 NO PERSONS, ONLY WOMEN See above

16:00-18:00 EXCHANGE CAFÉ See above

16:00-18:30 Volcano
FUN PALACES
Meet Stella Duffy, who insists that everyone is an artist and everyone is a scientist. Learn how to start your own Fun Palace.

17:30-19:00 Galerie Simpson
SOMETHING IN THE AIR: MEET IAN BONE
Ian Bone and Ray Jones talk to Sybil Crouch about their notorious activities and the Swansea counterculture 1967-82. The related exhibition is open throughout the festival.

19:30 Volcano
MARK THOMAS – A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE
Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and yours before gambling on their outcome.
Tickets £10. Advance booking strongly recommended.

Mark Thomas is supported by:

CHARLES TOLFREE is a visual and performance artist. His work usually starts with a concept or theme and then is made into a zine, short film, sound art with music and/or spoken word, live performance at a poetry event or between bands at gigs (often with props) or a public street art project.

ARIANE SHERINE: BEAUTIFUL FILTH
Cover your granny's ears! Ariane (journalist, comedy writer and creator of the atheist bus campaign) will perform an eyebrow-raising selection of catchily subversive, hilarious and sexually explicit comedy songs.

19:30 Cinema & Co
FILM & PIZZA: HEAVENLY CREATURES (18)
Stella Duffy introduces her film choice, an award-winning 1994 psychological drama featuring Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey.
Tickets £5

 

SUNDAY

10:00-13:00 SIGN OF THE TIMES See above

10:00-12:00 Sew Swansea
CRAFTIVISM: DON’T BLOW IT
Handkerchief embroidery workshop. Sneak a message under the nose of someone with the power to change the world. A Sew Swansea / Craftivist Collective Event.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL

10:00-17:00 LEFT AROUND See above

10:30-16:30 TYPEWRITER TROUBLE See above

11:00-14:00 Starts at Railway Station
WRITING WORKSHOP WALK
Walk from the Station to the Sea with Stella Duffy, finishing in a café to write about the journey.

11:00-15:00 PROJECT 500 See above

11:00-16:00 UNFAIR FUNFAIR See above

11:00-16:00 EXIST SKATE JAM See above

13:00-14:00 FESTIVAL LUNCH See above

15:30 Palace Theatre
LEVITATE THE PALACE THEATRE
Witness the power of pure, focused energy as a team of highly trained Levitators harness their psychic forces to raise The Palace Theatre. A Disruption commission.

14:00-16:00 Sew Swansea
CRAFTIVISM: MINI PROTEST BANNER
Make and hang your own cross-stitched banner in solidarity with those suffering injustice. A Sew Swansea / Craftivist Collective Event.
You need to book in advance for this workshop.

16:30-18:30 Volcano
TUNEOPOLIS
Live music by teenage Troublemakers! Featuring Dead Crow and the Self-Proclaimed Theatre Co. A Storyopolis Event.

16:00 High Street
FESTIVAL FINALE: PLACARD PROCESSION
A fun and celebratory march in a figure-of-eight up and down the High Street, carrying placards made in Sign of the Times workshops, ending with a rally and speeches outside Swansea Soup.

17:00 Volcano
SWANSEA SOUP
Pitch your idea for the High Street. The audience will pick one idea – and we’ll kickstart it with £500.
 

MONDAY

19:15-21:15 Grand Hotel
TROUBLEMAKING WOMEN OF WALES
A Swansea Central WI Event, featuring a talk by Lisa Tippings and a special performance of Sam O’Rourke’s No Persons, Only Women, followed by a conversation with the creative team. Cake in the break!
£4 entry for non-members - pay on the door.

 

 

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