Stefanie Elrick to perform at ‘Making The Strange Familiar’ by Instigate Arts to launch the Wonder Women Festival 2017 on March 2nd at Manchester Art Gallery

Making The Strange Familiar, curated by Instigate Arts as part of the Wonder Women festival launch at Manchester Art Gallery on Thursday 2nd March will see Stefanie Elrick bring her unique and dramatic performance art to the Thursday audience.   Stefanie Elrick is an artist, dancer and word weaver from Manchester, UK. She has toured the world producing psychedelic stage shows for the likes of Hawkwind, The Levellers and Peaches Christ and performed endurance-testing pieces such as ‘Written in Skin’ and ‘KAIROS’ (www.writteninskin.com & http://www.kairosophy.com). Her practice is immersed in magic, ritual and embodiment. She writes fantasy horror and has lectured on performance art and…

Aja to perform at ‘Making The Strange Familiar’ by Instigate Arts to launch the Wonder Women Festival 2017 on March 2nd at Manchester Art Gallery

Making The Strange Familiar, curated by Instigate Arts as part of the Wonder Women festival launch at Manchester Art Gallery on Thursday 2nd March will see Aja creating sonic beauty and mayhem to the audience in the gallery’s glass walled atrium.   Listen to aja on Soundcloud Watch Aja on Youtube     Launching the 2017 festival, Instigate Arts takes over Manchester Art Gallery for a special one-night-only event called Making The Strange Familiar inspired by the exhibition Strange and Familiar, a portrait of modern Britain as seen through the lens of international photographers and curated by the documentary photographer Martin Parr. This is a one-of-a-kind evening,…

tAngerinecAt to perform at ‘Making The Strange Familiar’ by Instigate Arts to launch the Wonder Women Festival 2017 on March 2nd at Manchester Art Gallery

Making The Strange Familiar, curated by Instigate Arts as part of the Wonder Women festival launch at Manchester Art Gallery on Thursday 2nd March will see tAngerinecAt bringing their unique sound to the gallery atrium. Multi-instrumentalists Zheka and Paul, using field recordings, samples, vocals, hurdy-gurdy & whistles, finely craft sexy and dangerous EBM/Post-Industrial/Post-Punk with personal protest lyrics, sharp satirical imagery and a sweet sadomasochist vibe. Formed in Ukraine in 2008 tAngerinecAt have four albums to date and performed hundreds of shows all over UK and Eastern Europe. “Watch out for: tAngerinecAt. This is some of the most powerful music I have heard…

DWAN & Instigate Arts Curate ‘Wonder Women; Whose Festival Is It Anyway?’ at Manchester Central Library 11th March 2017 – 2 to 4pm – Free – Wonder Women

Whose Festival is it Anyway? Wonder Women 2017  Whose Festival is it Anyway? at Manchester Central Library, Manchester, 11 March 2017, free entry – Visit now As the 2017 festival draws to a close, Digital Women’s Archive North [DWAN] and Instigate Arts bring together this year’s contributing artists, producers, curators and groups for a lively and provocative panel discussion asking if feminist festivals are an act of disruptive activism in their own right, raising consciousness and introducing young activists to key moments in the history of their own movements and causes? It will look forward to 2018 and set out a bold vision for…

Instigate Arts Curates ‘Rebel Dykes’ at Home Manchester 12 March 2017 – Wonder Women

  Rebel Dykes at HOME, Manchester, 12 March 2017,  6 to 8 pm from £4.00 – Book now This queer-punk documentary is in post-production, and HOME will screen the work-in-progress cut which sold-out at BFI Flare in March 2016. Created by a Manchester-based queer film crew, Rebel Dykes tells the story of a bunch of kick-ass women from London in the post-punk 1980s. The Rebel Dykes challenged norms ahead of the international riot grrrl movement, and the film features women’s punk music, animation, archive material and recreated footage. The film will be followed by a showcase of incendiary poetry and performance put together by…

Instigate Arts Curates ‘Dolly Mixtures’ at The Royal Exchange 3rd March 2017 – Wonder Women – FREE EVENT

Dolly Mixtures at Royal Exchange Theatre, City Centre, 3 March 2017,  7.30pm to 10pm -FREE EVENT – BOOK HERE A variety showcase of the most cutting edge feminist theatre and performance. From poetry to dance, from theatrical performance to cabaret and much more. Expect to be rattled and roused. But be warned: contents are not sweet! Curated by Instigate Arts. Featuring: Rosie Garland Jane Bradley (For Book’s Sake) Steffanie Elrick Kate Fox (Poet in residence at Quarry Bank Mill) Trish Dee Katherine McDermott

Identity Live at Home – Event Film, Artist Spotlight Footage and Photos.

Completing our curatorial residency at HOME, on the 8th October 2016 6-9pm, we at Instigate Arts took over the main gallery again in HOMEmcr for ‘Identity’ to explore the anxiety between the hand we are dealt in life and and how we let this define us. How does this feed into our fragile sense of self; fuel our fury and flavour the way we fashion ourselves. We explored how our fears and subsequent ambitions form the building blocks upon which we base our fractured identity, and the fraught outward image we so fervently project? What forms our sense of identity, and what do…