SUNDAY PAPERS LIVE
“100 percent quality, Grade-A downtime” - Time Out
“No holds barred, lively, engaging, provoking - Sunday Papers Live is everything that alas most actual Sunday papers are not!" - Jon Snow
Making it's way out of London for only the second time, Primrose Hill institution Sunday Papers Live will arrive at the shores of Torbay with a host of inspiring talks, passionate debates, creative masterclasses, Bloody Mary Bars, and a whole host of other happenings to ease your sore Sunday head on the sofas at Torre Abbey.
Hosted by acclaimed comedian Ben Van Der Velde. Sign up to the Grinagog Newsletter to get more info on speakers and performers as they are announced!
See a flavour of what to expect with this video from the London event https://vimeo.com/78930435
Apples and Snakes Poets
Join Apples and Snakes for an hour of spoken word delights with 5 regional performance poets sharing new and headline inspired poems.
The world can be a scary place according to the headlines, let our fierce 5 spoken word artists shed new light on the ‘news’ whilst you sit back in a comfy chair, listen, breathe, laugh, gasp. Digestible, empathetic, genuine, funny, heartfelt and fun- Poetry: the way the news should be read!
Graham Chilcott- optimistic, honest poet and slam winner who is keen to have a chat with you.
Malaika Kegode- poems that explore the deeply personal and intricate beauty of the people around us.
Alexander Rhodes- Performance poet with an equally observational and self – reflective style.
MCMC Spoken (Meg Chapman) - Rap & freestyle poet with Cornish routes, playful and political
Robert Sean Casey- Super witty, clever comedic poet and 2016 Bard of Exeter.
MICHELLE RIDINGS: WICKED OLD SOD
A solo performance, which challenges our perceptions of social and global outcasts, misfits, madness and desire. Using physical theatre, comedy and song Wicked presents a version of our world from her perspective on the outside of society. Looking in. Wicked is an archetypal anarchist.
The Watcher on the boundary. The Rebel. The Fool. The Gossip. The crazy old bag sitting next to you on the bus. That which is rejected, broken, manipulated and controlled by our fear of her. The twisted version of the feminine handed down to us after centuries of religious oppression.
An autobiographical, audio-based artwork about Shannon’s experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury. Audience members (6 per show) experience Reassembled, Slightly Askew individually, listening to the audio via headphones while lying on hospital beds. The audio technology makes the sound three-dimensional, causing listeners to feel they are inside Shannon’s head, viscerally experiencing her descent into coma, brain surgeries, early days in the hospital and reintegration into the world with a hidden disability. A story of terror, discovery, humour, but above all, hope.
POP-UP CINEMA at THE BALLROOM
A big screen experience with a twist, Grinagog’s pop-up cinema in the resplendent Ballroom at Torre Abbey will be the perfect place to take a break from the dance floor on one of its sofas and comfy seats, and catch acclaimed short films, classic live concerts, world cinema, discussion & disection, and a whole plethora of visual delights. Sign up to newsletter for news of the full programme as it is confirmed.
SEAN AND DEANZ RADIOTHING presents A SHORT FILM MIXTAPE
Get ready to experience the unexpected, the esoteric, the awe-inspiring, the mind-expanding, the horizon-extending, and down right brain-boggling. Short films and other cult goodies curated by electronic producer Seany Tea and film maker Dean Pucket make their way from their Sound Art FM show for the first time.
Let's Get Physical!
Put air in your lungs at Grinagog with a whole range of awesome indoor and outdoor activities included in the cost of your wristband. This includes Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Peddlos, and Cycle Hire (with access to the Velo Park), Bubble Football, “Walk Into The Sea” beach party, Wellbeing, Clubbersize, Rollapaluza Pole-Fit, plus Wave Pool and Gym Suite access.
STREET THEATRE AND PROCESSIONS
Prom-Prom was formed in 2003 in order to harness the many projects undertaken by Tony Lidington. As an umbrella organisation, it has enabled us to produce work across a very wide spectrum of activities – from theatrical productions and large–scale community projects to broadcasts, research projects and intimate performances. Prom-Prom is a pioneering organisation exploring heritage, popular performance and contemporary contexts.