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Touretteshero Pit Party–Brewing in the Basement

Barbican Centre
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Touretteshero are going to mix things up in The Pit with an immersive theatrical event this Guy Fawkes weekend. Brewing in the Basement will be a catalyst for creativity; bringing everyone together to laugh, experiment and share ideas in a lively and collaborative environment. This is an invitation to rethink and explore what access to the arts for everyone means whilst challenging traditional boundaries of contemporary theatre.

Through a series of interdisciplinary and inclusive activities and performances, Touretteshero’s imaginative takeover celebrates the UK’s thriving disability arts scene. The event culminates in a parade through the Barbican Centre to celebrate diversity, difference, and disability culture.

All activities, performances and parades are accessible. They are also relaxed, which means you’re welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

Sat 4 Nov: 12-5pm
Facilitated activities, performances and a parade for everyone.

Sat 4 Nov: 6-10pm
Performances, music and dancing for everyone.

Daytime activities extend a warm invitation to children, young people and families. Express yourself and create experimental wearables with PERKY, look into Kimatica’s magic mirror and sing your heart out with Sound Like Chaos’s clickbait karaoke, take on Loki’s multi-sensory challenges, including mazes, music and mayhem. The Saturday night Basement Bash cabaret has a more adult focus, but children and young people are welcome to attend with their parents/carers.

Read Jess Thom's blog about Brewing in the Basement here:

captain hotknives
Comedy songwriter Captain Hotknives will be performing his finest selection of Anarchist rock anthems and ludicrous lullabies.
(Sat eve only)

Interactive art duo Loki create playful scenarios. They build situations in unlikely environments, using surprise and humour to create new worlds. Take on their multi-sensory challenges, including mazes, music and mayhem.
(Fri and Sat daytime)

PERKY will be getting us all thinking about womanhood with a playful conversation on learning disability, identity and mermaids!
(All performances)

Sounds Like Chaos
A radical performance company with the ideas, experience and culture of teenagers at its heart.
(Sat eve only)

Sufficiently Compact Mass
Sufficiently Compact Mass, one half of UK party-starting collective PLU will be dishing out delicious discs and spinning rebellious records.
(Sat eve only)

The Fish Police
Electronic pop band The Fish Police are a Heart n Soul production. It's a chance to listen and dance to their eagerly anticipated new material, as they mix their love of computer games, cartoons, and fast food to create a sound that sets them apart.
(Sat eve only)

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